I’ve always been keen to make a gingerbread house and today was my time.
Not quite knowing how difficult the task ahead of me was I made up two lots of gingerbread dough, thinking Noah could help with the edible decorations and the house. He got bored waiting for the dough to be ready to roll and cut out, so got fidgety – and then Ethan got involved. By the time they had finished with their portions, Noah had produced a mix of thick and thin stars and hearts and Ethan mixed cheese with his. Interesting combo, but not sure it’ll take off.
Noah was more interested in the icing than the gingerbread house and kept trying to get his fingers into the sticky mess (Ethan was asleep by now). One of the walls was broken as he tried to get into the sugar icing, so to save my sanity and patience I sent him away to do something else. I perserved and was very happy with the results (after several hours). Don’t look too closely though – as Harvey pointed out, my house resembles the nearby Leaning Church Vineyard.
After decorating the gingerbread cookies simply I threaded string through them and Harvey hung them on our tree. We’re not sure how long they’ll last in the presence of two sweet-tooth boys, two cats and a dog, but they look good.
While I was baking up a storm, Harvey whipped up the yummy White Bean Filled Capsicum and Tomatoes above. It’s very festive here right now!