Andrews Indians @ Hilo Pony Baseball Opening Ceremonies – February 11, 2018
Row 1: Jesse, Kolin, Noah, Ryan, Coach Rex
Row 2: Dahlia, A.J., Kysen, Tycen
Row 3: Coach Craig, Coach Scott (hottie), Head Coach Chris, Coach Randy, Coach Daniel
Missing: Josh, Brady, George, Coach Lenny, Coach Blake and Coach Brandon
By Misty I.
Just like peanut butter and jelly, Hilo and baseball go together. I used to think baseball was “boring” to watch. I was so wrong. Over the years, my respect for baseball has grown tremendously. The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Although I don’t know all of the nuances of the game, I still love to watch the drama of each inning unfold before my eyes. Perhaps West Westrum said it best “Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand.”
My son plays in the Mustang division for the Andrews Athletic Association in Hilo, Hawaii. Under the guidance of Coach Chris and the other coaches, he and his teammates are learning the game. I’ve noticed that watching them practice has helped me understand the game better too. If someone chartered a “Hilo Baseball Mom’s Book Club” where we could read and discuss baseball related literature I would totally join! Haha, my selections would probably be along the lines of favorites like Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies instead of the more adult appropriate Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball by George F. Will but that’s okay.
A few weekends ago, we had a concession at the Walter Victor Baseball Complex on opening weekend and it was busy! I usually make no-brainers for the concession like chocolate covered strawberries or edamame rice (recipe coming soon!) but this year I decided to try something new but equally easy…Nutella Rice Krispies Treats.
Misty’s Nutella Rice Krispies Treats
½ C. Nutella hazelnut spread
3 T. butter
1 pkg (10 oz.) mini marshmallows
6 C. rice cereal (or Cocoa Krispies)
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and Nutella. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered parchment paper, evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into squares.
That’s it, only easy! See you at the park!