Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Gingerbread House

During my college days, I worked at my dad's bakery. Christmas time was always bustling around the place and one of our happier tasks was turning out the gingerbread houses. Dad and I had a lot of fun together making them for the customers. I can still hear his voice saying "don't forget the 'chimininies'." The tradition continued for me in the home kitchen every year after the Bake Shop closed. I still use dad's recipe, in his handwriting, and his well used cardboard patterns.


So just how happy do you think I am this year that I had my grandsons to share gingerbread house making day with me?







5 comments:

Sue said...

that's so cute Joan, looks like Cullen has been dusting himself with the icing sugar too

Meg said...

Yay for grandbabies! That is so cute. Merry Christmas! :D

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a lovely gingerbread house. How lucky were you to have such an adorable assistant. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a great memory from the past, as well as one you are creating for your little one.

Merry Christmas. :)

BENScopingau said...

... frohe Weihnachten wünschen Euch allen aus Schöppingen Annette und Bernd-Elmar....