Every time I write about my take on Halloween candy, I hear from people who think it’s wasteful to throw some of it away. And I get that. As I’ve written before, that’s why we don’t canvass the neighborhood and collect a boatload. It’s why we do candy experiments. And it’s why we do this:
Do we still throw some candy away? You bet. And of course the gingerbread house itself eventually gets tossed, too. But first there’s fun and a giant mess. And that (not candy) is what childhood is all about.
A shopping tip: Because we don’t eat our gingerbread houses, we buy the kits, the ones with pre-made walls and pre-fab frosting. But we buy them after Christmas, when they’re practically pennies, then save them until the next year. In the cabinet waiting for this December: a mini gingerbread village. Pictures to come.
Anyone else done gingerbread houses Halloween-style? Or are you trying it this year for the first time?