I used to do this for the first day of school when my boys were growing up and also on their birthdays. Y’all know how to do this, right? Basic pancake recipe poured into a gingerbread man cookie cutter, set on top a Lodge cast iron griddle equals mancakes. (You can use any metal cookie cutter, by the way.) Coat both the griddle and cookie cutter with vegetable spray, before filling the cutter with batter. When the batter cooks up with bubbles, take a set of tongs and gentle pull the cookie cutter away. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side.
My great nephew visited all week and he enjoyed his plate of mancakes.
In the country, the garden needed tending. Miscellaneous items came together for a little girl scarecrow. She is guarding the late planted pumpkins.
Know-how Blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.