Clue Crew Kitchen!

((I apologize if I skip a weekend or two this semester. Senior year of college is crazy!!))

Introducing Round Three!!

Hi again Clue Crew! Can you believe we’ve reached Round 3 already? Wowza! I checked my list, and I checked it twice and some games have once again been cut for a lack of recipe-potential. Here are the games I will NOT be re-visiting:

1. The Final Scene

2. Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

3. The Haunted Carousel

4. Danger on Deception Island

5. Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

6. The Phantom of Venice

7. Warnings of Waverly Academy

8. The Shattered Medallion 

These are in-addition to the games that were cut in round two. If you’d like to review that list the post is here

One correction I’d like to make, however, is that I am “re-adding” Message in a Haunted Mansion to this round as someone reminded me of a potential recipe that I missed. 

If anyone has any gripes or questions about the games I’m cutting, feel free to send me an ask! I’m bound to have missed something :) 

youcanfindmoreeggsthanthat said: No wonder I was missing all your posts! I somehow unfollowed you by mistake. Whoops. Anyway I was hoping you'd make Patrick's crackers. Yay!! :)

Well, HEY! WELCOME BACK! :D

Patrick’s crackers were fun. That cracker dialogue was seriously my favorite part of the game it’s between that and his line to Jamila (“I’m lost in the desert, isn’t that funny?”) It’s not just that he’s “haha funny” I just find him FASCINATING as a character. So, ZEN. I wanna be like Patrick someday haha. 

It’s unfortunate, but it looks like that’s all be doing for MED. The only other thing I could come up with was a lamb dish but that’s expensive and hard for me to obtain to be honest :/ 

Ah well. Next weekend is Round 3 already, so exciting! :D

Recipe #60 - Patrick’s Crackers

Maybe I’ll bring these to school Monday and share them with anyone who tries talking to me…

These taste pretty much like the fancy crackers you’d find at a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods, nice and salty with a good crunch. They’re very quick too, only taking 12 minutes to cook and about 10 minutes to make and roll out the dough. If I was in the habit of eating crackers I’d probably make these all the time.

The only really challenging part of this recipe is getting the thickness of the crackers right. The dough tended to shrink back after I rolled it out so it was hard to get it as flat as I wanted it to be. If you make this recipe, don’t give up and wait until the dough is REALLY flat (1/8 of an inch) before putting on toppings. This is how they get their hard, crunchy texture that fancy crackers are supposed to have. My second batch had some crackers that were too fat and they just didn’t taste right.

As a pointless side note, this dough was really fun to play with :D it had the elasticity of pizza dough. I think olive oil gives dough that texture…I wanted to give it to a little kid to play with but, alas, my house only has adults.

Recipe for Patrick’s Crackers:

Here is my source 

-3 Cups of Flour

-2 tsp Sugar

-2 tsp Salt

-4 Tbsp Olive Oil

-1 Cup Water

-1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds 

-1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

-1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds

-1 Tbsp Sea Salt

If you’d like to try your hand at homemade crackers, check out my source page! See you next time when I return to the earlier Nancy Drew games :)

Recipe Number 60 - Patrick’s Crackers
"I don’t have any crackers. People like to talk even when I don’t know what to say. So usually, I share crackers. So it looks like we’re talking. But we’re not."
I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again, Patrick was, in my opinion, the best part of The Shattered Medallion and he quickly became one of my favorite Nancy Drew guys of all time. Therefore, I’m very glad to be honoring him with a recipe today. Of course…I had no other options since the game had virtually no food in it, but still. Yaaay Patrick.
Crackers are a food no one would really think to make from scratch which is a shame because they’re very easy and tasty. All it takes is some dough and some toppings and BAM, you get crackers just as good as the ones from the box. 
This is a great snack that would go well with cheese and (for you adults) wine. Good for vegging out and munching on in front of the TV or sharing with your guests. They’re also very customizable, you can add or leave out any toppings you want. I say, give homemade crackers a chance :)

Recipe Number 60 - Patrick’s Crackers

"I don’t have any crackers. People like to talk even when I don’t know what to say. So usually, I share crackers. So it looks like we’re talking. But we’re not."

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again, Patrick was, in my opinion, the best part of The Shattered Medallion and he quickly became one of my favorite Nancy Drew guys of all time. Therefore, I’m very glad to be honoring him with a recipe today. Of course…I had no other options since the game had virtually no food in it, but still. Yaaay Patrick.

Crackers are a food no one would really think to make from scratch which is a shame because they’re very easy and tasty. All it takes is some dough and some toppings and BAM, you get crackers just as good as the ones from the box. 

This is a great snack that would go well with cheese and (for you adults) wine. Good for vegging out and munching on in front of the TV or sharing with your guests. They’re also very customizable, you can add or leave out any toppings you want. I say, give homemade crackers a chance :)

Happy Almost-Fall Clue Crew! To Celebrate, I’m rounding up all my autumny recipes in one post. Here we go:

Fall Favorites:
Apple Pie Moonshine
Apple Crisp
Hannah’s Apple Pudding
Ham & Sweet Potato Skillet
Apple Turnover
Back-to-School Time Lunches:
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Yumi’s Bento 
Hearty Meals to Warm You Up:
Bangers & Mash
Icicle Creek Lodge Breakfast
Granny Punkin’s Gumbo
Rich, Chocolatey Goodness:
Deadly Oaxacan Cookies
Chocolate Pie
The OTHER Shadow Ranch Cake
Happy harvest-season the best time for eating delicious food is NOW! :)

Happy Almost-Fall Clue Crew! To Celebrate, I’m rounding up all my autumny recipes in one post. Here we go:

Fall Favorites:

Back-to-School Time Lunches:

Hearty Meals to Warm You Up:

Rich, Chocolatey Goodness:

Happy harvest-season the best time for eating delicious food is NOW! :)

Recipe #59 - Colcannon 

Potato recipes are exhausting. You have to peel them, chop them, boil them, and mash ‘em which all takes its toll on the wrist let me tell ya.

Okay, enough complaining. Overall, this was fun to make and an interesting experience. I’ve never actually bought/worked with cabbage before, believe it or not. I was excited I could use our big knife. It made me feel like a real chef. :)

As I said in my other post, I wasn’t really as much a fan of eating the cabbage as I was of working with it. My sister explained it very well, she said that my Colcannon tasted like it was made by a mom that was trying to get her kids to eat green veggies so she hid them in mashed potatoes. The whole time I was eating it I was basically thinking “wow I wish this was just normal mashed potatoes.” 

So my advice to those who think they may have similar tastes is, make this recipe but leave out the cabbage. Everything else: the green onions, the parsley, the butter, milk, and bacon, was fantastic but the cabbage? It felt unneeded. Maybe try kale instead. 

(According to my research, they used to eat colcannon in Ireland on Halloween and hide prizes like coins in the mix. Sounds dangerous haha. Good to know I’m making this in the right season though!)

Recipe:

Here is my source *I cut this recipe in half and it was still a lot

-2 lbs cabbage

-2 cups water

-4 pounds potatoes

-2 cups milk

-1 cup green onions

-salt & pepper

-1/4 cup butter

-crumbled bacon

-parsley

That’s it for today folks. Friendly reminder that I’m doing game recipes ONLY for awhile because of school. Next time, I’ll tackle MED for the first time ever! 

Recipe Number 59 - Colcannon
Colcannon is a recipe based on one of the foods Nancy can buy from Deli Shuss in The Silent Spy. Doing some research on this, I found out it originally came from Ireland. Go figure. 
Colcannon is a time-consuming mashed potato recipe full of shredded cabbage and topped with parsley, butter and bacon. I used the most dishes I’ve used in awhile making this and had about 4 things cooking at once. The 2 hours I spent making this were jam-packed. Not much waiting around. 
While I thought this tasted good I felt the cabbage disturbed the mashed potatoes smooth texture too much. Next time I make this I’ll boil the cabbage longer so it’s more mushy and easier to eat. 
I recommend eating this with a lot of salt and butter for the best taste! :)

Recipe Number 59 - Colcannon

Colcannon is a recipe based on one of the foods Nancy can buy from Deli Shuss in The Silent Spy. Doing some research on this, I found out it originally came from Ireland. Go figure. 

Colcannon is a time-consuming mashed potato recipe full of shredded cabbage and topped with parsley, butter and bacon. I used the most dishes I’ve used in awhile making this and had about 4 things cooking at once. The 2 hours I spent making this were jam-packed. Not much waiting around. 

While I thought this tasted good I felt the cabbage disturbed the mashed potatoes smooth texture too much. Next time I make this I’ll boil the cabbage longer so it’s more mushy and easier to eat. 

I recommend eating this with a lot of salt and butter for the best taste! :)

Anonymous said: Hello. Could you check out my blog on wordpress: itsuptoyouasnancydrew

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U-uh. Yeah, sure. You do know you sent me this ask 7 times right??

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and guess it was just tumblr being stupid. 

ANYWAY, I checked out your wordpress blog and really enjoyed it. It’s cool to see someone else tackle all the Nancy Drew recipes. You’ve even done recipes I haven’t gotten around to like the parfait from DAN. Nice. 

I once tried making Cluecrewcookin on wordpress but it was just too much work having my blog in two places. However, I’m impressed by how snazzy and clean wordpress blogs look.

Good luck anon! I hope you get all the followers you deserve :) 

(I would suggest we do some kinda collab but that’d be pretty hard unless we shared a kitchen haha.) 

(Has anyone ever had/made consomme? It keeps coming up in Nancy Drew stuff and I wonder if it would be worth a try :P)