I'm taking the week off -- there won't be a recipe this week. The xmas break was great for everybody. Jacob got a great book explaining how Christmas is very different from Chanukah: The Latke Who Wouldn't Stop Screaming.
We also put together a gingerbread house kit. It was amazing. The kit comes with the cookie walls and roof pre-cut, candy decorations, and an icing package that's the perfect consistency. Jacob instructed where to put the icing and he decorated it. It looked fabulous! I'll post the pictures on Wednesday in lieu of a recipe.
Penny from Sweet Sadie's didn't have as much success. Of course, her gingerbread house was made from scratch, however, it had to be condemned. Truth is, I'd still rather eat her condemned gingerbread house than a house from a kit.