Ginger- a delicacy, medicine or spice. Oh, how I have enjoyed my ginger this fall. It all started with the opening of Saga Japanese Steakhouse. Our family has enjoyed many meals hibachi style, and I have acquired the taste for their ginger salad dressing. I like it so much that I order pints to go and serve it at home.
This Christmas we started a new tradition of spreading Christmas Joy. Remi just loves wearing her apron from Kate’s birthday party at Mars Sweet Bake Shop and begged to help me cook. Her wishes led to mixing up a batch of gingerbread. As we set out the cooling rack and blended icing to make red and green, Remi suggested we give one to her BFF Brooklyn next door. Zane, of course, jumped in for fun and we decorated the first two cakes, on the bed tray they went, and the kids were out the door. I could hear them down the street skipping back singing Frosty the Snowman. And yes, it was freezing outside, light snow drizzling and they wore no coats as Remi sported only her favorite apron (bad mom, I know). Please, Elf George Jingle I hope you weren’t watching.
This baking and delivery adventure quickly multiplied, and Ford Bakery was open for Christmas. We baked and baked and baked as the kids one after the other returned home for another loaf saying “Merry Christmas” to anyone home. They truly embraced the joy of giving this Christmas, even as one additional light turned on down the street and the only loaf left was the one for our family. They put it on the tray and off they went. They enjoyed every minute of it.
Quite a few friends were not home on Saturday night, so the Bakery opened Sunday, spreading more Christmas Joy. We can’t wait until next year, so Matt and Kate can decorate in the Ford Christmas Bakery.