Tuesday, October 26, 2010
haunted candy houses
This week is Kids Cook Week at the Franklin School of Arts and Academics!!!! (our homeschool). Our 9 yr. old got to pick out 3 recipes to prepare, our 7 yr. old picked 2, and the 4 yr old picked one.
We had a few kids cookbooks from the library and one recipe that caught the middle child's eye was Christmas gingerbread houses.
We compromised and made little Halloween houses. I have to admit that we have never made gingerbread houses! So this was extra fun for the kids.
We did it the simple way...
start with graham crackers...
get your glue! (buttercream and lemon)
I went ahead and "glued" the crackers together- the older ones maybe could have done it...but I had enough trouble trying to get them to stay standing.
candy and frosting....what is not to love?!?!?!
"Mom, can we eat them today?"
"Absolutely not. If we are going to alllllllllll this trouble, we will keep them around to admire for a few days."
Can we eat some candy, then??
"OK," (chomp, chomp, chew, swallow) but just a few..."