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Why is it always the parents of the problem children who spend the most time at parent-teacher meetings being belligerent about the school rules and the classroom routines? Honestly, sometimes you just want to bonk people's heads together.

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Grandma Pangborn's Ginger Snaps
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
Cream shortening and sugar, add molasses. Add egg and beat well. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mix. Break off pieces to size and roll into round balls, then roll in sugar. Bake for 10 minutes at 375F.

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Where did this day GO? Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, that's all I have to say about that, and this wasn't even a busy week!
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mood: tired
music: Jamie Cullum—Lover, You Should Have Come Over


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Why is it always the parents of the problem children who spend the most time at parent-teacher meetings being belligerent about the school rules and the classroom routines? Honestly, sometimes you just want to bonk people's heads together.


Rephrase this and it'll make more sense.

You know those parents who spend all the time at parent-teacher meetings being belligerent about the school rules and the classroom routines?

Guess which ones are their kids.

Sadly, even though it totally makes sense, it really doesn't make SENSE to me. It's so aggravating and sad.

You do realize that even a non-busy week for you is still much busier than most people's.

Heh. Last night I was coming to the conclusion that my busy weeks are no longer just mine. They're busier because my KIDS are both busy, too. *sigh*

Ginger snaps and they don't look crazy hard to make. Hmm, wonder where I can buy molasses or what would be a decent substitute...

(Anonymous)

I don't think there is a decent substitute - and it needs to be the dark kind. Anything else changes the taste slightly (or more). Liz's brother may know what they found in Germany to try as a substitute. Lizardmom

I import the black strap molasses from the States...if you have a store that sells American or English food products there, they might have it.

I'm planning to swing by the American / English store sometime soon to see if I can find it. It probably is a smart product to stock up on next time I'm in the States, though.

Word of warning: Make sure it's packed in ziploc if you do bring it back, and also that it's in a stable place in your pantry. I've had mine tip over TWICE in the past couple of years and good GOD WHAT A MESS.

mm mm gingersnaps.
I had another today after my massage. I told Chava to hide the rest. I think she froze them.

Hate to break the news, but they're good frozen, too. :P

OMG. You mean....??

(Anonymous)

I guess it's no wonder those kids end up being problem children. They do imprint after all. That ginger snap recipe has me looking forward to Christmas (although I will thoroughly enjoy Fall in all its glory while it is here). You know what I just realized, as I was filling out legal forms for my sister's wedding? I haven't been ordained, I'm just legally an officiant for their ceremony. Doh! Blame it on the language barrier :) Any ideas on how to make a ceremony special? I'm dying here! Happy Friday.

bohemiangirl

What language barrier?? Maybe you can have them each write their own vows? Present them with a book of love poems or music that is especially great for lovers :)

What's even more remarkable is how some of those 'problem parents' manage to create non-problematic children. I don't fantasize so much about bonking people's heads together...as I do about bonking some of them OVER the head with the toy St. Louis Cardinals bat J got me when he was in St. Louis.

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