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.


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! :)