Baseball & Onion Strings

27 May


How gorgeous is this Little League ball field?  That stunning background is brought to you by Mount Sopris, one of Colorado’s beauties!  Oh and those handsome boys you see, those are the “Mud Cats”.  My older two boys have been members of this crazy Little League Team this season and we’ve had a blast!  They play in the “minor leagues” which is designated for 8 & 9 year olds and it’s been amazing to watch their skills improve every game!  Last night our team won the first game of the Little League Championship Tournament.  It was a nail biter for sure.  The Mud Cats were down 7-3 in the third inning.  In the fifth inning we scored 3 to bring the score within one.  We scored two runs in the top of the sixth and headed into the bottom of the sixth up by one run.  One thing you should know about Little League at this level is that we play six innings or two hours, which ever comes first.   With two outs and a man on third, the Raptors were prepped to score the tying run.  Our pitcher fielded a ground ball and tagged out the runner right before home base- MUD CATS WIN!!!!    My heart was racing and the boys were so excited!  The Raptors played an awesome game and we were beyond thankful for the bit of luck that goes along with every baseball game!  Of course following the game we enjoyed celebratory ice cream together and headed home to have sweet dreams of America’s Favorite Pastime.

In honor of our BIG WIN, we are going to enjoy a baseball themed dinner tonight at home!  My hubby is an awesome cook and likes to be creative with even the simplest of foods…  Here is his take on “Baseball Food”.


Fancy hot dogs, homemade onion strings and of course a cold one…  The boys will get root beer or Izze instead (of course)…

Here is the recipe for the most delicious onion strings this side of Mount Sopris…


  • 1 whole Large Onion
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon (scant) Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (to 1/2 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 quart (to 2 Quarts) Canola Oil
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk and soak for at least an hour.

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

Heat oil to 375 degrees.

Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and PLUNGE into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.

Repeat until onions are gone.  Enjoy them with a juicy steak or in this case a fancy hot dog :).

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