Good morning. I almost forgot to write this post. I was searching for the Netflix release date on my most recent guilty indulgence. I've started watching The Fosters and I binge four and five episodes at a time! As of last night, I have finished Season Two and need--I mean addicted like Anna need--Season Three.
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This week I took two more road trips, but much shorter ones. The first was overnight to my inlaw's holiday home in Osoyoos. Don't get excited. It's not a glamorous mansion on the lake shore. It's a relic of a house where my mother-in-law sent all her furniture, gadgets, and bedding to live out their retirement years.
This means the bed was rock-hard--which told my husband and I how old we are becoming. We joked that this was our version of camping, since we had to rough it without internet or television for almost twenty-four hours. Rather than bring groceries to cook, we went out for dinner across the line in Oroville, just for funsies, then decided to hunt and gather a DVD at the grocery store.
"Or we could go to the movie store," my husband said as we drove by what is probably the last video store in existence. We picked up Nic and Nora's Infinite Playlist for five dollars, since we'd never seen it, and watched it on my laptop. (It's cute.)
This is the walk I took the next morning to fetch our coffee and breakfast sandwiches.
As much as I enjoy the warm winds of Osoyoos, I was happy to know I'd be heading straight home and not leaving my desk for anything but my daily walk and groceries. Nope. The service light came on in the Hyundai on the way home. Le Sigh. So I trucked over to Kelowna yesterday to have that taken care of. At least it was a beautiful drive. Here's a couple snaps as I was homeward bound:
I promised you my Gingersnap recipe, didn't I? I've dedicated my life to finding the best gingersnap recipe and this one is my favourite. If you have one you like, I'd love to try it. Here's mine:
1 1/2 c white sugar
1 c butter or marg
1 c molasses
Sift together in a separate bowl:
1 Tbsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp ground ginger
4 c flour
1 tsp ea: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, all spice
Stir dry ingredients into wet (can use electric mixer)
Roll dough into balls 1 inch in diameter
Dip top into white sugar
Place on greased cookie sheet – Do Not Press
Bake at 350F for approx 15 mins
Tops crack when done
Cool on wire rack
Have a great week!