(Goblin is 28 Months)
This morning as I was getting ready for work I moaned to Hublet that I had nothing to post today for my St David's day activity week. Being a super awesome husband, halfway through the day Hublet sent me a proposed post. I loved it so much I am posting it completely unedited. Enjoy!
Greetings interwebbers, Hublet here (should that be upper or lower case, is it my name?).
Monko has been trying to do Welsh blogging for St David's day and as the one with an actual Welsh background I thought I ought to contribute.
I considered something dragon based but watching "How to Train your Dragon" didn't sound too productive and playing "Dungeons and Dragons" was a bit advanced for now.
I tried getting Goblin to draw dragons but he just shouted for diggers.
So we did our normal thing and went to the kitchen.
Today's cooking was going to be banana cake and Welsh rarebit. Neither is particularly Welsh but they taste good and one has Welsh in the name....
Unfortunately Goblin was not feeling cooperative. I didn't manage to get any pictures of cake production as all Goblin would do is eat the bananas while watching me weigh and mix.
He got through 3 and his only contribution was to dump a tonne of flour into the bowl forcing me to bulk out the recipe.
Here he is playing with a jigsaw while I bake. I used the same "recipe" from the other post.
The end result was good though and he liked eating it.
At the same time, we started on the Welsh rarebit.
Here are the ingredients:
Butter (50g ish)
Plain Flour (50g ish)
Beer - non alcoholic in this case (200ml ish)
Cheese - (a lump)
Bread - sliced
Worcester sauce - pronounced "wuh-stuh" with glottal stops, not "Wore-sester-shayer"
Try to convince Goblin to grate cheese. Wait while he munches on the lump of cheese, despair as he starts working on eating the whole block. Grate cheese yourself.
Try to convince Goblin to weigh flour or butter. Goblin ignores you and continues eating an inhuman quantity of cheese.
Bring out steps so Goblin can watch while the sauce is made. Attempt to lure Goblin up steps with more cheese.
Give up on involving toddler as he is only interested in cheese.
Set up Goblin in the garden with his sand pit:
Melt butter in saucepan.
Slowly add in flour until a thick roux is made.
Add in beer slowly, while mixing
Add in grated cheese and Worcester sauce and mix while it melts.
Pour onto bread
Grill (I know different countries use this word differently, I mean put it underneath a heat source, not over a bed of white hot charcoal)
Feed to Goblin
That wasn't so Welsh in the end, but Goblin got to eat a load of Welsh cheese I suppose.
Is there supposed to be a moral, or lesson to these things? My lesson is to accept that toddlers will disregard all your plans, and always buy extra ingredients in case yours get eaten during production.
Also stay in school and don’t do drugs. Nor should you do drugs outside school either.
There are two lessons. One: Don’t do drugs. Two: Stay in school. They aren’t reliant on each other.
Unless you are homeschooled.
Or an adult
Or maybe have a medical condition which requires treatment.
Or the school is on fire.
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