Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gingerbread House Update

Someone has been eating his way through the Ginger Bread Houses.......

Walmart in China

A recent trip to China lead me to it's Walmart. I was so curious and I spent a good hour browsing. All in all-its just like the Walmarts we know from the US-excpet the food items, the massive selection of Asian cooking utensils and containers and its all vertical- 3 levels of Walmart- all accessible via moving ramps. Weird-but cool. 

Pictures say a thousand words. 
But, let me explain. 

Yes, this is a real Walmart. 
 That's cured meat in bins. 
 A buffet of chicken feet at the deli. 
 McDonalds inside-tastes the same as it does back home! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Red Cross Cookie Drive

The American Women's Association collected over 7,000 cookies for the American Red Cross- the cookies will be handed out at  hospital Christmas parities throughout Hong Kong.  I was the host for our island-Lantau- and we collected almost 500 cookies alone! The generosity of people amazed me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Faux Ginger Bread House

Without the time or oven or ingredients at hand to make a 'real' Gingerbread house-we improvised.

We used cardboard and masking tape.
Next-we used cookies and cereal for the house and roof. (and a lot of hot glue)

Then we made icing and filled in the gaps-

Some candy and we were all finished!

Baby Roux and Little Roux made some too-with milk carton bases.

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