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Gingerbread House Rules: Wordless Wednesday

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We’d never decorated a gingerbread house before so we don’t know the rules.

All I know is that we decked out our house (kinda) and set it on the counter to live.

Almost immediately, chunks of gingerbread started disappearing. The base was the first to go. Then the people. The walls crumbled, and eventually we were left well…this.

The state of our gingerbread house last week.
The state of our gingerbread house last week.

Do you decorate gingerbread houses? If so, what are your rules about decorating? And eating?

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates.

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16 thoughts on “Gingerbread House Rules: Wordless Wednesday

  1. I’m thinking it must be elves causing the house to disappear. They get hungry during all that work for Santa, don’t ya know. Merry Christmas!

    1. I heard weird noises all month i just didnt think they were tall enough to climb up on the kitchen island.

      1. They work together. They make little ropes from red licorice and climb up like ninjas. After they climb back down again, they eat up the licorice to destroy the evidence 😀

  2. Your guys got some ‘splainin’ to do! I love to look at g’bread houses even though haven’t made one in years.Yummy post, Renee.:-)

    1. It started with a little nibble, and the next thing I know the walls were caving in. It wasnt even that delicious, but you put icing on anything and I’m in.

  3. And may the peace and joy of Hanukkah last throughout the New Year! Here’s to 2015 and all good things for you and yours, Renée!

    1. Thank you Patricia. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. I wish a year of good health to you and those you love.

  4. Happiest of holiday’s to you, Renee! We didn’t make a gingerbread house this year–ours usually gets stale because none of the elves want to mess it up by eating it! 🙂

    1. My family doesnt seem to mind stale. Just roll anything in icing and we’re there.

  5. Sorry, I’m not that creative. And what Pat Sands said.

    1. David, you are VERY creative! Snd im not sure how nuch creativity goes into icing a pre-cut gingerbread house from Trader Joes! It was more about the process than the product!

  6. Good plan to avoid the gingerbread houses. I’ll tell you, the elves just love them some gingerbread. 😉

  7. So they’re like gangs of ninja-elves out there? Y’know my son mentioned that he saw some tiny red bandana fabric in the kitchen. Who knew?!

  8. You guys and the elves. Silly! It’s been ages and ages since I made a gingerbread house, and so, unfortunately, have no advice for you. Except to maybe put some elf repellent out around it or something.

    1. I’d never made of of these things before and –seriously — Trader Joe’s made it ridiculously easy and, guess what? It’s parve! True story!

  9. I’m no expert, but in confident that Gingerbread houses are a little like Fight Club: The first rule of Gingerbread House is that there are no Gingerbread House rules. Just eat the house

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