Then back to solitary confinement!
More Wii…with a twist or in a bag!!!
And dinner by candlelight?!?! We need to get out of the house!!!
I have been blogging for almost 4 years!!! I began blogging as a way to share our lives with our family…who at the time lived 9 time zones away. I have fallen in love with blogging. It has become away for me to process our day and thoughts and record special memories that I want to cherish.
Other than a few family members and one or two friends, I never dreamed someone would think that I have “readers” or that The 4 Sullivans would be mention outside of my own conversations!!!
But today I received an email from a real author who has written books we have in our personal library!!!
My name is…
I don’t know a whole lot about children’s book promotion, but I figured the blogging world was a good place to start! I heard about your blog from some mommy-friends of mine, so I decided to send you a quick email.
I was wondering if you would take a look at the book to see if it’s something that your readers might be interested in.
I know that this is totally silly and was probably a mass email that was sent to everyone with a blog address, but I am shocked and thrilled to to think I actually have READERS…not to mention, totally excited to get to read a great children’s book!!!
Yesterday, Oprah discussed Food 101 with Michael Pollan and Alicia Silverstone. It was very interesting, informative and challenging!!! Oprah shared the recipe to these healthy cookie alternative on her website.
I have been trying to limit my caffeine and sugar intake, which does not mix well with solitary confinement and whinny kids!!! I substituted dark chocolate chips for the dried fruit and have eaten 7 already…they are fabulous!!!
Oatmeal, Walnut and Dried Plum Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, oil, vanilla extract, and molasses. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Fold in the dried plums and nuts.
Using your hands, roll tablespoon-size scoops of dough into balls. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet and press down slightly on the balls to flatten the tops. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a baking rack to cool completely.
For variety, replace the all-purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour, barley flour, spelt flour, or a gluten-free baking mix (choose one that does not include baking soda and baking powder). You can also substitute chocolate chips for the dried fruit and any kind of nuts for the walnuts.
The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. Published by Rodale Books. © 2009.
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