~^~^~^~ Merry Christmas ~^~^~^~
From the land of O Tannenbaum & Gingerbread Houses
|Check out how easy it is to make a Gingerbread House out of graham crackers. My 7 year old had fun decorating his creation. I only made 1/3 of the recipe for the Royal Icing & it was plenty.|
To keep up the food theme, we decided to make a Gingerbread House, since Germany seems to be where Gingerbread Houses originated. It's thought that the first Gingerbread Houses where based on the Witch's house, from the Bros. Grimm fairy tale ~ Hansel & Gretel. To decorate our Gingerbread House, we used all the Halloween candy that J didn't like or that was too stale to eat. I cheated & used chocolate graham crackers instead of gingerbread. Chocolate graham crackers are just too easy to use & they have a sugar sprinkle that looks like 'snow'. What a deal! I really think making a Gingerbread House is a great way to get rid of all that Halloween candy that is still lurking about. J had fun building it & it doesn't make him feel like his Mom is making him get rid of his candy. Cheap, cheerful & candy-cupboard-cleaning, gotta love that!
As they say in Germany ~ Froehliche Weihnachten! (Happy Christmas)