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.