42 is a Well-Crafted Homage to Jackie Robinson
Great on-field drama, strong performances, and beautifully recreated ballparks.
I saw 42 last Friday with a friend. We went to one of those fancy new age theaters with a full service bar in the lobby designed to use cheap beer to soften the blow of the exorbitant concession prices. It worked. After downing a $4.50 Sam Adams I didn’t blink at the $4.45 price on the Reese’s Pieces. It was dad’s night out after all.Pin It Tweet
Apricot Butter Pancakes with Granola Topping
Honestly I didn’t even know that apricot butter was a thing until my wife purchased it a few weeks ago to use in an Easter dinner recipe. I was intrigued, and as I’m often wont to do, said “I’m gonna put that in pancakes!”
Well, I did just that on Wednesday night and they were awesome. Here’s the rundown of the recipe.
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1/2 cup Splenda
2 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of apricot butter
After putting together the batter I had the idea to crumble some granola on top of each pancake. I didn’t have any loose granola so I bashed a Nature Valley Oats & Honey bar into submission.
The kids scarfed them up and were really amused by the granola crumble. I get the feeling they’ll want granola crumbled on top of just about everything from now on.Pin It Tweet
Best Early Season Fantasy Baseball Pickups
Consider Alexi Ogando, Tim Henderson and Matt Carpenter.
The start of the baseball season is always accompanied by the frenzied shuffling of fantasy rosters as unheralded players get off to fast starts and assumed stars succumb to age, injury, and circumstance. This year is no different as the decline of Phillies’ ace Roy Halladay, injuries to Jered Weaver and Ryan Ludwick, and early season closer changes have sent fantasy baseball owners scrambling to their league’s waiver wire.
After struggling to a 4.48 ERA in 25 starts last year Halladay has Phillies’ fans, and fantasy owners alike, in full freak-out mode. Halladay is 0-2 this season with a hefty 14.73 ERA in two starts. The two-time Cy Young award winner has reportedly lost several MPH on his fastball and already allowed 12 hits, six walks and three home runs in just 7.1 innings. If Halladay is wreaking havoc on your fantasy squad and you missed out on Mets’ phenom Matt Harvey consider picking up Alexi Ogando of the Rangers or the Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin.Pin It Tweet