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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Other Meals ~ 6/21/11

Poor Henry
* * *
What Henry 'et,
he won't forget,
it made his belly hurt,
but Henry, he,
was said to be
just playing in the dirt,
his cheeks were gray,
but this, they say,
was from the muddy lake
his sister made,
while Henry played,
and she made him a cake,
she told him it
was just a bit
of cinder, earth and green
and Henry thought 
for sure he got
just all that he had seen,
but she was wise,
and to surprise
poor Henry in his gift,
she thought if she
could add some glee
then Henry'd get a lift,
so in she placed
so gently laced
some ants, and spiders too
it made some bumps,
some crunchy lumps
some texture in the goo,
and as they set
poor Henry 'et
her cake so tender, when,
and then he knew - -
his insides too - -
they crawled about in him,
so to the doc
poor Henry walked
this effort to atone,
his sister hid
for what she did,
poor Henry went alone.
and as he cried
and as he tried
to tell the tale there,
his words, they crawled
and Henry bawled,
about the whole affair;
but Henry now,
his sister, how,
they both remember this,
that awful cake
that she would make
that ended daytime bliss,
and when they play
about the day
she makes him "salad things"
in kitchens where
their mom is there
to check the seasonings.
(C) 2009 ~ JM Shephard ~ JOY in the arts!

Just a Thought!


I am
but a whisper,
soaring through time,
caught on the lips
vast pantomime..... JMS~1985

Monday, June 20, 2011

YUMMY! E-a-s-y PB & Choc Chip cookies

JMS Gluten/Dairy/Soy Free PB & Choc Chip cookies***

***This was adapted to be allergen free from Ruth's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

JMS Gluten/Dairy/Soy Free PB & Choc Chip cookies***
In a four cup measure or a small bowl, put:
3 cups GF flour mix  
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
++1/2 Bag Allergen freee chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Mini chips or chopped Scharffen Berger).  Stir chips into the flour mix and  set aside.
In a large bowl
2 eggs, and beat slightly.

(Pour oil into 2 C. measure and glop in PB until it measures 2  C). Add to the eggs & mix a bit. 
1 cup oil - corn, sunflower, olive, etc.
1 cup peanut butter (Skippy Natural's Creamy is allergen free and YUMMY!)

Add and mix well:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
   1/4 cup alleren free milk (almond, coconut, rice, etc) - - ELIMINATE THIS if hand mixing the dough!.
Slowly add the GF flour/choc chip mixture and mix well.

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix  flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside. add the choc cips and stir a bit.
Mix eggs and PB
Add sugars and stir a bit
Add flour mixture a little at a time and stir to mix. 


Drop by tablespoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) onto lightly oiled (or non-oiled NS) cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes, then remove sheet from oven and let set 15 mins to cool with cookies on it.  Remove to a plate and let cool further before putting into storage container.

The oil gives a shortbread-like texture to these cookies.
(Note) I prefer these without the milk, as it seems to make them way too rich.  I DO, however, EAT them with a glass of Blue Diamnd Brand Original or Silk Brand Almond Milk!

My sincere "Thank you" to Ruth's poster, "HokiesLady," for giving me a path to jouney about.