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Unread 03-22-2007, 08:54 PM   #79
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Here are a few more of my favorite foodie poems!

The Candy Man Lyrics
Recorded by Sammy Davis, Jr.
From the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.

Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with chocolate
And a miracle or two.

The Candy Man,
The Candy Man,
The Candy Man can
“Cause he mixes it with love,
And makes the world taste good.

Who can take a rainbow,
Wrap it in a sigh
Soak it in the sun and
Make a groovy lemon pie.

The Candy Man
Makes everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious,
Now you talk about your childhood wishes,
You can even eat the dishes.
Oh, who can take tomorrow,
Dip it in a dream,
Separate the sorrow,
And collect up all the cream.
Animal Crackers.
By Christopher Morley.

Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers, I think;
When I’m grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you choose when you’re offered a treat?
When Mother says, “What would you like best to eat!”
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast/
It’s cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen’s the coziest place that I know:
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don’t have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!
Mix and Bake. (Tune: Frere Jacques)

Oh, it’s fun to,
Oh, it’s fun to,
Mix and bake,
page two

Mix and bake.
Mix and bake some cookies,
Mix and bake some cookies.
Yum, yum good!
Yum, yum good!
The Cupboard.
By Walter De La Mare.

I know a little cupboard,
With a teeny tiny key,
And there’s a jar of Lollipops
For me, me, me.

It has a little shelf, my dear,
As dark as dark can be,
And there’s a dish of Banbury cakes
For me, me, me.

I have a fat grandmamma,
With a very slippery knee,
And she’s Keeper of the Cupboard,
With a key, key, key.

And when I’m very good, my dear,
As good as good can be,
There’s Banbury Cakes, and Lollipops
For me, me, me.
The Sugar Plum Tree.
By Eugene Field.

Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
‘Tis a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop sea,
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
page three

The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day.

When you’ve got to the tree, you would have a hard time
To capture the fruit which I sing;
The tree is so tall that no person could climb
To the boughs where the sugar-plums swing!
But up in that tree sits a chocolate cat,
And a gingerbread dog prowls below -
And this is the way you contrive to get at
Those sugar-plums tempting you so:

You say but the word to that gingerbread dog
And he barks with such terrible zest
That the chocolate cat is at once all agog,
As her swelling proportions attest.
And the chocolate cat goes cavorting around
From this leafy limb unto that.
And the sugar-plums tumble, of course, to the ground -
Hurrah for that chocolate cat!

There are marshmallows, gumdrops, and peppermint canes,
With stripings of scarlet or gold,
And you carry away of the treasure that rains
As much as your apron can hold!
So come, little child, cuddle closer to me
In your dainty white nightcap and gown,
And I’ll rock you away to that Sugar-Plum Tree
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town.
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Holiday Jar Mixes. By Andrea Roberts and Wilma Teal. Barbour Publishing.
Spoon the ingredients from a recipe in this book into a jar. Stamp the Recipe Title on a sticker and attach a recipe card with a ribbon, twine, or a piece of raffia. Place in a basket with a mug and pretty napkins and a Christmas DVD.
* Hand over the chocolate and no one gets hurt!
* I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream! (ice cream stickers, stamps, or diecuts)
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