We have a beautiful picture for Artsy Fartsy Caturday. Ohl Kali did you want to do an artsy photo? No way…I spent all day filing and repainting my nails with mom’s help and I want them to set and dry. These colours would be perfect for Christmas. Well, let’s get back to the purpose of the post. ME! For Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, mom zoomed in on my picture, making me look like a politician….no not a politician, they seem to be getting frowns from most peeps these days. Shall I be so daring as to say the Statue of Shoko. MOL
Do drop by Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and see your pals posing. Simply click on the blog hop host and you’re there.
Hi my friends. Mom and dad decided to work on this Shopping Around the World together. This seems ridiculous to me cause mom and dad’s priorities are different.
This Shopping Around the World is being hosted by Two Spoiled Cats. This is a blog hop so when you have finished your SAW, click on Two Spoiled Cats.
The dish is supposed to be a meatless dish. Dad is a meat eater like us so this idea took him off guard. Dad and I chattered about the lack of meat, then dad bravely decided he could live through one meal without meat.
They made up their own dish called Feta Cheese and Spinach Pastry. Sounds good doesn’t it? They thought so and went about gathering ingredients.
You will need:
Fresh Mushrooms…you know what a fresh mushroom looks like…quit jivin’ me. You do to!! Seven fresh mushrooms $1.66
Red Pepper….. $2.86
The egg mixture is for pouring inside the tart before cooking.
120 ml milk
Typical mom, she had beet greens in the freezer so used them…about 1 and a half cups plus the frozen spinach. You must wring out the spinach and remove all juice that you possibly can remove. That’s a whopping load of spinach. She put the spinach and beet greens in a bowl. Mom chopped up the red pepper in small pieces….about half the red pepper. She sautéed the red pepper by itself and then dumped it in the mixture. Mom chopped up about 6 medium mushrooms in slices and sautéed those, adding them to the mixture. Meanwhile dad is playing angry birds and winning. Good going dad! Ok, what’s next mom? Dad, mom says it’s up to you to help. My lack of thumbs will be a problem but I’ll supervise.
Did someone mention feta cheese and greek spice? Time for…..
To recap after so rudely being interrupted: We’ve taken the ingredients and sautéed the mushrooms and red pepper and now add the chopped feta cheese to the mixture. We put in about 3/4 of a cup. “The more feta the beda.” mew, mew, MOL I break me up, *pounds counter*. Get over yourself Shoko and get on with the recipe!
We have our mixture together, even the red peppers and mushrooms. Now it’s time to haul out the phyllo pastry. Seeing as it was frozen, it is best thawed out in the fridge. This pastry does not take kindly to being dried out. When you bring the phyllo pastry out have a glass of water and a brush for the pastry and keep it moist. When it starts to dry it breaks off. We decided to use about 4 sheets of pastry for um…pastry thingee and 1 cup of filling.
Meanwhile mix together 2 eggs and 120 ml. of milk, salt and pepper. Our tarts were humongous so we split the egg mixture into the 3 pastries we had. Wrap the pastry so extra pastry is sticking up so it can fan out a bit. Then cook the pastries for 40 to 50 minutes. Voila!! One huge pastry.
The taste test….Mmmm…they both agree, the pastry looks unappetizing, …maybe if they were smaller…. The taste is beyond compare, just delicious. A slice of the feta and spinach pastry gives you a serving of vegetables.
Now we have for your reading pleasure Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader’s FRIDAY Fill-Ins.
Mom is magenta
Shoko is black
Kali is orange
HERE ARE THE STATEMENTS THAT WE WILL FILL-IN.
1. I wish… PEASANT BLOUSES… would come back in style. THEY HID THAT EXTRA BIT OF TUMMY. OHHH, I AGREE MOM BUT IT WOULD BE A DRESS FOR ME. 2. I always have…A MOUSE… in my purse ( or wallet for men)…WELL OK, IT’S UNDER MY PILLOW IN MY BASKET.
3. I think that I AM DESTINED TO REDEFINE THE FANTABULOUS BEAUTY KNOWN AS CAT.
4. COW KITTY….. is a pet peeve of mine.
There you have it anipals of Blogville. Our Fill-Ins for this week.
May the Bird of Paradise teach you yoga.
This is a post from 2014 when very few friends knew about us so I thought I’d let everyone see how Kali viewed me back when I was a kitten and she was my role model.
I was a tiny wee kit when I came to live here. I knew just about zip. I learned a lot from Kali because my bio mom didn’t have the time to teach me the little niceties in life before she died.
The first lie that Kali told me involved dry kibble. I had never had it before and didn’t know what to do with it. I was so young that my little teeth hadn’t developed enough. When mom thought the time was right she introduced it to my diet. I looked at it and looked at mom. Kali told me the hard little kibble was for playing hockey. If, I threw everything out of the bowl….I’d get a surprise! I guess she was right but it wasn’t the type of surprise I was hoping for. I ran and hid as mom was not impressed.
As a young’un I watched Kali so closely…I wanted to be just like her. Kali always pawed at her water before she drank it. So I figured I’d do that too….must be a reason why she’s doing it. Kali said I must never do that again because I would get web paws. She didn’t have web paws. Why would I get webbed paws? She told me it was because I was still growing and it could go either way….webbed paws and quack or paws and meow. When I get older I can paw as much water as I wanted but for now, better safe than sorry. I checked my paws everyday for signs of webbing and my voice for the slightest quack in my meow.
Kali told me the normal lies….like she caught the red dot but threw it away because it was more fun to chase it. That lie I wasn’t buying. Kali was way too slow to catch the red dot.
Mom has a walker that Kali has adopted as her own. I wanted to ride on the walker and have mom push me around the house. Kali did not like this idea at all and told me I would catch fire and explode if I tried to touch her on the walker. Cwap I was gullible! I decided to try this theory out.
Well, I didn’t catch fire and explode! I was starting to think Kali was full of fertilizer. The final straw came when I was headed out to get fixed so I wouldn’t have kittens.. Kali hollered….”You better hide your Tinkler with your paw because if the vet sees a hole he’ll stitch it up!” Oh no! I cried all the way to the vet. Then I cried all the way back home again…I hurt and was all groggy. You know what….I could tinkle! My sister is full of it and I don’t mean sunshine.
There you have it…my sister’s idea of fun when I was trying so hard to learn.
The Cat on My Head is having it’s selfie Sunday today and we were torn as to what to post. I know…pictures of us…OK but doing what? We could be eating, sleeping playing smacky paw or generally laying out like ladies by the names of Muckety and Muck. Decisions, decisions.
Mom changed the bed but Shoko would not get out from the blankets on the floor. I dug for her and even mewed her name but nothing. “Shoko my nail polish is peeling off with all this digging. Tsk..dang, I broke a nail…if you’re in there Shoks, you better come out while I’m just ticked.”
Kali never noticed when I escaped from the blankets. She was too busy looking at her broken nail. MOL I better sneak back into the bedroom before she starts hissing at me. What fun…mew Go on over to The Cat on My Head and see your friends posing like
idiots….I mean like gentle kitties. MOL Go, tell them how wonderful they look…boost their confidence.
There were many famous peeps named Teddy. There was Teddy Roosevelt, Teddy Kennedy. Ted(dy) Danson, Ted(dy) Knight, Ted(dy) Turner, Ted Koppel and Ted(dy) Bundy, Ted(dy) Kaczynski but these two last guys are rotten Teds so they’re throwin’ out the door with the bath water.
Does this little guy look somewhat like his big brother Angel Sammy or what? I think these boys will become the Daunting Duo, like Batman and Robin. Drop by Two Spoiled Cats and Dory’s Backyard look at the other blogs in the blog hop.
We welcome you to Blogville Teddy. We all over you any help or giggles you’ll ever need. May your pawsteps always be soft and your voice gentle.
15 and Meowing blog with Ellen guiding the way and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader, introduce this week’s fill in- sentences. Bring them on ladies!
1. Snow …..FALLING ON THE GREENHOUSE IS A PRETTY SIGHT. SNOW FALLING ON MOI…..NOT SO PRETTY. 2. My favorite kind of soup is…..TROUT SOUP. I DON’T CARE FOR TROUT CAT FOOD BUT FRESH TROUT IS TO DIE FOR….YUMMY.
My turn Shoko. We agreed. Take it away Kali Kit.
3. When no one is around, I…..NEVER HISS AT COW KITTY.
Wasn’t Valentines Day fun Kali. It was a super relaxing day. That’s right, you had a spa day. Tell us about it Kali. The day started off warm and cozy. It was 10 above today. After we had breakkie and a quick walk about on the deck….there is still lots of snow. I headed for the spa area in mom’s bedroom. There I sat in the hot tub that blows steam on my face to smooth and cleanse my snow white furs. I didn’t want to disturb mom and dad so I had my earphones in while listening to Andy Williams singing, “Moon River.” What a lovely song. I was mellowing and mewing along when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I mewed for Shoko to go away……still the tapping got more intense. Soon the taps were hurting. I popped out my cuke slices and my eyes grew huge as loonies…..there sitting beside the tub was Cow Kitty. I growled in no uncertain terms to get his skinny spotted butt outta my bathroom and don’t ever come back. But…..but..Take your butt, butt outta this room. I am very sorry Miss Kali but I must leave soon and I wanted to play with your favourite mouse but thought I should ask first. Can I play with it? Oh my, I feel like the cat that ate the canary….very guilty. satisfied inside but guilty. Cow Kitty it is wrong to run into a ladies bedroom for any reason….knock next time and wait to be let in. Of, course you can play with my mouse….that was very nice to ask. Woo hoo, thanks Miss Kali. I won’t bother you again……well today.
How was your spa Kali? Well aside from Cow Kitty barging it, it was exhilarating. You know Shoko I believe Cow Kitty is becoming more of a gentleman. So he asked to borrow your mouse? He sure did. I was impressed. That was kind of him to ask, here is the rest of your mouse. Oh dear…..it has no fur anymore! The hazards of lending your toys to boy cats, I guess. So let’s see your manicure Kali. They’re mauve Kali! They are very pretty. Thanks Shoko. I worked hard to get just the right sheen.
Let’s show our friends Einey and Buddy’s Valentine cards to us.
Mom is going to have her mouse protein IV today at the hospital and she is always wiped afterward so she’ll be back with you on-line when she is with it again, You think she’ll want to run around on the floor so we can chase her Kali? What a riot that would be…we could run all over her.
What do you get if you try to cross a mouse with a skunk?
Dirty looks from the mouse! MOL