Happy What I Ate Wednesday! If you’re in the U.S. and in a city that loves sports, you’re probably in the midst of celebrating – or have recently celebrated – Opening Day for baseball! I love baseball season (summer! and a sport I understand) and this week was Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians.
So for today’s What I Ate Wednesday, I bring you my Opening Day eats. I didn’t go to the game (which we lost, BTW); however, our office celebrated with some good food. It was a potluck for a cause – you had to donate $5 if you brought something or $10 if you didn’t bring anything and all the money goes to our local food bank.
The day started out pretty normal … egg whites, veggies, and some fruit for a mid-morning snack.
Lunch was potluck time! Here’s the spread:
And what did I have? I admit I’m not a huge hot dog fan (and you’re not reallllly supposed to have them when pregnant – darn nitrates!) so I brought my own veggie burger and lettuce (gotta get in some veggies) and also had some nachos and a cinnamon sugar pretzel bite with the dipping sauce. Those were my contribution and I loved them.
And for a snack shortly after? Gotta have some peanuts and Cracker Jack!
Dinner was late-ish so I had a pear to tide me over.
And for dinner? Spaghetti squash with homemade tomato sauce and some parmesan cheese. Hit the spot! (and yes, that’s an olive stuffed with goat cheese I also had)
Those were my Opening Day and (mostly) Meatless Monday eats. Now, some questions for you:
- Do you like hot dogs? If yes, what are your toppings?
- Have you ever had a corn dog? Nope! My office didn’t believe me, either!
- Favorite sport to watch?
Today is the Tribe Home Opener! I’m super excited that baseball season is back and am looking forward to walking to many games this spring and summer. Last summer, my friend Devin and I had a friendly competition going to see who could see the most games, and though we both lost count, I’m proud to say that B and I probably hit up at least 15 games.
In honor of Opening Day, last year I shared a list of some of my favorite baseball desserts – so this year I decided to share a new one: Cookies and Cream Truffles! Just buy a red edible color marker and these can easily become baseballs for any Opening Day or Home Opener celebrations.
Baseball Home Opener Dessert: Cookies and Cream Truffles
Here’s what you need:
- 1 (16 0z) package of regular Oreos (don’t be tempted by the double stuff ones – I hear they don’t work as well)
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, room temperature (aka nice and soft)
- Chocolate for melting – I used vanilla candy melts but you can probably use chocolate chips as well. These would be good with vanilla or regular/dark chocolate.
Here’s what you do:
- Put all the Oreos in your food processor. I may have eaten a few (quality control) so all 16 oz didn’t actually go into the food processor … but you get it. Blend them well until they are very fine crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese, one quarter at a time, into the food processor with the crumbs. Mix well until you have a dark mushy (but delicious) blog in the food processor. When that happens, roll the mixture into small one-inch balls. Place the balls on parchment paper and freeze for approximately 1 hour or so, or until hardened.
- After the balls are hard, melt your chocolate and then dip the little balls. I like to use a fork and tap it against the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.
- Place the dipped balls back on the parchment paper and let cool/dry.
Feel free to decorate (while wet) with sprinkles or Oreo cookie crumbs. I waited until mine were dry and then drew baseball stitching in honor of the Indians Home Opener. Go Tribe!
Decorate them as you wish – I put red baseball laces
And I dare you not to sing this while making them: