Poof

Like the swirls of snowflakes out my window, a cloud of flour floated through my kitchen. Oh boy, I thought, here we go. Remember your intention.

“What’s next?” asked my 8 year old son.

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“3/4 tsp. of cinnamon.”

“I’ll get it,” he said, measuring a heaping teaspoonful of. . .

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Cumin.

“Can I do the egg?” he asked. “I’m really good at that.”

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“Sure.”

Patience, I thought, patience.

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“Woops! Eeew, Hope likes raw egg. That’s really gross.” (Hope is our dog)

With all of the ingredients finally in the bowl, the gingerbread was ready for stirring.

“I’ll do it,” he offered.

And so,  he stirred. . .

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and he stirred. . .

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and he stirred some more.

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“That should be good,” I said.

“But I don’t want to stop stirring.”

“Why?” I asked.

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“Because that will mean we are done, and this was really fun.”

That was exactly the recipe I intended. 🙂

Biting into the warm spicy gingerbread, dripping with lemon glaze, I said, “Mmmm, that’s good.”

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“Really good, Mom. Really, really good.”

If you would like to try this recipe, see my previous post Tea Time. https://peacockprairie.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/tea-time/ 

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Have

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really

really

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day!

Latest Comments

  1. copperhorse71 says:

    What a lovely memory for you and your son!

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  2. Jodi says:

    How lovely! 🙂

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  3. FlowerAlley says:

    Printed recipe. Looking forward to some yummy cookies. I’ll be taking some to my daddy. He loves gingerbread.

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  4. avian101 says:

    Great photos! 🙂

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  5. Nurse Kelly says:

    So lovely, Julie – in words and photos! Looks like you live amidst beautiful surroundings! Your recipe sounds delicious as well! 🙂

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  6. Donkey Driver says:

    Keep it up! It’s making memories and teaching a life skill. 😊

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    What a sweet memory in the making. Bless you for your patience. Did he really put cumin in or did you correct that? It would bring tears to your eyes – lol! Lovely pictures and I still find it amazing that you are visited by a peacock. 🙂

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  8. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, wow!! Sooo gorgeous! 💖💖

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  9. Julie@frogpondfarm says:

    Oh you too! Your post made me smile, grin and feel good 😀 lovely pics

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  10. Becky says:

    Mrs. Gancer’s house always smelled like homemade goodies, I am glad it still does. 🙂

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    • Julie says:

      Hi Becky, Remember the chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies? Mmmm. . . so good. Maybe, with your culinary expertise, you could come up with the recipe and then pass it on to me. Thinking of you often this busy January.

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  11. Ann Coleman says:

    What a lovely mother and son time together, and certainly worth the patience!

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  12. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Well, your photos are gorgeous, Julie, and the story of making gingerbread is really really really gorgeous. 🙂

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  13. katnchick says:

    I can almost see Chick out there as a little boy doing the same things that your son is doing. Can’t wait to show him

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  14. katnchick says:

    Is that your parents home in the background? I’m going to try to print this if I am lucky, on my new printer & new Windows 10 program.

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    • Julie says:

      Yes, that is their garage. You may have noticed the corn crib and chicken coop have been painted. I think them charming. The barn? Well, it’s on the list.

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  15. sjc says:

    Beautiful words and pictures too. My girls love to cook with me and I often have to remind myself to have patience but it is almost always worth it in the end. Memories stirred in a bowl. PS The raw egg part really hit home. Someone always missed the bowl!

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    • Julie says:

      Hello there, Nice to meet you. I really enjoyed your blog. ‘Memories stirred in a bowl’– love that. Thanks for your visit and the follow.

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  16. cathyso3 says:

    Beautiful, Julie!

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  17. bayphotosbydonna says:

    Great post with captures sprinkled in…..lovely!

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  18. Julie says:

    My children are older now, but those shared times are also the best of times. Lovely photos Julie

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  19. Val says:

    Your photos are so relaxing. Obviously I love the bird ones, but that snow pic with trees and the warm light is so atmospheric and beautiful. And the recipe sounds yummy… (did the cumin stay in or did it get replaced with the cinnamon?)

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