I'm super excited about the Seattle Seahawks win this weekend. Alvin Bailey, rookie lineman for the Seahawks, helped pave the way for Marshawn Lynch with a key block that resulted in a 40-yard touchdown run. He is also the son of the principle of Coweta IGC where I substitute teach. He's an Oklahoma boy, who played for Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in high school.
Mrs. Bailey was so excited to be able to attend the game. When I spoke with her Friday, she let me know that her son, Alvin, was making detailed plans for her trip. He was thrilled to be able to fly his mama into town to spend time with her before the critical championship game. Mrs. Bailey was just glowing with pride. How honored she was that Alvin was on the team even though she told me he didn't play much at the rookie level.
I can bet she added to the super sonic noise, that only Seahawks fans can rally, as her son stepped into the game for over 12 snaps, and played a key roll in their victory. Being a self-proclaimed "proud mama" myself, I know she was just loosing it in the stands!
The kids at IGC are going to be buzzing about the Super Bowl next week, with one enthusiastic, rightfully biased, principle swaying her students to Seattle's side.
I was born in Denver, and have always been a Broncos fan, but I think I might have to root for the Seahawks for the ring this year for Mrs. Bailey, and her amazing son, our local Oklahoma rookie, Alvin Bailey!
We had tons of great football food for the game Sunday, which included these incredible Blonde Brownies. The best thing is, I was able to whip them to up quickly after church because of the ease in prep.
Already planning my Super Bowl snacks---Go Seahawks!!!
My Blonde Brownies--the light brown sugar batter compliments the decadent chocolate chips hiding inside.
These are the easiest bars to whip together for game days when you have to ready to hit the couch and root for your team.
Hope you get a chance to try this recipe.
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup Bisquick (I love this stuff! It has all the baking soda etc. built right in!)
2 eggs well beaten
1cup mini chocolate chip morsels---or 1/2 cup morsels and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Mix ingredients. Grease and flour (or spray with Pam) an 8x8 pan.
Pour batter in pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees. Don't over bake. You want them to be a bit gooey inside.
I double the recipe and bake it in a 13x9 pan. I had three French boys here for the ballgame, so all recipes were doubled, consumed and appreciated!
Enjoy the games all!