Shopping Around The World

We’re both helping mom today.  Oh right……this is Shopping Around the World with our grand host Bacon of Piglove.                                                                   

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

We all decided to make Balsamic Potatoes for our recipe of the month.  It’s summery cause you should use new potatoes and right out of the garden…..could anything be fresher.  Now I feel like a proud momma cause I tended these taters and the reason mom and dad are eating taters and not  dirt is cause of moi.                                                                          I inspected them Shoko and you did a fine job for a nip head. MOL

Oh my…I’m blurry today….not a good sign.  C’mon Shoko let’s get mom moving on the recipe.  Think she’s getting blurry too. MOL                                                                         

SHOKO…..BLACK

Alright, here is the recipe for Balsamic New Potatoes my friends.  I really thought mom was going to marinate a balsam tree in vinegar….who knew they actually do this in the store….well paint my whiskers white and call me Santa!

Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil….Terra olive oil 500ml…$4.98
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme….garden
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed…garden
1/8 tsp. nutmeg………Club House, 43 grams, $1.94
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped……Fresh Colossal Garlic, $0.99 each.
2 lb. new red potatoes
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar……Unico. 500 ml…..$3.28
1/4 tsp. salt…cupboard
1/8 tsp. pepper…cupboard                                                             Now pay attention to the steps as they’re important.

STEPS

Preheat oven to 375F

In a 1 cup measuring cup, mix olive oil, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and garlic.

Cur potatoes in half. spread on non-stick 15x10x1 inch pan.  Drizzle with olive oil mixture; toss to coat.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are golden and slightly crispy.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, toss to coat.  Bake 5 minutes longer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Let’s have the picture mom took Shoko.  Um…looks like she never took a picture.  What?  So what are we suppose to do now?  I got it…let’s show what they should look like.                                                                          These are beautiful potatoes.  They look scrumptious.

Should we tell our friends what happened to mom’s Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Kali.  I’m embarrassed Shoko.  Heck Kali we didn’t do it…we’re not to blame this time.

Well, mom and dad ate the potatoes and really liked them….honest!  Mom thought they could be cooked a bit longer so put the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes after supper.  She even set the timer.  However she never started the timer.  Ding dong….da witch is alive and cooking. MOL                                                                                   To make a long story short…..mom decided to check the potatoes cause the timer never went off.  Well this was an hour later and the poor potatoes didn’t look like potatoes anymore.  They were a charcoal mess.  Mom wasted the potatoes I worked so hard to keep moist and happy!  This is our sad tale of mom on a blurry recipe day.

Kali let’s go and have our Fancy Feast.  It’ll taste pretty good after mom’s fiasco.                                                                           Are you brave enough to try this recipe?

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Shopping Around The World

  1. easyweimaraner

    oh how bad that the pawtatoes became ravens…. but at least you look great as chef… kali reminds me of the famous chef with his Smørrebrød smørrebrød – røm pøm pøm pøm ;O)))

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  2. onespoiledcat

    UHOH……..well, until they went up in smoke (!) those potatoes looked AND sounded totally delicious and my Mom is going to try those (although not the up in smoke version). She LOVES new potatoes!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      The potatoes are delicious and easy but the recipe is different than we expected. I gather one makes the mixture and after adding the mixture one drizzles the balsamic vinegar over the pots.

      Shoko

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  3. Princess Leah

    Hehe, you haf no idea how often thingys get furgotten about in the oven here!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Hi Princess Leah,

      I feel better knowing your family goofs up too. It is kind of embarrassing and you being royalty must find this behaviour unacceptable but we still have to put up with it. Let’s be happy they don’t have to cook OUR food before serving it to us. hehe

      Shoko

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  4. Amy

    Yep, I forgot something I was cooking for Jeff this month and it ended up the same way. I wonder if parboiling the potatoes would help them cook faster in the oven while still giving the same taste and consistency??

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You too! That makes us feel better. Mom’s not the only one that can’t handle a timer…hehe We never thought of par boiling a bit…its an excellent idea. Iff, we just did it for 15 minutes it would help. Thanks Amy.

      Shoko and Kali

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  5. Piglove

    Of course we are brave enough for this recipe. The potatoes sound awesome – okay maybe not the bricks but let me tell you something. It sounds like my mom in the kitchen and of course I would still eat them! XOXO – Bacon

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  6. samanthamurdochblog

    I don’t know whether to cry with laughter or sorrow…I’ve done similar things too…😸….and I am sorry all your love and care turned to charcoal…lol…could you use them on the barbecue?? 💕😺xxx

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  7. Deziz World

    Well, sorry all your work was fur naught Shoko. Bet your mommy was too. After all, she didn’t get to have any of those yummy taters. MOL All mommy can eat right now is smashed taters, so we won’t be tryin’ these. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  8. 15andmeowing

    Sorry your Mom wasted potatoes you worked so hard on. I am going to try this, they look tasty. I will leave out the rosemary though, I feel like I am eating a pine tree when I have that 🙂 XO

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