Me for a Mother
twinkles - how people, places and things shine and share happiness
winks - little hints from life lighting the way toward one's happiest path
I shine and share happiness through food. I feel happy when I cook good food for good folks.
Find how you shine. And share it. And watch the winks pop up and lead right to your happy.
Our little Ladybug is already realizing that most kids get shots. Our kids don’t. That’s neither here nor there, just one point in how they are different, how they are automatically weird, how they are off the mainstream path.
Our little Ladybug is already learning that most kids are born in a hospital. Our kids aren’t. They were each born at home, hippie style. That’s neither here nor there, just another point in how they are different, how they are automatically weird, how they are off the mainstream path.
Our little Ladybug is already learning that most families in WI drink regular old cow’s milk. Our kids don’t. They drink almond milk. That’s neither here nor there, just another point in how they are different, how they are automatically weird, how they are off the mainstream path.
This list could go on for days. The fact of the matter is, they got me for a mother. I’m a little of this and mainly
that. I do things my way and am respectful of others’ ways, too. So when our Little Ladybug asked to make M&M cookies, I knew what she wanted. But she’s got me for a mother. I bake things my way and can appreciate others’ ways, too.
So this is what we came up with. It’s not vegan, but it’s close. Can quickly become vegan and dye-free by switching out the M&Ms for chopped semi-sweet bakers chocolate or carob chips. It’s turbocharged with a bunch of
millet, which looks sorta like sprinkles of twinkles if you ask me. It’s a little different, a little weird, but following that mainstream path just enough to give her a little street credit, to help her feel like part of the pack while secretly leading them down a trailblazing twinkly path of self-confidence instead.
CHOCOLATE M&MILLET BARS
2/3 c millet, whirled in coffee grinder
3 ½ c whole wheat white flour
1 ½ c dark brown sugar
1 ½ t baking powder
½ t baking soda
1 t salt
1 c oil
1 t vanilla
1 c sour unsweetened almond milk (add 1 t balsamic vinegar and let sit for a few)
1 medium bag of M&Ms (I almost threw up a little when I wrote that)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 pan well with oil.
Mix millet, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in big ass bowl well. Add oil, vanilla, milk, and M&Ms (barf) and mix well.
Pour batter into pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares.