We had a pretty lazy day for July 4th. We slept in late, and lounged around a little bit before we made a quick trip to the store for cat food. While there I grabbed some pretty strawberries that were on sale, along with some heavy cream and a pint of vanilla ice cream. I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to do with them, I figured some kind of dessert. But then when we got home and I spied the 4 leftover pancakes from Monday night's dinner sitting in the fridge. And that's when I decided to create the Strawberry Shortstack. I made some whipped cream- 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon Mexican vanilla. I popped that in the fridge and tossed my pancakes into a 350 degree oven to warm, only takes a few minutes. I cleaned and sliced my strawberries, and the blueberries I had leftover from the blueberry muffins while I was at it. Once all my ingredients were prepped I spread whipped cream on one pancakes, layered it with strawberries and then repeated with the second pancake. And of course I had to give it a little Independence Day flair! And to go with our Strawberry Shortstack I blended up some blueberry smoothies- 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 banana, and 1 cup blueberries. Mmmmm!