Baking date: November 1, 2017
This year, my son was moved up to the high school varsity football squad in his sophomore year. It was very exciting for him, but meant a considerable shift in my photography hobby.
I have been taking pictures of him for more than 7 years on the sidelines of all of his sporting events – baseball, football and basketball. The varsity team already has a photographer mom on the sidelines whose son is also a sophomore. So I was watching him from a new vantage point – the stands.
Because many of the boys he had played with for years were still on the JV team, I decided to show up to those Wednesday night games and take pictures. I was able to take care of my photography fix, and share the photos with the football families.
For the last game of the season, I decided to make goodie bags for all the players and coaches, and share the extra cookies with family and fans in attendance.
I made the base cookie dough for big, fat chewy chocolate chip cookies. Instead of chips, I added 1 cup of royal blue and 1 cup of gold M&Ms, since the school colors are royal blue and gold. I also saw these in the grocery store, so I made 3 batches. There’s no shame in my game when it comes to fantastic shortcuts for weeknight baking:
I then stuffed cookies in treat bags and put football and gold star stickers on the packages, with a gold tie.
Each coach and player received a treat bag. For the parents and fans in attendance, I had left over cookies that one of the moms helped me to hand out.
Congrats to the Walkersville JV Lions on a great season, 6-2. And thanks for letting me be there to capture the action!