my mom makes a real gingerbread house every year. real. with candy stained glass windows and a sloping roof. i knew i wouldn’t try that, but i thought i’d make her royal icing and use graham crackers.
i thought i’d be able to build a graham cracker house as high and big as i wanted. no. i lost all three kids to the basement. i was looking at about 10 graham crackers slathered in icing slowly sliding into a pile.
i got two cracker boxes and “glued” the crackers to the boxes….kind of like elementary school kids do with milk cartons.
called the kids up and we decorated. oh, the mess.
earlier in the week, each of them chose a kind of candy:
eliza- raspberry gummy things
supper by cracker box house candlelight made it all worth it. thank you for the inspiration, mom.