We all know fresh edamame are a tasty snack, but this weekend we took that to a new level. As my main birthday present, we took Sunday off and went to an afternoon baseball game in Kansas City (I prefer the city, the stadium, and the team to their counterparts in St Louis). Being ourselves, we had no interest in ballpark food and brought our own. Fresh pitas with farm lettuce, cukes, tomatoes, aged raw-milk cheddar… I’m pretty sure we were the only fans there eating homemade cheese. Oh, and the edamame.
Peanuts and ball games go great together; the salty shelling snack balances the beer perfectly and keeps the hands busy. But I’m not about to pay overblown peanut prices, so we boiled up a large batch of fresh edamame before we left, figuring they’d make a great substitute. We were right. Here’s me displaying our gallon bag of farm-fresh goodies:
As we sat in our $13 seats, alternating between Boulevard Wheat and shelling edamame, watching a very enjoyable 2-1 win, I think we got a pretty good value out of the day. And if this fall’s peanut harvest goes well (we have several rows planted), maybe we’ll set aside a very special batch for this time next year. In the meantime, I can attest that our edamame travel well and complement baseball nicely.