Yesterday morning, after morning chores were complete and errands were run...
the farm turned into Gingerbread Central. Mackenzie and the girls, Maggie and Macy (who were all on their last day of Thanksgiving vacation) came to the farm to help make the walls and roofs for our gingerbread houses.
You know the saying about "too many cooks"? Well, with so many fingers adding so many ingredients (and omitting a few along the way), who knows what the final houses will look like. We all have our fingers crossed that all of the pieces will hold up through the construction process (later this week).
The important thing is... everyone had a great time.
There were some challenges along the way... such as the fact that our dough was so stiff it was almost impossible to roll out. Some of us got a little creative in our rolling technique.
It was definitely the most challenging baking project I have ever had. This year I used King Arthur Flour's gingerbread construction dough - and usually I love their recipes. However, this one was more challenging than any I have tried in previous years.
Remember those new gingerbread house cutters that I ordered? They were way too big and would have made an enormous house... using way too much dough. We went back to our old cutters which make a nice sized house, half the size of the new cutters.
Our house smelled delicious all day long as we worked together on this assembly line gingerbread project.
Naturally, Mama Bernadette came with the girls, wearing her new Christmas PJ's!
Of course, the animals reap the benefit of farm visitors...
with lots of love
and lots of treats!
Stay tuned for the final outcome of our gingerbread bake-off!