I'm Not a Good TMNT, plus Chef Kal's Meatballs


Meatball sub sandwich
Meatball Subs by Kal


Today's happenings included a time of me on Nintendo with Kal. I'm not too bad at Tetris, but as one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I stink.


I flailed around as Raphael warding off bad guys while Kal fought them twice as hard. He told the game quite a few times he wasn't going to let the bad guys get his mom. (Proud mommy here.)


When I accidentally killed Raphael's character, I became Michelangelo. I had nun chucks with his character. I hardly even know what those are. Same story, different scenery. Kal had to save my bacon.


Believe it or not, I'm not naturally drawn to video games. I prefer to further my accomplishments instead of rot my brain. But in this case, I'm entering Kal's world. This is important to him, and we both loved our time of playing together. No regrets.


With Kara, I took another bike ride which has become our time to connect. She and I love to talk about the day, observations around the neighborhood, or just enjoy silence together.


I also sat with her through her tears over some E-learning. In the end, she figured out what she needed to do and was so relieved to finish it. A few chocolate chips along the way didn't hurt. Chocolate reset her focus enough to be able to think again.


Chocolate is the perfect remedy for just about anything.


Chef Kal was in charge of dinner tonight. He chose to make meatball subs with homemade meatballs. I showed him how to put the meat in the bowl, add whatever seasonings sound good at the time, and mix it with his hands. The kids both thought that was gross until they actually got into it. He formed the mess into balls, and baked them for 15-20 minutes.


His sub sandwiches were fantabulous! Sub buns spread with marinara, and topped with the meatballs, sliced tomatoes, and cheese. Then more cheese.


Kara gets to cook tomorrow or Thursday. She chose breakfast food for her meal.