Monday, April 27, 2009

Dinosaur Stew

Many years ago, when I was a second grader, during our study of dinosaurs, we were all given the assignment to bring in an ingredient to make Dinosaur Stew.
I remember this clearly, and remember thinking how good the stew was.
So this month, while my cub scouts were learning about dinosaurs I decided they should have the same experience.
I made the recipe ahead of time at home, since it takes a few hours to cook in the crock pot, but I had my scouts prepare another batch during den meeting. When they were done compiling the ingredients, we enjoyed the prepared stew.
It was highly successful, and I thought you might enjoy it too.
Here's the recipe:
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Dinosaur Stew
by 2nd grade teacher Dashel Watkins
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2 or 3 seaweed roots (chopped carrots)
chopped club moss (chopped celery)
white sand and volcano ashes (salt, pepper and oregano)
1 can red swamp water (tomato soup)
3 stegosaurus eggs (diced potaotes)
ground brontosaurus (hamburger)
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Brown the brontosaurus, add all other ingredients, cook in crockpot or stew pot.
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I doubled the recipe and ended up with a second batch that the scouts made. We enjoyed it again for dinner the next night.
My cub on the left is on his second bowl here, while Mark was polishing off his stew. I hope your family enjoys it too.

6 comments:

Carrie and Karl said...

Are you glad I put that in the family cookbook?
I'm happy you enjoyed it.
-Carrie

Chuck and Nancy said...

Some things just keep coming up. Most of them are good things.
DAD

Lydia said...

best 2nd grade teacher I wonder what she would say about this post

Victoria said...

And they probably LOVED it, because they never get anything but fast food ;-). Now they are spoiled on something wholesome.

Della Hill said...

When I wrote this post I was kind of hoping that at some point Mrs. Watkins will go egosurfing and find this post.
I bet she would like it.
Do you know that she wasn't even my teacher, but I remember her more clearly than my own teacher?
I delivered a pizza to her once when I was working at Brick Oven.
-Della

The family said...

This looks yummy. I will need to try it out.
THANK YOU.

Haha - ego surfing. SO other people have done that too?