My last post was about oatmeal and the National Book Award. Keeping with a theme, I would like to share my granola recipe. I made it yesterday (yesterday being a day of mostly lying in the couch recuperating from screaming since noon on Wednesday). It is just so delicious that I want to share it. Tomorrow I will be speaking to children at Bank Street (their Mock Newbery committee) with Jacqueline Kelly, author of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. And in the afternoon we are going to meet a whole bunch of wonderful NYC children’s book people at the Holt offices. So today I’m preparing speeches, exercising, and eating granola.
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Apparently if your book is named a National Book Award Finalist, you lose the ability to make oatmeal. Not to generalize from the particular or anything, but that simple task has bested me this morning. Maybe it’s because I got up at 4 something and couldn’t go back to sleep. Maybe it’s because I attempted this task before coffee (while coffee was perking…). That whole overflowing in the microwave thing is not pretty. But for some reason, even in my pre-coffee state, it just didn’t seem like such a big deal.
I am so grateful!!!!!
(and also speechless)
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