Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Haunted gingerbread house

Royal icing just looks magical, doesn't it?

Whipping up a batch makes me feel like Betty Crocker incarnate.  It's not that it's tricky or time consuming.  It takes 5 minutes and only has two ingredients.  It's just that - to me - it's special.  You only make it for special occasions, like gingerbread houses or fancy cookies.

You never make it in a hurry, or half-heartedly, or absentmindedly.  You make it because you're getting ready to grab on to the holiday season with both hands and sink your teeth in.  It's something totally distinct from regular, day-to-day life.

The boys wanted to use their freshly-gathered Halloween loot to make a haunted gingerbread house.  So we're spanning multiple holidays here.

It turned out as overdone and crazy as last year's.

Just like I like it!

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