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Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun in the Kitchen with GAP Author J. Aday Kennedy



Here in Western Massachusetts, the early part of the week is going to be a wet one. How appropriate considering today's post from J.Aday Kennedy. J.Aday is the author of Klutzy Kantor and the newly released Marta's Gargantuan Wings, both from Guardian Angel Publishing.


Dirt and Worms by J. Aday Kennedy


Run to your local store and pick up a plastic pail and shovel off the clearance rack or buy one from the dollar store. We are going to have a little fun in the kitchen.


Grab your kids and tell them you are going to make mud, dirt and worms for dessert. How? It is simple.

MUD = Make a batch of chocolate pudding and pour it in your pail.

DIRT = Take chocolate graham crackers or cookies and put them in a baggy that zips closed. Remove all of the air. Crush them with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the crumbs over the top of the mud (approx. ½ inch)

WORMS = Find candy worms and pepper the top of your pail. Partially bury them in the dirt and mud.

J. Aday Kennedy, the differently-abled writer, is an award winning multi-published author of inspirational/Christian pieces and of children’s literature. Klutzy Kantor and Marta’s Gargantuan Wings have already been released and six additional picture books are under contract eagerly awaiting publication. She is a ventilator dependent quadriplegic making her dreams come true a story at a time. As a speaker, Aday entertains, instructs, motivates and inspires audiences of all ages. To learn more about her and her writing, visit her online at http://jadaykennedy.com/ or stop by her blog at http://jadaykennedy.blogspot.com/ to read interviews, witness the book promotion brainstorms for authors, and marketing and writing tips.

8 comments:

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific! I was laughing out loud. Great idea for Halloween!

Connie Arnold said...

How fun! I'll have to share that with my daughter for the grandsons. They'll love it!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Sounds gross. Kids will love it!

Margot Finke said...

Wonderful, Jessica. Hey, maybe you could serve it with one of my rattlesnake recipes from "Gran's Kitchen" - for Rattlesnake Jam!

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Jack Foster said...

Hehehe! Great fun!! The new book looks delightful!!!

Susanne Drazic said...

This is a great recipe for kids. This would be fun for Halloween parties. Put it in a cake pan and make it into a fresh dug grave with a headstone.

Heather Kephart said...

You're not going to believe this, but they actually serve this at TGI Friday's! The kids took it home and I was suitably grossed out.

I never thought about making it at home. Thanks! I do believe a Halloween version is in order. :)

J. Aday Kennedy's A Writing Playground said...

Little boys love it at birthday parties. If you use cups, you can make each kid their own serving. I didn't know TGI Fridays did it. When my nephew was 4 we served it instead of cake.

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