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    March 6th, 2021
    cooking, kids  [html]
    For most of the past week Lily has been trying to persuade us to have a cooking competition. Her initial idea involved kids cooking unassisted, but after talking through ways I saw this going poorly she decided she was ok with teams. This morning she said it was time, and declared it would be Lily + Jeff vs Anna + Julia.

    Unfortunately, Anna was only interested in being a judge. After extended discussion Lily determined that we would be a team and Julia would compete as an individual. Luckily for Lily, when Julia woke up she was up for participating.

    Lily started by making a list of the allowed ingredients:

    Since we only have one non-vegan oven we weren't going to have things ready at the same time, and Julia wanted to eat hers for breakfast anyway; we decided she'd have the oven first. She was enough faster that she was done with the oven before Anna and I were even close to ready to put ours in.

    Julia made chocolate popovers:

    Lily and I made a sponge cake with chocolate buttercream frosting:

    The cake was a clear judge's favorite:

    Lily: does it win?

    Anna: yes!

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