My 2010 Food Adventures!
In 2010 I was very blessed, I got to spend my first entire year home being a stay-at-home mom!
|Snowman kit ready!|
|Nothing like cranberries and carrots and flat snowmen!|
|Santa Hats with M&Ms, pretzels, peanuts, and raisins |
Also, the December Cook Off over at Kitchen Corners is under way so please visit and vote for my Derby Day Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Voting ends Friday!
|Me, with a tasty concotion known as a Rum Ball, let's get mixing!|
|Can you see the excitement in her eyes!|
|Still, have to use, would make great lightbulbs on a Christmas tree!!! (to come in the future!)|
And so after, decorating, and eating, and decorating, and eating some more we have this....
|Every gingerbread house needs a mailbox to send Santa a letter, I was informed of this by my 3 year old so there you go!!! (hence the mailbox)|
|Note the stained glass window, lights up beautifully at night!|
|Royal Icing ~ mortar for the house|
|Trying to make the house not so drafty!|
Also, note that peaches, kidney beans, and tomato sauce really help in the making of Gingerbread Houses!!
So, now that we are in to day two of making gingerbread the real question is will this drafty house make it? I am not having second thoughts at this stage, it is on the verge of tears because of all the time and sweat that has went in to this gingerbread man's house is hinging upon the mortar that has to fill those huge gaps!! (Remember the part about how some of the pieces came out perfect (one) and some semi-puffy, and some really puffy "wow what happend to that kind of reaction in the oven!" well this is where that all comes back to HAUNT YOU!!! )
So, once again, I am that stage of patience, Do what now you tell me that the icing has to sit OVERNIGHT to work its mortar magic to see if it is going to hold my gingerbread dough walls together or not!!!!?!!!! Ugh, I won't digress to the whole "sat in a warehouse" ordeal again, but you know what I am thinking...
So, are you feeling my pins and needles, nail biting, hair twirling, fidgeting moments I was having as I spent DAYS during this Gingerbread House saga waiting...
Probably not, but anyways stay tune to see if the Gingerbread House stays together, if my mortar was really made out of it what it says it was, or not, and if I have to let the kiddos down easy and say we are breaking out the Gingerbread warehouse kit!!!
Say it "ain't" so! (sorry, I am southern and will use improper grammar when it comes to the word "ain't")
Until next time!
|Mixing, easy, breezy, let the pink machine do the job!|
|Dealing with the pink machines results ~ the dough!|