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Inventors in the Kitchen #StreamTeam

We’re home for spring break this week, which means there’s a lot of goofiness going on around the house, largely inspired by Phineas and Ferb on Netflix. If you haven’t seen Phineas and Ferb, you need to give it a try: Phineas and Ferb are pals who love inventing, exploring, carrying out crazy schemes, and staying one step ahead of Phineas’s sister Candace at every turn.

phineas and ferb

We have a young “Phineas” in the house who’s similarly creative in coming up with plans to make the day more interesting. Example: We’ll be walking through the farmers’ market and he’ll say something like, “Mom, I think today we need to see if we can set the record for making the world’s largest pickle.”

Well, OK, then.

largest pickle

I had no idea if this would work, or even taste good, but I didn’t mind letting the house inventor take the lead and going along for the ride. (For the record: It tasted like a large marinated vegetable.)

Later on as I surveyed the oddball list of leftovers from Easter, Passover, and a birthday celebration, I asked him what he thought we should make for dinner. “How about…chicken…pancakes?” came the answer – and we both cracked up, but it seemed like a pretty good idea at the time.

For these chicken pancakes, we used a standard recipe for corn cakes and we added leftover chopped cooked chicken, corn, and grated cheddar cheese.

chicken corncakes

They actually went over pretty well, and although they did taste good, I think it might be more likely that everyone just liked saying, “I’ll have some more…chicken…pancakes… please.”

Creative? Absolutely. Delicious? Yep. Goofy? Of course. Phineas and Ferb would have definitely approved.

Blogger disclosure: I am a member of Netflix’s Stream Team. I receive a Netflix streaming membership for the purpose of sharing my personal experiences. All opinions expressed are my own.


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