3rd Day of Christmas with Sharon Glasgow
Welcome to our 5th annual 12 Days of Christmas giveaways!.
Each day I’ll feature one of my Proverbs 31 sisters offering a recipe, idea or memory and giving away a prize for the day!
The lovely and prayerful speaker chick:
Making Gingerbread Houses
Years ago our family started the tradition of making gingerbread houses the day after Thanksgiving. We spend as much time laughing and talking as we do making the houses, it’s so much fun. We made our own gingerbread one year, it was way to much work and we’ve also bought gingerbread kits–that was too much money. So, most years we use graham crackers, frosting and various candies built on top of milk cartons.
If you have a kitchen window that they would fit on, it’s a perfect use of space.
Directions for making Gingerbread houses:
1. Cut 6×8 inch pieces of cardboard to build the houses on (however-there will always one who wants to build bigger).
2. Cover the boards with aluminum foil or the frosting will soften the cardboard and make it weak.
3. Cut milk cartons(small, medium or large) to the size you want. I save the cartons throughout the year so you’re not scrambling to buy at the last-minute.
4. Cut graham crackers to fit the carton. You don’t have to go all the way to the edge, the frosting fills in the spaces that are open. Apply frosting all over carton and secure crackers on top.
5. Start decorating! Purchase colored frosting tubes with tips in the grocery store. Buy desired colors and several white tubes. Stock up on a variety of candies to decorate.
Now for my giveaway:
I’m giving away a Christmas Strings & Harp CD to one winner today. I heard it playing at the store and fell in love with the music. It has all our favorite songs like; O Holy Night, Away in A Manger, What Child is This? O LittleTown of Bethlehem, Silent Night and much more.
If you are the winner of this giveaway, Karen will give me your name and email address. I’ll send it out tomorrow!
Thanks for having me Karen! I love you!
P.S. If you want to learn how to make Flaming Christmas pudding or just get to know me better hop on over and visit me at http://sharonglasgow.com/2012/11/christmas-figgy-puddy/
Okay–to be entered in today’s giveaway, tell us your favorite item to decorate a gingerbread house with. I like to make a walkway out of Starbursts! Or, if you are in a hurry, just say “Gingerbread!”
Remember, you have until Sunday night December 16th to comment on all the posts. One grand prize winner will be chosen from among the gals who post on all 12 days! What the grand prize is will be announced sometime this week (when I figure it out!!!)
I’ve never made one :(
The frosting…have to have twice as much as I’ll need to decorate as we eat half of it while decorating!! And definitely gum drops!!
Confession: we made our first gingerbread house from a kit last year. Girls are already asking when we’re doing it, but I don’t know what we’ll use.
Coconut flakes and small M&M’s for lights!
M and Ms
I like to put non-pareils on the roof.
Never made a ginger a bread house, think I am going to make one this year and I am going to use, kisses, starburts, and whatever else pops out at me at the store ;) This looks like a lot of fun!
We have never made a gingerbread house before but after seeing this will be doing it once the kids get out of school :-).
Haha whatever the box comes with :)
The truth is…I’ve NEVER made a Gingerbread House and I’m the mother of 4 grammy of 11. Sad isn’t it??? This year I’m doing Gingerbread (graham cracker) Nativities with my 4 youngest grands. I can hardly wait. http://katherinemariephotography.com/blog/archives/7629
Have a God Filled Day
Gonna have to be honest and say I don’t think I have ever decorated a Gingerbread house. Like the looks of them though.
Gingerbread rocks!! I like to make house shutters out of those sugar wafer cookies.
I like decorating my gingerbread house with gum drops and candy canes, but the best part is the frosting glue :)
I have never decorated a gingerbread house. I have always wanted to but it is one of those things I never get around to doing…maybe this year?!
We love making the homemade ginger bread. We take pictures, then slowly parts and pieces disappear! We do eat it.
Gingerbread! Never made one before, but always thought they looked fun!