So Winter is Here!

Written on November 23, 2016

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow? Already?


So, a few days ago, my city where I live was graced with its first snowfall. Skiers love it, and in a way, I do too… except, not this early.

I love Christmas, which is why I don’t mind snow, but really, not before mid December or something. Although, now that it has, I wanna get all into the Christmas stuff.

I wish I had Christmas decorations, because I would so put them up right now… Christmas lights and all!! It’s supposed to be a mix of snow and rain the next few days, which I’m not sure I like all that much.

Can I Do Some Christmas Baking? I so Wish I Could!!

Firstly, if I wasn’t flat broke, I’d break out my dessert section of my recipe binder. I thought about, instead of doing individual gifts, doing assorted baked goods in Christmas tins.

Secondly, because of my disability, some of the recipes I’d want to bake would mean I’d need help with them. Doesn’t work so well if you’re gonna be giving them a baked goods gift box. That whole though seems so tempting to me. If only I could… because I so would!!

There’s a really interesting recipe I wanna make, for other people, of course. I might add it to the end of this. It’s Pumpkin Gingerbread, and I made it in Family Studies when I was in school.

Pumpkin gingerbread recipe


  • 375 ml sugar
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 ml water
  • ½ of a 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 5 ml ground ginger
  • 2 ml ground allspice
  • 2 ml cinnamon
  • 2 ml cloves
  • 425 ml flour
  • 5 ml baking soda
  • 3 ml salt
  • 1 ml baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, and spices.
  3. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add pumpkin mixture and blend just until ingredients are mixed. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven about 1 hour.

There you have it. It is yours to do what you wish

with it. Although, I’d save it for a blistery cold winter’s day, when it’s snowing and you don’t even want to think about going out.

For now, this post is done.