When I gave the Chiplet ideas for this letter I saved one for last because I had a feeling he would pick it. A very strong feeling.
I’ve talked before about how I like cooking seafood sous vide style because it helps keep the food tender and still tasty. When I was visiting one of our special grocery stores I saw they had shrimp on sale. I wasn’t planning on getting any originally but decided to get them with the sale. But, this meant that I needed to have a recipe for them.
Last minute I changed my mind from making a recipe I had made before and instead tried this one. It was so good and makes shrimp scampi super easy. The shrimp tastes like lemon and garlic, but also has a strong shrimp flavor. AND it isn’t overcooked!
Sometimes I come up with activities that are designed for the Chiplet but then the Fudgelet wants to do them, too. So, you can decide for your kids if these are suitable for your 1-2-3-4-5 year olds.
I actually haven’t been making as many new recipes as of late. With us traveling this summer, and then getting ready for the start of the school year, I’ve been sticking with more of our regular flavors. Also, I did lots of grilling these past few months. Lots of the same marinades/recipes for that since we like them and can only get them for part of the year.
With the title mentioning flavor you might see where this picture came from…
You might notice there haven’t been too many desserts lately. I’ve either been making the same old stuff, or having not great luck with new recipes. We’ve also been eating fewer desserts so I haven’t needed to make as many because they last longer. (We have also been buying tons of Oreos since it is an easy small treat post-dinner for the kids).
But here we are with a coconut cake.
After our trip to Maryland, I started doing more activities with the Chiplet in mind. The Fudgelet is happy to do the same activities even if they are easy for him. He always manages to enjoy this sort of stuff regardless, so I figured by starting with the Fudgelet around, it would help model some good behavior for the Chiplet. This is why we did some of our activities like coloring more rice, etc. So, the very first day that the Fudgelet went to Kindergarten, “school” started for the Chiplet.