Monthly Archives: December 2016

Turtle Thoughts–December 29, 2016

vegan-second-line-jambalayaYum! This Vegan Second-Line Gumbo, a recipe crafted by sister Susie Jane Wilson, is featured in Little Miss Cornbread: Our Journey to Southern-Style Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine & Sort-of-True Short Stories. It goes nicely with the regular cornbread or the vegan, gluten-free cornbread. While eating, have your host or the biggest “actor” in your dinner party read aloud “Lee Catherine and Billy Joe Go To the Picture Show,” one of the short stories that’s featured in the book. The action takes place in an old theater in the 1960s (and in the woods where no one can see) in a small town in Louisiana. Think young, hot love, the movie “Psycho,” craw-fishing and first kisses. Visit your local bookstore or order the book online. Don’t forget to also visit author Susie Jane’s Little Miss Cornbread website. She’s adding new recipes all the time. Traditional and reworked versions for folks who prefer vegan, gluten-food. Later baby! Amylou signing off.

Turtle Thoughts-December 27, 2016

cornbreadAs of today, Dec. 27, 2016, Little Miss Cornbread: Our Journey to Southern-Style Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine & Sort-of-True Short Stories is published! Visit your local bookstore or order a copy online. We want people to smile as they read down-home stories (aloud at dinner parties hosted by you, I hope), while they eat well!!! We have five parties available. One is already taken. A party means you set a date. Tell me (hattiemcneil@hotmail.com). You will be mailed (or delivered, if local), a free, signed book to reward you for hosting the party. (If you are in the Northwest Arkansas area or the San Francisco area, I or my sister may be able to set dates with you so we can be there in person.) Invite friends, make one dish from the book, and books will be for sale on site, if possible or via the website. Don’t forget to also visit author Susie Jane’s Little Miss Cornbread website.

Turtle Thoughts-December 22, 2016

122216-photo-with-lmcOkay. Good news. Bad news. Good news? We have a second book, Little Miss Cornbread: Our Journey to Southern-Style Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine & Sort-of-True Short Stories. The bad news?  It’s already December 22 and we still have no actual books in hand to sell. So, it isn’t available for holiday sales. (Sad face.) But we have big plans for sales in 2017! For one, we want to make people smile as they read down-home stories (aloud at dinner parties, I hope), while they eat well!!! So here’s the first fun idea: You host a “Little Miss Cornbread” party. (Offer limited to five parties initially, so email me now!) Here’s how it works. Contact Amylou at hattiemcneil@hotmail.com and tell her your plans, including the date and time and contact/link for the event. Tell Amylou so she can publicize on Facebook and Susie Jane can publicize on http://www.littlemisscornbread.com. Cook a few items from the book. Share yummy food with people who attend your Little Miss Cornbread party. Tell people how to buy the book online from this website. Meanwhile, you will have your signed, one-of-a-kind copy in hand to show off. That’s your reward! A free book, healthy food and great stories, and Susie Jane’s and Amylou’s eternal thanks! How’s that for a plan?

Turtle Thoughts-December 5, 2016

cornbreadShoot, shoot, shoot. Don’t you just love this beautiful cover of our new book? I can’t sell it to you yet, though! We’re running late getting Little Miss Cornbread: Our Journey to Southern-Style Vegan and Gluten-Free Cuisine & Sort-of-True Short Stories to market. I’m sorry to report that it likely will not be available for holiday sales. However, get ready for a big roll-out after January 1! And please follow us on Facebook. I’ll keep you updated there, too. Until later … this is Amylou signing out.