Luck of the Irish

W
ould you like to improve your SS grade? 

YES.

 If so, go to the public library and ask the librarian for a non-fiction text on one of the following topics:

  • Lewis and Clark
  • Trail of Tears
  • Oregon Trail
  • War with Texas
  • Mexican War

Read this book if you finish PARCC early and in your free time.  Beginning March 25th, make an appointment with me for a book conference.  Please bring your book with you to the conference.

Bigfoot, Bubs hotfoot—> town library. Feels = joining 6th grader stampede—>library. Inside, find one book remain re any bullet point topic. No wonder still available: suuuuuuper long, tiny-point font. Mexican War. But wait! Dash up to Children’s Department: ONE book remain. Re Lewis and Clark. Phew! Good enough!

BF: Does it look like a good one? 

BUBS: Uh huh. Yeah and Mom, they brought a dog with them on the exploration!

BF: They did? Does it tell the dog’s name?

BUBS: Yes, it’s Semen.

BF: That’s a pretty name for a dog.

BUBS: I feel low.

Simultaneous Dexcom music for ultimate serious hypo. Usually only vibrate. Peek @screen. 52 mg/dL w. arrow down. Bubs’s backpack (Glucolift source) in car. Rummage through purse. Bigfoot bag only super-nutty, low-sugar Kind bar. Certainly not correct become ponderous this moment, but low glycemic and orthodontist forbid chewy, hard things and Bubs dislike. But really not want miss chance improve your SS grade and really not want paint child into corner with long, tiny-point font adult-section Mexican War book. 

BF: Excuse me. I’m so sorry to ask, but you don’t have like a little dish of candy back there, do you?

LIBRARIAN #1: Oh, no. No we don’t.

Oh, pardon me. Did you think I was flipping you the bird? Oh n-n-n-n-no. That's just a candy cane.

Oh, pardon me. Did you think I was flipping you the bird? Oh n-n-n-n-no. That’s just a candy cane.

BF: I’m sorry. I know it’s a weird thing to ask. It’s just that he has low blood sugar and I really want to get this book before someone else can—

LIBRARIAN #2: How about a cough drop?

BUBS: (Amazingly able to hear every whispered word from across the room) Yes, please! I LOVE cough drops.

LIBRARIAN #1: Or what if, could he have, he couldn’t have a candy cane, could he? (Bends down to open very lowest filing cabinet drawer and begins cutting into cellophane-wrapped box with giant librarian scissors.)

BUBS: (Having zipped to his mother’s side fast like Roadrunner, with a face expressing disbelief at this unimaginable good fortune.) A candy cane?! Yes, please! I LOVE candy canes.

***

All this plus Irish soda bread.

This book favorite Irish Soda Bread since before diabetes times. Really really really good book but near-useless low glycemic & even more useless gluten free. Just notes to self. Not recommend for health. Carefree hedonist book. Rhubarb crumb cake. OMG.

This is the flour. Not Bob's GF garbanzo-blend one. This blue one.

This is the flour. Not Bob’s GF garbanzo-blend one. This blue one.

Pretty sure last year attempted GF version & yuck. Didn’t bake right. This year try again with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour. This GF flour = really possible just replace flour 1 to 1 ratio. It works. Beau coup carbs but. Whatever.

So updated Melissa Clark’s original recipe for gluten free + lazy.

Gluten free & lazy ingredients:

ingredients

Use 3 cups Bob’s 1 to 1. Don’t beat the eggs. Don’t melt the butter in advance—you can melt it in the cast iron skillet (which needs to be greased and will be greased by the melting butter. SYNERGY!) while the oven heats up. Also: we believe only golden raisins fit here. I was going to try Swerve in place of the sugar, but once you’re using the 1 to 1 flour, all hope is pretty much lost for your CHO situation.

Gluten free & lazy instructions:

The only good/best part of GF baking = you can stir as much as you like and you won't overdevelop the gluten and make your items tough. Stir stir stir.

The only good/best part of GF baking = you can stir as much as you like and you won’t overdevelop the gluten and make your items tough. Stir stir stir.

Raisins AND seeds: two child-repellant bread features.

Raisins AND seeds: two child-repellant bread features.

Glob it into the buttery skillet and press it down into a somewhat even layer with buttery fingers.

Glob it into the buttery skillet and press it down into a somewhat even layer with buttery fingers.

dark enough

It’s not too dark. It is CORRECT.

It’s the 10″ skillet. Bake 60 minutes. Looks done. WARNING: not done! Gluey center. Bake 15 minutes more. Edges verging on too dark. This appearance = correct.

I wish I didn't eat this. Something about this bread makes me just want to eat the whole thing and go to bed.

I wish I didn’t eat this. Something about this bread makes me just want to eat the whole thing and go to bed. But in a good way.

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