Good news from my high school. Go Hornets!

The F-M girls cross-country team won Nationals. That is amazing!!!!!! (If you read the article, you’ll see reference to stotan… I wish they would have referenced Chris Crutcher.)

We had ten cords of wood delivered on Saturday. And we are expecting nine inches of snow. I love it when it works out like that.

Trying to crank out many, many chapters this week. The DEADLINE looms. I have moved from the “feeling vaguely uneasy about deadline” stage to the “beginning of tummy upset over deadline” stage. Maybe I should write the 12-stages of deadline avoidance. But that would get in the way of actually making the deadline. I read the opening chapter of the WIP last night at a fundraiser for the Mexico Historical Society. It seemed to go over well. But everyone asked when the book would be out and I had to say, “Ah, it’s not done yet” and they all suggested that I go home and finish it.

Does anyone have an incredibly nutritious high-protein, low-fat/sugar muffin recipe? I’m looking for one, preferably with whole grain, seeds, nuts, twigs, etc.

Scribble, scribble.

3 Replies to “Good news from my high school. Go Hornets!”

  1. You could try this one… I don’t like sugar substitute so I just use the sugar myself.

    Very Berry-Orange Oat Muffins

    1/2 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
    1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 teaspoon of baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon of salt
    1 medium orange
    1/2 cup sugar substitute
    1/4 cup canola oil
    1 whole egg
    1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    Cooking spray

    Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Stir together oats and buttermilk in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.

    Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Grate rind from orange and add to large bowl; squeeze 1/2 cup of orange juice and add to rind. Whisk in sugar substitute, oil, and egg until mixture is smooth. Blend oatmeal mixture, followed by flour mixture. Stir until ingredients are just combined, then gently fold in berries.

    Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Serves 12

  2. curious

    i go to fm high school and ive always been wondering who the teachers really were at the school. i know one of them is based on mr procopio (who still teaches there by the way) but i dont know which one.

    1. Re: curious

      Nobody in the book is based on anyone in real life. (I keep saying this over and over and over again, but nobody seems to listen to it.)

      SPEAK is NOT a memoir. SPEAK is a work of fiction.

      However, the kind, positive influence that Mr. Freeman has is very much like the kind, positive influence Mr. Procopio had on me, and countless other students. Fiction writers borrow from real life. We don’t photocopy it.

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