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Gathering Cuttings on Artsy Caturday

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

Hey dad’s coming for a stroll with us.  How nice.                                            Nice day not too hot and it doesn’t stink of smoke.

Where are we going?  To Gateway Seniors Facility….you mean we can get in and visit with the peeps now?  NO!  Cwap!!  What are we doing then?  You want some wild roses?  I don’t get it.  Oh, I see, we’re going to take some cuttings at Gateway.

Can we get in trouble BORROWING a few cuttings….not if no one sees us?  I get it…no one back here mom,  Not a soul on my right.

Ok, let’s move it dad…you got the pruning shears?  Good. let’s get the cuttings and get outta here.

                                                                            We’re hiding…got them?  Let’s flee.

 MOL…we got the cuttings and nobody nabbed us.                                                       They sure are prickly little buggers.

                                                                     I’ll keep a look out and make sure nobody followed us.

                                                                          Mom, um, mom you’re going to want to see this…like quick.

   Oh, oh now we’ve done it!                                                                           Cheez it da cops!

It’s also Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Artsy Caturday.                                                              Go visit her blog and have a jolly good laugh at your friends. MOL

Here’s our offering this week.                                                         Mom used Lunapic and Escher Art.

 

Have a great weekend friends.

 

Sunday Selfie with Kali

The Cat On My Head is hosting the Selfie blog hop and it was my turn to show my stuff.  hehe  I sound so risqué.

KALI…..ORANGE                                                     catonheadbdMom has probably told you my food allergy has been acting up again.  I’ve been scratching my neck until there is a humongous bare spot on my neck.  Mom’s solution, tie Shoko’s bandana from Cat Scouts around my neck.  She also put me on hypoallergenic wet food. OMC….it’s the most disgusting food I’ve ever tasted!  Mom has discovered a way to get me to eat some though.  Now get this my buddies……she spoon feeds me. MOL  I have to put something in my mouth or I’d laugh myself silly.

kalibandana1See the black stuff at the corner of my eyes.  This is worse when my food allergy is acting up.

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I’m almost getting where I like this bandana. I feel rather chic.

Go take a peek at the others posing for the selfies. Click on The Cat On My Head and pop over.

This is a special announcement for those living in California near Elk Snout…..Oh my…..I mean Elk Grove.

The public is invited to a book launch party at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, 9080 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA on March 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. to celebrate the publication of Mrs. Odboddy Undercover Courier, Elaine Faber’s fifth cozy mystery/adventure novel.
Regular price: $16.00 Special book Launch price $10.00

. Refreshments will be served.                                                                                      mrs_odboddy_frontsmWe’d be there if we weren’t so far away.

Have a great day and stay warm.

                                                                                     sistersinarmswinter

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.

diewinter

 

 

Caturday Farty Arty with Shoko and Kali

Puff, puff, puff….I ran all the way here.  Mom forgot Caturday art while she was out spending ALL our money.  Even when she came home, she got on-line and all I heard was…..”I like that!  An excellent price!*  click, click.  So I figure we, meaning Kali and I, won’t be eating much in the future, till we pay off mom’s wild Black Friday.  I told you Ninja assassins were waiting for us on Black Friday.  I just didn’t realize they’d go after us this way.  Showing everyone great deals is part of  Black Friday Shoko.  I’ll bet all peeps have a money problem after yesterday…..well a lot anyhow.  Where do the Ninja assassins come in then?  Oh, well theirs is an ancient curse, handed down for generations.  You never know when they’ll strike on Black Friday….they are virtually invisible Shoko.  WOWZERS….real live, invisible Ninja.  They only appear on Black Friday?  Yes, then they’re gone.  So we don’t have to worry about them.  Right on!

Today is Caturday Art with our friend Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty.  Simply click on her blog and view the parade of anipals showing their creative side like us.                                                                  caturdayartbannerHere is a collage of Kali and I for your dart throwing pleasure. MOL                                                              kali-n-shoko-butterfly-collage1May the Earth always have art because without art the Earth is just  EH!

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE                                                                                        sistersinarmsfall

Fancy, Foggy, Fryday Fill-Ins

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Our friends Ellen from the blog 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader have supplied us with four more fill-ins this week.  Thanks ladies.

aaacowkkaizmc1. Yesterday,…..I WAS SITTING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM WITH COW KITTY.  I DON’T TRUST THE LITTLE FREAK THOUGH.  DAD WAS PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUTSIDE.  SHOKO WAS OUT THERE SUPERVISING.

2. IF I GOT DOG BISCUITS I WOULD regift THEM AND GIVE THEM TO EASY.  HE DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE TOO FUSSY. 

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3. My favourite holiday leftover is….. THAT’S A TOUGH ONE CAUSE I HATE LEFTOVERS!  PERHAPS SOME FINELY CHOPPED TURKEY, WHITE MEAT ONLY, AND A SIDE BOWL OF CHICKEN BROTH.  THAT TICKLES MY FANCY                                                        turkeykali-gif4. The best part of a long, holiday weekend is….. BEING TOGETHER RELAXING WITH FAMILY.  THE GOOD FOOD DOESN’T HURT EITHER.                                                 askbedWe hope your Thanksgiving had wonderful friends and family.  Stuff yourself because in another month Christmas will be upon us. MOL                                                                             jack_o_lantern_canadiancats

 

 

 

Selfie Sunday with Kali

                                                                     catonheadbdAnother Sunday rolls around and this one is the first one in July. We must thank The Cat On My Head blog for having such a fine blog hop.  Stop by and see some of our chums posing for their selfies.  Click on the blog hop hosting and hop right over to their post.

This time I used a remote for a distant shot of me and my new stairs to the bench swing.  Dad just finished making them so they’re not carpeted yet.  Now, I can finally sit or lay on the top of the swing instead of under it.                                                                                 aas1Dad was so happy I could use them that he’s carpeted them.                                                                     acarpetedstairsMy stairway.  Nobody else’s just mine.                                                                                Kali and Shoks

 

A Sad Day For Blogsville

I have stated that this blog is for fun times and is meant to make us laugh and to put  the difficulties of life into perspective.  However, there are times that are just unpleasant and so very sad but they require a reaction.                                                                         11She was a Service Cat, a best friend and a loving family member.  I’m talking about Lexi High.  She lost her ongoing battle yesterday.   Dezi and her mom are wracked with sadness.  Slowly this sadness will pass and the terrible hurt will disappear but all the fun times will always be there to draw on in hard times.                                                                         LexiWe are humbled today and filled with loss.  Kali and Shoko join me in saying we love  you Lexi and know that one day we will meet again.

Lexi’s pictures were used with Deziworld’s watermark but permission was asked of the blog.