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Steelers’ Family Preparations- Pittsburgh and Beyond

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See Maura two years ago dressed for Super Bowl 43 and now at two years + @ the piano bench,  Steelers hat by her side, ready for Super Bowl 45.              Not my house- the mansion of Fifth Ave. with the huge gold and black banners on the porch at night.

And a friend at work, Ann and I, decided to knit  obsessively and make four Steelers hats. Used a double strand of Cascade Superwash 220.  I mailed mine to the grandchildren but forget trying to get a photo. We had fun trying.  I think.

Sue B made the yellow pepper black olive topped salad for the AFC championship game and the cake was as Black and Gold as I could get it.  No one would eat a licorice cake.  A Brown Mountain cake (recipe) from Farm Journal with classic buttercream icing.    No buttermilk in the house so I soured the milk with a T of vinegar and it tasted fine.

Smiley Cookies are from Eat ‘n Park and they were on the sign-in counter so weren’t consumed by me.

Mark has a Steelers flag to fly in the daylight and a blanket to keep warm and an Official Terrible Towel.

The last shot is the snowfall today.  Hear there has been snow in Texas too. Thanks everyone near and far for the well wishes. And for putting up with the hoopla if you are a diehard Packers’ fan. (luv ya Rob)

A Longest Day

Sunday. Some things to cook.
We’ll wait for the game to begin.
Today a snowfall and weather reports.
I think I’ll knit one more hat!
The act of knitting reduces anxiety.

12 responses

  1. Rob

    Wonderful “display” of Steeler Pride. Enjoy the pre game hoopla…(post game may not be so exciting for you guys). Go Packers!

    February 6, 2011 at 5:56 am

  2. You sure know how to make things fun. Go Steelers

    February 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

  3. Kay Comini

    Thanks Ruthie. Steelers all the way!

    February 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

  4. AmyM

    here we go steelers here we go!!

    February 6, 2011 at 8:28 am

  5. Vincie

    Go Steelers!

    February 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

  6. erica

    Really fun, Ruth! You’ve got your own “Steeler’s Nation” in OHIO!!!
    And in Croatia! Has Matthew got his “Terrible Towel?”
    GO STEELERS.

    February 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

  7. erica

    PS. I forgot to ask if the gold and black garage is yours????
    And the CAKE!!! With that yellow frosting —by Ruth!!!!

    February 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

  8. laura

    I love the hats…they turned out really well!

    February 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

  9. Cj

    This post today is fabulous Ruth. I love every shot and the love you have for your family and as a fan, to put this all together. Kick off could not come soon enough! Here’s to a good game, and safe travels to you on your return trip to the (fingers crossed) 7 time Super Bowl ‘burgh.

    February 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

  10. Sue Reinfeld

    I would post pictures of my ex-pat Steeler fans but they are not nearly as cute as yours. I see the mansion on fifth all the time and I love that they drape it in Black and Gold.

    February 6, 2011 at 10:07 am

  11. Erika

    what cute kids!

    February 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  12. marlene

    Wish I was there with you guys. xoxox

    February 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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