Thursday, 6 December 2007

Peabody's Housewarming

What do you take to a housewarming when the hostess far outstrips your own culinary skills? Well, you can run scared and not bother going or you could just have some fun with the children and make a storyboard of cookies. You'll have to excuse our photos, as per usual we were running late, and despite having in mind what we would bring we still almost didn't make it in time.
The lovely Peabody, We hope your new home is a happy one.

Where the dog always has a juicy bone,

the stars shine brightly on your garden,

your visitors are always cheerful,

and you get to build a snowman whenever you want to...

Warmest wishes for your new home and housewarming party.

27 comments:

Angel said...

That looks like a wonderful story and an even better housewarming gift. Did your boys help come up with the story ideas? I bet they loved the cute shapes as much as the taste.

Kelly-Jane said...

That's a fabulous set of story biscuits to take to the party, well done :)

Peabody said...

OMG, I love this... I totally teared up and totally made my day! What a cute idea. So sweet of the boys to help out too! Thanks for making these.

Deborah said...

What a great idea!!!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Angel, thank you. They did help with the story ideas, though I think they'd have added in a few Star Wars Characters given half the chance!

Hi Kelly-Jane, thank you!!

Hi Peabody, You're welcome and I'm so pleased you liked them. You're an inspiration!

Hi Deborah, thank you!!

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

Marie said...

Amanda, this is quite simply wonderful! What a beautiful addition to a houwe warming party!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is so wonderful! Great fun!

Pat said...

That is soooooooo Cute!!!!!

katiez said...

How cute - and what a great housewarming! Love the dog and the bone!

Cynthia said...

What do you take to a housewarming when the hostess far outstrips your own culinary skills? - So very true!

Chris said...

I love the biscuit story! You'll have to tell us another at the party! :)

Aimée said...

Adorable, Amanda. You are so creative! You must have had fun making the gingerbread with your boys.

Cottage Smallholder said...

What a brilliant idea, Amanda and such fun too. I bet the hostess was delighted!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea. Much better than the usual bottle of wine and naff card. I will remember this one and try it when
next going to a housewarming.
Love Mxxx

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Marie, Tanna, Pat, Katie, Cynthia, Chris, Aimee, Fiona & Mum,

Thank you very much for your comments. We had a lot of fun making them. The boys love making up stories so doing it with cookies was a huge bonus.

Amanda x

Mum, this is a family blog please refrain from using words such as naff! (tee hee) - ah, butter wouldn't melt in my mouth! xx

Annemarie said...

Ah, Amanda, these are lovely. I'm in gingerbread mode right now (just bought some cookie cutters and a special shaped muffin tray) and am just waiting for the chance to start making some. I love the shot of the man with a little bit of arm missing - it can't be a real gingerbread man without some severed body part. :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

These really are adorable and the story to go along with it is very sweet. What a lovely thing - a housewarming wish through baked goods!

Casdok said...

Im impressed!

Tartelette said...

What a great neighbor you must be! I love the whole idea if baking that story and getting the kids involved. Brilliant!

Dhanggit said...

this post gave left a great smile on my face...wonderful story that goes with those delicious goodies :-)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Annemarie, I loved the severed arm too. The severed part was the most tasty! Have fun with your baking. I'm personally up to my eyes in School Fair, plus my Nan broke her hip at the weekend and it's sent her quite literally potty! The joys of December.

Hi Gretchen, Thank you so much.

Hi Casdok, Thank you. I was quite impressed too, only by the fact that I got the icing to come out of the tube thing without it looking totally rubbish.

Hi Helen, Thank you, The kids loved doing it.

Hi Dhanggit, Thank you, glad we could make you smile.

Thank you for your comments
Amanda x

David Hall said...

I'm with you here Amanda, making biccies witht he kids, nothing beats it! I'll have to remember to invite you next time I move house, nice.

Cheers
David

Freya and Paul said...

Gorgeous! A lovely set of cookies and a heartwarming story! I bet they didn't stay whole for long though!

Nora B. said...

Dear Amanda,

Such a terrific idea and post. You are a very creative lady!

I hope that you've been well, very busy I am sure. I feel like the days are just slipping by and before I know it, a week has passed and yet so much still needs to be done, maybe it's just the end of the year syndrome ;-)

take care,
Nora

Margaret said...

Hi Amanda - just catching up with you again. The biscuits look wonderful and beautifully iced too. Last time I made some biscuits for my grandson, he couldn't sink his teeth into them!!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

These look fab!
Pigx

Jann said...

How wonderful ~ the perfect gift for this talented lady!

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