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August 2020




Written by , Posted in Beans, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, Gluten Free, Herbs, Kid-Friendly, Legumes, Main Dishes, Meat, Pork, Poultry, Quick and Easy, Red Sox, Snacks, Vegetables

Baseball is back. I’ve missed it, mostly. During the off season the Red Sox let Mookie and Brock get away. They’ve been favorites in our house, so it’s a little sad. I’m excited for the other guys to get to shine though. Benny, Bogaerts, Chavis, JD… they have a good offensive team.

I’ve been a baseball fan for as long as I can remember. I was a diehard Jays fan during the “Touch ’em all Joe” World Series. My brothers and I screamed and jumped so hard that the VCR fell off the TV.

Tim and I fell in love with the Red Sox in 2007. After nearly a decade of not paying much attention to baseball, we were on a fall anniversary trip and the Red Sox were in it. I started planning our outings around the playoff schedule. It was Dustin Pedroia’s rookie year. What a time to join Red Sox Nation! Dustin and Papi will forever be my all time favorites. I cried when Papi retired. If Pedroia ever plays again I’ll cry too.

It’s gonna be a weird season (#ThanksCorona). But, whatever it looks like, however short it may be, we will be cheering on the Red Sox. It’s a bit of brightness during a dark time. I like to plan fun foods to eat during the games. Things that we might eat at the ballpark: nachos, pizza, popcorn, hotdogs, fries… So if you need us for the next while, we’ll be eating all the baseball food, yelling at the TV, and texting LeBlanc about how much we love having Jerry Remy back in the booth.

Our Favorite Nachos


  • our favorite hot toppings: sautéed onions and bell peppers, ground meat, pinto beans, black beans
  • taco seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • tortilla chips, lots of them
  • grated cheese, a lot, like more than you think you’ll need
  • cold toppings: sour cream, salsa, avocado or guacamole, chopped tomatoes, chives/red onions/scallions


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (toaster oven please bc summer!).
  2. Cook or re-heat any hot toppings. Stir in some taco seasoning and a pinch of salt.
  3. Arrange the chips in a layer with no gaps for cheese to fall through. This is important. Sprinkle with a ton of evenly distributed cheese. Layer with more chips. Add more cheese. This is like chip lasagna. Do a third layer if you want. We usually stick to two. But, it’s 2020, nothing makes sense. Maybe we’ve been making nachos all wrong by omitting the third layer. Bake for a few minutes, check on the cheese, bake a little longer if it’s not all the way melted. You can always do more melting. You can never un-melt burnt cheese.
  4. When the nachos are perfect, take them out of the oven. Plomp them onto some plates. Top with those cooked hot toppings. Add the sour cream, salsa, avocado, tomatoes, and anything oniony. Did I forget anything? Oh! Tim likes thinly sliced black olives. I think it’s weird, but if he’s in charge I’ll eat it without complaint and will probably like it.



October 2013



World Series Bound

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The Red Sox… Oh the Red Sox. They finished the season tied for the best record in baseball. Last year, they finished last in the American League East.

What a difference a year makes.

In 2007 we fell in love with the Red Sox when they went to the World Series. Not because of it. It was just a result of them being in the post season and us watching. We were without a team. We found a good one.

The 2012 season, in my mind, has pretty much been erased by the awesomeness of 2013. It’s been a great year to be a Red Sox fan.

They beat the Tampa Bay Rays.

They scraped and clawed their way past the Detroit Tigers.

Now they face the mighty St.Louis Cardinals. The Cards are the only team with a record as good as the Red Sox this season.

It should be an exciting series.

We’re gonna eat lots of yummy baseball food while we watch. We would love to be at Fenway Park, eating hot dogs and nachos and taking in the history of that stadium. But, tickets are holy moly expensive. So our TV will be just fine.

For tomorrow, I’m makin’ Nachos. They will have beef and beans, veggies and cheese, and lots of yogurt and salsa for dipping.

Let’s Go Red Sox!!



September 2013



Postseason Baseball Food Ideas

Written by , Posted in Menu Planning, Thoughts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… To me.

Watching baseball is a favorite pastime in our home. We are addicted to Fenway, crazy about Boston, lovin’ our Red Sox.

We got married in October. We started our life together watching tons of postseason baseball. And every year we continue the tradition.

We are about to celebrate our 7th anniversary. This means another postseason.

I can’t wait.

It all begins this week. The Red Sox have already won their division. They’re in. They’re going to the playoffs. We thought about taking a trip to Boston if they make it to the World Series. And then we looked at the price of tickets. We will enjoy the games from our couch. Our bank account thanks us.

One important aspect of the postseason is the food. We can’t go to a ballgame without getting some sort of treat. There’s just something about a ballpark dog, soft serve ice cream, and something fun to drink. So we try to recreate it at home.

We have a few hot dogs in the freezer (no, not the $.99 kind that are filled with… I don’t want to know). We may just top them with some Braised Beans.



We will likely enjoy some Nachos.

I’m gonna try my hand at soft pretzels… which may need some sort of fun dip.

Italian “Date” Subs are a fun sandwhich. We could picnic on the floor while we watch the game.

Bacon and Egg Burgers are an indulgence. But October baseball only happens once a year.

Pizza is a Friday night staple in our home. We may go back to basics with classic pepperoni or ham and pineapple, or maybe we’ll get creative and have some Philly Cheesesteak Pizza again.

We have lots of zucchini in the fridge. Some might get roasted, some might get fried.

And, since it’s finally getting cold (ok, it’s not, but here’s to wishful thinking), we will most definitely be eating soup (Creamy Cauliflower perhaps) and maybe some Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili.


We may sink into a food coma, coupled with slight depression when our baseball days are over. But, we’re going to Paris soon, so I think we’ll get over it. 😉

Let’s Go Red Sox!