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Shopping Around the World and a Recipe/Friday Fill Ins

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Piglove and Fozziemum are having Shopping Around The World today.  Thank you ladies for another intriguing idea.

Well, cwap I say.  This month’s Shopping Around the World snuck up on us.  We are just getting used to playing with some new toys and wham, Phenny’s mom reminded us it’s Shopping Around the World time.  Son of a paper tiger!  So here we sit….unprepared as mom and dad have eaten most of their turkey dinner and fixin’s.  Shall we tell you that Cow Kitty ran away with all mom and dad’s food or the Elf on the Shelf buried our food under a snow bank.   No, none of this happened.                                                              aackkcrzmSo this recipe does not involve Christmas dinner but an appetizer for any time.  This is homemade Cocktail Sauce for those special occasions when you’re serving shellfish.                                                                            aashokochefYou will need ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish.                                                                      aaseafood-cocktailKetchup..French’s 750 ml….$3.99 (Our ketchup is still Heinz so it’s old…they don’t make Heinz ketchup up here in Canada anymore.)

Real Lemon… Lemon Juice….. 150 ml. $1.50

Woodman’s Horseradish…..250 ml……$3.99

You will use just a bit of each.  Most peeps have these items on hand,

INSTRUCTIONS:

Put 3 tbsp of ketchup  into a small dish,  Add 1 tbsp and 1 tsp of horseradish and 1 tsp of lemon juice.  Stir and taste.  If, you want more zip in your sauce add a small amount of horseradish and taste.  Grab a prawn and dress it up with some cocktail sauce.

aacsdoneEnjoy.

 

Fryday’s  Funny and Friendly Fill-Ins

Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader have made up these four fill-ins for us.  Thank you ladies.

1.The highlight of my Christmas was…..NEED YOU ASK?  IT WAS DA BIRD FROM EINSTEIN.                                                              aadabird2 .My New Year’s resolution is …..TO REFRAIN FROM TRYING TO BITE KALI’S BUTT.  MOM’S RIGHT IT’S KINDA RUDE, EVEN IF KALI ISN’T LISTENING TO ME AND SHE DOES WHEN I TRY AND BITE HER BITE BUT THEN SHE FINKS ON ME.

                                                                                  aakscropsmGet away from me, you, you butt biter!


3.This year, 2016,…..HAS BEEN A VERY HARD YEAR FOR BLOGVILLE.  WE HAVE LOST SEVERAL BELOVED FRIENDS.  WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE THE END OF 2016.
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4 Next year, 2017,…..I’M PREDICTING A HAPPIER YEAR IN BLOGVILLE AND MANY A STROLL IN OUR STROLLER.

aagirlssaveonWE HELPED MOM CHOOSE THE BEST DELI MEAT.  ROAST CHICKEN FOR US AND BLACK FOREST HAM FOR MOM AND DAD.

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE 

May you go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

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Funny, Farty, Friday Fill-Ins

 

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Shoko, there is nothing farty or smelly about our fill-ins, you just wanted to write farty, didn’t you?  You can be so….so…kittenish sometimes and not in the cute way.                                                               asleepsh1

Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Anne of McGuffy’s Reader blog, are introducing another set of Fill-Ins for us to play with.  Thank you ladies and we’ll try to give it our best try.

1. One Thanksgiving tradition I have is….. TO RUN AROUND  THE LIVING ROOM MEWING FOR KALI TO CHASE ME AND WHEN SHE DOES, I RUN INTO THE TUNNEL AND WAIT FOR HER….THEN I CHASE HER OUTTA THE TUNNEL.  SHE FALLS FOR IT EVERYTIME. LOL

bbcI MADE THIS TUNNEL WITH MY OWN GRUBBY PAWS.

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2. Black Friday…..IS WHEN EVERYONE HAS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NINJA ASSASSINS.                                                                             stressed-out

 

3. The best part about Thanksgiving Day is…..BEING BATHED IN A COOKED TURKEY SMELL ALL DAY.  Mmmmm….. LOVE IT!                                                                aaadeslshokcrsmzm

4. One Thanksgiving,…..I SEARCHED AND SEARCHED FOR A MOUSE OUTSIDE IN THE LANE.  I FINALLY BROUGHT ONE HOME, LIVE AND SQUIRMING BUT MOM WOULDN’T LET ME IN.  I HAD AN APPETIZER  FOR EVERYONE BUT SHE WOULD NOT LET ME IN.  I WAS FORCED TO SET IT FREE AND GO INSIDE WITHOUT A PRESENT FOR ANYONE.  I WAS SO EMBARRASSED TO SHOW UP EMPTY PAWED.

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What’s the difference between a cat and a frog?   A Cat has nine lives but a frog croaks every night!  MOL, MOL…….I like that one Shoko!

                                                                                                     sistersinarmsfall

 

Shopping Around the World

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Here it is just about the end of October and time for another Shopping Around the World.  Bacon of Piglove started Shopping Around the World so we will loop back to him.  Mom said I could help with this edition of SATW.  So I’m here to explain what mom has accomplished.

First she went shopping with dad.  I had to stay home because I would have sung, in a high pitched voice, all the way to Superstore, run and hid in Superstore and then sung, in a high pitched voice, all the way home.  Mom thought we all should be spared this thrill.

Mom decided to make Stuffed Mushrooms as her appetizer for this SATW so I won’t tell you everything else she bought.  She tends to get very creative ideas at the grocery store and insists on trying new items..  Meanwhile dad has disowned her and walked away as she’s talking to no one in particular how delicious this food would be.  Sorry, getting off the subject here.

Here are the ingredients purchased from The Real Canadian Superstore:

1 Red Pepper…….$1.90……  used 1/3rd of pepper

Italian Seasoning…140 grams bottle…….  $5.49……used 1 tablespoon

Mushrooms…………….20……$5.20….used all of them

Philadelphia Creamed Cheese..80z bar…..$4.37………used it all

Green Onions…………………………$0.77….used 1 onion

Shredded Parmesan Cheese……140 grams…..$5.98…..used 1 tablespoon

Bread Crumbs……$2.40 for 24 oz…….used 3 tablespoons

This recipe mom says is fairly easy.  The ingredients are not cheap but a treat occasionally.

To start off….wash your mushrooms.  We have 20 big mushrooms.  Remove the stems and set them aside for another dish.  Warm your parmesan cheese….woops, I mean warm your creamed cheese to room temperature.  Use a medium sized bowl for the ingredients.  Put parmesan cheese, 1 finely chopped green onion and 1/3rd finely chopped red pepper into a bowl.

Make those onion and red peppers small then you won’t have to precook them.

Now, into this mess add a tablespoon of Shredded Parmesan Cheese and depending how thick the mess is, add breadcrumbs.  Mom added a tablespoon of butter and found it too runny so added 2 tablespoon of herbed bread crumbs.  Add your Italian Seasoning…..a tablespoon of the Italian Seasoning.  Your mess should be thick, like I mean real thick so it sticks to the spoon and you have to scrape the mixture off the spoon to get it in the mushroom.  A big glob is the technical term.

Now fill those mushroom caps.

These wee guys are all ready to go into the oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until heated all the way through.

Done!!  These caps are delicious and a real treat.

Bony Pet Eats!

Shopping Around the World

Here we go with another episode of Bacon’s Shopping Around the World.

We were suppose to list 5 items that we use to make up a meal or snack.

All items were priced at Save-On Foods except the feta cheese which was bought from The Real Canadian Superstore.

These are my five items.

Cucumber,  long English…..$1.29

Tomatoes, vine ripened  $2.00 for 6

Green Onions bunch $0.29

Feta Cheese   400gram tub (14.1 ounces)  $7.48

To make up 5 ingredients we’ll thrown some herb…lemon thyme to be exact, on top of the cuke, tomato and green onion mixture.  The herb cost us nothing as we grew it.

Our snack or appetizer costs about $0.60 a plate.  It’s one dish that has both hubby and I happily eating veggies again after canning and freezing so many veggies we don’t want to see any veggies for a month!