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Snacks - Feeding the internalDrive

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Hi, I’m Ruth!  I will be writing a guest blog column called “Snacks!”

I have always been a big supporter of snack time (and sharing, of course) so when I started at iD Tech Camps, I was determined to provide some seriously tasty goodies to my iD Family.  I’ve become rather infamous in bringing armloads of food to the office to share with everyone.  Snacks make people happy, and happy iDers make happy campers.  As a result, this iD Snacks blog was created!  (Disclaimer: The creation of an iD Daily Exercise blog might be needed after a few of these entries.)

What do snacks have to do with technology and kids?  My answer: Everything.  I know I’m not alone when the sudden urge to munch on something becomes very apparent while working on the computer, especially during summer camp season.  Also, it’s a scientific fact that for kids the urge to snack is much stronger.

So for all you iD Families out there, please enjoy this blog and have a snack on iD.

This Week’s Snack: Gingersnap Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies?!  Apparently yesterday was Gingersnap Cookie Day because while at the market, I bumped into a woman who was buying the exact same ingredients as me.  I asked her if she was making gingersnap cookies, and sure enough she was indeed.  We ended up following each other around the market trying to find the same cookie-making materials.  Small world.  I wonder if she will blog about it too.

The Recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Sift together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp ground ginger, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp salt.  Sift again to make sure everything is mixed well.  In a separate mixing bowl, cream together ¾ cups of shortening.  Beat in 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup of molasses.  Once it’s all together, start beating in the flour mixture a little at a time until it is all incorporated.  Drop cookie dough in 2 inch balls onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Makes 30 cookies.

What does a cookie-eating internalDrive worker look like?

Nova with Cookies

Dwayne with Cookies

Mike with Cookies

Pete with Cookies

Ruth with Cookies

That’s me, Ruth, spreading the cookie love!

Snack on, iD!

-Ruth

Check back to the iD Tech Blog weekly for iD Snacks updates where you will find recipes, funny pictures, and of course tasty snacks to get you ready for the summer camp season.