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Thankful Thursday I say

Today Brian’s Home has Thankful Thursday and I’s thankful for several things.  Just click on the green blog host name and see what the other anipals are thankful for.                                                                 

#1 on me’s list today would be the ability to fly around the backyard and study the bugs with Shokos.  Me’s so lucky to have a backyard with a garden.

Shokos was telling me’s all about worms. They dig and dig with their wee shovels in the ground to make the perfect home and then in October they sprout wings and fly away till next summer.  Imagine!!

 

Shokos story about the worms was so descriptive me’s can picture them.                                                          

Shokos so smart!                                                            

Shopping Around The World

Mom has obtained a secret document from a friend.  It was all hush, hush and on a need to know basis.  They met in the back lane at midnight….mom scurried home with her treasure before anyone could see her.                                                                                                        Except Cow Kitty, who was scooping out new territory for a  game of, “Gotcha, You Freak!”                                                             Mom came flying in the house and slammed the door.  Leaning against it mom told me I’d have to help her because Shoko has a big mouth and this info was top-secret.  I, of course, agreed….I was so nosy about this project.

Ta da…. It’s Shopping Around The World today with our host Piglove.                                                        This was a real coo on mom’s part.  She secured the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken coating.  Yes, those 11 herb and spices that have always been so elusive to discover.

 

I’m here to help mom.  Just call me Colonel Kali.                                                                      I know the glasses are not the colonels but his glasses are so tacky.  Dad used to have a pair like his….no pizazz.  

Colonel Sander’s nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook.

Could this be KFC’s closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices?  The nephew Joe Ledington, said it is.  He claims his job as a kid was to mix this same recipe in large batches. 

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

Chicken parts of your choice
flour
Celery Salt
Dried Mustard
White Pepper
Garlic Salt
Paprika
Ground Ginger
Basil
Salt
Thyme
Oregano
Black Pepper
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
3/4 cup oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare oil in a cast iron pot to fry.  You will need your 3/4 cup of oil.  In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour. 1/3 tbsp of salt, tbsp. of black pepper, 1/2 tbsp of thyme, 1/2 tbsp of basil, 1/3 tbsp of oregano., 1 tbsp of celery salt, 1 tbsp of dried mustard, 4 tbsp of paprika, 1 tbsp of garlic salt.1 tbsp of ground ginger and 1 tbsp of white pepper.

HANDY HINT: 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon

You will notice there are no prices for anything.  We are very sorry but mom re-packaged the chicken pieces when we got them like 2 months ago, so if she gave you a price…she’d be lying cause she has no idea what she paid. Most of the herbs and spices were kicking about in the cupboard and the flour has been living here for some time…no bugs though….mom checked.                                                     The ingredients for making up the coating.                                                                  We made up the coating and kept it in a sealed container.  If we feel like having homemade KFC one night, we don’t have to mix all the herbs and spices.

In a separate bowl, add 2 tbsp of milk and an egg and whisk.  Mix your chicken into the bowl and then coat the flour and spice mixture.  We used a bread bag and shook it.

Finally we fried the  chicken in the frying pan for 10 to 15 minutes.                                                                  Looks good mom…kinda dark though.  Can you lighten it up a bit?                                                             Much better, mom.  It looks tasty.

                                                                The finished chicken wings and breast.  It is a small batch because mom also baked the rest of the chicken.

Bake the chicken in a 350F oven for about 45 minutes.                                                                 Oh really mom!  What happened?  The chicken got stuck on the tin foil cause you didn’t use the sliding foil and the wings fell apart when you lifted them out?  They don’t look very appetizing.  Alright, we’ll throw some parsley on top of them. MOL

Which chicken do you think tastes the best?                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins with Kali

 

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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friendly Fill-Ins with our hosts 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader.

1. When I run out of…..  NIP, I use… OREGANO instead.                                                                     akfiniI SEEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE THAT APPRECIATES MY PERFUME THOUGH.                                                           .
2. My guru is… THIS IS HARD CAUSE THERE ARE VERY FEW CATS THAT HAVE MY INTERESTS.    HOWEVER, JACKSON GALAXY, “CAT DADDY”, UNDERSTANDS OUR NEEDS AND CAN RELATE TO US KITTIES MUCH BETTER THAN MOST HUMANS.  SO I WOULD HAVE TO SAY JACKSON IS MY GURU.

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3. I am afraid of….. BUGS AND ALL THINGS SLIMY .  HOWEVER I DO LIKE TO WATCH THEM.

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4. I feel empowered….. WHEN I HAVE MY LEI AND SUN HAT ON.  I THEN FEEL READY TO MEET GUESTS.

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Hope you enjoyed my fill-ins this week.

 

Remember whatever happens, look blank and then finish destroying that item.

                                                                 SHOKOKALI2

Box Up Artsy Caturday

Cat art

A sneaky post today.  It’s International Box Day and Artsy Fartsy Caturday.  We combined both of our favourite days and came up with a Fartsy Box Day.  MOL

ashoksboxThis Cat Lady box fit just right.  I was nice and snug as a bug in a rug.  I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.

aaboxkI was  advertising BC Peaches.  They are very popular but I am hoping BC Peaches will send me some treats for my efforts.  I hope they don’t send peaches…don’t tell anyone but I don’t like peaches.

I am the Artsy gal for the day.                                                           aaaaa

Mom played around with Pizap today and right away gave me a Popeye effect which seemed to darken the picture. Then she played around with various effects and got the names all mixed up. OK mom…a bit spacey are we? What do ya mean I am the spacey one? No, no, don’t go into detail! MOL

Take a peek at the other anipals that have been subjected to weird effects on Athena’s Wise Kitty blog.   Um…they don’t seem to mind.

Have an enjoyable day and may  your nip be fresh and free of bugs.

Kali and Shoks

 

Preparing For Shoko’s Gotcha Day

We are preparing for Shoko’s Gotcha Day on Monday the 15th. of June.  Shoko is off at Cat Scots talking with her friends about the trip to Rome and talking about visiting with Bailey the Boat Cat on his boat the Nocturne.  To tell you the truth, I was getting fed up listening to Einstein did this and Timmy did that.  For cats sake…shut up!  Sorry friends but that girl can talk.  You know us meezers, we’re known for our talkin’ and yet Shoks goes that extra step.  Anyway, back to the preparations….I know it seems early, but mom has all this catnip to prepare, and dry for the individual care packages, the kitties can take home.  The major work will be on the weekend when Shoko goes off to Cat Scouts to celebrate Flag Day.

Shoko in Cat Scouts uniform

Shoko in Cat Scouts uniform

Pretty sharp looking Scout!  Mom has picked lots of nip so it will be fresh nip in the recipes.  I inspected every bit of it for bugs and dirt.

 

Pile of fresh nip

Pile of fresh nip

We need room for our friends to play.  Some of our friends are huge and need the room to just spread out.

Lots of room to dig and dance

Lots of room to dig and dance.

 

Dad is mowing the grass. and clipping the trim around the garden.  *yawn*….everybody’s busy so I can lay down for a couple of minutes.