When it comes to watching baseball I believe there are two types of parents: those who love it and those who hate it. I often run into people who almost pity me that my boys play. How do you sit for those long, slow, games?
I love them.
I love being outside.
I love the slower pace. It suits us well.
I love the whole ‘Sandlot’ vibe of the team.
And let’s be honest, there is nothing cuter than 9 year old boys playing a baseball game. Nothing.
There is something very relaxing and soothing to me about it all. Unless of course, L is pitching and at that point I almost have to walk away.
Look, baseball season is long, yes. And the games are long, yes. And sometimes a bit slow. Yet we’ve been blessed with such a lovely team and watching the games together and cheering on our boys through sunshine and rain and cold proves to build some pretty great friendships. Between parents. Between siblings, or baseball orphans as I like to call them. There are moms there I would trust 100% with either of my boys, and actually a few older sisters as well. It’s that little chit chat between innings that yields some great stuff.
Like these fish tacos.
Our rockstar catchers mom began describing this recipe somewhere in the 5th inning and I was hooked. Lots of fresh orange juice, lime (don’t forget the zest!), and cilantro. These were so happening for dinner the very next night. And they were absolutely delicious. Thank you, Amy!
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 5 TBS fresh lime juice (I used the zest as well)
- 3 TBS fresh orange juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 lbs tilapia, striped bass, or sturgeon fillets
- coarse salt
- Fixings: avocado, purple cabbage, more cilantro, tortillas, salsa verde, cheese, etc
- Combine all ingredients up until the fish and whisk together. Pour 1/2 into a glass dish. Place the fish on top and sprinkle with the coarse salt. Pour the remaining marinade over the rest of the fish and let set for a few hours.
- Prepare a grill over medium higher heat and grill the fish, roughly 10-12 minutes. Tear apart and serve with all the fixings: green salsa, sliced avocado, purple cabbage, tortillas, etc. Don't forget the margaritas!