In December you can be invited to parties or getting ready to host yourself. I find that it is always nice to have a nice table with appetizers. Guests can eat while drinking their wine, and that gives you the chance to prepare Dinner.
My mother-in-law starts early in the fall to make pâtés and pies for the Holidays. She has four boys and they all played hockey when they were young. Let me tell you that she had to prepare big meals every day of the week to feed those boys. Because they were involved in sports my father-in-law made them an ice rink in the backyard every winter. More boys would come join the family to play hockey outside. They would sometimes be invited in the house for a treat. One of the traditions in their family is to make 'galettes à la mélasse': Molasses cookies. When I met my husband he was proudly talking about those famous galettes.
Over the years I have been trying different recipes to try to re-create those memories he had growing up. At one point my mother-in-law gave me her recipe but I could not find it this week. I found another one and they turned out to be pretty good. I like thick molasses cookies that are filled with spices. On Sunday my daughter came home with her friends for an afternoon of knitting and we indulged in those cookies. My daughter went home with some cookies to share with her roommate.
During the month of December I like to bake cookies and squares. I have some recipes that I have been making for years, and my kids expect to eat them when celebrate during the holidays. I will also be bringing homemade baked goods to family members when we go visit them in Quebec. It always puts a smile on their faces.
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We woke up this morning and outside we have a pure white blanket of snow. It is beautiful. I like snow but don't like to shovel so much. We will be spending a few hours outside today to clear up the driveway.
A snowfall warning has been issued for our area. I love snow but don't like snowstorms. We are driving to Russell for hockey tonight and the forecast is heavy wet snow. I don't like to drive when our roads are covered with snow.