Woman: Did you like the opera, dear?
Vivan: It was so good, I almost peed my pants.
Edward: She said she liked it better than Pirates of Penzance.
Today is my mom's birthday. She and my dad are jetting (well, driving) off for a little R&R in Atlantic City this weekend. The woman loves her some slots and Three Card poker. I always find it hysterical when they call their jaunts to the Sin City of the East "R&R time." That's why they rule and I'm sure they're the reason why I enjoy Hold 'Em. It's in the blood.
For as long as I can remember, Pretty Woman has been one of my mom's favorite films.
She had a dress that was identical to the one worn by Vivian in the polo match scene (or maybe it was my sister...or maybe they just shared) but every time I see that scene, I think of my mom. Then I do the Arsenio bark and fist-pump combo.
In honor of my mom, her special day and her love for all things Julia Roberts, we'll be making polo cookie hats.
To make these cookies, I used my go-to sugar cookie recipe but you can use any rolled sugar or shortbread cookie recipe you like.
Use round cutters to make two sizes of cookies.
Prepare two batches of royal icing: brown and white.
Start by damming and flooding the larger cookie. The "brim" if you will.
Lightly dot on white icing while the surface is still wet.
Dam and flood one of the smaller cookies and place it on the center of the larger cookie. Give it a gentle press to help it stick. Add dots to the smaller cookie.
Let the cookie hats dry for a few hours before storing.
If you want to give them a little extra flair, you can add a fondant ribbon or band around the hat.
Probably not that cookie's best angle but it was still delicious.
Happy birthday Mom! Win that monay!
And to everyone else, have a fantastic weekend. Do something crazy. But regular crazy. Not prostitute-crazy.