I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a huge sports fan. I’m just not very good at playing them, and I tend to get bored watching games/matches on TV.
When it comes to watching sports, my general disinterest can probably be attributed to the fact that I simply don’t know the rules. I suppose I could learn them, but I’m old and lazy, and I already have so many interests and hobbies. (Like young adult novels and eye masking.) I almost got a handle on football one evening last fall and thought, “Ohhhhhh I get it now! This is fun!” But then I realized I was just drunk and enjoying my roommate’s company/explanation of why all these crazy men were chasing each other. At which point I screamed, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!!!” and promptly lost interest again.
Ironically, while I don’t like sports themselves, I live for sporting events. There’s something about the energy in a stadium or arena that I love, and each sport has its own merits. Tennis has excellent mixed drinks and cardigans. Football has touchdown dances. Basketball has t-shirt cannons and regular musical interludes. Hockey has fights!! And baseball? Baseball just makes me feel American and provides an opportunity to eat my annual hot dog. It’s my favorite.
(You’ll notice I have not listed a positive about attending golf tournaments. That’s because I can’t think of one. I would literally rather go to a Widespread Panic concert on my birthday than attend a golf tournament. Sorry.)
I’ll happily attend any of the above sporting events if invited, but I make a point of getting myself to at least one baseball game a year. It’s always a highlight of my summer, and I was rather panicked that I might not be able to get one in this season. Then I got an email from my friends at Peapod notifying me that they had recently become the official online grocer of the New York Yankees, and they’d be sending me and Logan to a game on September 26th. Crisis averted, THANK GOD! I shall get my outdoor hotdog fix afterall.
In other exciting news, Peapod is running a kickass sweepstakes. Now through August 21st, each time a New York customer places an order with Peapod, they will automatically be entered to the Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes. A randomly selected winner will get the full Yankees VIP treatment: 4 tickets to the Legends Suite for a home game, a New York Yankees pre-game on-field experience and a pre-game dining experience with a New York Yankees alumni, and four $100 gift cards to the Yankees Stadium Team Store. Soooo, New York, peeps, you best place your next grocery order, stat.
But wait, there’s more!! In addition to the sweepstakes, Peapod is offering one of you, my fabulous Internet friends, 2 tickets to the Yankees game on September 26. Head over to Instagram (@serenagwolf) to enter the giveaway!
And in case you don’t win the sweepstakes or giveaway, I made you Fiesta Dogs with Street Corn Guacamole as a consolation prize…
These dogs are a hot mess, but in the best possible way. Nestled in a squishy bun with plenty of guac and topped with chopped romaine, tomatoes, cotija, and hot sauce, these taco-themed dogs are the stuff of late summer fantasies. Whether you serve them at a picnic or bbq or crush them on the couch while you watch a game, they’re a guaranteed home run. (Had to.) For the full recipe, hop on over to FromThePod.com.
p.s. The street corn guacamole is delicious insanity. It’s loaded with grilled sweet corn, lime, cotija, cilantro, and chili powder, and the sweet and savory flavors literally explode in your mouth. Even if you hate hot dogs(??!!), I highly recommend making this guac for dipping, tacos, burgers, sandos, toast, etc. Seriously.
Disclosure: This boss giveaway is brought to you in partnership with Peapod Delivers. As always, all thoughts are clearly my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Domesticate ME! delicious.