This entire season has baffled me....hire a not so winning coach, start Orton and replace him with Tebow, win the division with an 8-8 record and beat Pittsburgh in the first round of playoff games? Is it any surprise then that last night's game with decisions to keep the ball on the ground even through the 4th quarter while running plays that kept ball inbounds like they had all the time in the world was any less perplexing? Even still, with a new coach and new QB, they gave us a more exciting season then most of us expected. I say it was a good start to great things to come.
I do have to ask what on earth they feed those boys in New England. They had to have 6 inches and 100 lbs on each Bronco. It's probably pretty hard to defend against a receiver when you come up to his armpit.
With the end of football season (in my mind) comes the end of all obnoxiously delightful brightly colored football food. Not sure why I accept such crazy artificially colored foods during football season only, but it does seem essential. Something about team spirit.
We took this football season out with an orange and blue bang. Sister made blue and orange brownies and cookies and I got a chance to try out my new cake pop molds....
I am not the most patient when it comes to molding individually sized foods which is why I love these molds I purchased from My Little Cupcake. I'd considered ordering them awhile back when it was just the cupcake shape but when I saw the additional molds, I snapped up a set for me and my sister.
They make shaping cake pops so much easier. My little cupcake site also had an idea to make the pops out of a homemade cookie dough that omits the raw eggs. Yes please. There was a recipe on My Little Cupcake's blog but I opted to just use the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse mini morsels bag and omit the eggs and add an extra 1/4 cup of flour. If the recipe was good enough for Phoebe's grandmother....(if you get that Friends reference, we should knuckle bump here.)
Chocolate chip cookie dough was a little bit more difficult to mold in that the chips sometimes got caught in the crack as you were trying to close it, but aside from that, these molds were easy peasy and made the most perfectly shaped cupcakes and balls. Yes, I can roll balls but not this perfectly spherical and even in size.
Navy blue candy melts are not the easiest to find. I've never found anything but pastel blue from Wilton. Make N Mold makes the navy blue and I've only found them at Hobby Lobby and even then they are most often sold out. When I find them I do grab an extra bag or two as they are so intensely and perfectly navy blue.
When making the cupcakes you dip the bottom half first, add the stick and place upside down in an egg carton to let harden.
Then you dip the top and add your sprinkles. They really are that easy.
Yes, I picked out all of the orange M&Ms and Reese Pieces. When I was back in Denver I could sometimes find bags of Broncos M&Ms but no such luck here.
Denver is moving back to their orange jerseys next year which has most of us old school fans pretty excited. Maybe with the return of the orange jerseys we'll see a return of the Orange Crush. Sadly they didn't crush much last night.
BTW, have you had an Orange Crush soda recently? I haven't had once in forever and seriously, wow. I don't think that drinking a big glass of straight sugar would be as sweet as this. It's all about Bronco party requirements though and Orange Crush is mandatory, if only to look at.
First Peanut, now Chipmunk. We teach 'em young.
Brooklyn took the loss the hardest.