Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas 2008


Welcome! I've decided to participate in Boomama's Christmas Tour this year. It's so fun to see how everyone decorates. I'm only doing two trees this year, as I sprained my ankle last month and I am on orders to rest it. So it's just the family tree and the Harry Potter Tree. I am a huge fan. I am adding to this tree every year so it's a work in progress.

We wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

My Harry Potter Tree is in the Master Bedroom

This is our family tree in the LR

Saturday is our annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party. I will post pics once it is over. Until then, here is the recepie I use

The Best Gingerbread
3 x recepie
1 ½ C. butter
7.5 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 C molassas
3 egg
1 T baking soda
1 T cinnamon
1 T ginger
1 T cloves
1 T cinnamon

Cream butter and ½ the flour, then add sugar, molassas, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Beat until fully combined. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Divide into 6 pieces, roll in waxed paper and Chill 3 hrs. Roll out each section 1/8 in thick. Cut into cookies or pieces for house. Bake 375 5-6 min for cookies, or 16 min for larger pieces for gingerbread houses. If you are going to use for a gingerbread house, bake the pieces on aluminum foil, cool and then carefully flip over and peel off the aluminum foil. If you try to bake on a cookie sheet without the foil it will stick and break into pieces. This is a really tasty recepie for cookies as well.


Kim Layton said...

Your home is beautiful and I love the Harry Potter stuff! Very creative!

Natalie Neal Whitefield said...

So gorgeous, Becca! Like a Christmas fairy land. And I can vouch for the gingerbread cookies. You bake the very best ones in the land~

Elaine A. said...

Very nice trees! My husband would LOVE your Harry Potter one! Merry Christmas!

Melody Polakow said...

Your tree is so beautiful Becca!'

I've been trying to get in touch.. between your busy phone and my HORRIBLE cell service.. (I'm actually thinking it is my phone and not the service and may get a new phone because they kids can use their phones here easily)..

One of these days we'll talk!

Susan said...

Your trees are beautiful!
Susan in GA

ellen b. said...

How fun to have a Harry Potter Tree :0)
Thanks for visiting my tour and have a very Merry Christmas!!

Storm said...

Love the Harry Potter tree. I have a HP tree as well.

Sorry to hear you hurt your ankle. Prayers said for healing.

Merry Christmas.

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