Day 324: Brrr Eggs

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Why you shoukd not allow your rraw eggs to freeze. Kit peeled the shells off of the eggies and I waited for them to thaw so I could make some brownies.

I didn’t wait for them to entirely thaw but mixed them into the brownies well enough. There were small bits of chewy bits in my brownies.

So much fail. Have you ever frozen eggs? Was it an utter fail?
My only idea of a solution is to boil them and then mash them into an egg salad. However, since the shells are cracked it may just dribble out as soon as they thaw.
Help!

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Day 309: Not-So Orange

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A late night post for an unimpressive dinner.

The broccoli covered in butter and yeast was the best part.

The wild rice from a box must have been triple salted in the factory (yuck!).

The not-so Orange Chicken recipe was a new one and what a dud.
I found it on pinterest and should have known there was too Mich spysauce.
Despite being too salty, it was also surprisingly bland….I don’t know how I managed that.

Kit is a trooper. He took it for lunch the next day.

Day 266: Birdseed Ornaments

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This was birdseed hanging ornaments experiment. I highly doubt I will try it again. It was just too dissatisfying for the amount of work I put into them.

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This was my inspiration. The $10-20 molded birdseed hangers that I saw in TSC. I rushed home to try find it on Pinterest and was not disappointed. I found tons of links replicate this but doing it in real life is always different.

I might recommend using a bundt pan and making the wreaths but don’t waste your time using cookie cutters as a mold. They would have been…okay, if I hadn’t tried to hang them. Even so, some of them came out of the cookie cutters in crumbles.

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For every birdseed ‘cookie’ that broke the chickens got more excited. They got lots of eats that day because after they cleaned up the seed that fell they looked up and saw some more food hanging.
I have some hysterical video of my rooster going for it. He’s just a little two short to reach the birdseed from the railing on the porch.

The wreaths I made were much more sturdy. However, I have to admit I was a little miffed at how poorly my ‘cookies’ did and just threw them out on the ground for my chickens.

Ed. Note: I used less water and more gelatin packs and it helped.
Also, I used greased silicone bundt pans and it was super easy to get the birdseed molds out.
You can use the quantities here but I vehemently suggest a bundt over the finicky cookie cutter bit.

Addtional Ed. Note: This one of those low success crafts. And like other crafters I have read from–Birds never touched them. I had one ornament that actually didn’t crumble. It hung for months and was never touched. Disappointment all around.

Day 229: Green Slime

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No adventurous cook is without err. I’m no perfect chef and this failed experiment is a good example.

When I mess up a recipe and I know it is beyond saving I tend to revert to being a small child wreaking havok in the kitchen.

The goal was to make boba tea. I couldn’t find the huge tapioca pearls so I did the best I could with these medium sized pearls.

I didn’t add enough water and the pearls almost instantly starting turning the water to pudding.
I figured I would just make it into some weird pudding.

I added lemon extract, sugar, and yellow & blue food coloring. As you can see, this did not make it any more edible.

When I tried to make real tapioca pudding I kinda failed too. I tried to make a coconut tapioca pudding–yes, I followed a recipe this time.
Only issue was that my pearls were undercooked. I didn’t think about soaking them or boiling them longer.

Will I ever get my desired result?

Day 210: Trial and Error

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Tried a crafty craft on pinterest but sadly it didn’t work.

Well, it sorta did.
We used this tutorial to do the permanent Sharpie design on plates.

We cleaned, we drew, we baked, we were thrilled.

And then, we washed our plates. Just the soapy dish water started washing off the lettering.

Has anyone tried this? What did we do wrong?
Do you have any tips?
Should we have baked longer than 350 for 30 minutes?

I have two clean plates that I can try again but now I’m hesistant to give it a whirl.