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I have a confession to make. Every September, I can tell it’s football season when my co-workers go from speaking English to Gobbledygook. Sorry all you Gobbledygook speakers, but I am a football-love challenged, Atlantan from Sri Lanka where cricket was on every telly when I was growing up!
However, I’ve gotta give football credit. Whether it be a bunch of co-workers gathered together out in the coffee area to debate a game, or my daughter and a bunch of her friends gathered together (irrespective of grade levels) to cheer on their team, football sure has a way of drawing people together.
So, I have another confession to make, my favorite part about my co-workers speaking Gobbledygook is that it signals the beginning of football get-togethers with football food! While some people analyze and prep their Fantasy Football drafts, I analyze and prep the food I will be eating and taking to such get-togethers.
When it comes to taking food to a football get-together, I am usually that person that shows up with something weirdly exotic and fun like spicy strawberry tofu burgers or beet burgers or lentil olive fritters.
Recently, I was asked to bring something sweet to an upcoming football get-together. I looked in my pantry and saw the Coca-Cola and RITZ crackers I had picked up from my neighborhood Kroger store and my mind started churning. I figured I’d stay close to my weirdly exotic roots and make some Coca-Cola cupcakes that were made with oat flour and coconut flour and Coca-Cola instead of milk. But that’s not where the weirdly-exotic and fun component of these cupcakes ends – instead, I decided to bake those Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust and top them with a wicked chocolate frosting.
Now, I didn’t taste these, but my daughter did. When I asked her what she thought, she started on a second large one while shooting me a thumbs up (at least I hope it was a thumb). Then, when I started packing up the mini ones for her to take to share with her friends, she started spewing crumbs everywhere while yelling “no sharing” between gulps of Coca-Cola Cupcake and gulps of air!
It’s been 2 days since I made these Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes, and today I found that empty container I packed those mini ones in, in my daughter’s room … with the licked-clean wrappers.
Guess I’m going to have to figure out a way to convince my daughter that sharing these would draw her friends together – to share with her, their goodies?
Till then, I’m making another batch of these Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust and hiding them till we leave for our football-get-together.
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