Molly’s Nana wass coming for a visit on the weekend and Molly wanted to make something special. She pulled out her Nana’s favorite recipe for Ginger Snaps and baked several dozen. Her special recipe is below.
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 cup melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
Mix sugar, molasses, butter and beaten egg. Mix soda, salt, ginger and flower together. Incorporate wet and dry ingredients. Drop mixture onto a cookie sheet by spoonfuls. Sprinkle with white sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Makes 2 dozen large cookies
Attending garage sales and flea markets on the weekend. Santa likes to look for vintage Christmas tree ornaments for a special tree he puts in his office. He has gathered a selection of over a hundred Santa Claus ornaments.
Niagara Falls. Santa, Jessie and Molly visit once a year to view the beautiful waterfall and to play in the fun houses and museums.
Canoeing in Algonquin park. Santa, Jessie and Molly often go on canoe trips on the weekend. Jessie is not to sure about the activity. Mosquitoes bite her on the nose and she hides her head in the canoe to try to ward them off.
Gardening. Santa and Molly spend a great deal of time at Molly’s mother’s home planting her gardens. Santa is especially fond of the sunflowers she plants every year. Molly took a portrait this year of Jessie and the sunflowers.
The Bay of Fundy. Watching the tides roll in and out and eating seafood.
Drumheller. Santa loves history and the dinosaur museum is one of his favorite places.
Attending folk festivals in a variety of communities.
Trips to the beach to dive in the surf. Jessie doesn’t like water so she stays away from it as much as possible and rolls in the sand but Molly loves swimming and Santa likes floating on his belly.
Fireman’s breakfast. Raising money for good causes and getting a hearty breakfast are at the top of Santa’s list.
Attending the theater. Santa used to sneak Jessie in until she snored so loud she disturbed the other patrons.
Santa told Molly about the crack in the manufacturing facility and that he and Jessie were going to visit Jack Frost in the North Pole hospital. Molly went to work and baked a special treat for Jack. The recipe is below.
2 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup whole cranberries
Mix wet ingredients into combined dry ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 too 60 minutes.
Santa watched as Flora and Klaus strung together some words to try to heal the manufacturing facility. The pair had been practicing magic diligently for over a week and Santa could see a definite improvement in the size and color of the light that they produced in their hands. He watched as the rays of light blended together to surround the building. They merged into a bright blue fog. The fog vibrated with energy and deepened as it covered the building. The fog sat over the structure for some time before slowly blowing away into the sky.
The group held their breathes as they stared at the building. Santa walked up to the wall and ran his bare hand across the side of the ice. The structure no longer was spongy but instead was solid and hard. Santa grinned and thumped the elves on their backs. “Success The facility is solid again. I…” Continue reading August 16th – Flora and Klaus try again→