These people really know how to cook!

Lennon’s friend, Jack, and his dad, Aaron (who is a chef and tries to get Lennon to try new foods which I totally appreciate) wanted to know what Lennon has tried so far. I don’t have my little cheat sheet with me, but here goes: popodam, green curry, lots of different fruit shakes, red curry, naan, fried rice, honey on pancakes. Gosh! I’ m forgetting everything. I’ll post another one with the list and a picture of him trying something soon. Whenever we sit for a meal he asks if they have rice, pizza, french fries or pringles. aye-yi-yi! On a dare, Maddux tried a red pepper and said “no big deal.” Then drank about a half gallon of water. He goes for it! He tries a little bit of everything, Em will give something a quick lick and crinkle up her face. Little by little!
Jesse orders curry for almost every meal. He likes this curry called masa mon/ matsamon (I don’t know the spelling) anyways, the first couple of times he ordered it, I thought he said ‘muscle man curry.’ hee

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  1. In case you want to make a muscle man curry when you return home:

    Massaman Curry Paste:
    1 1/2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
    1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
    1/2-1 teaspoon chili flakes
    1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves
    1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and cardamom
    3 shallots, roughly chopped
    3 garlic cloves
    2 lemongrass stalks, lower tender portion sliced
    2″ section of fresh ginger peeled and chopped
    1/4 Cup cilantro chopped
    2 teaspoons of lime zest
    1/2 C dry roasted peanuts
    2 Tablespoons brown sugar
    1 Tablespoon of fish sauce
    2 Tablespoons of shrimp paste

    Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a pan until fragrant and grind in a spice grinder. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a paste forms.

    When ready to make a sauce: Heat unsweetened coconut milk and add the paste to taste. Whisk to combine and heat to a boil. Cook chicken, shrimp or beef in the mixture until cooked through and tender. Serve over rice garnished with peanuts, cilantro and lime.

    xo- from the Elsmo Four

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