Curried Oat Cakes and Honest Adult Lemonade

Last night was a special occasion!  
I cleared off the table, set it, and made it look pretty for dinner last night.  I also whipped up Honest Adult Lemonades.  Why?  
It was Eric’s last day of class on Thursday and he graduated today!
For starters – the drink.  You will need Perrier carbonated water, Honest Kids Berry Good Lemonade, and orange liqueur.  
Place ice cubes in a glass and add 1 shot of orange liqueur.  
Cut the top off of the juice pouch, divide in half between the glasses.  Perhaps it is best to do this after the kids go to bed so they don’t see you stealing their juice pouches.  
Top off the glasses with the Perrier water.  
After a few sips of this drink Eric asked me where I found this recipe.  He was impressed when I told him it was made up on the spot, based on what was available.  This is a smooth drink and the alcohol is not very noticeable due to the citrusy flavors.  
On to dinner.  I did throwback Thursday and pulled out a recipe my dad used to make all the time when I was a kid.  It is our family’s version of meatloaf – Oatmeal Patties.  
He always used cream of mushroom soup, but I chose the flavor our family can all agree on – curry. 
Mix 1-1/2 cups oatmeal with three eggs in a bowl.  
Spoon batter onto an oiled hot frying pan.  Cook about 2 minutes per side over medium heat.  Turning once.  
Transfer patties to a glass baking dish.  
Cover patties in a can of soup – I used Indian Dal Curried Lentil.  Add about 1/4 can to 1/2 can of water if soup is very thick.  
Bake in 350 degree oven for 45  minutes.  
The soup thickens, the patties soak up the goodness, and it smells amazing.  
We had steamed broccoli and watermelon on the side.  We found out tonight that Greta is a watermelon fiend and will even try to eat the green rind – it must feel good on her gums.  

Published by Chelsea

Art teacher by day. Mother of 2 - day and night. Thrifter, crafter, artist, baker, chef, and DIYer in free time.

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