Streamed Games

Current Games:
– Ark
– 7D2D
– Autonauts

Previous Games:
– Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
– Borderlands 1
– Final Fantasy X
– Satisfactory
– Minecraft
– Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild

Completed Games:


Navigating the Website

Every post on the site has appropriate tags so that things like games, recipes, and any other information can easily be found. Most tags are on this post so it’s a list of the options.


7 Days to Die Mods (pre A19)

[This was all for pre-Alpha 19. I’m currently playing Alpha 19 experimental]

To install mods I used the 7D2D Mod Launcher. Windows super doesn’t like a user downloading things from that site but many people use it so I wasn’t too concerned.

Once the Mod Launcher is downloaded open it and you’ll see a list of mod packs on the left. Don’t panic; you don’t have to use all the mods in each pack. You can turn them off and on. I am using modlets from the TOG Farm Horde mod pack. It’s under “ThatOneGuild Overhaul”.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

The Red box on the left is the list of all possible mod packs. To use the mods I expanded the option that says ThatOneGuild Overhaul in the green box and selected TOG Farm Horde. Then leave the option in the orange boxes selected to copy from an existing copy and select Install Game copy.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

Once the mod is installed select manage modlets. This is where you download the specific mods within the mod packs.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

Go through and select which mods you want to use and select download. You’ll have to select it for each mod you want to use. There is a brief description within the 7D2D Mod Launcher but if you google the name of the mod or the author you may be able to find more information.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

Once you download them they should show in the “install modlets” option as enabled.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

From there go back to TOG Farm Horde and select Pre-Sync Mod. You want to do this to make sure that your game doesn’t have issues with the mods.

Image of the 7D2D Mod Launcher with boxes in various colors around different sections of the launcher

After that anytime you want to play with mods open the Mod Launcher and select Play for the mod pack you want to use. To play a game without mods simply open 7D2D directly.


Minecraft Mods:

I used this YouTube video has a jumping off point for installing the programs required to get the mods working in the first place. I had issues installing Forge and this video really helped me.

All of the mods I am using come from CurseForge. It seems like a trustworthy site for downloading things and it’s laid out well. The search function leaves something to be desired. To find mods I had heard about or seen in YouTube videos I had to Google “[mod name] curse forge” to find the page. It’s clunky but it was faster.

I don’t know if I’ll add more mods in the future but right now I’ve settled on:

Mr.Crayfish Furniture Mod
XL Food Mod
Swamp Expansion
SlimyBoyos
Quark (and the mod it requires to work AutoRegLib)
Macaw’s Windows
Macaw’s Roofs
Macaw’s Bridges
Just Enough Items
GraveStone Mod
Engineer’s Decor
Biomes O’Plenty
Better Advancements
Aquaculture 2
Backpacked
AppleSkin
OpenBlocks Elevator

Many of the mods such as Mr.Crayfish and Macaw’s have websites to go with them but JEI really helps with sorting all the added items from mods.


Sausage, Pasta, & Veggies

I love this recipe because it is so versatile. This time we’ll be doing sausage but you can substitute any protein to this and make it a meal!

Ingredients:

  • sausage
  • 2 cups pasta (minimum 1 cup per person)
    • recommend penne, rotini, something like that
  • 2 – 3 stalks green onion
  • 1/2 – 1 yellow onion (depending on how much you love onion)
  • mushrooms
    • portabella, king oyster, shiitake, something firm
  • 1 – 2 carrots
  • olive oil
  • I will be using the Tuscan Sunset spice mix from Penzeys Spices. (they also sell through Amazon). It includes:
    • sweet basil
    • Turkish oregano
    • red bell pepper
    • garlic
    • thyme
    • fennel
    • black pepper
    • anise seed
  • Oregano, basil, thyme, black pepper, and garlic is also a good combination that is all available at most grocery stores.

Directions:

Vegetables & Sausage:

  • Chop all vegetables into small to medium pieces. (or larger if that’s your taste)
  • Lightly coat a pan with olive oil and bring to medium heat
  • Put the yellow onion and carrot in and lightly add each of the spices. Cook for a few minutes, just enough so they start to soften.
  • Then add the green onion and mushroom as well as additional spices to taste.
  • While the vegetables are cooking slice up the sausage
  • When the vegetables are almost done push them to the side of the pan and place the sausage in the pan
  • Cook the sausage on both sides until crispy
  • Continue cooking until the carrot can easily be pressed into with a spatula. (or to the doneness of your preference)
  • Once everything is cooked combine it all into the pot. Mix everything together and serve!

Pasta:

  • While the vegetables are cooking fill a pot with water and put it on the stove at high heat to bring to a boil
  • Once the water is boiling add the 2 – 3 cups of pasta.
  • When the pasta is done drain it and set aside until the vegetables and sausage are done

This is like cooking with your grandma except your whole family isn’t watching. The ingredients will frequently be a dash of this and a good amount of that unless I’m using a professional recipe to build off of. I’m here to be a friendly face & helping hand on your cooking journey. I’m not selling a book or a professional chef. Maybe that will change one day but for now, much like your grandma, the recipes will frequently be measured to taste and delicious.


Pan-Fried Pork, with Yellow Rice, and Baked Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 boneless pork chops (thin)
  • 1 cup flour
  • butter
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • sage (dried)
  • powered roasted garlic (regular garlic is fine if you don’t have roasted)
  • french thyme (reg thyme will be a different taste but should work)
  • basmati rice
  • olive oil or ghee butter (for the rice)
  • ground turmeric
  • garlic powder
  • cloves (whole or powdered, for rice) (optional)
  • 2 heads of cauliflower or broccoli
  • 2 – 4 long carrots
  • smoked paprika (optional, for veggies)

Instructions:

Baked Veggies

  • Set the oven to preheat to 415 degrees.
  • Cut vegetables into medium to small bite pieces. I peel the carrots but it’s not required.
  • Put the cut veggies into a mixing bowl and add just enough olive oil to get everything coated.
  • Then add the salt, pepper, garlic, and smoked paprika to taste.
  • Mix everything together well with a spoon until all the pieces are coated.
  • Take a baking pan and line it with aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick spray.
  • Dump the vegetables onto the baking pan and spread them evenly.
  • Once the oven is fully heated place the baking pan inside and cook for 20 – 30 minutes depending on how crispy you like your veggies.

Yellow Rice

  • Bring to a boil 1 cup of water for every cup of rice.
  • Wash 1 – 3 cups of rice 1- 2 times depending on how many servings you need.
  • add the rice, salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, and cloves, and oil or butter to the pot.
  • The pot should be filled with enough water to be about 1/2 inch over the top of the rice, if you need more water add it, and turn to a high simmer.
  • Keep the rice covered and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Don’t worry about following the instructions too closely. The idea is to cook the rice until it’s fluffy and soft. You can always add more water if it’s needed to pour some out if there is too much.

Pork Chops

  • Put a cup of flour into a small bowl.
  • Add the salt, pepper, roasted garlic, sage, & french thyme to the flour and mix them in. The only spice you want to be careful with is the salt. Everything else you can add however much you like to your taste. You should be able to see the spices throughout the flour.
  • Dump the flour on a plate and spread it out evenly.
  • Heat the pan with a small amount of oil in it.
  • The pork should be moist on it’s own but if it’s very dry lightly brush the with oil and then press the pork chops into the flour one by one. They should be evenly covered on both sides. If you can. use one hand to coat and place the pork chops so you don’t have to wash your hands over and over again.
  • Place the pork chops into the oil and cook on both sides until brown, flipping with a spatula.

Plate everything together and enjoy!

This is like cooking with your grandma except your whole family isn’t watching. The ingredients will frequently be a dash of this and a good amount of that unless I’m using a professional recipe to build off of. I’m here to be a friendly face & helping hand on your cooking journey. I’m not selling a book or a professional chef. Maybe that will change one day but for now, much like your grandma, the recipes will frequently be measured to taste and delicious.

Referenced Recipes:
Yellow Rice
Baked Carrot Fries


Assassins Creed: Odyssey (on PC)

For right now the current playlist of six videos will be the entirety of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey streams. The game has given me too many issues and it’s too stressful & difficult to try and record the game at a good quality. It plays great on my computer but I can’t seem to get it to stream in a way that is smooth and fun to watch.

If I come back to Odyssey on stream it will probably be on the PS4. It’s a great game that I enjoy playing in my off time but I’m not going to stream something that I can’t be sure looks good.

I would certainly recommend Odyssey to anyone that likes story based, open world games. It has been a really fun and exciting introduction to AC games. Hopefully I’ll be back to it later and in the mean time enjoy the playlist!