This recipe is all of the above combined with the simplicity of a pan cookie. I’ll be making these on Friday March 11, at Macey’s in PG. Stop by for a sample!
The giveaway. Do you have it? Jimmer Fever? I asked my son, who is in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo (Jimmermania HQ) if he has it. Jimmer Fever. He replied in a letter “No Mom, I don’t have Jimmer Fever.” Not a big surprise. Back in Btown, I’m here to report no one in my home has Jimmer Fever. Which is a good thing, bc, even though the Utes stink at basketball this year, and have for the past few years, we won’t be jumping on the Jimmer Wagon. Won’t be wearing any Jimmer jersey’s. What is it with Jimmer (which, btw, my spell check wants to correct to “Dimmer” – ha) “? I know he can make a shot every now and then but, really, do you think he would be Mr. BMOC if his name was say, Ralph? This actually prompted a discussion I had with Grant late last night (after Mr J scored 52 points in one game). My public service moment: Remember back in the 80’s when Ty Detmer played at byu, and everyone loved him and started naming their kids “Ty”?? Grant thinks this will start a rash (no pun intended) of parents naming their kid “Jimmer”. Which, I feel personally obligated to tell you THIS IS A BAD IDEA. If you name your kid Jimmer, and he stinks at basketball, he will get beat up. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I know you’re thinking how did a UTE fan end up with two Jimmer Jerseys? I purchased the Jimmer Jerseys at a fund raiser for a charity. There you have it. And since I don’t have the fever, I want to share them with you. Absolutely free. Here are the deets: (Jake HATES it when I say that, so I’ll make sure to say it)
-leave a comment. Not about Jimmer. How about your favorite NCAA tourney memory, ever! Ok, fine, if you don’t have a fave tourney memory, go ahead, leave one about Mr. J 😉
-If you are a follower, you get two entries.
-leave your email address if your signature does not link back to your blog.
-specify which jersey you want- adult or youth. Remember I have only one of each
-you have two days to claim the jersey and respond, or another winner will be selected.
-the winners will be announced on Monday, March 14, 2011.
-winner chosen by Random.org
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- dash of salt
- milk or half and half
- food coloring, if desired
- Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add egg, almond extract and vanilla, blend until smooth. Mix in all of the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Grease a jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spread the dough into the pan with a long knife. I usually sprinkle some flour on the dough, so it is easier to spread. You can also use a mini rolling pin (floured) to spread the dough. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cook just until golden brown.
- Let cool completely.
- Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and salt. Add milk a little at a time, until the frosting is spreading consistency.