Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gingerbread Christmasing!




Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share a little festive cheer with you today.

Gingerbread men cookies and drink.


Aren't these darling?
Well, I must tell you that I got the recipe from my sweet friend Julie at The Hawards.
Thank you Julie and here is her recipe.


I hate to tell you this, but my cute little gingerbread men are blind, deaf and dumb.
They see no evil, hear no evil nor speak no evil.
I didn't decorate them! Shame on me.
But being blind, deaf and dumb does not in the least hinder their
most deliciousness! No ma'am.
They are so good!


Now with all the gingerbreadness you must have a cup of cheer to wash it down with.
Have you ever seen a cuter cup in your life?
It looks like it was made for me, doesn't it?
My most darling sweet friend Beverly at How Sweet the Sound
sent me two of these precious cups.
Thank you so much Beverly!!


Now what in the world could be in my most precious made for me cup?
Why, Wassail, of course!
Tis the season to drink Wassail!
Oh, I wanted you to know I feel like my sweet friend BJ at Sweet Nothings.
She ends most of her posts with food and makes me so hungry!

Speaking of gingerbread, I forgot to show you my gingerbread tree in my kitchen.
This little cuteness of tree is sitting very high upon my fridge.

My tree is sitting in a silverplated ice bucket. Just fits perfectly.
Now do you see that cute little gingerbread family garland?
I won that in a giveaway from our very own Traci at
Beneath My Heart
few years ago.
I just love it.


Traci made this with her most dainty fingers and she added the name of each family member on them. Mr. Precious and I are on the ends and our two children are in the middle.
Bows on the gal's heads and bow ties at the neck of the guys.


I poked a red ribbon on for a tree topper!


My little tree has gingerbread peeps all over it!
The little gingerbread peeps are made of a foaming material.
On the right hand side.

And then on the left hand side.


Does my tiny little tree make your mouth water? Are you thirsty?
I can fix that ~ here's a cup of Wassail.
Yep, that's a Rooster runner on the top of my fridge.
Just can't leave the yard birds alone.


I'm sure most of you have you own recipe for Wassail,
but I'm telling you the truth, this is very very delicious!
I've been making it for very many years at Christmas time
and would like to share my recipe with you.

Wassail


1 Gallon Cider
12 oz. Frozen Lemonade
12 oz. Frozen O. J.
1 cup Brown Sugar
6 whole Cloves
2 tsp. Nutmeg
6 whole Allspice
Sticks of Cinnamon

Simmer 2 cups of cider in large pot for 10 minutes with cloves, allspice and nutmeg.
Add remaining cider, brown sugar, lemonade and O. J. (undiluted) and heat. Do not boil and stir occasionally. Pour into cups and add a stick of cinnamon to each cup.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Gingerbread Song

Gingerbread man, me love you
Gingerbread man, 'cause you got
Cookie hands and cookie feet
You so brown and friendly and delicious to eat
Oh, gingerbread man, me love you
Gingerbread man, but fella, me not know what to do
'Cause you a cookie and a dolly, too

First me want to hug you like a best friend should
Then me want to eat you 'cause you taste so good
First me want to play with you my whole life through
But me want to put you in me tummy, too
~ sung by me! :)


29 comments:

  1. That mug would be right at home in my red rooster kitchen! Cute! And your gingerbread tree is adorable!!!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

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  2. Your little gingerbread men are adorable and I love the cup that Beverly sent you!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. Love the gingerbread men. I made some also for my tree and for gifts. No decorating them for me either:-}

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  4. Ooh, Shelia. I love gingerbread, and what could be better than gingerbread and wassail. I'll be right over.♥

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  5. Shelia,
    I love seeing my gingerbread ornament on your gingerbread tree! :)
    Those cookies look delicious, with or without faces!
    My mom made wassail every year too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will have to try it.
    Merry Christmas, sweet friend!
    Traci

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  6. Cute cute cute, and I love that drink, I could go for some now Sheila! And of course a delish cookie to dunk!

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  7. Sweet gingerman tree! Cookies and wassail...I'm hungry!

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  8. I just luv your little gingerbread cookies..I need to find a cute cutter and make some, too.

    The tree is too cute..I don't have a kitchen tree THIS year but I'll bet ya, by golly, I will have one by next year.

    AND..I intended to make wassail for our C. Eve and your recipe sounds just right. I WISH I had cute cups like YOURS to serve it in..:))
    You do know, don't you, that WANT is my middle name?? :)
    hugs, bj

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  9. Your gingerbread tree is so sweet and I adore the garland!!

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  10. I am so glad you loved the recipe for the gingerbread men, several friends have made them and love them too. I wanted a Wassail recipe and now I have one..thanks so much! I need to get my little tree out and put it up in my kitchen! Love you! ;D

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  11. Hi, Sheila,
    What cute little gingerbread men! Love the gingerbread tree. That wassail looks really yummy in that cute cup. :)
    D

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  12. Oh the little gingerbread tree looks fabulous. Love it. I would love some and some hot chocolate please. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Oh...your little guys are SO cute, and yes, they made me hungry true to the spirit of BJ's posts! Your little tree is precious!

    I was never sure what went into wassail, I'm going to copy your recipe down.

    Happy Holdays!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. I haven't made our gingerbread people yet - saving that activity for when the grandkids are out of school next week. Seeing yours makes me anxious to smell that great aroma as they come out of the oven. Enjoy this next week - it is a glorious time. Sally

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  15. Well I guess being Canadian and all I had NO idea what wassail was, still will have to google that one. Must be SOUTHERN : )
    I saw you peeking in that pretty silver bucket Miss Shelia, LOVE the gingerbread tree.
    Don't worry about Mexico *we have all our shots".
    Love You
    Love Me
    xoxoxo

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  16. Your mug is the perfect fit for your kitchen. Your little tree is adorable.
    I can smell those cookies and wassail now!

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  17. I love your gingerbread tree!!
    And gingerbread & wassail...I'll be right there :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Carol

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  18. Your gingerbread men(and women) are adorable! And, that cup is precious, too!

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  19. What a great post Shelia! Thank you for the wassail recipe ~ I know that makes the house smell so wonderful. I love all your pretties. Wishes for you to have the merriest Christmas ever.

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  20. Hi Shelia, Your little gingerbread people are adorable! I'm glad to see that the ones with faces are made of foam! How could you bite off their little heads? I just got a silicone pan to make miniature gingerbread man cakes. If they come out yummy I'll share their little pictures! Linda

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  21. Shelia...you're Gingerbread Men are so cute...but I beg to differ with you. They aren't deaf, dumb and blind...

    They're NEKKED!!!!! (naked in Texas)

    LOL!!!

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  22. Hi Shelia! Is that not the cutest tree I have ever seen! and the recipe sounds yummy! As for all of my parties...what can I say...I'm a blog party animal! lol A very merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

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  23. Yummy post Shelia!

    Thanks so much for the Wassail recipe.

    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Actually, I don't think I've ever drank this! I love your cookies "nekked." I think it gives them a sort of elegance.
    Brenda

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  25. Hi Shelia,
    I love your gingerbread cookies and the tree as well.
    I must try your wassail recipe -it sounds so good!

    Have a great weekend,

    Carolyn

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  26. I love gingerbread men! They are so happy and fun and are the ultimate Christmas cookie.
    Have a truly wonderful Christmas, Shelia!
    Teresa

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  27. Oh! your cookies are too cute, even without faces. This way they cant see you eat them... I adore your chicken cup.... tooo cute!

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  28. yummie!!! and too cute!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  29. Your gingerbread cookies sure look good, Shelia. I love your gingerbread tree too and all the wonderful gifts you received.Merry Christmas to you and your family!....Christine

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