We started the day off with Zucchini Pancakes!! Yum yum!! Yep, gotta get the veggies in my girl any way I can. She said she really liked them. How do you make them? Glad you asked.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
Mix all of this in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix:
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 oil (I used olive)
- 2 cups zucchini or squash (I julienned them, but puree works fine too)
Pour wet into dry and mix. Pour ~1/2 cup onto a med-high buttered pan and cook as you would any other pancake.
We enjoyed ours with a black raspberry drizzle!!
After breakfast, Kaia and I tried our hand at making our own lava lamp. Here’s what you do:
Gather an empty clear plastic bottle, cheap cooking oil, water, food coloring, and alka seltzer.
Pour the cooking oil into the plastic bottle until ~5/6 full. Then add water almost to the top.
Add your food coloring. You can do one color or a mix. After a while, the colors will mix up.
Break up a tablet of alka seltzer, put it in the bottle and close the top. Watch your lava lamp bubble! (the carbon dioxide created by the mix of alka seltzer and water carries the coloring in bubbles to the top. When the bubbles pop, the color falls back down.
Try putting it over a flash light in a dark room!
After this, we thought we’d start our Rubber Egg experiment. We boiled an egg and put it in a jar of white vinegar. The vinegar reacts with the calcium in the shell and dissolves it. After 2 days, you change out the vinegar and let it sit for a week more. After this time, the egg should be so rubbery that we can bounce it. I’ll let you know how that goes (oh, if you use an egg that isn’t boiled, you will be able to slosh the insides around, but don’t try to bounce it!!)
And the fun just kept on going!!
With our delicious ice cream from Monday, I really wanted a nice magic shell topping. So, I decided we should make it ourselves. So we mixed equal parts of cocoa powder, coconut oil, and agave syrup and heated it on the stove, just until melted. Simple!!! And it worked like a charm. Then I found this link for Home Made Magic Shell. I might try their recipes next time and jazz it up a bit.
To finish off a wonderful day of Kaia Camp, we sat down to watch a bit of Little House on the Praire.