Friday, December 05, 2008

Tonight is the Night!

Look at Bobby Flay working with gingerbread! (He had to use supports, tee-hee.) More about him later.

So tonight is The Gathering, which I have been talking about for a while now. Yesterday after work I set up most of my table, and then today I'll put the finishing touches on before running home and decorating myself to host the table.

I'm happy to report that Jorge and I moved the Ginger Cathedral with no breakages or lost candy at all, from the house to the van to the inside of the church, clear through the gymnasium and onto the table. At last I truly lived out my Food Network Challenge fantasy. I won in my head, even though this is NOT a competition, nor is my little church a Ginger Mahal or Cathedral, nor was Keegan Gerhard there to give me $10,000. Just so you're prepared to be underwhelmed. I realize I may have talked it up a bit. Just a tad. Because I never exaggerate too much.

So here are two more ginger man variations. Why does "ginger man" sound so effeminate? Have you ever seen a gingerbread man holding a SNOWBALL? How about a TEDDY BEAR? Yes, that is a Teddy Graham he's holding! Oh, I can't stand it because they're so cute. These have holes in their heads because they are ornaments. I can't wait to show you my table. Why didn't God tell me 20 years ago that he called me to be a gingerbread baker?? I could've brought peace and love and yummy goodness to the world for Jesus through gingerbread.

By the way, I was on the elliptical last night when Bobby Flay's Throwdown show came on. He was challenging Johanna Rosson, only the queen of gingerbreading. I almost broke my neck and both legs running into the other room to TIVO it. This is a sickness. "I've got a fevah ... And the only thing that will cure it is MORE gingerbread!"


29 comments:

Becky said...

LOL... I watched that throwdown last night and thought of you the whole time :-D I can't wait to see your table all made up... I hope you show pics.

Dorothy Champagne said...

I'm glad you got a chance to watch the throwdown!

Melanie said...

Pictures to follow of your table, I hope!

Linda said...

I'm researching 12 step programs for you today! Put the ginger bread down and back away! hee hee

I can't wait to see your table and hear about all the details!

So excuse me for being a goofball. Is your husband's name really Jorge? Or is that a blog nickname? Have we seen pictures of him? Does he embrace gingerbread like you do?

Mocha with Linda said...

Can't wait to see the Gingerbread Palace!

And I don't know why you didn't decorate a gingerbread gal with the grassy dress!

Have fun tonight. And take pictures! WHEN is that computer coming? Although you obviously are putting pictures on right now.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Yes, Linda. I need a 12 step program. What will I do when Christmas is past? A gingerbread Valentine's house?

Point 2: How many Linda's are there in bloggyworld? Many. We are like the constellations.

Point B: I forget. I think it applied to yesterday's post.

lmerie said...

As I eagerly await the pictures of your gingerbread and barate myself a little more on why have I not ever made a pretty gingerbread house, I realize why. PATIENCE, I just don't have it for those details. I have more patience and tenacity waiting for your finished project than I would ever have making my own. So, I will not barate myself any further, I will just live that part not of my life through your tale of gingerbread! hehe

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh yea. I remember now: Jorge is really George, but I call him Jorge because it is fun to say and because it was his name in high school Spanish class. Check Jorge out in my right sidebar where it says, "I netted me a good man." I love him very much.

Cindy said...

I have been wanting to take the gingerbread challenge. Too busy right now to make that commitment. I must say as I was reading your description of moving the gingerbread I was holding my breath - just like my daughter and I do when we watch those cake challenges hoping they won't drop the cake. Glad to hear you made it all in one piece. I love the one holding the teddy bear - adorable!!

I think you should post a tutorial on gingerbread.

Mel said...

I am anxiously awaiting the gingerhouse!!!! Can't wait.

Becoming Me said...

Awww...so adorable...love how he's holding a teddy graham!

Esthermay said...

I'm just curious. Is your church across the street from/near a GoodWill Store? And did you have gingervitis in 1994?
~esthermay @The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Esthermay: Nope. I have made gingerbread kits before with my daughter, but this was my first rolled-out, baked with molasses house. THROWDOWN!

Susanne said...

LOL. That food network does get under one's skin doesn't it? I personally have competitions with Rachel Ray in coming up with being able to make something yummy in less time than 30 minutes. LOL. It really is a sickness.

I can hardly wait to see your table. The gingerbread man with the teddy bear is too cute.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

They look like they were shot between the eyes! See, this is what happens when you get me all loopy and laughing first thing in the morning.
Can't wait to see the table and the Mansion. ;>)

Tammy said...

Oh, you should have seen me when they had the next food network star...and when they have those cake challenges, my girls and I watch them, shaking with nervousness as they slowly carry their cakes to the tables...

What cute, cute gingerbread men!

Tammy said...

I think blogger lost my comment, but I get so caught up in those food network challenges, too...and look at those cute little gingerbread people...:D

Gwendolyn said...

I cannot wait to see this gingerbread house! I have never made one, and so I have no idea what gingerbread talents might be lurking inside of me. Maybe I should get inspired. :o)

Laurie Ann said...

Too funny! Seriously, glad you got it moved with no breakage. That would have been...let's not go there! Happy Friday!

Greg C said...

Cool. I like the snowball one. I made a house a few years ago and it looked like a two year old made it. When do we get to see your house?

Patrice said...

I'm ready for pictures!!!!!!!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, you are a Gingerbread Pro! The pictures are great!

Sara@ Butterville said...

OOH I love watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
Just wanted you to know the date changed on my Show off your Tree carnival. Dec 9th. There's a new button on my site. Hope you can still do it! Just couldn't wait any longer and some of the gals couldn't either...Linda@ Growin said she even wanted I see what your sayin' to move up. She just a bit excited!

Roxanne said...

I am so glad it survived. . .SO, SO GLAD. Can't wait to see the photos!!!!!

momstheword said...

Love the gingerbread man. I just want to bite his little head off...sorry but I'm hungry. Loved the gingerbread puddle too, my fifteen year old just laughed!

Your puppy is precious. I have a little puppy too. Only she wears my husband's sock that he improvised into a sweater.

Brenda Susan said...

Thanks for "Following" me, wish they call it "Readers" instead! I am loving your gingerbread antics so much.
Reminds me of my mom making a sugercube house years ago, pretty until the local ant family decided to move in!!

Edie said...

Well your cookie ornaments are just adorable, and pose so nicely for a picture. :) So where's the picture of the house?

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, I just can't wait to see the gingerbread Casa de Coffee.

I need to be on the elliptical.

Tim and Vicky said...

You are just too funny, girl!