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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gingerbread Crackhouse

This thing looks like a Salvador Dali nightmare or something. It was our first EVER gingerbread house, so I'm actually quite happy with it. Atleast it's standing!

Ahhhh. But the Spritz. The Spritz - they are perfect!

We had a nice day in the house, looking at the trees covered in ice. We were cozy in our warm kitchen. Beautiful!


Blogger tweetey30 said...

The gingerbread house looks cool. I have never had a spritz cookie. Could you e-mail me the recipe. Thanks if you can when you get a minute.

14 December, 2007 10:26  
Blogger J C said...

Pleeeze!...I gained a pound just looking at this post spread! 'Ah, to be Hansel'...

14 December, 2007 10:50  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Your house is amazing! I've tried several times, but have never reached the assembly phase. My gingerbread either cracks or warps. :(

14 December, 2007 19:15  
Blogger Abouna said...

That gingerbread house looks swell for a first go around.

I wish I had a picture of the first one my boys made many years ago. It ended up looking like a bad version of a Vietnamese village hut. But, boy did it ever taste great.

14 December, 2007 22:57  
Blogger Mike's America said...

It's a perfect little House for the Troll.

Did you see the white chocolate gingerbread White House?

Yours certainly has more character to it.

15 December, 2007 11:06  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Damn, must've been a huge lot of effort in making that house, but from the looks of it the end certainly justifies the means.

16 December, 2007 02:26  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for your comments on my page, Grizzly Mama! I wish more people would get pissed - as you do - about all the antiwar attacks against our fine military service personnel!

The gingerbread's hip, btw. Hope you're having a great December. Ten more days until Christmas.

Take care!

American Power

16 December, 2007 21:44  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Scarves were sent out on Saturday. Just let me know when they arrive please.

17 December, 2007 12:33  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks Tweetey. Spritz are my favorite cookies, I have always used a cookie press for them. I bought an electric one at a flea market for 2 bucks about 8 years ago and it still works like a champ. When I was little my mom's cookie press wasn't electric - - it was a pretty good workout having to use it! I'll email the recipe to you no problemo. Thanks for sending those scarves, I'll email when I receive them!

JC - We've been picking at the house over the last couple of days. lol!

Thanks tshsmom! It really is a crappy house, but thanks for saying it's amazing!

Abouna I'm just happy it's standing - with a little (lot of!) help from that frosting that is now hard as a rock...

Mike I saw that picture. It's beautiful and then with the 2 little doggies on top. I can't even imagine having the patience to do something like that.

Awwwwww, Mr GG. You're too kind!

Donald, thank you for visiting and commenting here! I was really pissed by the time I got done reading that entry of yours. Don't remind me about how close Christmas is!! It's coming too fast!

18 December, 2007 01:11  
Blogger Ron Simpson said...

I am about to try my hand at my first gingerbread house today or tomorrow. I am not holding my breath for a success.

19 December, 2007 14:47  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Good luck Ron! I hope that you have more patience than I. By the time we got to the decorating of it, I had had enough of it.

20 December, 2007 00:34  
Blogger Dee said...

Our first attempt at a gingerbread house was a disaster, so yours looks great.

20 December, 2007 02:24  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hansel and Gretel is one of my favorite stories; so that Gingerbread House looks outstanding to me!

24 December, 2007 01:08  

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