Every holiday season I get an idea that maybe this will be the year I make a gingerbread house. In my mind it seems like it would go so well. The gingerbread would be sturdy. The icing would dry hard. The candy would stay exactly where I place it. You get the idea. The house might look something like one of these.
When I look at all of them I think my favorite is the last one. I could never show that much restraint though. If I am going to make a gingerbread house there are going to have to be some gumdrops, cookies, sweet tarts, kisses, marshmallows, pretzels, peppermints, ice cream cones, Mike & Ike's, life savers, twizzlers, and plain old sugar cubes. My approach to life and gingerbread house construction leans more to the go big or go home philosophy, than the keep it simple principle.
All photos taken at the Gingerbread House auction in Lawrence last weekend.