Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Gingerbread Houses

 Our local library offered  "gingerbread" kits - just sign up.  The gingerbread is really graham cracker but with the directions it works fine.  I ordered three kits: for me, and two granddaughters.


The mortar is royal icing: eggwhites, lemon and confectionary sugar. Fortunately keeping it in a sealed container meant I only had to make one batch for the three of us. It hardens in the air.

I did mine first to get a hang of what was required then invited granddaughters to come over one at a time.  #2 came first on Wednesday afternoon and #1 on Thursday afternoon.

Here are our creations.


Granddaughter #2 at work.

Granddaughter #1,

Notice the icing on her fingers?  She couldn't help herself and said it was delicious.

All three houses reside at my house for now - part of the Christmas decorations.