When I was a kid, my mom had this fantastic cookbook – and by fantastic I mean very well loved and food-stained. It had this elaborate gingerbread house recipe on the inside cover. Every Christmas I would ask to make it until finally one year we did. It was so much fun and many of my Christmas memories revolve around baking delicious treats and scrumptious meals in the kitchen.
Well, I wanted to do the same thing with my kids, only there was no way I was gonna do one from scratch like my mom and I did since my kids are 16 months and 3 – lots of effort required just to keep the candy eating to a minimum! So I did the next best thing – I got a pre-made gingerbread house kit at Target!
It’s really great because all you need is included – even the icing. Just ice and stick your candies on! All the fun – no stress for Mom!
Jake did a great job sticking on the candies….and eating them too!!! Luckily, there were plenty of candies!
Hard at work doing the icing!
Attempting to get all three of us looking at the camera, simultaneously, with a smile and with the completed masterpiece in the shot was, well dang near impossible!! This is as close as we got! Ha!