The other night we were supposed to go to downtown Bryan for First Friday.
It was cold.
Way too cold for this winter hater. Good thing winter doesn't have an email address. I wouldn't get anything done during the day. I'd be at my computer sending hate mail to a season.
So we opted to stay home, make gingerbread cookies with friends and watch Jumaji.
I had never made a gingerbread recipe before.
It was the kind you have to roll out.
I am seriously inept when it comes to anything that has to do with a rolling pin.
Good thing one of the friends we invited over used to work at a pizza place.
Charlie is a pro at the dough rolling.
About halfway into the gingerbread making I started looking for my "man" cookie cutters.
Not in the drawer.
Probably in the playdough bucket.
So...good thing the friend we invited over is also a graphic designer. He makes logos for people, surely he can make some gingerbread men.
Nothing like inviting friends over for gingerbread man cookies and then making them do all the work.
Come to find out...
Gingerbread is pretty gross (or at least the recipe I used was).
It was fun making the cookies and decorating them, but the kids could not eat them (and neither could we).
Ashton was the first to sample. He blurted out..."Mom, can I have a different dessert. This one is DISGUSTING."
He was just about to get a good talkin' to from his daddy for being so rude when I tasted one.
They tasted like a black jelly bean gone worse.
We were tasting the cookies and gagging when we looked over at Hayden. His cookie was almost gone. I said, "Do you like them?" You could tell with all the commotion going on about how gross they were he was afraid to tell us he liked them. So funny. Very sheepishly he said, "Yes."
So...everyone but Hayden thought they were nasty.
We'll make snickerdoodle men and decorate them (unless someone has a kick butt gingerbread cookie recipe that does not taste like black strap molasses and actually has some sweetness to it).
I think I need a new "man" cookie cutter in my stocking this year.
Good thing I had also made caramel popcorn.
It was my first time to make that as well...but it turned out great!
See that "servings" section on the recipe?
I didn't know you could change that. So I made enough popcorn for 28 people.
There were only 10 of us.
We're still eating caramel popcorn a week later.
Made any new yummy desserts or Christmas candies yet? I'd love to try your recipe!
Made any new Christmas traditions? I'd love to hear them!
Hope your advent season has been one of joy and sweet time with your family and friends!