The good times have begun here in Louisiana! Geaux Saints!! You can’t go anywhere in town without seeing a Saints shirt or jersey. The party supply stores are completely wiped out of black or gold paper plates, cups and napkins. Nothing that even resembles a football can be found! I know because I was in a store yesterday afternoon trying to scrounge up some paper goods for our Saints office party today. A man walked in (in full Saints attire) and asked the clerk, “Do you have any black or gold balloons?” She replied, “No, sir.” “Well, do you have any black or gold crepe paper?” he asked. “No, sir. Everything is gone.” Crepe paper?! I just wanted to find black plates!!
Speaking of shopping and Saints fans….Wednesday morning, I was in Walmart before work and had the ying-yang scared out of me! I was walking down the main aisle – the wide one right behind the registers – happily minding my own business when a black man popped out from no where and hollered, “WHO DAT!” and pointed to my silver fleur de lis necklace. Scared. me. to. death. All I could do was squeak out a “Hello,” and run like the devil.
I donned the apron Wednesday and Thursday night to bake these babies. They were a hit at my office party today. They were such a hit at home that Wayne decided to hold on to his batch and not carry them to work! My apologies to his fellow employees. Baby Girl kept asking for a football shaped cookie because she thought I had iced it with chocolate. A girl after my own heart, but sorry to disappoint. I ain’t Martha Stewart (even though I use her recipe for royal icing)!!
And Sunday night, I worked on these candy bar wrappers while I watched the Grammy's.They are similar to the bats I made at Halloween. All I need to do is add embellishments and walla! The perfect chocolate valentine for my employees next week!
I hope you have a WINNING weekend!