Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holiday traditions with two year olds

This is the gingerbread house we decorated!

(I can't take credit for the gingerbread, a friend of mine baked it and brought it over for us.

I think it's fairly obvious from the falling chocolate candies - this was definitely a house decorated by two year olds!

As you might imagine, most of the candy ended up being eaten before being put on the house. But it was still fun!

Here are my version of kolaches.

I don't remember my grandmother making these - but they are very good! Here is the recipe.

They take a long time - especially to chill the dough and filling! I added some dried cranberries to the filling instead of golden grapes. Also note: they have no refined sugar in them at all! Yet I would definitely not consider them low fat.


C. L. Hanson said...

This is so sweet!!! I love making gingerbread houses -- it's one of my favorite Christmas traditions!!! It doesn't matter if it's not perfect -- the fun is sharing the tradition with the kids. I think maybe I'll try to make one myself next year.

Does it make your house smell festive? :D

Aerin said...

Thanks chanson! Lots of candy was consumed!

I am fighting a cold - so I can't really smell too much, but I'm sure our house does smell festive!

Freckle Face Girl said...

Yummy! I think I gained 10 lbs while drooling over the pictures. I love kolaches by the way. They are very popular here.