Kathy’s classes today will be special.  Not just because her students haven’t seen her in person since she fell ill with influenza A Sunday before last, and not just because this will be her last class of the term.  But today she’s bringing ‘em a treat, something she whipped up yesterday.  No, it’s not a batch of whupp-ass.  Coach Harbaugh, Aidan Hutchinson, Hassan Haskins, Andrew Vastardis and the rest of the boys did a pretty good job of that Saturday afternoon.  She hasn’t brought this treat to class for a decade, back after Denard led Brady Hoke’s magic 2011 team over Luke Fickell’s sanctioned Buckeyes.  And that’s the treat she’s bringing to class, from an old family recipe: buckeyes

What better way to celebrate our glorious victory over the scarlet-and-gray but eating up once again what our Wolverines so ravenously devoured last Saturday?  Only these buckeyes are sweet, just like that victory was, and still is. If you want to relive highlights of that afternoon, check this video out that some of the kids made, featuring their favorite song “Mr. Brightside” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ak9Uxtntfk&t=5s.  If you want to hear “Mr Brightside’ unfiltered, here’s the video in its full decadent glory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdGFtwCNBE. The kids go absolutely crazy when this is played in the 3rd quarter.  They know all the words.  The song was released in 2003, so it must be one of their generation’s “classics”.  Is “Mr. Brightside” Jim Harbaugh?

Should you want to try some yourself, here’s the recipe.  We still play them 2 times in basketball, two days before Valentine’s day and last game of the regular season.  And our women take ‘em on New Year’s Eve at Crisler and January 27 in Columbus.  You can’t get enough of beating Buckeyes.  Eating them either.

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

4 thoughts on “buckeyes!

  1. LOVE THIS!!!
    I can’t wait to try this recipe!! It’s very different from the one I have made for years, and years, and years! I think this one is BETTER!! I love coconut!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Go Blue! 😊


  2. Thanks for reading, Jules. Those little buckeyes are tasty. I think if we win again next year, Kathy will come out of retirement just to take some into class.


  3. Tarnished platter is a nice touch. Smooth those toothpick marks with a butter knife & they’ll look better. Enjoy and sorry to hear K had the flu. Mrs.


  4. All my silver is tarnished. Buffing it up a mid winter chore. Need those toothpick marks to distinguish these from “real” buckeyes, which would not be as precious to your bite. But Kathy likes the idea of smoothing them over. We are both all over our influenza A.


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