Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Those who attended Great Reads for Girls on Wednesday, Jan 12 had a wonderful time. The conversation and activities all centered around the book Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath.

Yara told us all about Polly Horvath and then Taylor led a fun and interesting book discussion.

The girls loved reading the book and they enjoyed talking about Primrose and how she held strongly to the things she believed in, even when others didn't share the same belief. We talked about all the different characters and many of the girls laughed as they remembered the part where the guinea pig catches on fire.  They also really liked the way each chapter ended with a recipe.

After the book discussion each girl made a collage about the things she believes in using card stock, glue sticks, scissors and magazines.

Once the crafts were finished Yara, Tammra and Taylor cooked up some yummy waffles for all the girls and their moms.

The girls had many toppings to choose from. There was butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, raspberry jam, plum jam, whipped cream, sliced bananas, applesauce, maple syrup and cinnamon syrup.

The girls told their moms that they would like to have whipped cream, chocolate chips and marshmallows on their waffles from now on. The cinnamon syrup was also a big hit!

Cinnamon Syrup

                                                                        1 cup sugar
                                                 slightly less than 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
                                                           1/2 cup light corn syrup
                                                                      1/4 cup water
                                                           1/2 cup evaporated milk

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cinnamon.  Pour in corn syrup and water and stir to dissolve.  Boil, stirring constantly 2-3 minutes.  Cool.  Stir in evaporated milk and serve.  Refrigerate leftovers. 

For February the book selection for Great Reads for Girls is Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.  We will be meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 There are several copies available for check out at the library. Ask for one at the front desk.

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