Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pumpkin cookies and a reunion

I got a call the other night from my college roomate Mary saying she was in the area and wanted to get together.  Shamefully, we hadn't seen each other in 17 years.  Kids, schedules, and geographic distance played a big part in our not being able to connect.  But 17 years?  Like I said - shameful. 

Of course, there needed to be cookies for my long lost bestie.

With it being the first of October, it was time to bust out the first of my halloween cookies and use my two new pumpkin cutters. 

What I really wanted to make for Mary was a batch of Rosanne Rosanadana cookies in honor of her most memorable halloween costume in college.  She was HILARIOUS as Gilda Radner, and stayed in character all night long.

But alas, I didn't have the time for that, so I had to make do with pumpkins.

Think of these as my version of the black and white cookie for halloween. 

Probably my best halloween costume was the year I went as a witch.  I had the usual cape and black hat on for most of the party, but I had a surprise under my hat.  My hair was long, and I put a plastic cup on top of my head and gathered my hair up and around it and pony tailed and hair sprayed the living daylights out of it.  You couldn't see the cup at all, and it looked like my hair stood straight up in the shape of the witches hat.  I then put the hat carefully on top of the hair and tied it underneath my chin.

About mid way through the party, I said "wow, it's getting hot in here, I need to take my hat off".  Off it came, the hair unveiled, and the look on everyone's faces was priceless.  My one great moment in comedy. 

Who says a witch can't have a stylish updo? 

So Rosanne Rosanadana and the the well coiffed witch laughed and hugged and cried their way through lunch yesterday.  And you can bet it won't be another 17 years before we see each other again.  Because if it is, we will have to be meeting up on our hover rounds...

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  1. The cookies are cute! Sounds like you had a great visit-enjoy:@)

  2. what a great surprise call, visit and cookies for your friend. I LOVE Rosanne Rosanadana so so so much..funny I have this get well card with her on it and her voice that "talks" and I have kept it for over 2 years b/c it makes me laugh so hard. YOur pumpkin cookies are so beautiful. I love the elegant designs so much Lisa. The witch hat w/ the flower is so neat. So neat. Love the seasonal background too my dear!! HUGS!

  3. These are gorgeous!! I love the black hat society. You do excellent work! I wish I was your long-lost friend.

  4. You are such a cookie artist -- these are all works of art and I love them. I have seen the cup hairdo before and it is quite dramatic. Glad you had a nice reunion. Joni

  5. Beautiful halloween cookies and it sure sounds like you had a great time with your friend. Talented lady, you are.

  6. Beautiful cookies. I couldn't bear to eat them- too pretty! Happy Fall!
    :) Samantha

  7. You have some serious talent here!

  8. What a lovely story. Both of your costumes sound like they were smash hits. A girl I knew dressed as a mandrake once and did the same thing with her hair around a bottle, but kept it exposed and added moss and other things. Hilarious.

    Gorgeous cookies as always!

  9. I would love to be able to decorate cookies like this. The Black Hat Society cookies are wonderful!

  10. Your cookies are simply amazing.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. I love all of your food creations! I hope you will link to my Creative Things Thursday party this week! ♥

  12. Gorgeous cookie! I would love it if you would link up to my Crazy Sweet Tuesday linky sometime. :)

  13. Love the cookies! They remind me of the pictures in a cookbook that my husband's grandfather owned from the early 1920's.

  14. You do beautiful work! They are beautiful! I linked to you from On The Menu Monday!

  15. Great story! There are a few people in my life that I need to get back in touch with...time flies!

    Love the witch hat cookie, do you think my sister would take it the wrong way if I made some for her? (LOL)

  16. Love the halloween costume stories, how fun and what precious memories. Your cookies are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe the detail you have put on them with the frosting. They are totally works of art. So glad you two had a great visit. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. LOVE the scrollwork on your pumpkins. They look fabulous! Glad you had fun with your roomie.

  18. How cute are these cookies. I would never be able to decorate them like you've done! Great job. Newest follower!

  19. Hi! I am back and Stumbling from the Swanky hop! I still love these cookies!


  21. These are so pretty! Stumbled from Something Swanky.

  22. Beautiful cookies! I am stumbling over from Something Swanky! Come on over for a visit when you get a chance!



  23. Wow, those cookies are gorgeous. They're works of art! I wouldn't want to eat them...but then again, they look so delicious!


    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  24. I love these! Especially the Black Hat Society.

    As always, a feast for the eyes,