Mother’s Day Pressies & Krispie Chip Cookies

Hello folks!  Did you have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend?  I hope you all had a chance to enter the Mother’s Day giveaway I hosted.  If you didn’t know about it, PLEASE subscribe to my blog.  That way you won’t miss out on any goodies!

Speaking of goodies, this mama landed herself a shiny new iPhone 4S!  I joked with a friend that if hubby didn’t get my hints about this gift, he would be totally spaced out!  Poor fellas, sometimes they just can’t read our minds, right?  Why IS that? 😉

And, I also received a few beautiful gifts from our girls.  First, handmade cards:

The one in the foreground with the flowers is from our eldest, and she came up with poem for the inside:

HA HA!  “I’m so glad you didn’t have a son“!  I also laughed with the hot cross buns.  I’ve never made hot cross buns!  Hee.  I asked her if she was talking about my bottom, and she rolled her eyes saying “moooom, that is SO inappropriate“.  Indeed, mommy is *quite* embarrassing to this eleven-year old!

The other card was from our 7 year old, and it was gifted with this very special pen set.  They are set in the little pot with black beans (couldn’t be better suited to this ‘Queen-Bean’ veg mom)!  And, she also wrote something special inside:

As for my day, I can’t say I lounged around all too much!  In the morning I baked these “Krispie Chip Cookies” from Let Them Eat Vegan.  They are a variation on my Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookie (that recipe is here).  I use the Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal, which isn’t as ‘snap, crackle, and pop-y’ as the original, but made with brown rice flour so a better choice in my books!

Don’t you just want to dunk one?!  I baked a LOT of these.  Our girls started at a new school last Friday, so I brought some of these cookies and also some BF Blueberry Muffins to the new teachers and principal.  It’s amazing how a little baked treat makes people smile.  I love it.

By the way, the winner of the Mother’s Day cookbook giveaway was Sherri, with this comment:

My favorite Mothers Day memory is going to my moms house and cleaning her bedroom for her for Mothers Day. She struggled with housekeeping and loved a clean house but living in the country with a huge garden..she was canning and cooking all the time and there was not much time for cleaning. I can remember the look on her face as she would walk in her room and just hug me for all the work I did for her. She died 8 years ago from breast cancer but she planted a seed in me for eating healthy. After the first couple of rounds of chemo she refused more txs and started juicing and not eating meat. We thought she was crazy at the time because we were all meat eaters but now I am walking in her path choosing to be vegan. I feel great and have a ways to go to lose weight but I am getting there. Happy Mothers Day Dreena!

Congratulations Sherri!  Please e-mail me with your mailing address so I can get a book sent out to you!

A couple of admin things before I go:

First, a couple of you did indeed add reviews on amazon for Let Them Eat Vegan.  **thank you**  I really appreciate it.  If you are loving LTEV and haven’t yet added a review, please pop over there and add a few happy words.  Helps a great deal, everything is about amazon with book sales!

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  1. Dreena says

    Vanessa, those guys must LOVE you, always bringing in treats. You should get some kind of ‘cookie-bonus’ at work. 😉

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