Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Playdough for Daughter #3

Yesterday, daughter #3 asked that I make 'bluff dough' for her school experiment. "Huh? Bluff dough? I asked". "You mean play dough?" "No, that's real dough (play dough), you help me make bluff dough!"

Ouch! I'm confused dough is real dough and the dough I'm supposed to make is bluff dough? Oh whatever! I surfed the net and most recipes required cream of tartar and cooking over the fire. I ran out of cream of tartar and it seemed like I wouldn't have a recipe until I came across this one:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water (add more if too dry)

Put all the dry stuff into the mixing bowl and add the water. Use the dough hook and beat to what looks like a bread dough. The 1/4 cup of water is not enough so you need to add more depending on your flour.

When the dough comes together in a lump, divide into two and add a few drops of coloring. Viola! Playdough!!

Daughter #3 came back very happy after school and declared that only two mummies in her class made 'bluff dough". The rest brought real play dough. She added that her teacher expressed disappointment that only my daughter and another girl brought 'bluff dough!'

Bento #25

Daughter #1 asked for sushi again today. Aiyah! "Enough lah, I say! Please mum, says she".

Never mind, I squeeze three pieces of sushi in her bento box (see, a bit distorted because no space). Put in some Japanese crackers that she likes to nibble on.

Yesterday, I heard my daughter telling my friend that she eats one or two pieces of sushi in between periods, that's why she can finish TWELVE pieces!

I boiled some spiral pasta and dusted with Parmesan cheese on top. In the side box is some spaghetti sauce.

In a separate box, I put some papaya in. Cut them up with cute cookie cutter!!

Bravo! Another day, another bento!!


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