It was feeling very much like a cookie day today. Out came the Joy of Cooking and my finger ran through the extensive list to land on Ginger Snaps. I have always loved Ginger Snaps, especially my mothers. I decided to relive some of the joys from my childhood and I set out to make what I thought was going to be a flat, crispy, chewy and zingy cookie. Not so! These babies were thick, round and cakey. They taste alright but not what I was expecting, it’s like eating a hermit without all the dried fruit and nuts. Now mother, please tell me how you make my favorite Ginger Snaps.
I feel as though I have hit the winter doldrums. It’s so damn depressing this year. I don’t mind snow, in fact I rather like snow. It is so pretty when it falls and blankets everything and getting out and walking in it isn’t so bad either. The problem is that it never just snows. In these parts it always warms up, turns to rain then freezes again turning everything to ice which is near impossible to walk in even with Yaktrax. Now I know how old people feel. To top it all off, the damn groundhog wimped out this year when it saw the shadow!
It’s a good thing I have such a great kid to spend these long cold days with.
That girl is developing into such a sweet little person before my very eyes! Loves to hug and snuggle and give kisses. She is very polite, often saying please and sometimes she will share her snacks. She loves to be tickled. Teekol, teekol, teekol she says asking for it as she squirms away. She likes to hold on to the cats tails and tickle her face with the tips. Loves the radio and listening to music, she also likes it when I sing to her and always asks for songs especially when we are out walking. Passers by must think we are funny singing silly songs. We really like to sing I Had a Rooster by Pete Seeger. I sing all the words and Frances does the animal sounds, she is really good with the rooster! Cooking is her new passion and she is happy to putter around with a selection of kitchen utensils making tea, sushi and pizza. Oh good gracious me, I love this kid!