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.