So I've been cooking more for Shawn for the last few months since he's getting older and blocks/mixes/daily veggies aren't quite enough for him, and occasionally I come across recipes that he goes bananas for. Tonight's actually got the approval of BOTH boys! They are both happily destroying their bowls of soup. Measurements are approximate since I really was just trying to toss something together for them... 1/2 cup broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup black eyed peas + cooking liquid 1/3 cup cooked brown rice Pinch of: salt, turmeric, garlic powder I got a little bit too much for one night for two rats. Actually, it's probably twice as much as I really need since they never eat all of it, but mastered the art of cooking small I have not. Boy do they love it. You know, I read at some point that rats don't like seasonings much...but since I've been adding little dashes here and there (health benefits, I hope), they have been eating with so much more gusto. I'm careful with the salt, though, they don't get it every day unless it was in something I cooked; such as the peas. Do any of you have any kitcheny tips for care for the old man of the house? I'm pretty happy cooking for the boys. I think I'm doing pretty good keeping Shawn in good health in his old age (he isn't fat, his eyes are bright and he's still very active save for a slight decline in hind-end mobility), but yanno. I figure there might be something else I could be doing for him. I think Bucky'll be good for him, too. So...any tips?