Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Headless Gingerbread Men

It's that time of year when I start baking Christmas cookies.  Today, I made gingerbread  men cookies.  For some reason, they all had a propensity to lose their heads.   No worries.  It just meant more for the kids. I put some on a plate and invited them to have one.

My daughter grabbed her cookie, and as soon as she did, the head came off.   "Mom, I can't eat this.  It's headless!"

"So?" I said and popped the head in my mouth.

"Mom!"

"What?"

"You're a cannibal!"

I looked at that girl.  "No, I'm not.  If I were a cannibal, I would've eaten the body and put the head on a string to wear around my neck."

She looked at me like I was crazy.  Maybe I am.

Headless gingerbread cookies, anyone?



  

Quick note:  Lynda at WIP, has a new book out called Make Believe.   It came out yesterday, but since I haven't had access to my main computer, I wasn't able to do a full post about it.  I'll try to get it up tomorrow, so you can read about it.  Be sure to stop by her blog and congratulate her!

23 comments:

  1. Haha! Sure, I'll take one! ;)

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  2. I remember the days when my children were small, and we ended up with headless gingerbread men. Lots of fun memories! :-)

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    1. I don't know what it is about gingerbread men, but they always seem to lose their heads!

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  3. My husband is obssessed with gingerbread men this year. I keep putting him off, because I know they'll turn out . . . well, headless.

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  4. haha geez you and schultz are becoming as one with your cannabilism

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    1. Hey now, how can you compare me to that vile beast? LOL!

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  5. I don't have gingerbread cutters so we do bears and sometimes other shapes. My daughter and I have yet to make ours this year.
    You could call them the headless gingerbread men from Sleepy Hollow.

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  6. Ah! I remember my niece helping me make Gingerbread man. And she would start eating as soon as the shape was done!


    Nas

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  7. Yeah, Sherry, with your response I'm sure she thinks her mom is gone from reality. (lol)

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  8. I can't eat the head first. It's always a leg for me. Yeah. One-legged gingerbread men.

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    1. Typically, I start with the feet and work up to the head, but when a head pops off, I just have to eat that first! LOL!

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  9. Mama is a Grouch - age group? Want to buy.

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    1. That's so nice of you! It's for kids ages 3 - 7. Thanks, Peaches!

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  10. I'm thinking headless is better than zombie gingerbread cookies ;)

    Thanks so much for the mention of Make Believe!!!
    Hugs

    Lyn

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    1. You're welcome. I got the full post out today. Sorry I was a little late!

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  11. We are the hollow men/the headless men/head pieces stuffed in tummies. That's what T. S. Eliot meant to write. I'm trying to think of the words my favorite professor used to describe Eliot . . . oh, yes! He said "pompous ass." Based on his poetry and what I've read about the man, my beloved Dr. C. knew of what he spake.

    Love,
    Janie

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