Gingeridiculous

The gingerbread houses.  They are terribly decorated, made more for taste than looks, decorations being picked off and eaten before they are finished, no plans or bigger visions in mind.  And yet…there is something incredibly beautiful in their haphazardness.

This year I jokingly mentioned turning a gummy-o into a tire swing.  It was taken as a challenge.

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As this picture clearly shows, way more time was dedicated to the construction of the tire swing than, say any other part of the house.

’Here’s the classic tire-swing-hanging-from-the-roof scenario:

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Somewhere over the course of the year I had acquired a rather large marzipan carrot.  While I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it in my culinary endeavors, Rocco didn’t have any doubts:

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And ten minutes later what would one expect but:

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It’s getting pretty bad when the kids aren’t even attempting to hide the fact that the only reason they are decorating these is to eat them.  Case in point: the piece of licorice that makes having a carrot on your roof look natural in comparison:

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And now, a few more houses for you to marvel at and to wonder: what is it about candy, frosting, and gingerbread that makes your eyes keep coming back to these pictures for more?

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WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Pear, blue cheese, and balsamic panini
Roasted red pepper and tomato soup
Fresh vegetables
Mocha cake pops

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