it can be both bad and good.
- it's an unexpected unpaid day off of work.
- i'm home all day with a never-ending list of errands but can't safely go out and about.
- i have to find creative ways to entertain my kids, especially during this, our 6th day off!
- it's an unexpected day off from work.
- i'm not expected to get all my out-of-the-house errands done.
- i get to do things i don't normally have time to do with the kids!
today is a great day for catching up on projects, which is what my 7-year-old loves to do, and watching movies, which my 11-year-old loves to do. but what i really love do on a day like today is bake something warm and comforting!
here's a great cold-weather recipe that is easy and super yummy!
chewy gingerbread cookies
1 stick butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose flour
powdered sugar icing, optional (i use this recipe by betty crocker that i found on tablespoon.com)
what to do:
cream the butter, sugar, egg, and molasses until well-combined.
mix in salt, baking, soda, and spices.
add flour slowly and combine well.
roll the dough into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls and place onto cookie sheet, leaving plenty of room in between them.
bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
completely cool on wire racks before drizzling on powdered sugar icing.
this recipe makes about 15 large cookies, but you probably won't be able to count them before they are all eaten up!