I needed to make a quick trip to the grocery store last night, and as I was rushing through the aisles I literally ran into an old acquaintance and knocked down the cereal box that she was holding.
After the, “I’m so sorrrryyy! OH HI!! How are you!?”, we got into a catch-up chat and at one point during the conversation I asked her if she was following Lent.
Verbatim: “Are you following Lent?” Her response, “No!? What channel is that on?!?”
Before I allowed myself to LOL, I listened to my question in my head and it still sounded correct. I proceeded – with a chuckle – to rephrase my question and then we LOL-ed together. 🙂
Lesson learned: I’m not Grammar Girl. (I still don’t know if I worded that question correctly, and “LOL” has become a part of my every day lingo…)
…And speaking of Lent… here’s a batch of cookies that I make every year during Lent; they are mildly sweet, incredibly soft, and extremely tasty.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup Sprite
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and ginger; mix well and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl combine the honey, vegetable oil, and sprite.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until you get a shiny cookie dough.
- Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove cookies from oven and let stand on baking sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks.
- Cool completely.
- Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.