Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our gingerbread house... a little late!

So we didn't get to the gingerbread house before Christmas. But better late than never right? It was actually a welcome project for the boys this afternoon. We sure had lots of fun putting it together! Admittedly, we didn't make the gingerbread ourselves. I tried that one year and was so disappointed with how my pieces turned out that I didn't want to waste the ingredients again this year. If any of our readers out there have a tried and true recipe, please share! Instead, we went with the Trader Joe's special. Hey... I felt good making it... it was authentic made-in-Germany gingerbread! Hee hee hee...

And since I am the queen of tangents... call me crazy, behind-the-times, or whatever else you can think of, but I had NO IDEA just how easy it is to make icing "glue"!!! This was just powdered sugar (or icing sugar for you Canadians and Europeans), beaten egg white, and a few drops of vinegar! I have to say I was very skeptical about how well this concoction would actually work as glue. Boy was I in for a big surprise. Not only did it work WELL, but it worked FAST. Now my mind is conjuring up all the fun little forts and other things we can make out of cheap graham crackers. My head is swimming with possibilities. Plus, my friend Krista has me wanting to make PVC marshmallow shooters with the boys as well! Oh... where to begin!? I smell some fun coming...

In the meantime, here are some pictures of our lovely creation!

1 comment:

  1. wow! I feel famous! You mentioned ME in your blog! lol

    Looks like this was a fun activity! Yum! :)