Sunday, October 18, 2009

Get Ready to Celebrate!

Tomorrow, October 20th, is the "National Day on Writing"! This day has been designated by the U.S. Senate because it recognizes that "people in the 21 st century are writing more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes" and also that "the social nature of writing invites people of every age, profession, and walk of life to create meaning through composing." (Read the complete Resolution here.)

What a great reason to celebrate! If you're a closet writer, open the door and enter the National Gallery of Writing. If you're a long-time writer, organize a local Gallery. The National Council of Teachers of English is supporting the day and has more information on getting involved on its website.

Not surprisingly, the Gallery welcomes the submission of recipes! Hey, we all love to eat. And, how many stories have been inspired by dinnertime conversations? Hundreds! Here's a simple recipe that you can mix up in a flash, and while you're waiting for it to bake, sit down and write!


preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 9" pie pan
Spread 1 large can sliced peaches (drain liquid first) OR cherry pie filling in pan

Mix together
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add 1 egg and beat well

Gradually beat in
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pour over the fruit in the pie pan.

Bake until golden, approximately 45 minutes.

Serve warm or cold.


1 comment:

Andrea Murphy said...

I did not know about "National Day on Writing." I incorporated it into my curriculum today in school. Thanks for the tip, Diane!