Another fine day. Now, where’s the Shoks?
Here it is November already. Piglove and Fozziemum started Shopping Around the World for us to compare prices in different countries. Mom sits and is shocked by the cheap price of milk products in other countries. Canada has a board that regulates the price of milk products so our prices are high my friends. Now the Americans are celebrating their Thanksgiving shortly so we were asked to do a sidedish or dessert….something that would go with a turkey. Well, we had our turkey in October but we could have this dish any day.
We did our shopping at The Great Canadian Superstore.
1 bulb of fresh garlic:……$0.50 using 1 clove $0.08
Philidelphia cream cheese: $2.98 using 1/4 of pkge. $0.74
3 old potatoes: $2.30
Sprig of parsley: $1.28 a bundle using 1 sprig..$0.10
dried rosemary: free….grown in the garden
Total cost for this dish is $3.22
Rosemary Garlic Mashed Taters
First you peel those 3 potatoes and then boil them in a pot on the stove….not too high a temp or the water will boil all over like mom’s did. Right, you wash the taters off first before boiling….seems like a waste of time to me cause any cwap is going to boil off anyway. While the taters are doing their thing, wash off the sprig of parsley and the rosemary. Grind the rosemary on a mortar with your wee pestle. Shred the garlic clove and set everything aside. Have a bit of refreshment…you’re probably thirsty by now. The taters are done. Drain them and put into a big good sized bowl now either use your potato masher on those suckers or haul out your old mix master and make those taters talk. Put in the Philly cheese and rosemary….keep mixing. When the taters are so soft they look like pillows, dump them in a bowl and stick a sprig of parsley in them. Salt, pepper and butter are optional although I think butter is a must. They look nice mom. Or:
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.
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.
Done!! These caps are delicious and a real treat.
Bony Pet Eats!