Saturday, December 05, 2009

Lessons in domesticity...

Step 1. Go grocery shopping with your boyfriend to purchase ingredients for glutenous gingerbread house. While at grocery store, get a approached by crazy old man with a huge nose and the reddest rimmed eyes you've ever seen. Creep closer to boyfriend in hopes that he'll protect (tickle him later when he claims that he wouldn't have). Accept that your stranger-approachability-level is high.

Step 2. Make dough for gingerbread.

Step 3. Bake the gingerbread and accidentally decapitate the gingerbread man that Inspector Climate so lovingly cut free hand.

Step 4. Start to assemble the house. It is imperative to use all the cans in the house...
Step 5. Roof the thing. A key step is to joke about forgetting to remove the cans from the inside of the house (the ones that were stabilising the walls), and then to actually forget to remove the cans from the inside.

Step 7. With Inspector Climate as the general contractor, pipe in windows, doors, icing trimmings. Build a snowman, and partake in some fencing. Take about 4 billion pictures of the final product and place it next to the so-called Christmas Tree for sizing.

Step 8. Have someone take a picture of you and your little house.

Step 9. Clap your hands with glee when it is still standing the next morning!


  1. 1) you are adorable

    2) I have a feeling my gingerbread house will not come out as well.

    3) I miss you!

  2. Great work! You two make a great team and boy are you guys adorable! I really like your eyes.

    (Also: I'm quite impressed with that freehand gingerbread man.)

    That can trick will come in handy for me if I get around to making a gingerbread house this year.

  3. Squeeeeee! you said "boyfriend"... you guys are so cute!!

    Are there still cans living in that house?

  4. Looks like such a great time was had by you both. All that shopping was well worth the effort - I love your gingerbread creation.

  5. Becky - Aw, thanks! I am sure yours will turn out fine! I MISS YOU.

    Jummy - Thank you! I'll pass that along to ICe. Do it, it was a really fun way to spend a Saturday.

    Ev Rev - *blushes!* I did. There are still cans in there - whoops!

    Petty Witter - Thank you! It certainly was, especially now that his house has enough lollies to hurt someone :)

    Skye - Thanks!

  6. Yay! (clapping hands)
    For a minute, I thought you used salsa on your house, but now I see you just used the jar. Clever girl!

  7. I love how real your blog is, and I absolutely adore the pictures!

  8. Salty Jill - Exactly, I like my gingerbread with a hint of mexcian flair :)

    Shinay - Thank you! The pictures are courtesy of Inspector Climate.

    Angry Redhead - I didn't partake in the eating, due to the glutenous nature of the house, however, I heard that Inspector Climate's coworker's appreciated our efforts.