one of my challenges as an educator is not taking on other people’s energies.
everyone i’ve been around has been stressed or overwhelmed. whether that’s with school, work, or life, that’s the energy that people around me have been putting forward.
i was talking to a couple people today about how hard it is for me not to feel that energy and take that on. i don’t sit up in bed worried about particular stressors. it’s just that other people’s stressful or overwhelmed energy heightens my own.
i don’t like it.
so, i’m working on it.
i guess it’s the feeler in me? (for those of you MBTI fans, i hope you got that reference…)
in other news, today is national pancake day.
it’s also world nutella day.
maybe i’ll try a nutella pancake in the future. i’ll let you know how that goes.
for now, these have become my favorite pancakes. you’ve gotta try them.
you won’t regret it.
yield 10 pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
in a small bowl, combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. in another bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and bananas. add flour mixture into banana mixture. stir in cinnamon chips.
heat a frying pan over medium high heat. using a ladle, scoop the batter onto the griddle. cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides. serve hot with maple syrup.