Jessie and Molly Make Candy

When Jessie, Molly and Santa go to visit relatives down south they like to go to the spring farmer’s markets.  They explore the carts filled with the early crops of the season. 

This year Molly found a stall that sold honey.  Honey is one of her favourite sweet treats  and she purchased several jars to take home.

Once she got home she mixed a recipe from her grandmother for Honey Candy, 

Jessie, always helpful, rolled the jar of honey across the table to Molly and sat close to the stove so she could be the official taste tester once Molly was finished cooking.

Here is Molly’s recipe to share with your family.  Make sure mom and dad help you with this recipe.  Honey when heated  can burn really easily.

INGREDIENTSJessie and Molly Make Candy

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

nuts

food colouring (red or green)

DIRECTIONS

Melt butter in a large pot.  Add nuts and honey.

Fold in  vanilla, food colouring and nuts.

Cool .  Do not burn yourself.  The mixture is very hot when it comes off the stove.

Turn mixture onto a silicone mat and shape into a log or pieces.

Chill until firm.  Cut into pieces and serve cold

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Jessie’s 10 ways to make friends with a cat

A new elf family moved in across the street to Molly and Santa.  Jessie loves the kids in the family and wants to spend more time playing with them.  Unfortunately, the family has a cat named Butch.  The cat has been less then welcoming and Jessie has decided she is going to do everything she can to make friends.  She thought hard and came up with a list of 10 things she could do to help her make friends.Jessie's 10 ways to make friends with a cat

  1. Lick the back of the cat’s neck every time you see it. Everyone loves kisses.
  2. Make friends with the cat’s owner. Everyone loves to share their friends.
  3. Play fetch with the cat’s ball. Everyone likes to play.
  4. Play hide and seek with the cat’s catnip. Everyone loves a game.
  5. Sit in the cat’s chair by the sun lit window. Everyone likes to share their comfy couch.
  6. Show the cat’s owner the mouse that the cat dropped on the kitchen floor. Everyone’s proud of a kitty who brings presents.
  7. Make the cat chase his kitty toy. Everyone loves exercise.
  8. Play in the cat’s kitty litter. Everyone likes to make sandcastles.
  9. Jump up on the owner’s lap when they’re cuddling. Everyone likes to make friends.
  10. Dump the cat’s water over its back. Everyone loves a good bath.

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Santa’s top 10 things to do on a long weekend

Santa loves spending the long weekend with his family.  Santa, Jessie and Molly take some time off to enjoy each other’s company.  This is a list of Santa’s favourite things to do on his holiday.

  1.  Santa loves fishing with Molly and Jessie.  They have a competition to see who can Santa's top 10 things to do on a long weekendcatch and release the biggest fish.  The winner gets to choose what they will eat for dinner.
  2. Singing songs around the campfire on a clear starry evening.
  3. Planting the vegetable garden with Santa’s favourite vegetables.  He loves carrots, spinach and tomatoes.
  4. Going down south and canoeing on the great lakes.
  5. Barbecuing steaks on the grill.  This is one of Jessie’s favourite activities.
  6. Going for a walk on a trail.
  7. Golfing with friends.  Santa doesn’t golf very well but he loves driving Jessie around on the little cart.
  8. Visiting amusement parks.  Santa loves roller coasters.  He says they remind him of rides on the sleigh.
  9. Napping during the middle of the day.  When the Christmas season is near Santa is too busy to rest during the afternoon so he enjoys taking a nap when he can.
  10. Having family reunions with Molly’s family.  Molly, Jessie and Santa visit Molly’s family every May and love the talent show their relatives put on.

Jessie’s top 10 ways to beat the February blues

  1. Lots and lots of applesauce cookies.  (Molly’s special recipe)Jessie's Top 10 ways to beat the February Blues
  2. Chasing Arthur, the cat next door, around the trees in Claus park.
  3. Practising with the dog sled team.
  4. Travelling in the sled to visit Santa’s manufacturing facilities.
  5. Sleeping the afternoon away beside the warm fire in Santa’s den.
  6. Having snow ball fights with Jessie’s friend, Chloe.
  7. Listening to the radio with Santa and Molly on a cold winter’s night.  (There might be popcorn involved.)
  8. Burying her booties in the snow to hide them from Molly.
  9. Listening to Molly read from a mystery book on Saturday nights.
  10. Trips with Molly and Santa to warm locations to swim in the surf,

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