Top 10 TMNT 2012 Episodes (Season One) - #3: Enemy of My Enemy
I kept struggling between this and ‘I Monster’, but I chose this one due to plot relevance. This episode is a bit of a game changer as it’s the point where Karai throws away pleasantries and becomes hellbent on the vendetta. It also has what may be Leo’s first real big decision as leader, which is to betray Karai ad use the open opportunity to assassinate Shredder. Was t the right choice? Maybe not, but that is an example of the hard choices that a leader must face. There was no right or wrong choice there were consequences no matter what happened. But in the end it solidified the feud further and also began Shredder’s plans that will affect the series int he future. It was a very tense episode that I think surprised a LOT of people when it initially aired and ended on a very bittersweet note. Plus Leo with a cannon launcher, BADASS.
Wanna know my latest trick to get my kids to eat more vegetables? I transform sweet potatoes into “swoodles” with a spiralizer, roast them, and toss ’em with crispy bacon bits. Yes, I know adding bacon is cheating; after all, smoky, salty porky bits make everything taste better. But even without them, the crunchy combination of roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, and onions—finished off with a shower of fresh herbs and a splash of lime juice—will win over your pickiest eaters. And I’m not just talking about children. Even my finicky father happily tucked into a plate of swoodles thinking this was some sort of newfangled noodle dish.
A few tips before we dig in:
Using a spiralizer will speed up the prep for this dish, but if you don’t have one on hand, you can push the vegetables through the shredder attachment of a food processor. If you’re in the market for a spiralizer, I recommend getting either the Oxo Spiralizer or The Inspiralizer. (I share why I like both models in my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.)
I’ve tried this dish with regular white potatoes, but the sweetness of sweet potatoes yields the best flavor balance in this dish. Try not to use Garnet sweet potatoes or any of the orange-fleshed varieties, though. White-fleshed sweet potatoes (e.g., the Hannah variety) work best for this dish ’cause they’re more dry and won’t get mushy when roasted.
Make a big batch so you’ll have leftovers for the rest of the week!
This is another cool story I typed up on Google+ a while ago (like last time it's more of an adventure story) (it's also more like a roleplay story)
Casey Jones, Donatello, Dr. Rockwell and April VS Bebop, Tigerclaw, Rahzar, and Fishface A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 short story
One day after Casey Jones and April O'neil had just got through school, 4 of Shredder’s henchmen, Bebop, Tigerclaw, Rahzar, and Fishface surrounded them. Rahzar: These two are the human allies of the Turtles. Fishface: Shredder’s gonna be pleased. Casey: Red, go get help, I’ll— Tigerclaw: knocks Casey out Haha! Too easy! April: Jones! Donatello: runs over with Dr. Rockwell Hey Rahzar, Fishface, Bebop, and Tigerclaw, come get some! Bebop: Oh it’s on like Diddy Kong! begins attacking April Donatello: blocks April April: I had this! Donatello: You sure? Rahzar: begins attacking Rockwell Rockwell: uses his psychic powers on Rahzar Tigerclaw: shoots his ice gun at Rockwell Casey: hits exploding pucks at Tigerclaw April: pulls out her tessen and begins attacking Bebop Donatello: gets the ice off of Rockwell Rockwell: Thanks, Donatello. Donatello: No problem, Doc. Fishface: pulls out his knife and begins attacking Donatello Rahzar: realizes that there is no way that he, Tigerclaw, Bebop and Fishface can win Come on, there’s no way we’ll win… Fishface, Rahzar, Tigerclaw, and Bebop run back to Shredder’s lair.
April: Yeah that’s usually how it goes. Apart from the end. There’s no way Shredder’s henchmen would admit they can’t win. Even though it’s true.
Top 10 TMNT 2012 Episodes (Season One) - #1: The Gauntlet
This was the episode that made me a fan and never look back. This was the episode that needed to happen when it did, and it delivered. It looks like a normal ‘mutant of the week’ episode, but it quickly changes into a more dramatic and scary episode. April losing her dad again is one thing, but then Shredder finally enters the picture. It was the perfect episode to act as a reality check to the Turtles. They aren’t as strong as they can be yet and now they know that they have much more to learn. It had everything, lots of action, humor, drama, and ended with the revelation that things are going to take a darker turn. This was the episode that really set the series in its direction and again, I became a real fan after this one premiered. It was the turning point for everything and that is why this is my favorite episode of the season.