GO STORM!!! Storm fever, the latest sickness to hit our household. In case you are not a WNBA fan – I am talking about the Seattle Storm. They clinched the second round of the play-offs today, in an unbelievable game – they scored a 3 pointer in the last few seconds of the game to come from behind and beat the Phoenix Mercury.
When our second daughter was born, the dream that my husband had about watching professional sports with his children was pretty much done. I have to say, that watching the Storm game with my girls – both completely interested in what is going on – is amazing. I love it. My husband is even starting to get into it. Most of all, I love that it is women that we are watching on television, and screaming about in the stands.
It is not just little girls that love the games though, my older daughter’s good friend is quite the fan. He comes to the games in his storm jersey with his face painted – and at the playoff game on Thursday night – I was looking at the little kids on the court who got to hi-five the players as they were introduced – wondering how they got to be so lucky – when there he was – with a brand new basketball in hand, given to him by Lauren Jackson! Just at that moment – his mom texted me, and yes, it was him!! What an experience that he will never forget.
Well Seattle Storm – these treats are for you. Keep up the amazing work – and we will be cheering for you all the way!!
- 30 marshmallows
- 1/2 pound of milk or dark chocolate
- assorted sprinkles or chopped nuts
- 10 wooden skewers
Line some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Put 3 marshmallows close together at the sharp end of the skewer. Using a strong pair of scissors, cut off the sharp point. Place the chocolate in a shallow microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each time, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate and twist them around to make sure all the marshmallows are completely covered with chocolate. Place them on the cookie sheet lined with parchment, and decorate with sprinkles. Let them harden either at room temperature, or by placing them in the refrigerator.
Makes 10 skewers.
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