Growing up, I played soccer and baseball (terribly). I reached peak athlete in high school when I was on the JV tennis team. I was a second-doubles alternate, which is a made-up position. The best part of the whole situation was I had these trading cards made. Lolololololololol.
None of this sport experience helped embiggen the flames of my sport passions. In fact, the older I get, the more comfortable I am ignoring all sport things. FUN FACT: I didn’t watch the Olympics last year. Not one dang event. VOLPI VICTORY!
BUT – this Sunday, I learned that my alma mater/nerd incubator Northwestern is going to be in the NCAA Men’s March Madness Basket-Balls National Tournament!!!! For the very first time ever! So – you better believe I’m all bout it bout it!
So to celebrate this major accomplishment, I made lemon/rosemary/cornmeal cat cookies. You know – Northwestern Wildcats???? C-A-T-S Meow???? We’re all wearing cat t-shirts tomorrow, right??? Fursday Thursday????
HERE’S YOUR DANG RECIPE!
1-1/2 sticks of supes soft butter
3/4 cup gran sugar
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 cup cornmeal
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 medium splashes of water
Mix this junk together except the water. The water comes at the end and only do the splashes if your dough isn’t coming together. My dough was Crumble Town Crumbles and needed a wetness to bind it up.
Ok. Make flat cat head shapes on your parchy paper and then make faces with bits of rosemary. SCINCE FACT: lemon and rosemary are natural go-togethers! I READ ABOUT IT IN A MAGAZINE!!!!!
Bake your cat heads for about 15-20 min at 350! Get your nose-holes ready for some of the best dang smells that have ever been up in there! Ooooh-weeee! And here’s a fun thought – put one of these in a bowl of hot tomato soup! Doesn’t that sound neat???? THE NEATEST!!!!!