Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You Capture - Food

When I saw this week's theme for You Capture, I immediately decided I would photograph all of the Egyptian food we would prepare this week in our Homeschool for the Gifted and Quirky. Right. Because I'm so handy in the kitchen. I actually did make Barley Cakes, but they just looked like pancakes, so the photo is hardly worth sharing.

I had plans to make Honey Cake and Lentil Soup as well. In fact, I had my husband, otherwise known as The Chef, prepare an entire ham just so I would have a ham bone with which to flavor my Lentil Soup...all the while knowing that not a single member of my family but me even likes Lentil Soup. That would make a lot of sense, me making a whole pot of soup for JUST ME. So...the Honey Cake? Well, it's on the back burner (pardon the pun), and the Lentil Soup is OUT.

I still needed some food to photograph because the nasty McDonald's nuggets I encouraged my children to wolf down this evening on our way to church were not very photogenic. Well. It just so happens that I discovered this awesome site the other night. Top Secret Recipes! Like Copy Kat Recipes on steroids (there is a nominal fee attached to some Top Secret Recipes). I still have much perusing to do on the site, but I chose my two favorites: Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp and Chili's Chocolate Molten Lava Cake.

Obviously, The Chef was called upon to throw the shrimp dish together, which he did with pleasure because cooking is a hobby to him. OK, so I kinda get that because baking is one of my hobbies. And that is why I took on the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. And, hey, it does sorta go along with our week's studies because the kids learned what molten means from the goldsmithing in The Golden Goblet. I digress.

Anyway. The Bang Bang Shrimp couldn't have been more delicious-er. Very authentic too. And the Lava Cakes were awesome as well.


I have already been plotting how we can easily sneak the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake into our upcoming studies of Ancient Rome because, hello, Mt. Vesuvius is a famous volcano. Of course, I'll have to figure out how to match it with our next unit on Ancient Greece. Well, duh. Baklava has the word "lava" right in it. Works for me.

15 comments:

dclouser said...

Will you guys do that menu for us next time we come? Talk about mouth-watering!

Kathleen said...

the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake looks tempting! must be real scrumptious! =)

CrossView said...

Shrimp and chocolate are my 2 favorite food groups. No, not foods from a group. They are groups themselves. Mmmmmm!

I'm gonna check out the links. I'm always looking for inspirational recipes. I don't like cooking. It's boring.

sodarnhappy said...

Oh my gosh these look so delicious. I've never made lava cake. Marking that down on my to bake list.

Terri said...

YUM! Great captures

Yelena R. said...

Lava cake! Yum!

The Animator's Wife said...

Oh, my, YUM!

Mrs Soup said...

Those look absolutely delicious!! Yum!!

Jade said...

Oh wow those look so yummy! Great captures!

corrin said...

Both those dishes look unbelievably good. Yum.

imadramamama said...

Oh my gosh, those both look amazing!

Mommy Mo said...

The Molten Lava Cakes looks AWESOME. Can I have some, pretty please?

Courtney said...

I had heard that the bang bang shrimp was real, and not just a legend. Now that I've seen it with my own eys, it looks delicious. And HOW could anyone go wrong with molten lava cake? I may work that in with our volcano lessons this year as well!

Tisha S said...

Can we come study at your house? :-)

Anne said...

that cake looks like it tastes amazing. I can SEE the moisture in the cake. Great pics! And awesome food too!