12/15/2022 0 Comments
Day 11: 12 Days of #HopeforHeidiAllen
Isn't this picture of my mom the best!? I know it is. Her smile is the same one Heidi wore every day too. The sweatshirt she is wearing is one I had made the first Christmas without Heidi. It says, "Always in our hearts". The same is true this year....
Heidi is forever in our hearts and NEVER forgotten. We won't stop sharing her memory, face, story, and hope with all of you and anyone listening.
There is one day left in this series, on one level I'm exhausted and on the other, I am inspired more than any the past few Christmases. I went through old photo albums and found this gem.
It's my mom, with Heidi behind the A-frame and me, behind the barn. These Fischer Price toys were our favorites as kids from the moment we opened them on this Christmas morning.
Fast forward to my daughter as a young child, she played with these same toys. They are stored away for when her future children are old enough to play with them. Tradition, and toys, passed down from generation to generation. I'm grateful to be in a family that still values tradition,
When we are young we don't open gifts like multiple Fischer Price thinking, "these are great, I can't wait to pass them on to my grandchildren." BUT thankfully, my parents and family raised us to appreciate and care for what we were given and had.
It is because of this care that these toys have had the love of many children over the years and thanks to our upbringing, there are still generations of hands and love before them.
This blog has returned a purpose to write and each time I sit down to start, I think of my mom. She enjoyed reading the blogs and commenting. She left me a legacy of her love, thoughts, and more through leaving comments.
What legacies do you have available to remember those who went before you?
What legacies are you leaving for those when you pass away? Have you even thought about this? If not, there is no better time than now.
Rolled Molasses Drops
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup molasses
5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
1) Cream shortening and sugar together
2) Add egg and molasses
3) Add dry ingredients.
4) Chill for 1 hour
5) Roll into small balls then roll in flour and white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake for 8 - 10 minutes on greased cookie sheet
Here is the YouTube video of me making this recipe
I noticed there are a lot of recipes with molasses
for the holidays...anyone else notice this too?
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