My house is positively batshit with activity getting ready for Chinese New Year. We’ve been cleaning the house, buying noodles (yay!) buying oranges, buying lucky envelopes to fill with lucky money to give some lucky kids. It’s still 4 days away and I am already ill of this holiday.
I think I start to feel like this about every holiday except for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day; the two holidays where I’m expected to do a whole lotta nothing. I love those holidays. My wish for most years is to sleep. I really think this becomes your number one wish after having kids. You want simple things, to sleep, to have quiet, to shower and go to the bathroom ALL ALONE. I especially like that last one. Especially with the amount of chia seeds I eat. If I ramp up my consumption, I could have peace for days.
I think I would spend all of that time daydreaming about more sleep. Can you tell I have a teething baby? I am walking around with hair unbrushed, one eye open, slinging around my coffee mug like a beer stein at Oktoberfest, and I am THISCLOSE to the point where I start talking to people that don’t exist in my living room. Hey, someone spilled that coffee, and it wasn’t me. (It was either that unicorn or that leprechaun sized creature who hides in the other bedroom and demands chocolate milk and wants to talk ad nauseum about why his thumb isn’t a finger.)
As it stands, I at least managed to get breakfast on the table. Orange pancakes in honor of Chinese New Year’s lucky oranges.
What Goes In?
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3 egg whites, whipped to soft peaks
- 6 oz container of blood orange flavored chobani
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 T vanilla
- whisk together dry ingredients
- add in skim milk, yogurt, and vanilla
- fold in egg whites
- pour pancakes in 1/3 cup batches on a skillet set to medium
- when bubbles on the surface of the pancakes begin to pop, flip and cook until cooked through