Monday, January 26, 2009

A Recipe

Double J on the trail

1. Cinnamon Shredded Wheat cearel
2. M and M's
3. Petzels
4. Peanuts
5. Rasins

Mix in large bowl
Eat and Enjoy

--Jenny and Janane


  1. Did they actually make this stuff or just write the recipe? Pauline

  2. it actually sounds kinda good.

  3. I found this posting to be perplexing. The posting is sweet because children are funny and delightful and creative. But I also found the posting quite ironic in that the posting before this one you complain about publishing poor grammar. At what age is it cute to misuse our beautiful language and at what age does it become unacceptable?

  4. Pauline--they actually made it and yes, Bethany, it was actually kind of good. A bit strong on the cinnamon but not too bad.
    to anonymous--I don't know at what age it's unacceptable to "misuse our beautiful language." I do know one can often find humor in misused/misspelled language, whatever the age, and I think this is a good thing.

  5. To Jenny and Janane:
    Interesting recipe! Very creative... congratulations
    To Anonymous: read again your post, I'm not sure it does honor to this beautiful language...:-)

  6. Okay, I should have been more explicit. Of course the girls' recipe is sweet, funny and endearing, especially the directions. I have children, I have grandchildren and I'm a teacher. Children and their mistakes are charming.

    But I have a problem with the fact that the previous post was so condemnatory and, yes, judgmental -- "But don't worry, because even if you fail 8th grade English, you can still write for USA Today when you grow up." This post highlights glories in mistakes.

    Should the last line of the recipe post been:
    But don't worry, because even if you fail basic spelling in English, you can still write cookbooks when you grow up?

    anonymous, again

  7. I hate when people bash anonymously. I think I smell the foul odor of jealousy.

  8. To anonymous (again)--I'm not quite sure how to respond. The issue seems to be somewhere beyond grammar and recipes. It seems you are seeing condemnation and judgment where none was intended, which makes me sense that you have suffered from undeserved condemnation and judgment, perhaps recently, where someone gloried in your mistakes, so you have some raw nerve endings in this area--and I have no desire to add to your pain. How about we make a deal--you trust the Holy Spirit to work on me where I need to be convicted of C&J, and I trust him to work on you if you need healing from the same?
    [Acknowledging of course that I could be reading things all wrong]