Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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beck's picture beck

Gingerbread houses are HORRIBLE to make! Horrible! We've made that particular kit quite often ourselves, too. I've mentioned before that we now get a box of the right size and just build the house around it, right? The damn roof still falls off, but OH WELL.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I forgot about that box thing--I thought to myself too that if I only had a mold to put INSIDE, the thing would have stood up better.

Still, it was good to eat...


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

At least it made a great (albeit expensive) bedtime snack! We make purely decorative houses, using cardstock frames and graham crackers stuck on with frosting. We usually do it with some cousins of the same age, but haven't found the time yet this year!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know, we could have gone the purely decorative route, but the houses just look so scrumptious, it seems a shame not to sample them!


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I think eating it all fresh and yummy sounds better too! I've always wonder what we're doing it for, if we're just going to throw it away! :0)
Have a great weekend!


Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

I don't think the money was wasted, it still tastes the same even if it is broken, right? :)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It was delicious! I think this will be our new tradition. Who wants to eat a gingerbread house after it's sat around for weeks?


nettephant's picture nettephant

there is a trick to ginger bread houses use pins to hold them together works a dream you just need to remember to take them out and count how many you use.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Since we don't usually eat the houses (or at least all of them!) pins could work--thanks!