Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mutant Men at twelve o'clock

What was I thinking? I'm not sure if it was playground competitiveness, an attempt to earn my 'good mummy' badge or plain old fashioned lunacy. Whatever you chose to attribute it to, the urge struck me yesterday. The boys must have little men shaped rolls in their lunchboxes.

See, Lucie made them and hers looked really really cute. It seemed like such a wonderful idea. The dough came together smoothly, the cutting out (with big gingerbread cookie cutter) was fine. But the end result was nothing short of mutant horror. The Pillsbury Dough Boy gone bad.

It was the only bread I had, so they've gone to school with the mutant men. Hope there is no screaming at the lunch table. I may have traumatized an entire class of preschoolers. Never mind cheesy dreams, those rolls are the stuff of nightmares.

26 comments:

raspberry said...

It looks like a mini roast chicken!! Cool!

Amy said...

You crack me up. Boys love mutant stuff like that don't they? I'm sure they thought it was a riot.

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Oh, that fabric and that stitching on the apron -- so lovely!

kirsten said...

ha ha ha ha! that is seriously hilarious.

lusummers said...

oh my god, what have i started? lol! cracked up at your post, that's so funny. mine were very heavy and leaden, maybe that's why they kept their shape a little better (but certainly not much ;)

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

Darling I love them.....It's Badly Baked Boy !!!!!!!LOL
Seriously they look lovely and golden and hey....practice makes perfect....
Bet the kids loved them.
Best wishes to Mark for his new term.
Kat xxx

monique(moki) said...

I'm thinking frog! How fun (and boyishly gross) it would be to stuff them with cheese or something!

madmommy said...

Oh, they're great! Just like my mutant Christmas cookies last year, lol! The boys will love them.

greetingarts said...

Oh, Ali, I can't stop smiling. You are too too funny, and I think they (the mutants) are quite charming. Chubby, but charming!

jojo* said...

Hee! Those are fun. I have some frozen bread dough in the freezer. May have to let it thaw and give this a try.

Junie Moon said...

This is probably terrible of me, but your whole mutant men thing has tickled me so much! I'm still smiling as I write this. I applaud your efforts wholeheartedly.

syko kajsa said...

Sorry but you made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing!

dottycookie said...

Well, I think they're great! In fact, I am making bread for lunches as we speak - perhaps this will be a way to get it eaten? I'm getting a bit tired of being told that Hovis ready sliced is more desirable than my home baked loaves ...

Candlestring said...

Too funny! Buns Behaving Badly.
On the serios side:
If you want them to keep their shape better you could try bisquit mix instead of yeast bread.
Or bake the dough in a shaped pan - I have heart, flower and star(?) shaped tube pans. The magic happens when you slice the bread.
Or, use the cutter on the slices after you bake the bread.
Or shape the men out of balls of dough, not using a cookie cutter.
But the mutants are cute! Embrace the weirdness! And then eat it! haha!

Megan said...

Um. Are you quite sure they're not frogs?

Eating mutant men is way cool, anyway.

kat said...

Too funny! I bet the kids loved them and had fun with them :)

You'll be known as the fun mum!

Alicia A. said...

That is so great. I bet they got the biggest kick out of mutant men in their lunches!

SquidgesMum said...

too funny- poor men only have stumps for arms.

Dallas said...

Haha, cute. He reminds me of a pig on a spit.

leslie said...

so cute! i love your blog, how have i not been here before??? have i been here before? surely not. into my bloglines you go!

Poshyarns said...

Oh dear, I am wiping tears of laughter from my eyes, the thing is the boys will probably love that they are mutant.

nuttnbunny said...

I love them and want our own. I'll name him Blub and take him everywhere. :-)

Jane said...

The more mutant the better I would have thought. I garden with the children at the local school and it is one long bug fest,
J
x

Hay said...

Hehehe! they look like how I feel at the mo, well boated anyway. Maybe I'll go for the legless bit later?

Thanks for sharing

julie said...

oooh you should definitely make more with halloween coming up they are serious scary! Your boys are lucky to get such exciting lunches.

Strikkelise said...

Laughing.out.loud.

My first thought was: -what kind of fowl might that be?
And my second: what kind of dough does one use to deep fry whole birds?

Stephanie said...

seriously laughing so hard right now. I'm sure they were tasty though!