Friday, October 7, 2011

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Its pure October magic. 6 teams, 3 series, all tied. This is how the road to the World Series is earned.

Last night we had the Detroit Tigers back at Yankees Stadium for the final game of the AL championship series. While the Yankees were trying to reach the AL championship for the 3rd straight year, the boys from Detroit wanted to get back for the first time since 2006, when they won the pennant but then lost in the World Series. Detroit had not lost consecutive games since August 28-29 and it was a fact that remained true last night. True to dramatic fashion, my guys beat the Yankees 3-2. Baseball doesn't get any better than this.

Remaining MLB Games Tonight:
Cardinals vs. Philly's @8:30 on TBS and Arizona vs. Milwaukee @ 5:00 on TBS

You want to win tonight? Turn to TBS at 8:30, pull your hair back, put on his favorite baseball cap and serve him this:

Chocolate-Covered Baseball Strawberry's
12 Strawberries
1 bag Wilton’s White Candy Melts
1 bag Wilton’s Red Candy Melts

  • Rinse the strawberries and let them dry completely.
  • Melt the white candy melts on low heat on the stove.
  • Working with one strawberry at a time, hold the green stem of the berry and gently swirl the berry in the melted white chocolate.
  • Spoon melted chocolate over the top if need be so that the strawberry is completely covered in white.
  • Let the excess chocolate drip off of the strawberry tip.
  • Place the covered strawberries on waxed paper to dry.
  • Melt the red candy melts in a microwaveable safe bowl for 90 seconds.
  • Spoon the melted red chocolate into a sandwich bag (or if you have a stocked kitchen, unlike me, you may use a frosting piping bag).
  • Snip off one of the sandwich bag corners or use a very small piping tip with the frosting bags.
  • Make the red stitching marks on the strawberry baseballs, working quickly so that the red chocolate doesn’t harden in the bag.
  • Let the chocolate on the strawberries harden.
  • Serve the strawberries immediately or store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator.