Yesterday, I threw out the molasses that I bought for last Christmas’s gingerbread. Replacing it is high on my “to do” list as I promised the boys that we would make a gingerbread house on Saturday, which is also Little Ironman’s fifth birthday.
Constructing the house is bound to be an all-day affair as I was 21 when I made my last one (from scratch) for my younger brothers. Every year, at Christmas dinner, they remind me about it, and that makes me feel guilty for not baking one for my own boys.
It’s not that I’m lazy. Time is the first reason. It takes a long time to make a gingerbread house, and I’m sure that the time needed to bake one increases exponentially with the number of children you have. Secondly, every year that I’ve talked about baking one, the boys insist on making many with Graham Wafers and icing – the way they did at preschool. Sometimes, easy is always the best way. And, finally, I refuse to pay for a pre-fabricated house at the grocery store when I know I can make one; I just have to dig up my recipe.
Next Tasty Tuesday, I’ll post a picture of our creation (or demolition, whichever comes first). Are you baking a gingerbread house this year? Send me a picture to ballsintheair at live dot com and I’ll include it in the post.
And…make sure you check out Mike’s giveaway at Twenty-Six Point Two is my Cooldown for an iPod shuffle. But, don’t enter because I want to win it!