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June 5th is National Gingerbread Day
you're looking for something to do today then get to loafing around
because it's National Gingerbread Day! Fast as fast can eat you
can you can never have too much gingerbread today! Let's get
right into celebrating National Gingerbread Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, gingerbread has been around for quite some time and is
munched on in many different forms. It's been around so long that it's
become a tradition to eat it at certain times of the year and people
love it. They love it so much that they wanted yet another excuse to
make some gingerbread and that excuse is National Gingerbread Day!
It's said that gingerbread was brought to Europe by an Armenian
monk named Gregory of Nicopolis in 992. I told you it's been around for
a while! But if he brought it to Europe at that time, that means it was
around even before then.
Either way, he taught the French
priests and Christians how to cook gingerbread during the 7 years he
was in Bondaroy, France. And eventually it started to spread all over
the world. But when you think of gingerbread today you probably
thing of two things: The Gingerbread Man and gingerbread houses! Which
are two fun ways to celebrate this great culinary creation. Gingerbread
man cookies are fun to decorate and have an interesting story coupled
with them. And gingerbread houses are even more fun to put together
with all the little bells and whistles you can add to your houses. But
gingerbread can also be made into a literal bread loaf, cake and I
would guess a muffin too. Bring on the ginger!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if you want to take it
easy then why don't you head to your local bakery or grocery store and
hunt down some ready-made gingerbread items? I'm sure you can find some
gingerbread cookies, if not in the gingerbread man form. You might even
luck out and find a loaf of gingerbread that was freshly baked just for
you. But don't be afraid to search for unique gingerbread creations!
if you have kids or just like to decorate tasty treats then maybe you
should make a gingerbread house today. I know I know, it's not
Christmas but who cares! You can make a gingerbread house any day of
the year if you want. Go all out and make a gingerbread mansion and
then film an episode of Cribs; Gingerbread Edition if you like!
And you can also bake up some gingerbread men too. There's not as
much work involved in the decoration but the cookies are a lot easier
to eat... if you can catch them! But hey, why don't you have a little
fun with The Gingerbread Man story? You could have a race today, for
whatever distance you want, and see if you can catch your friends. The
person who places last doesn't get a gingerbread man because they
didn't manage to catch anyone! Have a great day and be nice to