Molly, Santa and Jessie have been invited to a picnic at Molly’s sisters down south. Molly shuffled through her recipes to look for something perfect to bring to the celebration. After hours of looking she decided to bring her mother’s recipe for Hazelnut Raspberry Brownies. She loves how the tart raspberries combine with the rich chocolate.
At the party everyone loved Molly’s dessert and requested the recipe. She has typed it out below for all her friends to enjoy.
1/4 cup hazelnut coffee
7 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups stevia
1 tsp vanilla
t tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 cup raspberries
1 cup chocolate chips
Incorporate all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a glass pan for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and ice. Store in refrigerator.
1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1/8 cup hazelnut coffee
1 2/4 cups icing sugar
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt
Star gazing late at night with Jessie and Molly at his side. He especially enjoys the Perseids Meteor Shower.
Water skiing with the elves. Jessie barks at him from the motor boat while Santa tries to perform tricks for his friends.
Picnics near the lake. Molly always packs a special lunch. They enjoy the treats and relax by the lapping water.
Feeding the ducks with the elves children. Santa loves to see the smiles and laughter on the children’s faces.
Visiting the deer houses after the new baby deer have been born. Santa likes the babies to get to know him as soon as possible.
Going for a midnight walk on hot, steamy summer nights. Jessie and Santa listen to the sounds of the owls and the coyotes on their walks.
Sleeping in the hammock under the trees. Santa doesn’t get much down time at Christmas, so he likes to enjoy a vacation during the warm summer months.
Cold iced tea on the patio with Jessie and Molly. Santa loves iced tea in the sun. The only thing he loves better is to spend time with Jessie and Molly.
Swimming in the lake with his snorkel and flippers. Santa likes to look for treasures under the water as he gets his summer exercise.
Watching the bike races on tv. Santa used to ride bicycles when he was young, and he always marvels at how fast the racers go. It’s can be a dangerous sport, so Santa uses his Christmas magic to keep the racers safe.
Jessie placed her paws over her nose and lay down on the floor as far away from the
crowd as she could. She whimpered and peered out looking for Santa. Several trees were toppled on the ground with hundreds of shiny ornaments broken on the floor. Jessie hadn’t meant to destroy the contest but somehow she had managed to get in trouble again.
It started when they arrived at the convention hall. Santa was to judge the local ornament contest. Each year he picked a new ornament to give out to children around the world. The winner of the contest would have their ornament produced by the elves for Christmas.
At first Jessie had been happy to sit in the corner. Many people stopped to pet her and there were so many sounds and sights that it kept her occupied for almost half the day.
It wasn’t until noon when a food table was put out that Jessie moved from her spot. When Jessie smelt the glorious aroma of baked chicken and mashed potatoes her tummy rumbled. Very carefully she moved across the floor to the buffet table. She sat at the end of the table hoping for scraps and she wasn’t disappointed. Many of the people gave her bits of chicken as they moved through the line.
When the line dwindled Jessie’s tummy was full and she was content. She tried to cross the floor as carefully as she could. She didn’t want to disturb the hundreds of decorated Christmas trees. She wanted Santa to be proud of her and the last time she was near Christmas trees she destroyed the event.
Just then the entertainment began and a drummer began to pound on his bass drum. Jessie jumped in the air and turned around to look where the noise was coming from. She looked all around and finally spotted the drum at the front of the room.
Jessie shook her ears when the drum rumbled again and began backing away from the sound. When the drum let out a boom louder than thunder, she scrambled backwards forgetting to look where she was going. Jessie backed into the largest tree in the room. The tree shook and teetered and then fell into two others. The three trees came down with a crash breaking many of the precious ornaments.
Jessie cried and ran to the opposite side of the room where she sat shaking. She whimpered again and spotted Santa who was making his way through the angry crowd. “Jessie did you hurt yourself, girl?” Santa leaned down to look at the dog.
Jessie licked Santa’s hand and looked down sadly.
Santa sighed. “Well you do have a talent for getting yourself into trouble. Don’t worry though my friend. I have pictures of all of the ornaments so we can still have a fair contest. You didn’t ruin it and the people who are angry will calm down and eventually see the accident as funny. It’s partially my fault. I know that you’re afraid of loud noises. When the drum started I should have came and found you. IF you can forgive me than I can forgive you. Deal?”
Jessie rose her head and looked at Santa. She couldn’t believe he wasn’t angry. She yipped, stood up and wagged her tail.
Santa winked at her. He walked back to the trees whistling with a twinkle in his eye.