Sunday, December 22, 2019

Making GingerBread Houses

Have you ever made a gingerbread house? I can't say that I have, but I have always wanted too. I believe my daughter's and I tried once and never succeeded in making one, so we probably never tried again. This year, I wanted to be sure the grand doll got to enjoy the fun of making one so I bought a small kit that wasn't actually gingerbread, but chocolate cookie.

What I realized is that I am not good at piping icing and the grand doll did not want to let it set for the icing to "glue" the house together. However, after a little coaching, we agreed to let it sit for about 2 hours while we done something else. 
 She was so proud of her accomplishment that she had to show mommy as soon as she could.
Mommy was proud of her as well. I think she is happy that I attempt these things so that she does not have too. 
The finished project has to include a snail on the sidewalk . I love the little lights on the top of it, but our windows are awful!

Mom and daughter were happy to show off their project and can you tell that little Miss H might have been into the icing while decorating? It was a busy day and a long day as we had also decorated about 3 dozen sugar cookies as well before we attempted this house. 

If you are caught up in the hustle and bustle that the holiday season brings, remember that the reason for the season is a baby's birth and that family and friends are what truly matter. Make time to make gingerbread houses, cookies, fudge, or something that has been a traditional item in your house.

From our farm to yours, Merry Christmas!!



8 comments:

  1. The finished product is fantastic...maybe not perfect but... the time spent together working, laughing and bonding is priceless.
    I think my boys and I made one long ago but that was only once...too impatient and it was fun to eat all the things along the way.

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    1. That is my biggest obstacle is that I lack patience! We did have a good time though and I am thankful that we were able to make it.

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  2. Ahhhh! Good for you! And her. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have the patience for a gingerbread house.
    Merry Christmas!🎄

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    1. Thanks! As I said before, I am not patient so that sort of thing can be very anxiety filled for me.

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  3. I love her house..and the memories will be cherished.

    When my grands were a little younger, their preK teacher hot glued the sides of a gingerbread house together and then hot glued the roof so all the kids had to do was decorate....
    Their houses were cute. And who eats them once they are decorated?

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    1. My daughter suggested that, but I thought she would surely eat it once it was finished. She did enjoy it as I did.

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  4. SO cute, love the little one with icing on her face:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thank you! She enjoyed eating what icing was left as well. Merry Christmas!

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