Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses

This week has been a little bit crazy; I’m glad to be sitting at home relaxing (finally).

On Sunday I spent the day with my aunt (well, aunt-to-be-after-I’m-married) baking. Auntie Jo and Uncle Morris picked me up in Flushing and took me to this great bagel shop where we had breakfast:

bagel whole wheat ham swiss

A whole wheat bagel with ham, swiss, and mustard. It was so good. I didn’t quite finish it but I did bring the leftovers home and had them later. Auntie Jo suggested it and she got the same!

I hate to do this to you, but I haven’t finished decorating the houses so I’m going to save the gingerbread post for tomorrow or later this week. But I do have a teaser:

gingerbread man

I made cookies too! Bobby and I saw gingerbread men in Central Park the other day (for $4.50; what a ripoff) so I made this guy for him. I also made a bunch of other cute little shapes, most of which have been eaten this week by me. I always make dessert for Bobby and then end up eating it myself.

Other things we’ve had this week are… Fried Rice (Bobby makes this; he’s much better than me at it):

fried rice healthy

And a salad (though salads have not been very satisfying to me lately… I always end up eating something else if I have one):

salad chicken

This one had organic rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, parmesan, and I think I used teriyaki sauce for dressing because I don’t have any dressing. We ordered everything from a delivery service called Fresh Direct, which is awesome. Kate and Simon recommended it.

I am missing my sweet cats right now.

cat couscous cats kabocha couscous cat kabocha

They are in New Jersey with my parents because Bobby and I are going to Miami this week to spend Christmas with his family. He leaves tomorrow and I’m joining them on Wednesday. I haven’t gotten to see his family for a while so I’m excited!

What are your holiday plans?

20 Replies to “Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses”

  1. Wow, Christmas in Miami – lucky you!! I could definitely use some sunshine right about now. 😉 My husband and I are heading to Boston to spend the holiday with family – I’m definitely going to need my winter boots!

  2. Love your gingerbread guy. I also made fried rice this week; with tofu and I always scramble the eggs separately so they don’t gunk up the rice. Bobby’s version looked yummier with more vegs I think.

    The cats are doing well…hanging out with me on the second floor. They slept on our bed last night and I kept the other animals out! They are so cool — I can see why you miss them. Right now Cous has squirmed deep under two of my quilts.

  3. oh I am so bitter that you will be enjoying the gorgeous Miami weather while I’m here waiting for an impending snow storm. Lucky you! Safe travels, beautiful 🙂

  4. omg De Ja Vu!!! I totally blogged about so many of the same things you did on my last post. It’s SO SCARY. hahah

    I LOVE your gingerbread man!! Do you have a cookie cutter or did you shape him with your fingers?? I cheate d and bought a store baked gingerbread house…I just had to stick it together and decorate! heheheh

  5. Okay, I just realized that I haven’t had a bagel in a long time. But I know they aren’t the same here in CA anyway…

    Looking forward to the gingerbread houses! I love the gingerbread man! 🙂

    Have a wonderful time with Bobby’s family in Florida!

  6. The cats who jumped on my stomach! Hee hee…So cute! And so is that cookie! Did you bite its head off first? Its smile is so cocky, I would have bitten its face off first!

  7. I’ve never had a bagel sandwich before. Shocking, yes?? That cheese looks SO good for some reason. 😯

    Your kitties are so CUTE! The first picture just melts me, and I don’t even like pets!

  8. Oooo I love your cats! They are precious, and totally gorgeous. Not like weird looking at all. 😉 And mmm bagel sandwiches. I eat an egg bagel sandwich at one of my family’s favorite coffee shops about once a week. I can only eat half, but its super satisfying!

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