December 12th: National Gingerbread House Day
In spirit of National Gingerbread House Day, we wanted to show how you can still have fun making a gingerbread style house, without all the sugar. As you may already know, refined sugary sins are what create inflammation inside our bodies, thus leading to future health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and more.
Avoid the sugar, and build a veggie “gingerbread house!”
Here is what you can use:
Six 8″- carrot logs (One for front, five for back)
Eight 5″- carrot logs (sides of lodge)
Eight 3″- carrot logs (front)
Eight 1 1/4″ – short spacer logs (by front door)
Four 1 1/2″ – carrot logs (to create side window opening)
Three 7″ -carrot log rafters
Sixteen 6″ – 7″ long stalks of celery (for roof)
The foam core board gable ends measure 8″x 6″ x 6″
The foam core board floor/base measures 8″ x 5″ (plus extra on the back for chimney if desired)
The window is made out of a slice of turnip.
Use toothpicks if necessary, in addition to cream cheese mortar to fasten cucumbers and celery.
Use bamboo skewers for stacking chimney mushroom “stones.”
Most importantly, have fun!
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