Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Un-Christmas Un-Gingerbread House

Grandma was hired by a new magazine to make a gingerbread house. The magazine wanted to do a how-to article on making your own gingerbread house so they aksed G-ma is they could photograph the creative process. Too bad the people at the magazine had no idea what they were doing, no budget to pay G-ma, and no comon sense (typical of Thais). After doing our research online and going back and forth with the magazine people it was decided that instead of doing an actual gingerbread house we would do the 2nd grader version and use graham crackers . On Friday we sent them the links of various sites explaining how to build the house and what it would look like, as well as a list of supplies we would need, and instructed them to cut out the cardboard templates before hand (with this type of gb house you paste the graham crakers on to a milk carton or cardboard cut outs). When they showed up on Monday they came armed with 3 eggs (even though the recipe called for 4), 1 cup of sugar (even though the recipe called for 5), no cut outs, not even the cardboard, weird butter crackers instead of graham crackers, and the most un-Christmas-y candy ever. So G-ma had to send them out to the store and get everything that was missing. And then spent the next 4 hours trying to create a gingerbread house (mind you G-ma had never made one before). I had serious doubts about the outcome of this little endeavour. Especially since the roof seemed to weigh twice as much as the rest of the house! But in the end it came together rather nicely - didn't look Christmas-y at all, infact it looked more like the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel but ohh well. Here are some pictures:

This is a picture of the "snowman". I guess it's a Thai snowman!!

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