In an earlier post, I wrote about how Evelyn, an author of mine from my days as a college English textbook editor, emailed to say that she was going to share my blog with her students. To use a Massachusetts-ism, I was wicked excited about having my blog used as a teaching tool and about reaching readers all the way in El Paso, Texas.
This afternoon, Evelyn emailed me again…this time with kind of a challenge:
“I shared your blog with my Advanced Composition class today. I was able to use it to demonstrate that you do your best writing when you write about what you know and care about! The class has one request for you--if you develop a Texas oatmeal cookie recipe, they don’t want any old Texas recipe, they want an El Paso, TX, recipe, so that means put chili (long green, jalapeno, chipotle--any kind) in it somehow. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!”
Thanks again, Evelyn, for sharing my blog with your students. I'm going to do some research and thinking, and I'll post an El Paso-themed oatmeal cookie recipe especially for you and your class--sometime soon, I hope.
I’m thinking something sweet-smoky-spicy. Stay tuned. I love this challenge!