Staying In With the Family

Friday, October 23, 2009


The entire family spent the day cleaning, so instead of going out for a family night we went to our local grocery store (YAY Ms. Ardith!) and got something to make together at home.

The Caterpillars found this recipe in the Paula Deen Kid's Cookbook and couldn't wait to make porcupine! (I'll let you know, it's an all-beef dish.)

They helped measure the ingredients and fix the baking dish.
We knew it would be an interesting dish, but we were not prepared for what came out of the oven!
I can see why they are called porcupine balls...however, we've decided the next time we make them will be for the Cub Scouts. (B10 and CW have decided they should be called "Rotten Meatballs, full of Maggots".)
For dessert we made fruit tarts. CW made one (full of peaches) and B10 made one (mixed fruit).

The raspberries were DELICIOUS! The full meal was really good, the Caterpillars rated the porcupine balls a 9 out of 10. And we got fresh green beans that they snapped and cooked (a first for them).

GO loved the green beans and our pretty plates. It was really a good night and a nice time to not have to go out and spend money. We are hoping to do it again soon.

~Lone Butterfly )i(


BooSheep said...

They really look like Porcupine balls! That is really neat! I will have to try them sometime. Good job boys!! I bet the tarts were yummy too!