Happy President’s Day (or, just another day…)
I decided to stick with the whole work-from-home-Monday thing I’ve got going. I have some afternoon meetings that will require I go into the office, but it’s nice to have the morning at home. I got in a good run, hopped in the shower, and was inspired by Caitlin’s delicious breakfast to make something yummy of my own!
I googled a recipe for “protein pancakes” and one of Gina’s posts popped up. I modified quite a bit and here’s what I was left with:
Ingredients: (yield 1-2 pancakes)
1.5 scoops protein powder (I used Praline Cream Whey protein)
1/4 cup almond milk
1/8 cup wheat flour
1/8 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 packet Truvia
1 heaping Tbs. of Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter (from PB&Co)
pinch of salt
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. While heating up, mix together wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, and peanut butter), then add all the remaining ingredients.
Poor pancake mix into greased skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Top with fresh fruit or 100% maple syrup and enjoy!
I ended up making mine as a single pancake, and it was almost as big as my plate! Could have easily yielded two smaller pancakes
For school I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the natural history of women and their roles in society throughout time in different cultures and contexts. One book I read, “Women’s Work: The first 20,000 years” uses archeological evidence to paint vivid pictures of women’s work from 20,000 BC until year 0. It was really an amazing read. Now I’m reading a book called Witchcraze
This book details the various European-based witch-hunts that started centuries ago and have extended up as recently as the 1960s. Really amazing since so little time or attention has been paid to this topic and yet the 100,000+ deaths make the witchcraze the greatest number of mass killings not caused by war (although there are still semi-recent cases, the majority of the European witch-killings began in the 1500s).
Wanna know something interesting? The typical person to be accused of being a “witch” is: female, old, unattractive, poor, outspoken, and widowed. In short, they have no one to speak for them and they are considered a nuisance, either for being outspoken and having an opinion contrary to the majority opinion, or for being an economic “drain” on society. Interesting, huh?
Check out this chapter’s title
Pretty appalling, right?
Well, I’ve got to get back to work. I hope you are all enjoying a nice day off (or not…misery loves company, right?)
Anyone going on vacation anytime soon? I feel like I need a weekend getaway……maybe during Spring Break???