December 2, 2007 – Make a “Snow Day”

I think we needed a snow day. Yesterday while everything was shut down outside, it was time for something completely different.


It was time to make gingerbread cookies and homemade bread! The tasks that should availed themselves (house cleaning etc,) were just too risky because you just never knew when the power might go out in the middle of vacuuming a rug!  So, it was cookies and bread.  Martin loves the honey wheat bread – so much so he calls it “dessert” and doesn’t want anything on it.  He even wanted to bring a PB&J sandwich to school instead of a school lunch of corndogs!


Here Martin shows off his moose and Minnesota cookie with important places in Minnesota for him marked with an X. He’s at the age where he loves cooking.  A few days ago we were working in the attic and as soon as we got up, I realized I needed another tool, so asked him to find a good radio station on the dial while I went to fetch it from the garage.  When I got up,he had dialed into NPR and was listening to Lynne Rossetto-Kasper on the “Splendid Table” and he was all excited because they were talking about spices and reported that most cinnamon in the stores is fake.

one year ago…

3 thoughts on “December 2, 2007 – Make a “Snow Day”

  1. Great Looking Cookies, Martin. I really like your Minnesota Cookies and I see you have Nana’s town marked on it. Looks like you had a fun afternoon. Wish you were closer to Nana so we could bake together.

  2. Ooh. Real gingerbread. I don’t cook much, but I couldn’t make cookies if I wanted to. I’ve been in this apartment for 2 months, using the stove top, and just noticed the other day the oven temperature dial is so worn down I cannot read the temp settings. And this latest snow/ice storm is making me hungry for homemade cinnamon rolls like my grandmother made in State Center when I was Martin’s age.

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