Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gingerbread Houses

Meggar was babysitting today, and we pooled our resources this afternoon to let all her boys and mine make gingerbread houses.  This tradition goes back to 1996 in Salina when the homeschoolers sponsored a workshop -- providing milk cartons and homemade gingerbread pieces!  We mainly use graham crackers and leftover Halloween candies, and I try to remember to save milk cartons (which is rough since we homeschool).  There's also pretzels, candy canes, vanilla wafers, and chocolate chips to make house parts.  Royal icing is quite sticky and snowy-looking. I saw Davis licking his fingers most of the time.  It took our minds off K-State's loss in the Pinstripe Bowl.

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