September 26, 2010
Peanuts and Cracker Jack's
Greg is a die-hard Red Sox fan. Wakes up, checks scores, die-hard. Despite growing up in New York, he rooted against the Yankees throughout our viewing party (ironically, a father/son trip to Fenway as a young lad, created a Sox fan; probably not his Bronx-born father's intentions). Having people over for the game blends our passions: he gets to watch his team and I get to plan a themed menu. Of course we started with beer and peanuts-in-the-shell. Plenty of shell baskets are a must (as is a broom). Now, serving hot dogs would have been the obvious (and delicious) choice, but I decided to mix it up with beer-braised brisket, served in hot dog baskets. Tender and tasty. The best part? Dessert was a play on Cracker Jack's: salted caramel ice cream topped with kettle corn. Sweet, salty, crunch. Better luck next time Boston!!!