Before we completely move on to expecting snow, praying desperately for summer to arrive, or whatever it is people look forward to after the holidays I wanted to look back on one of my favorite aspects of the holidays this year. Gingerbread Houses!!!
Early in December my sister-in-law was able to come up and visit us for a number of days. This in and of itself was fantastic but seeing as how both of us are pretty much sugar junkies it made sense that something special needed to happen. :)
|Step 1: Load your kitchen table with mountains of candy|
|Step 2: Use a serrated knife to saw gingerbread into house like shapes|
|Step 3: Use melted white chocolate to glue gingerbread together|
|Step 4: Step back and admire your handiwork|
|Step 5: Give the roof some texture, some snow, some weight, er, just go ahead and coat it in chocolate|
|Step 6: Use needle nose pliers to cut twizzler strings into "lights" and attach to the house|
|Step 7: That's right, there are lights|
|Final Product 1: Admire your handiwork some more and realize you may be slightly to old/ocd to fully enjoy dousing your house in any sort of candy that can't methodically be placed evenly on all sides...|
|Final Product 2: Relish in the knowledge that if ever there is a need for tree stumps to be made out of tootsie rolls you know who to call|
|Final Product 3: Realize that you too spent most of your time making precise additions to the house but at least is looks like a mansion|
Happy belated holidays and thanks for reading!