Would you like them here or there?* I think you’d like them anywhere!Cookies and Bars / January 18, 2016
For several weeks now, I have been creating a themed dessert, appetizer or entree for our weekly Carolina Panther game days. For today’s battle against the Seahawks, I decided to take a classic and add a little whimsy. Baking my cookies in a mini-muffin tin made each little hand-held morsel so much fun. But crowning each with a dab of Panther Blue buttercream frosting changed everything.
You may say, “Ew! Blue food!! I am definitely not into eating frosting unless it is pink, yellow, or an ever-so-tame shade of green. And I will respond by asking you, “Could you, would you, with a goat? Would you, could you in a boat?” And you would know I’d lost my mind.
Or would you.
I remember the first time I read Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham.” It was a paradigm shift in the world of children’s literature. His fanciful prose about a narcissistic, fur covered pest who won’t rest until his green eggs are eaten, is a well known classic. I mean, Sam-I-Am was relentless? Right? “In a train? With a mouse? In the dark, In a house?” It’s like having The Cookie Monster in your face ALL. DAY. LONG. But anyone who can write an entire book about insisting you eat something green, that shouldn’t be green, is surely a hero in my book. And really, why can’t an egg be green? Or a cauliflower purple? Or beets yellow? Or frosting blue?
I’m not sure I went through this internal dialog when I reached for the mixer and turned on the oven, but somewhere — oh yes, somewhere in the back of my head I smiled knowing that my dessert would have an eerie resemblance to Theodore Geisel’s charming campaign to turn green eggs into someone’s new favorite food, and my beloved Panthers into winners one more week.
*Words by Dr. Suess.