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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

(Belated) FHE: Gingerbread House

We did not have a Family Home Evening on Monday since no one was feeling very healthy. I had purchased a Wilton Gingerbread house kit because it was only $5 when they're usually closer to $15. Once I opened it, I realized why it was so much cheaper: whoever was in charge packing the candy messed up big time. There were only gumdrops...no other candies. Also, I neglected to plan ahead (story of my life) and one hour before FHE, I read the instructions. Seems that the base is supposed to set for 2-3 hours before you put the roof on, which then has to set for another hour. As tempting as it was was to keep the kids up until midnight with the promise of playing with candy, we decided to try it the next night instead. I still made the base and let it set the required amount of time.

Since yesterday was a total loss, it sat on the counter, looking all naked. Da Boo asked if we could decorate it this afternoon. She was feeling better, the Boy was fine although he was refusing to take a nap, so I got him out of bed and we set to work. Luckily, we had some mini M&Ms and chocolate chips to help fill in the candy assortment gaps. Besides, this is ME we're talking about! Of course I have all sorts of candy on hand!

The kids had a blast! And they were very, very polite, loving and sharing - which makes me suspect that they aren't feeling well after all. Notice the empty little bowls on the table? Notice the chocolate smudges on their faces? They "helped" clean up.

Here is the finished result:


Debi said...

CUTE!!!! Gingerbread houses are the only type of thing with frosting that I would bother to make (that's because you get to look at them for a long time before you eat them!). The kids look so very happy!!

Amanda said...

Yours looks so pretty!!! When P did one last year with us.....ours was not pretty! he does not like to go with our suggestions on candy placement! Your children are very neat:)

Kristie said...

Your house looks beautiful!! Way to good to eat! The kids look like they had a great time! I am glad to hear that everyone is feeling better!

Emma said...

So cute. We plan on making one some time this season. I actually just might make house cookies, a lot less work!

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