Hi, I'm Macy Fisher the Mifflin County Dairy Princess and my week has been fun!
It all started out this past weekend when out FFA chapter went on an overnight trip to Harrisburg. Our group consisted of Mrs. Forgy and her baby boy, Ethan, Mandy, Brian Stringer, Samantha Bliss, Valerie Coleman, Kendra Semple, Mom and myself.
We went to the ACES Conference. ACES stands for Agriculture Cooperation Established Success which really just simplifies to FFA members coming together to learn new leadership skills to help better themselves.
We left bright and early Saturday morning, heading towards Harrisburg. We stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast/lunch.
Some of us got breakfast and some got lunch. I love Cracker Barrel and every time I go near breakfast time, I always get the same thing. I get the French toast breakfast meal which is four pieces of French toast, 2 eggs and a type of breakfast meat. I always get dippy eggs and sausage patties. I can never finish it all but it is only $1.00 difference between just 4 pieces of toast and the meal that I get.
Mandy got a BLT salad and it looked really good and it was huge. Next time I go near lunch time I think I will get that. After stopping at Cracker Barrel, we headed to the Shearaton Hotel for out conference.
Soon after we arrived, we met up with the other 500 FFA members attending the conference. The state officers then broke us up into our small groups and we headed off to our workshops.
We learned things like how to work better as a team and when and how to act professional.
After the workshops concluded, it was dinner time. This hotel always has good food and this time we also had good food. Later that evening there was a huge dance and we all got a chance to cut loose. The DJ was great and played a lot of good songs.
Early the next morning Mandy, Kendra and Sam decided to go down to the pool for an early morning dip. Valerie and I decided to sleep in since we were up pretty late talking. We were up in plenty of time for breakfast though, which was also great. Seriously this hotel has really good food. After breakfast was done, we headed for home.
This conference is always one of my favorites. It's not too boring but there is always one part that is kind of on the boring side, and it's not too long. Plus the dance is always fun!
The rest of the week we celebrated FFA week at school. Our chapter did activities all week to celebrate the FFA and its establishment. We had pie day, quiz bowl, and theme days where everyone at school had to dress according to the day.
One of my favorite days this week was Sunday. Sunday was National and International Pancake day. I didn't have pancakes on Sunday because we were still on our trip and the hotel didn't make pancakes but I did have them on Monday.
This week's recipes are some really cool and different recipes for pancakes. They are tasty and packed full of the nine essential nutrients. Some of these I have tried but some are brand new ones that we all get to try out. See what you think and Happy FFA Week!
Banana Split Pancakes
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries
Whipped topping, if desired
Chopped nuts, if desired
Additional chocolate syrup, if desired
Maraschino cherries, if desired
In a medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 1/4 chocolate syrup and the egg with wire whisk or fork until blended (batter will be thin). Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray; heat griddle to 375 degrees or heat skillet over medium heat. For each pancake, poor slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other side until golden brown. Serve with bananas, strawberries, whipped topping, nuts, chocolate syrup and maraschino cherries.
Oatmeal Pancakes with Banana Walnut Syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup maple syrup
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old fashion oats
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cooking in butter, stirring occasionally, until walnuts and butter just begin to brown. Add bananas; stir to coat with butter. Stir in maple syrup; reduce heat to low. Cook until warm. Keep warm while making pancakes. In medium bowl, stir all pancake ingredients with wire whisk or fork until blended. Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray; heat griddle to 375 or heat skillet over medium heat. For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other side until golden brown. Serve with warm butter.
1 cup Bisquick mix
1/2 cup mix
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 cooked pork sausage patties
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon butter
4 slices cheese, any type
In a medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, 1/2 cup milk, maple syrup and 1 of the eggs with wire whisk or fork until blended. Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray; heat griddle to 375 degrees or heat skillet over medium heat. For each pancake, pour 2 tablespoons batter onto hot griddle (make 8 pancakes total). Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other side until golden brown. Meanwhile, heat sausage patties as directed on package. In small bowl, beat remaining 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon milk. In 8-in. nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook egg in butter, stirring occasionally, until set. For each sandwich, place 1 sausage patty on 1 pancake; top with 1/4 of the eggs, 1 slice cheese and another pancake.