Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I get to stay home today! I spent a delightful day shopping in Sioux Falls, lunch with a girlfriend from high school and we haven't changed a bit we are both still fabulous and neither one of us is lying. Then Christmas shopping and still time to check out the new larger Bernina sewing machine but it won't fit in my sewing table so I looked at the Sweet 16 table machine which suits my needs best so a little more research before I buy one. I also spent two days substitute teaching at the Hutterite colony which  is just  like going back to country school for me. They played Thumbs Up Seven Up and one little boy tapped his friend then squatted down to see if he was peeking, I couldn't help but laugh. Then a little girl told the other teacher she was a witch because she was wearing her witch shoes--black shoes with a good heel and a nice click when she walked.  My quilt friends came over one day last week, it was marvelous to catch up with each other. I served warm gingerbread: 1/2 c. butter, 1/2 c. sugar cream together add 1 large egg and 1/2 c. light molasses beat some more, sift together 1 1/2 c. flour, 3/4 t. salt, 3/4 t. baking soda, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/2 t. cinnamon add alternately  with 1/2 c. boiling water, beat after each addition. Bake in a 8x8 pan 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. I used a nine inch quiche pan. I served with whipped cream and a peppermint square. Then we reminisced about our mother's and grandmother's lemon sauce and  buttered rum sauce on gingerbread. What's your favorite topping for gingerbread?  ~~Ann~~

3 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Thanks so much for the Gingerbread recipe, the picture is making me drool. I do remember a hard sauce that my grandmother used to make, I wonder if I can find a recipe for that? Merry Christmas!

FleurBleue said...

Mmmmm, I'm drooling over the gingerbread AND the Bernina.

F x

Karen M. Walker said...

oh YUM!!!...