We got a new, well semi new water fountain today. I never have used this one but Shoko says her and Kali liked it. The old fountain had a problem with the filter holder. The holder would float to the top and rattle against the stainless steel. Very annoying. I guess it’s ok,nothin’ to get all excited about it. Heck, there’s not even any bubbles in it.
This is much more fun. Keep a lookout Budd. Let me know if mom heads this way. Run for it Tyebe here comes mom! Splat! Whoops, I fell off the counter maybe mom never noticed.
Hey, looky here Budd, mom got some reindeer antlers. I’ll put em on. MOL *hic* they kinda slipped but you get the idea. Me looks charming.
A nice crisp day at Fort Meezer. Budd won’t come outside and Shoko’s not on speaking terms with me so I have the deck and bucket to meself. You know it’s getting pretty cold out here even with the sun shining. Think I’ll mosy inside and see what’s happening.
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This month Phenny from Easy Blog is our super host for Shopping Around the World and Phenny says we must make something with gourds. Mom debated about this. Should she make cookies, a loaf….what to do? She finally decided to make up her own recipe. Give her a minute and she’ll name it.
Should we both help mom, Kali? I think so Shoko….this recipe is from whatever she dreams up….perhaps us guiding her would be a good idea. I’ll be back later Kali, I hear the wind calling my name. Really, what a wiener head! Humph! Guess it’s you and me, mom. We will call this dish, “Haunted Squished Squash Head.” Pretty descriptive, eh? It is a meal for Halloween.
Let’s get on with this very creative dish.
Haunted Squished Squash Head or (HSSH to save space on paper)
1 acorn squash 1 pkg Knorr Sidekick Noodles leftover veggies in the fridge some frozen peas and corn 1 300g pkg, frozen shrimp
The very first thing to do is get a sharp knife and scoop. Cut a face in the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
We’ll rinse and drain the shrimp.
These shrimp were $6.17 for the package of 300 g. at Real Canadian Superstore. You want to take your acorn squash and steam the cut faced squash. The size depends on how many people are having dinner with you. Ifthere are two, like mom and dad, then a small to medium-sized squash will be plenty.
The acorn squash was $1.99 for one at Superstore.
Put the squash in a cup of water in the casserole dish and cover with tin foil. Cook the squash with nothing in it for about an hour at 350F. It is finished cooking when the meat inside is just slightly tender.
Oops! Looks like the steaming turned our Harold squash into a Harry the Haggard-Faced Squished Squash.
You want to make up your Sidekick noodles now. Make them up from the directions on the bag just use about 1/4 C less water. Mom used the Honey Garlic noodles.
The Knorr Sidekick noodles were $0.97 at Superstore.
To the water for the noodles add whatever produce you have leftover in the fridge….within reason…..no cantaloupe or melon in the pasta, please. For example, mom had a little left over red and yellow peppers. So she chopped them into small chunks and there were 5 mushrooms sitting in thefridge so they went into the pasta water too. The mushrooms and peppers will lose juice which will go into the water, this is why we cut out 1/4C of the water. Now cook the noodles as per the recipe.You’re going to get a whole bucket of pasta mom….you’ll never get it into the squash. No way!
I’m back. I had to teach Mr, Fishie not to swim from me. I stared at him then smashed his smiling face. I’ll put him back in the water after I help you.
I’m busy Shoko….sit quietly. Are you saying I have verbal diarrhea? No, but I am telling everyone how to make this dish and you’re screwing it up. Ohh! Sorry! *Shh* We start stuffing the cooked squash shell. The squash takes a fair bit of the noodle filling.
Now that the noodle filling is in place. Place the squash in the same casserole dish, minus the water, and then in the oven at 350F until it is warmed upabout 20 minutes.
When the squash is out of the oven, use a fork and pull some of the noodles through the eye and mouth sockets. These are worms. Put some shrimp on the top of the squash head with the tail sticking out. For effect, pour some cocktail sauce over the shrimp (blood). Have some blood coming out of the eyes.
There is your Haunted Squished Squash Head. I was right. There was enough filling for another Haunted Squished Squash Head tomorrow night.
Morning all! What a beautiful crisp morning. Did you know the fresh air is one of the best remedies for your skin/furs. The crisp breeze will blow many impurities right off your skin..
Translation: If, you want to keep that nose, grab it with both paws or the wind will quickly slip your nose off!
To wash your face, gently lick your paw and caress your face with the moistened paw, making circular motions.
Translation: Slobber all over your paw and wipe the spit on your face in a big circle.
Ever get those ugly black gobs in the corners of your eyes? These gobs are simple to deal with by dabbing fresh tap water on your eyelids, all the time making a sweeping motion upwards.
Translation: Stick your face in a bucket or wading pool full of water and shake your head vigorously. I guarantee the black gobs will be gone.
My final tip is to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Even if you are just slopping around the backyard, you must protect those fine furs and your dainty skin from the eroding damage of the sun. MOL…Well, instead of looking like an escapee from a fishing camp, why not just pull a bag over your body. You need to cut four holes for your legs and two for your eyes, have mom tape the top around you but now you’re set for that extra sunny day. Just don’t pick a fight with your sister. Remember running is a liability in this outfit.
There you have them my friends just a few of my beauty tips. Enjoy yourself and have fun.