We’re both helping mom today. Oh right……this is Shopping Around the World with our grand host Bacon of Piglove.
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
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
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.
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?
Hi everyone, today is the Selfie Sunday blog hop with our host The Cat on My Head. So drop by our wonderful hosts and view more anipals posing for their Selfies. We haven’t really done anything interesting…just look out the window at the white stuff and hope it disappears soon. It feels like the beginning of January….go away, come again another day.
I chewed on the feather wand and quickly snapped the picture with my paw.
Shoko, you’re all blurry…..even the feather’s blurry. Son of a snow frog! I’ll have to try it again.
ok…5…4…3…2…Shoko, did I tell you, mom says the snow is here for the season. What?…1… CLICK!
May your snowman never be a flake.
Have a great Sunday my friends. MOL
Whoa, it’s getting right chilly up here. I don’t feel like wandering around very much. Not unless mom comes with me.
Kali and morphine do not agree. She is off of the med and is eating again. She doesn’t seem to be limping as badly as when she was on it. We want to find a med that is more natural to her body. I’m holding onto this bag….it smells like cheese and…..and BEEF. MOL
While Kali was protecting an empty bag. I decided to play Shokzilla in my hideaway.
Soon the attack moved out and inside my mouth! I got ya, suckeh…you’s all mine! You pink terror. I was movin’ so fast that the camera went blurry. Gotcha! Shokzilla strikes again.
Now, to mellow out watching my favourite show, “The Big Bang Theory.” I sure can relate to Sheldon…he should get more respect. I don’t think he’s demanding, do you?
What happened….no picture! MOM! What did you do? Pull yourself together….you have a cold…that’s it. Now where’s the picture of moi watching my show…awww….better. May the hands of time be welded together and you never age my friend.
We plan to celebrate our friend Lexi, the Schnauzer who would’ve been mayor of Blogville. Mom told us we could have any treat we wanted for Lexi Day. Kali and I huddled together and debated about the treat…..catnip, catnip flavoured greenies, Island Paradise, nipade….What about…(&$? Never thought of it Kali but that’s my very favourite. Yours too! OK mom, we decided. We want oven roasted chicken from the deli. This is an extra special treat day and a celebration so nothing but the best. Off mom went to the deli and ordered oven roasted chicken cut thin for us girls. The man in the deli said…”Lucky cats! We have cheaper cuts here.” Mom told him only the best for two special girls and the celebration of a terrific friend.
Mom rushed home with our goodies. Here’s to a great friend, a super actress and author. I loved this chicky so much I couldn’t stay still so my head is a wee bit blurry. Sorry my friends.
May your footsteps be as light as a feather.
The day started pretty good. Shoko and I dug into our Beef Flavoured Fancy Feast as soon as mom got up. We were starving! Mom has decided we don’t need kibble to nibble on all night because in the morning we are not hungry and we don’t care about our wet food. Needless to say we cleaned the bowls.
Shoko and mom had a fast and furious game of yellow wand after brekkie and I watched. Occasionally I whacked the furriness on the wand.
Woops, looks like mom’s paw made it to the screen. You see how I’m telling her to get her paw outta the picture by staring…..but she didn’t catch on. Notice, Shoko is moving so fast, she’s blurry. It had nothing to do with mom’s picture taking ability. MOL
I decided to relax in the livingroom and Shoko went outside to see if Cow-Kitty was up to any mischief. Well, these peeps came to the door and mom let them in with this big long hose. The man went to the basement and the girl was taking the heating vents out. Talk about an invasion of privacy. I quickly slipped out of sight.
They took a picture of all the dry wall and pieces of metal they found. I guess they take pictures just in case mom gets the idea they stole some drywall…..now that’s covering your butt. Mom says this house was made in 1996 and she has had the ducts cleaned 3 times since she moved here 7 years ago. This shows what a crappy job the previous duct cleaners did, if there was still drywall and building material in the vents.
Now this is awesome….nice and warm on my booty. A booty warmer just for me!
Shoko then modelled the new scarf she got.
Let’s take a stroll through the Lane. Our neighbours worked and got rid of some trees earlier during the summer. There was a loud racquet for days coming from this backyard. This is what they added. A wire fence or a section of it. Looks like some peeps are ready to play hockey out here. These folk had a B & E early last year and this is their protection now, a new fence where everybody can walk around it.
I’m coming mom. Slow down I gotta read the newspaper and find out who’s been here. Spot the Siamese! MOL Pretty good hiding place, eh? I still can’t catch a mouse though….I’ve tried everything…cwap! Ahhhh….feels good to lay down.
Here is a slightly blurry picture of Cow-Kitty looking proud as punch. Yep, you’re right, this is a pile of dirt on Showkali Island. Cow-Kitty was sleeping in here when mom got up this morning so she took him a bowl of Purrfect Bistro Duck Pate. He proceeded to gobble it up and then he buried his bowl. Mom had never seen this before have you?