This year's game 5 was between two teams that I neither like nor dislike: the Rangers, a team that somehow was able to increase payroll during the season while bankrupt and the Rays, a likable bunch of young players who will undoubtedly all be playing for the Red Sox and Yankees in three years.
Here's how big a game it was: Tampa Bay even sold out all their tickets.
(For those of you who aren't baseball fans, Tampa, despite winning the AL East and having the second-best record in baseball, ranked 22nd in attendance, only selling 52% of their available tickets this season. The Philadlephia Phillies, by contrast, sold 103.5% of their available tickets. I have no clue how that is possible, but then again I was always bad at math.)
So, combining that with a new episode of Huell Howser (for me) and Glee (for Elizabeth), it was a good night to make something simple at home.
On my most recent trip to Trader Joe's I spotted a new item: Reduced Fat Battered Shrimp. As I have written before, there are only a couple things I like more than popcorn shrimp - Belgian fries and lobster. So I had to try them.
what Chicken McNuggets look like before being cooked?
I mixed up a cocktail sauce of ketchup, lemon juice and "Atomic" horseradish. It was very spicy, which is how I like cocktail sauce.
I also used some sweet chili sauce. Elizabeth really liked this but I did not. As often happens with sweet chili sauce, it was only sweet with no noticeable spice. It was like dipping the shrimp in honey.
I already have some ideas about what to do next time I make these shrimp.