Me and my Zeds attempted Christmas crafts more or less every day, starting on the 1st of December and ending on the 21st, last year and conquered Christmas. In the process, I discovered that there is time to do something between school and dinner at home and that I rather enjoy attempting crafts so I am still here blogging away.
Good and bad things resulting from Sunday's gingerbread
As I mentioned before, we made gingerbread on Sunday afternoon. I got a couple of comments and, in replying to them, I realised I hadn't mentioned some significant parts of our gingerbread experience. I have divided them into good and bad things.
Good thing: The baking gingerbread made our house smell lovely.
Bad thing: We really needed a nice smell to cover up the smoky smell that had been caused by me putting the butter in the preheating oven to soften it and then forgetting it. Dripping butter in a hot oven causes a lot of smoke.
Good thing: Our smoke alarm wasn't in the kitchen when the butter incident happened (don't worry, it's back where it belongs now) so didn't add to the smokey stress.
Bad thing: The oven handle came off while the oven was preheating which meant I had to fix it with a screwdriver while wearing oven gloves. This was a little perilous and quite annoying.
Good thing: I managed to fix it without swearing (audibly) and without burning myself or the Zeds.
Good thing: The gingerbread really is rather tasty and we have some leftover dough still in the fridge to make more.