Shopping Around the World In February/Friday Fill-In

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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.

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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:

a frozen packet of chopped spinach…300 grams $1.98… aannspinach

feta cheese….Ziggy’s is the best….400 grams….$5.50aafetacheese

Greek spice……adds that greek touch.  Jar is $5.60aagreekspice

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

garlic…..$0.33

Phyllo Pastry….. $3.30                                                                          aaphyllo-pastry-sheets

The egg mixture is for pouring inside the tart before cooking.

2 eggs

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!                                                                 chefshokOk, 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…..

aachefkaliOmpa!! MOL  This is fun.

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 pastrySeeing 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.                                                                      aafetaspinach-pie1 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.

aaamomdad1Cooking and eating done, mom and dad braved the cold and ventured out.


Now we have for your reading pleasure Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader’s FRIDAY Fill-Ins.                                                                    ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

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.                                                                    aapeasantblouse2. 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 AM DESTINED TO REDEFINE THE FANTABULOUS BEAUTY KNOWN AS CAT.

4. COW KITTY….. is a pet peeve of mine.

                                                                                                    ckmouse

There you have it anipals of Blogville.  Our Fill-Ins for this week.

May the Bird of Paradise teach you yoga.

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44 thoughts on “Shopping Around the World In February/Friday Fill-In

    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom and dad did enjoy the big pastry. They both are excited to see you and your mom, Nellie Bellie. I will see you for gardening the next month. I hope they don’t come back speaking French….I won’t understand them.

      Loves Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      As you can tell, this was our first time with phyllo pastry. It is a little easier than mom said it would be but next time we’ll make this little dabs of feta and spinach. With a male around anything small tends to go quickly. Do try it CarolMae. I would like to know how it turns out.

      Shoko and mom

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      1. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Mac and cheese….so good. One day I tried smoked gouda cheese instead of chedder. It was tasty but just not the same. Mac and cheese is one of my comfort foods so I like the one I do all the time better.

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  1. 15andmeowing

    You kitties are very creative, that looks amazing. I love feta cheese. You both make adorable chefs too, it looks like Kali is plugged in for recharging with the cord behind her :)Thanks for those great answers to the fill-ins, I don’t know how Cow Kitty could be a pet peeve though. I would like a comeback on peasant blouses to. I love the snow voodoo doll- too funny. Have a nice weekend! XO

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      MOL…haha Mom never noticed the plug in Kali as she recharges. Very observant Phoebe and Ellen. Cow Kitty is a pet peeve of mine…he runs at me and hisses in my face and I get all upset. He does that to Kali too but she just stares at him and then he’s embarrassed.

      Shoko

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  2. Deziz World

    OMC We luvved da snowman with da stick thru him. MOL So ya’ll were wringin’ out spinach huh? We didn’t know dat could be done. MOL Gotta say, we didn’t think dat pastry sounded good at all. But we all woulda gone fur some of da phyllo dough. It looked delishus. Big hugs to all of ya’ gawjuses.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      If a peep doesn’t like feta or spinach, this is the wrong recipe for them. Many things can be made with that pastry though. Mom thought the pastry would need butter on it to brown but nope…no butter on top.

      Big hugs ladies,

      Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It does seem involved talking about it but making it took no time at all and believe me mom is slow. If you make it CK, you can put the goodies you like in it. A fair bit of nip with greenies inside for body….you get the idea,

      Shoko

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  3. Amy

    Wow, where to start?
    1. The food sounds delic, but I love spinach and feta (although not so much the other greens).
    2. I think I know where the peeps went – out to dinner for Bill to get a steak. 🙂
    3. Yikes! The murdered snowman was “chilling.”

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Amy, how could you like spinach and not beet greens….their taste is very similar? Dad went without meat….he is an adventurer when in the mood. I got admit the murdered snowman did chill me to my bones but my heart was hoping for sunshine.

      Shoko

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      1. The Canadian Cats Post author

        No one ever gave me beet greens….mom and dad eat them all. Beet greens are milder than spinach. They don’t taste like beets and are fun to grow. Mom and dad enjoy them so mom goes out and cut the greens off the beets and the beets grow new ones. So throughout the summer there are always beet greens ready to eat.

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