Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5th

"Gracious George the Gingerbread Man" Family Night! (The boys ARE wearing their p.j. bottoms! Just in case you were wondering!)

For the advent + Family Home Evening, I read the kids a story about Gracious George the Gingerbread Man. Gracious George goes around secretly serving others all day long. I brought out our own "Gracious George Gingerbread Man" to serve at our house. Every time Gracious George shows up having served someone, that person passes another service and "George" along. I'm hoping it will get the kids thinking about serving each other during this Holiday season.

We also had some Snappy George cookies as a treat. Everyone (even Ian) loved them! Here's the recipe in case you are interested:

Snappy George's

3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
1-1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cloves

Cream shortening with 1 cup of sugar. Add egg and molasses. Beat well. Mix in all the remaining ingredients except for the 1/3 cup of sugar. Shape dough in small balls or cut out as gingerbread men. Roll the balls in the sugar and put on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Makes 24-36 cookies.

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