Momma Mia…… BISCUITS

Another month has rolled around so Katty and the dudes from Easy Blog and mom chatted about what we will focus on in the month of May.  Phenny suggested breads.  Tyebe was all for breads…braided bread appealed to her and then she could wear braids.  Mom pointed out her hands didn’t bend the way they needed to in order to knead the bread.  I decided if she had this problem then others may also.  Then they decided on Dough Day where we could make anything with dough in it.  Like pizza dough, wraps, dough for chicky/beef pies.  So many selections…I hear they even sell pizza dough mix.  So Dough Day it is.

Tyebe and I mewed about what kind of dough for Dough Day.  We finally decided on biscuits with an Italian twist. Now, biscuits in Italy are like cookies or Biscotti.  They are hard little boogers that just about break one’s teeth.  These are out cause mom would look too funny without teeth. mol

 

traditional italian biscuits


We finally decided to make up our own recipe with the ingredients we associate with Italy. The recipe would be of biscuits but North American biscuits, not hard cookies.

So we took a pretty basic baking powder biscuit recipe and added our slice of Italy.  Well, it was gross!!  These biscuits were tasteless and hard as rocks.

I bit into a biscuit and it was so dry….crumbles immediately tumbled out.  I decided to entertain myself with some juggling.  Meanwhile Tyebe was playing floor hockey with Budd using a biscuit.  There’s always a fun side to any boo boo.  We could have named these biscuits…..hockey pucks. mol

Ok, Tyebe we have to try this again but with a different basic recipe.  Fur sure Shoks.  We need more moisture and taste,                                                                         

Here we go:
Ingredients

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup of butter or shortening (We used butter)
1 cup milk

Mix ingredients. Not too much as the dough will become tough.

ITALIAN MIX

1 to 1/12 tablespoons of fresh shredded garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder (we used fresh shredded garlic)
8 halves of sun dried tomatoes…from a bag or 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil.
3/4 cup of green olives with pimento
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon basil, crushed
1 tablespoon oregano, crushed

INSTRUCTIONS

1/ Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2/ In a food processor combine the flour. baking powder, salt and garlic powder if you want garlic powder if no garlic powder then blend the aforementioned dry ingredients….guess you could throw the Parmesan Cheese in too or later during the mixing.

3/ In a large mixing bowl combine milk, minced sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and minced/shredded garlic and dry ingredients.  Do not overmix.

4/ Sprinkle a little flour onto your counter and roll out the biscuit dough. The dough should be about an inch thick or 1 1/2 inches if you choose.  Cut the biscuits into squares with a knife  or cut in circles with a glass or cookie cutter.


NOTE: Some of you may see that the green olives in this bowl are actually black. That’s cause the picture is from the first batch of biscuits….the black olives are so mild that one doesn’t taste them.


5/ Place on parchment paper or grease the baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Serve with soup, salad or/& with butter.

You will notice these biscuits are the size of hamburger buns.  They are filling tasty critters.  1/2 a biscuit fills mom.

                                                         BONY PETITE

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Xena’s Story: Sheltering in Place with Sho & Tye; Part 2

Enjoy the latest from the girls sheltering in Tennis-See. Part 2,Click on Xena and Lucy’s blog url….https://lexitheschnauzer.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/xenas-story-sheltering-in-place-with-sho-tye-part-2/ and read all of part 2.

Also, a reminder for those getting ready for the post from In Purrsuit of Flavours on Wednesday, May 6th..  Remember we are having a dough day so let’s see one of your favourite dough recipes like…..pizza crust, bread, buns….anything with dough in it.                                                                   

 

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess and Lucy

Sho: Well, if we had to be stuck somewhere other than Canada during this pandemic, I’m glad it was here with you and Xe. And Tye had the right idea with this spa tub. I – being a cat – didn’t think I would like it. But it’s so relaxing.

Lu: It’s true, Sho. And this inoculation of Corona tastes pretty good. Do you think it would work better if we had it in “shots”?

Both: BOL, MOL, ha, ha, ha, *hic*

Xe: Hey, what are you two doing?

Tye: OMC, I can’t look. I think they’re naked!

Lu: Of course we are, silly cat. None of us wears clothes. Well, except when you put on that strange-looking hula skirt. The real question is, what have you two been up to?

Tye: I flipped Xe the bird. Xe: And then I shot Tye the bird. Both: Yep, we kept flipping…

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Thankful Thursday at Fort Meezer

This is Thankful Thursday and we do have a fair bit to be Thankful for this day. Zip on over to Brian’s Home and let Terry know how happy you are he’s home from the hospital. Click on the blog name or the badge and poof!, you’re there.

 

We are pretty lucky cause we have a warm comfy home, treats and peeps to give us attention when we are feeling a little lonely or down.

Mom says I’ve grown so much since I came here. Personally I just don’t see it.

That’s not me!! Some other cat came in and went to sleep on the cat pole. No, I’ve never seen another cat in the house other than Shoko and Budd. Yeah. I guess I’d smell a different cat but holy crap mom, I really have grown. I could sit on Shoko and she wouldn’t be able to fight me.

It’s time for Shoko and her proverb from the Meezers.

“The feline that saves his food for a special day will have rotten food. If you got it, eat it.

 

Tyebe Tuesday

I’m playin with Budd in a box.  Budd’s not in the box but he’s still playing.  “Boo…scared ya Budd.”                                                                           

Tyebe, you didn’t scare me.  I watched you jump in the box.


You must be bored. Why don’t you chase Shoko through the house. You both like that but remember don’t catch her. She hates that part and starts hissing.

 

Maybe later, I’ll chase her.  she’s sleeping right now.

She sure is getting darker.  I hope my antics haven’t made her fur turn color.

 

We are joining Happy Tuesday at Comedy PlusClick on the name or the badge and see what your friends are up to today.                                                 

The front window has the hearts in it now.  This is a pretty good picture.

Now when the Yellow Light Parade passes down the street they will know that we respect and honour our front line workers.

Our friend Terry, over at Brian’s Home is out of the hospital after having heart problems.  He has a clean bill of health from his doctor.  A reason to give Thanks on Thursday.  Purrs and   wishes to you, Terry.                                                         

Prayers will continue til he’s sprite and active.

May 6th is  dough day at “In Purrsuit of Flavours.”

REMINDERIn Purrsuit of Flavours will be published on May 6th.  Shoko and I worked hard at this one.  We argued about the measurements but finally it was done.  It is a recipe we designed ourselves.  In may our desired recipes are BREADS,  Now this could mean buns, pretzels, wraps, pita bread….you get the idea.  If, you are unable to make dough, like mom is….use your imagination.  It’s not like we’re going to black list you cause you have no bread recipe.  Not us!

 

Fun Flippin’ Friday Fill-In’s

Another beautiful day.  Hey, did you see the tulips Budd?  They are coming out of the ground amongst weeds that have decided to be fruitful and multiply right in front of our eyes.

We are joining Feline Friday over at Comedy Plus.  They show the coolest cats on Friday….take a gander friends.  Click on the name or their badge and you’re there.  

SHOKO…..SHADOW BLACK
TYEBE………ROYAL BLUE
BUDD……….GAGGING GREEN
MOM………..MAROON

We are joining Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs for the Fill Ins on Friday.  Click on the name and join them and their friends.

1. If I couldn’t live in my country, I would live in…..SIAM…..I believe they call it Tyeland now.                                                                 

   Of course, Tyebe would come with me.  We’d see our good friend Squish the elephant                                                                        .

2. I wish I had kept ……MY PEPPER FROM DA PHENNY…… from my childhood.  It was just the right size for me.  It’s still somewhere in the house but heaven knows where.

                                                                             

I guess these are the closest things to it but mine was from France and so unique.  I’ll show you if I ever remember where I dropped it.

3. I would choose…SUMMER  over….WINTER……

                                                   
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Which season do you venture out of doors to enjoy?

                                                   

4 SNOW MOLD,,,,,, doesn’t matter in the long run.  What, you never heard of snow mold?  This is the phenomena when the snow disappears and  it looks like spiders have been busily making spider webs under the snow.  The webs stretch across the lawn like a hair net or web net.  Apparently. as the snow compresses with warm weather and then rain, the webbing occurs.  This doesn’t happen wherever the snow falls only in certain areas.  The western provinces of Canada do get snow mold while not necessarily in Ontario.  Tell me friends….do you get snow mold?  This is a disease and it can be treated.  However, many peeps are allergic to it and raking may cause hazardous sneezing.

 

 

Wordless Wednesday with Tyebe

What gorgeous weather!  Well, it’s hotter than stink.  You sit in the sun in a fur coat and see how warm you are my friend.

I am enjoying the view from the mantel and no one is telling me to get down or I’ll break something.  Not as much fun if I can’t get anyone upset!

We are joining Wordless Wednesday with Comedy Plus for today’s semi- sorta Wordless Wednesday.  Say hi to your friends and potential new friends over at Comedy Plus.  Click on the name or badge and be away like dust.                                                                         

Shoko has been meditating on her proverbs so over to Shoko for some wise words.                                                   

“You can let the cat outta the bag but you can never get her back in again.”

 

Xena’s Story: Sheltering in Place with the Siamese Sisters

Do stop by and read Xe, Lu and the Siamese Sisters on their blog.

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess and Lucy

Tye: I’m getting bored with this Shelter in Place thingie. Hey Xe, let’s play a new game.

Xe: OK, what do you want to play?

*a bit later*

Tye: Sit still, I’m almost done fixing your hair. Then I’ll do your nails.

Xe: Curlers in my beard? And I see nail clippers! I’m outa here.

Tye: Wait, Xe, you’re going to like this next part….trust me.

Xe: Mmmm, can I have the recipe for this juicy drink? When can I eat the cucumber slices?

Tye: Wait til I’m done with my spa soak and I’ll get you finished up, Xe.

*meanwhile*

Lucy: What do you suppose Tye and Xe are doing in the house?

Sho: Hmm, all I know is I’m enjoying laying here in the sun. Do you like the drink I made for you, Lu? I’m sure those two are having fun playing some silly game or another.

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Fun Friday Filler-In’s and Feline Friday at Fort Meezer

 

 

 

It’s Friday….which means Fill er In Day and Feline Friday.                                                                   

 

Feline Friday is a weekly event with Sandee of Comedy Plus blog.  You must pop over and see the delightful feline she will show you.  Click on the badge or the name and be in Feline Friday territory.                           

  Also your buddies blogs are listed for your convenience.
                                               

Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Lorianne of Four Legged Furballs produces these Fill Ins each week.  Click on the individual names to go visit them.

Thank you ladies for selected these sentences for us to complete.

SHOKO…..PITCH BLACK
TYEBE……ROYAL BLUE
BUDD…….GUILLOTINE GREEN
MOM……..MAROON

1. I can’t wait for………ALL THE STORES… to reopen after the quarantine.                                                         

 

2. I am in no hurry for…..THE MARIJUANA STORES…. to reopen after the quarantine.

3. These days, …..HAPPY…. is my default mood.                                                     

4. Have I ever told you…. THAT WE HAD A PARADE OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES DRIVE SLOWLY DOWN THE STREET?  THEY HONKED IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE AND THE NEIGHBOUR.  WE ARE THE ONLY TWO ON THE BLOCK WITH HEARTS AND STUFFIES IN THE WINDOW TO HONOUR OUR FRONT LINE WORKERS.

See how the vehicles are keeping their distance?

 

 

 

 

Thankful Thursday

We had an awesome day on Easter Sunday.  It was such a warm day that we all went out on the deck.                                                                           

Shoko came out and even touched noses with Budd. Then Shoks made a wide circle around him and went onto the lawn. Go figure….maybe Shoks is just weird specially around male cats!

We are joining Brian‘s Home blog for Thankful Thursday.  Click on Brian’s Home in red or the badge and join our friends being Thankful for what they have.                                                            The Easter Bunny left baskets for mom and dad and a big tub of greenies for us.                                                                     

To say we were delighted as were mom and dad is saying the very least. This was a hoppy happy Easter for all of us.  Looks like mom got more than dad….that’s how dad wanted it….no problemo then.

We got ham for a snack in the evening.

Budd tucked into his ham snack like it could run away.


So this is ham!

         Yuck!!  I don’t like it.  Would you like it Shoko?  The pieces are so big!

Um….this ham is in big chunks….How big do you think my mouth is?                                                                      No, I don’t like this meat….you can have it dad.   Um… There seem to be a couple of pictures headed for “Photo Fails.”

 

We played around near the computer.                                                                       
Shoko read the Easter Cards we received from our friends.

Later in the day it rained but dad ran outside to try and get the picture of the stuffies in the window.

These stuffies are for the dedication of the front line workers and any kids that might get a chuckle out of them See, I’m considered a stuffie!

We are so fortunate to have these things to be thankful for and  on that note we all went off to bed.

Mom read to us and I hugged her tablet.

The end of a perfect day at Fort Meezer.

 

Sunday Selfies with Tyebe

It is gorgeous here.  Not warm like in Florida but warm for us.  Mom, dad, Budd, Shoko and myself were out on the deck in the sun.                                                           

See how the snow’s disappearing!

We are joining The Cat on My Head where my future boyfriend, Cooper Murphy lives, for Sunday Selfies.  Click on the highlighted in red name and go visit them.  Hey, maybe even submit your own selfies.  It’s easy really.  Just click the camera at yourself.  Remember to smile.                                                                               

We played for a good hour with mom sitting around and brushing some of us.  I don’t like a brush so she skipped me.                                                                 

After playing so hard I wanted back inside and mom did too. So off we toddled to our respective goals.  You can tell I was getting sleepy from all the fresh air.

Have a wonderful Easter and be kind to everyone as you may walk in his shoes or booties one day.

Most of all “BE HAPPY”