I posted something on facebook yesterday that was on a touchy subject in the US today.
Yes we are talking abortion before we get to the recipe.
I did not go into detail on the subject on facebook. Just simply shared an article on my page about Late Term Abortions.
I do not have a clear cut opinion on the abortion topic. It's not black and white for me. I am not pro choice nor am I pro life. I think there are instances that abortion may be necessary.
What I do not support is aborting a 20+ week old baby. As a mother of 3 I can not wrap my mind around it. It breaks my heart to even think about it.
I received a couple comments that didn't agree with me. I expected that. It's a controversial topic after all.
But then, there were a couple private messages that hit me hard.
One women could not believe I would post such "garbage" on my FOOD blog page. How disgusted she was in me and us "Christians" and "republicans".
The "Christan" and "Republican" part of her email made me chuckle. She assumes I am Christian and Republican simply because I posted an article on late term abortion.
Friends I will share something with you.... I am not religious. I do not belong to a church. In fact I can count on my 10 fingers how many times I have even stepped foot in a church! I am what I like to call "Spiritual" I am open to all beliefs. Much like abortion... religion to me is not black and white.
I also am an Independent. I actually will not be voting Republican this November even though I did in the NH primaries.
I am naive in thinking you can share thoughts on a controversial topic without people being angry. Why can't we discuss like adults without pulling out the insults? I respect everyone's opinion even if it is not something I agree with. We all have that right!
SO my question is to anyone who cares to read this little rant...
Would you stop reading a food or mommy blog based on someones political affiliation or religious beliefs?
NOW what most of you really want to read.......
Peanut butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars!
These are amazing flipping awesome.
The recipe is adapted from a cookie recipe that I just adore and have made a couple of times from Brown Eyed Baker.
I love making a cookie bar instead of dozens of cookies at a time simply because it's easier. Press the cookie dough into a baking ban, bake. BAM done. No scooping several dozen balls of dough onto several cookie sheets. Less dishes, quick on time. Bars are awesome!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
(Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk chocolate chips
In the bowl of your electric mixer cream butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla together. Add in the egg. Mix until combined.
Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.
Fold in oats and chocolate chips.
Press into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.