It's Sunita here.
Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation
MLK DAY is a day of reflection for us to reimagine reality based on the fact that every human being deserves the same opportunities to live a safe, productive, fulfilling, and happy life with respect and dignity.
A single note is just that- a single note.
A single ingredient is just that- a single ingredient. But when we bake, we bring different and multiple ingredients of a recipe together which creates a sweet delight!
Society is no different.
Celebration of Diversity brings us to the sweet spot of progress and harmony. Everything we do has a better response and result when we work together. We all have contributions to make and must have the freedom and encouragement to do so.
These cookies I make are called ‘Warm Hugs’. They have oatmeal and cinnamon. Raisins of 3 kinds, and cranberries. Dried figs and apricots. Brown sugar and granulated sugar. Butter. Baking powder. Salt. All purpose flour.
If I skip any one ingredient, they don’t taste as good. And even though the amount of baking soda is minuscule compared to the oatmeal in this recipe, it’s impact on the result is massive. Basically, the cookies will flop if I miss the baking soda.
As people, we must acknowledge that although we look or seem different, we are all part of one recipe. And that recipe is simply one of all of us being human.
I have a dream.- Martin Luther King
Until next time,
With the wish that your conversation revolves around love,
Because what else is there to talk about?
For those of you who may want to make a Warm Hug, here is the recipe.
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks) (at room temperature)
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups raisins and diced dry fruits of your choice
Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together the butter and sugars till creamy, and then add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add the combined, and preferably sifted flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Stir in oats, raisins, and dried fruits. Mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Then remove to further cool on a wire rack.
This recipe has been personalized a bit by me to my tastes, but appears on inside of the Quaker Oats container in it's original form. The photo of Dr. Martin Luther King is from an unknown source to me. If someone knows who the photographer is, I would love to learn more and give credit to them by name.