Remember winter week on SYTYC?? I made the snowman glove dryer. Well, it was actually the backup plan - I originally was going to go with a "Anyone Can Make a Real Gingerbread House" type of entry. But in the process I failed and thought, ugh, on to plan B. But since I did it, and it's a craft, I'll share with you guys (plus, I can't get voted off my own blog for a lame craft!)
Growing up we always made Gingerbread houses. They looked great. My mom made the church and my brother and I each got a house that we decorated, under her supervision. I've made them as an adult and they've looked great and were fairly easy. I don't know what happened this time (the pressure of the competition?!?) First, mix up some dough - I love how my recipe is hand-written from my mom - before the computer was an everyday part of life. I forgot molasses and then tried to knead it in by hand at the end - that's where it all started to go wrong. But I pressed on.
Now, waiting for the fun part that comes after Christmas - demolition! Here's my oldest (now 8) when he was 3: