I really wanted to make a gingerbread house for Christmas, and to make things simple, we just purchased a gingerbread house kit from the local grocery store in San Diego. Bad idea. The kit was fun and pretty easy to make, but absolutely disgusting. The icing wasn’t even very good. After decorating, I made Ron bring it to work to see if his coworkers would eat it, but it ended up just getting thrown away. Now we know that next Christmas, we’ll make our own gingerbread!