November 6, 2015
If I could. . .
I’d light a crackling fire,
sit you down in a comfy chair with your favorite book and a view of the pond out back.
I’d crack a window to fill your ears with nature sounds–
the meandering leaf-swirling wind,
the Caw of a solitary crow.
I’d serve you a generous piece of warm spicy gingerbread. . .
and a cup of steaming coconut chai tea, with the perfect dash of vanilla rice milk,
I’d let you sit. . .
and simmer. . .
basking in November’s cozy infusion.
Want to feel happy? Fill your house with the aromatic smell of baking gingerbread.
**Hint: For added happiness, after smelling, eat.
- 1 2/3 cup flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9″ square baking pan. Stir together dry ingredients. Add egg, molasses, and oil. Stir in boiling water until smooth. Bake 35-40 minutes. While still hot, pour the lemon glaze over the top.
Prairie love heading your way. . .