Saturday, January 31, 2009

superbowl

Tomorrow's super bowl holds more importance then any other I have been to. Usually I love the excuse to plan what fried foods we will serve, or what kind of desserts we will whip up. Or just to get together with all my loved ones for a party. Usually I don't even know which team I want to win. This year is different because my brother in law Joey is obsessed with the Cardinals. He has always been a season ticket holder even though he doesn't go to the games (sunday)...their whole family always makes the trip down to watch their spring training camp. My boys always talk about the cardinals non-stop because their cousins love them so much so so do they. So it is a very exciting day for us tomorrow. I have been cooking my little arthritic fingers to the bone (seriously my hands hurt so bad now I can barely type this...it is probably taking 5 times longer then usual.).

I love sugar cookies and it has become a tradition for me to make them for the BYU games. Cali mentioned how good they would be for the big party...but she knew it would be a lot for me to do with my hands and said I didn't have to make them. After that though I couldn't get them out of my mind so I went to walmart to get some red food coloring and look for some football cookie cutters. All they had was a box of 101 cookie cutters but there was a football and a football helmet so I decided it was worth it to buy (they were pretty cheap anyways). When I got them home today and got them out to make my cookies there were only 100 cookie cutters in the box. Out of all 101 shapes the one that was missing was THE FOOTBALL. Ohh I was so mad. How frustrating is that?? Anyways I put it behind me and ended up with these...
The helmets turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. I got for christmas a frosting bag...but I still prefered just my little plastic ziplock bags.


The best part of the day spent making these is that Cortney helped do almost all of the frosting. I did the A's but he did most of the other stuff. How nice is that? (so cute)

The worst part...you should seriously see my kitchen right now. It looks like a powdered sugar and icing bomb went off in there.

GO Cardinals!

11 comments:

Cali said...

You are an artistic GENIUS! LOVE IT. Can't wait to have me one. (these cookies taste even better than they look) I'm considering making a sign that says: These cookies are for adults only! (more for me)

{natalie} said...

those turned out AMAZING. i love them. i would be so ticked about the missing football! have fun at your party and i hope for your sake the cardinals win.

HEATHER D said...

Alright Martha, could you just rub your cooking skills in my face any more? You ROCK. I can't believe you took the time to make those amazing things. I would have totally NOT made them and pretended I did by purchasing oreo's and coloring them with marker. Well, good job.......hope the game goes in your favor......NOT! Hee, Hee, Hee

Supercords said...

I've been looking forward to this party for two weeks! It's gonna be amazing. Plus, following the Superbowl, there's a special episode of The Office. Can't wait!

Kimmy said...

Save some for me!

duke of earl said...

i tried one of the cookies when i came over to visit today...it was gross.

jk...it was freaking delicious.

Samantha said...

Ha I bet someone stole the football cookie cutter on purpose just for this occasion. I've been thinking about Joey and the game tomorrow! Wish I could be there.

Cindy said...

Go CARDINALS! My sister and brother in law have season tickets and they and my parents live in Phoenix. My son and his wife live there too while he is finishing law school. I have cousins and good friends all in that area, so we are really supporting them and rooting for Arizona! Those cookies are amazing. You should open a bakery!

Earl Family said...

Oh man. I wish we could be there with you. The cookies look fabulous. I love them. Miss you.

Angelique said...

Awesome frosting decorating! I can't wait to have one of these--I always eat at least 5. Okay, okay probably more like 10.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute cookies!