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Steeple Chase, Random Potato Hash and Foaming Face Beards


So cooking isn’t always pretty, especially with kids or beginners, but it can still be tasty. Today was more of an exercise is using what we had and practicing knife skills. Today’s post focuses less on a recipe, and more on just making somemthing yummy. After a quick gameof  Steeple Chase. 

I picked up this game because I liked the art and the fact that it was played about 100 years ago. To play Steeple Chase, you roll the dice to see how far you move your horse. If you land on a 10 or land on an obstical, you have to go back to where you ended your last turn. 

Steeple Chase can help you practice simple addition, and counting the dots on the dice for the little ones. I like games that are simple and easy to play, I’ll usually forget steps or what to do when it’s too complicated. This game was a bit too simple, but still fun!

Lil started out rolling a 12, and even though JJ and I caught up towards the end, she won and I got second place. 

So close in the final stretch!

Today JJ learned the bridge technique and just how long potatoes can take to cook. (For-flipping-ever, by the way) We also made a quick repair on the seam of some pajama pants and did foaming carbonated clay mask together. 

I love that our regular art days have morphed into more than just art. It’s quickly become home ec and today JJ and I even started an online cooking course. Every person should know simple things, like repairing ripped seams, how to throw together a quick meal and the value of a super fun face mask. 

Our recipe this week is based on the Hannah Hart philosophy of “yeah sure why not” and just going for it. 

  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Brussels sprouts 
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Herbamere 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika 
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Worchestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Water

Whatever you have on hand that works well together like potatoes and onions, eggs. JJ really likes the idea of a hash, so we just went for it. 

    Instructions

    1. Cut onions and potatoes, heat in an oiled pan. Add a bit of water and cover. 
    2. Cut the ends off brussles sprouts and slice them in half using the bridge technique. You can kind of see it here. Ish. 
    3. Add to the pan, season with salt and pepper, cover. 
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together a few eggs and seasonings. JJ adds paprika, pepper, salt, parmesean, and half and half. And probably a few other things because he still is learning about seasoning.
    5. Add mushrooms. When the veggies are cooked through, make a well in the middle of the pan, and add the eggs. 
    6. Stir around as the eggs cook. It’s not pretty, but the nutritional yeast gives the eggs a meatier texture. 
    7. We added the rest of our homemade mozzarella cheese on top and let it melt in a bit. 
    8. When I came back into the kitchen, JJ had added a bit of sour cream. It turned out nicely. A bit clumsy, but it tasted pretty good! 

    What is your favorite meal to throw together?

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