Christmas · Parenting

Gingerbread House

I have never been any good at constructing or even decorating Gingerbread Houses. The sides don’t end up being level and then the icing makes it look like the house is melting or something. Haha.

Why am I telling you this? Well, today is National Gingerbread House Day! It’s festive, fun, and then you can eat it!


Photo from Giramule’s Kitchen

How Gingerbread Started

A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into images of saints.

We can thank the Brothers’ Grimm for the idea of a gingerbread house through their tale of Hansel and Gretel. It didn’t take long for the German gingerbread guilds to pick up the idea and put it to a more festive use making snowy cottages made from the spicy-sweet treat.

This is from National Day Calendar

How to Celebrate?

Build your very own gingerbread house!

I’ll be going to the store and buying a kit so Dylan and I can build one. (Fingers crossed that today doesn’t go like yesterday.)

Will you be celebrating today? I would love to see some of your houses!

I hope that everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

Today I have decided this morning to make cinnamon toast, I haven’t had it in years! Cinnamon toast and coffee = one happy Mommy! Lol.

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