Yet another sad day in the United States. Innocent lives taken and too many injured. There are many political opinions flying around on Facebook right now, that I have chosen not to read.
This, however, caught my eye. From this day on, this is how I will explain these events to my children.
Mr. Rogers is so right. If you look at all of the footage from the recent tragedies, you will always see swarms of people risking their lives to help the wounded. True heros. Yes, there were people running from the explosion site (which is probably what I would have done, especially if I had been with my children), but look at how many people stayed to help. To them, I say thank you.
Baking is a labor of love for me. If I could bake a basket of goodies for each one of these brave heros, then I would. If I could post each one of their photos on my blog, then I would. Because, to me, these are the people that deserve the media footage, not the bombers.
And with that I give you this recipe, because this is for sure one of the items that I would be putting in their baskets.
- Snickerdoodle Blondies
- 2-⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Blend together butter and brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Slowly add to butter/ sugar mixture and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
Grease or line a 9x13 in pan.
Pour batter into the greased pan.
In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle over blondie batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
To the victims and their families are prayers go out to you.
This is okay, every one voicing their opinions,do you work for the government?Are you trying to shut me and others up.
Your remark is generally used to shut people up .NOTE; no more! people are tired of their rights being messed with, we are not lambs and we will voice opinions even if we have to yell it or use any media to be heard.
You don't have to read face book ,but when push comes to shove you will come around where the freedom lives.
The Seaside Baker
Jennifer, by no means am I trying to shut you or others up. That is what Facebook and the media are for, to voice your opinions. However, after the Newtown tragedy I personally decided that I would not read political comments for a few days. I do this because I feel that I am better able to assess my feelings and opinions, without the influence of others. This is my personal opinion, and everyone else is free to write and read what they like. No, I do not work for the government however I have been studying Political Science for the past 6 years.
I apologize deeply if this post has offended you, that was not my intention. In fact, I was trying to leave ALL politics out.
Check yourself, Jennifer. This post by The Seaside Baker is perfectly appropriate and your comments are not. The opinion you posted is more appropriate for your Facebook page, or, perhaps your own blog. Not The Seaside Baker's. If you don't like what she has to say, don't read it. But... don't go spreading your anger on someone else's blog.
To The Seaside Baker: I think the Snickerdoodle Blondies look delish and I can't wait to get baking! Thank you for posting!
Jennifer, did you actually read this post in its entirety? Your comment seems so out of left field! Take a breath. We're all angry about this unnecessary tragedy, but do not project your anger on undeserving people!!! Just as you have the option,or right as you put it, to post your rants on Facebook, people have the right not to read them and focus on what keeps them going. Please try and have a little courtesy when you comment, take a chill pill or better yet, go bake some cookies. Be nice!!!
Clare Foley (@clarepfoley)
I love that quote! Thanks for sharing Jackie- and I'm with you on skipping the FB posts for a while. What good comes from playing the blame game?! Instead I am choosing the focus on the postive, especially all those bystanders who didn't hesitate to help the wounded.
Mr Rogers makes me feel better too. Thanks for your post today Snickerdoodles are the cookies I made as a child with my mom. What a nice memory of my mom and of being nurtured and loved
The Seaside Baker
I wish Mr. Rogers was still around. I love hearing about memories of childhood and the people they cared about. In a way, they kind of make me think about how I want my kids to remember me, and what I can do (if possible) to ensure that they have the same fond memories. Thank you for sharing that Patty!
Great quote and great brownies. Over in the UK we feel your pain, it's such a shock. Sweet thoughts to everyone concerned x