Monday, January 10, 2011

The Whole Fish

Monkey received this and this in his stocking on Christmas morning and since then he has become a cooking machine!  The first meal he made was a Creamy Carrot and Coconut Milk Soup similar to one he tried at a local restaurant.  The recipe was super easy for him to follow and the soup turned out great.  He was so excited that he brought some to his friends to try.  We agreed that he would cook one meal a week for the family.

A few days later the conversation went like this:

Monkey: Do people eat fish heads?
Me: Ummm, yeah, some cultures do.
Monkey: The head AND tail?
Me: Sure. In fact, sometimes people cook and eat the whole fish.
Monkey: How come we have never eaten a whole fish?
Me: We could. Do you want to cook one?
Monkey. Yeah. But it has to have teeth.

Thus started our quest for a whole fish recipe.

Finding the right fish.

Making the sauce.

EGG helps stir the soup.


Prepping the fish (Flounder in this case...sorry Ariel).


Whole flounder with Thai 3 flavor sauce.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup with candied walnuts, brown rice, fish, and cucumber.  Bon Appetit!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Rock Climbing

The Wall Crawler Rock Club indoor gym is right up the road from us. I have been considering over the past few months taking Monkey to try a class, but we had him in a dual sports during the Fall and I did not want to overwhelm him.  We finally made it there this week and both kids had a blast.  We are planning to make this part of our weekly schedule.

Setting goals.

EGG had a go as well.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back to School Bento

top: mango and blueberries, corn on the cob, cookies, goat gouda, rabbit pretzel
bottom: 4 mini chicken apple hotdogs (found at Whole Foods, no nitrates) buns made with toasted bread cut into rounds, ketchup in container, green beans, and mini lemon blueberry scone.