What are you doing this Super Bowl Sunday?
We'll be watching the big game from the comfort of our home but I have to say I would love to be in TX to see it live. You see in our home the Packers are a very close second to God. Sometimes I think my husband would change the term "The Lord's Day" when referring to Sunday's to, "The Packers Day". At least during football season. I'm not as die-hard a fan as he is but I have my loyalties to the Green & Gold. When you grow up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan you have no other choice but to L-O-V-E the Packers and to marry into the family that I did well, I'm sure they would say it was a sin if I was to say otherwise.
I'll be setting up a taco/nacho bar and making homemade, salsa and guacamole. YUM! We've got some friends coming by to watch the game and enjoy the munchies. I sure hope they like the Packers. LOL
Now for the feature item of this post. Drum roll please........
Packer Jerseys, Footballs and Green & Gold hearts. A thought entered my head, I couldn't get it out and so I made some sweet treats featuring our team. If I did this again I would find a darker green, food coloring and I would purchase some food doodling pens from here. Royal Icing is not meant for writing at least not as small as I was trying.
Now I have to say I love making my husband smile as big as the kids smile when I make them special treats and that's exactly what he did when he saw my effort. He was rattling off players names and numbers. I think he wanted me to make a cookie jersey for each player. I would have had to triple my cookie dough recipe and seriously I didn't have enough time.
Because we'll be eating Tex-Mex fare and Packer colors are green & gold I used lemon zest in the cookie dough and freshly squeezed lemon juice in the royal icing. I did not have enough time to find and purchase this kind of cookie cutter so I drew the shapes out in my illustrating program, printed them out on card stock, cut the paper shapes out and then used a paring knife to cut out each cookie using the paper template as my guide.
I figure mom's with children in sports could use these jersey shapes and make cookies for the team. If you're one of those over-achiever mom's you can download the free template here.
Thanks for stopping by Blue Sky Confections!
oh... and GO PACKERS, GO!!!!