What do pancakes have to do with new year resolutions?

The first Sunday of the New Year wasn’t much different than any other weekend.  Sundays in our home are typically reserved for drinking tea, watching soccer, and making a big breakfast.  Who am I kidding? So are Saturdays. I’ve been pretty health obsessed lately and decided to concoct a new recipe for this Sunday’s breakfast. (I’ll include the recipe at the end) While I was pulling things from the refrigerator, Josh said I should take pictures and put them on my blog.  To catch you up to speed, Josh got me a new camera for Christmas and for the past 3 months every time I cook he tells me I should put the recipe on my blog.  Mostly, I think he’s worried I’ll forget the recipe and he’ll never get to eat fill-in-the-blank again.

josh soccer               soccer pancakes

As I began cooking and Josh began yelling at his soccer team, I began to ponder over what Josh had said about the blog. He was right, there were things I could have included on the blog over the past few months, I had just failed to do so.

To me it sounds cliché to talk about a new year, a new me; however, it’s hard to reflect on the past year and not notice growth.  In the past year, Josh and I celebrated our first year of marriage, I graduated with my masters and then just as quickly experienced an extended period of time without a job. We bought a car, and now we are closing on our first home.   I would say that’s a lot to experience in just one year!

All of these experiences haven’t happened without allowing me to experience personal growth, some intentional and some unintentional. As I thought about this, I began to think about a few of the intentional ways I would like to grow. This year, I’m going to try to be more active in taking care of the mundane but easy tasks that I often fail to do.  For instance, I would like to hang up my clothes after I try on 52 outfits in the morning, or throw away the junk mail instead of tossing it aimlessly in our house, or wipe down the kitchen at night before snuggling up with the dogs and that cute husband of mine before binging on 5 hours of Netflix. I would also like to be able to do more than one pull up but that’s neither here nor there.

So as I began taking 45 pictures of pancakes, (I mean they are just pancakes, how many pictures you need?) I decided I would restart my blog, even if Josh is the only person that reads it, thanks for the support Josh!  At the very least, it’s a way to improve my writing, hopefully connect with others, and if nothing else at least I can remember that my husband told me that Cheerio’s would have tasted good on top of pancakes.

pancake pic

 

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

  • 1 Cup Oatmeal
  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Scoop Protein Powder
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder

 *Makes 2 servings (8 pancakes total) Each serving has 23.85 grams of protein.

Optional:

  • Cinnamon

Topping:

  • Top with warm peanut butter, honey, and fresh fruit. 

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.

Heat skillet over Low-Medium heat. 

Flip when pancakes start to bubble.

Top with warm peanut butter, honey, and fresh fruit.

 

Markie

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