♪ I was working in the nip patch one day ♪ When he began walking this way His shoulders were like high-grade steel He stood there and his nails he started to peel He took me in his arms and I started to squeal At this thought I awoke with a start Crying “Buddy, don’t go breaking my heart!”♪
Oh hi there. I was just going to get up and help mom change the bed but it seems I fell asleep. MOL
My eyes felt like two lasers trying to burn through nip. I feel like a new fur ball now. At least for a while. Mew, mew
Mom just removed the chicken wire from the nip so it’s free once again.
Mom and I changed the bed and then I had a wee siesta in the duvet.What else can a kitty do when it’s 32C or for you metric system deprived 90F.
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
2 tbsp. milk
3/4 cup oil
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
You got the shovel Kali? What for Shoko? Well, we gotta dig a hole to get mom into…..this is going to take a while. What are you doing with that trowel…we need real shovels that can dig lotsa dirt at one time. We’ll be digging from now till winter with a trowel. I don’t like this Shoko….we’ll never get mom to go sit in a hole…..while we throw dirt at her. Then she’s going to be annoyed and we won’t see treats for some time to come. Hmm…you got a point ghosty sister of mine. Let’s just forget it till we have a better plan.
Another Fryday with another Fill-In from Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. These two gals think up two sentences each for us to fill in. The first two are from 15 and Meowing and the last two are from McGuffy’s Reader. Pretty clever, eh?
I made a fort between the pillows in bed….I’m comfy how bout you?
1. A recurring dream I have is….. THAT BUDDY VISITS ON A BEAUTIFUL HORSE AND WE GO RIDING IN THE BACK LANE. OH MY I’M GETTING EXCITED….He is gorgeous! Buddy is fromTomcat Commentary by TimLook at those basket eyes…hehehe….I love em so much I could rip some of his furs out to take to my basket and dream of him I. On second thought we don’t need the horse. We’d probably use our claws to get up on the horse and the horse would bolt….leaving us on our heads on the ground. MOL
2. Turn…..HYPOALLERGENIC WET FOOD….. into …..DELI ROAST TURKEY….. AND I’D BE A HAPPY CAMPER.Mom does her best to get me to eat and sometimes I’m absolutely fascinated by the lengths she’ll go to and I absent- mindedly eat the slop.
My turn Kali….I must express myself before I burst. MOL
3. CAPPY-TAN….. is driving me crazy! He waits outside our door for one of us to come outside, He even sings to us. Myself, I think he’s not neutered and is ready to get his MEW off.
4. Lately, I have been….HAPPY TO STAY AROUND THE BACKYARD AND INVESTIGATE BUGS IN THE GARDEN…… a stroll is wonderful when the weather is beautiful and warm but when the wind’s howling, the backyard with the six foot fence is the place to play.
There you have it my friends, our opinions on today’s fill-ins.
Strictly the views of the occupants of Fort Meezer.
A lovely day today. The sun is playing across the sky but the wind is strong and quite fresh. A lovely day for a stroll.
November and we can actually walk on the sidewalks without slippin’ in the snow. Can life be any better than this? Look, our Alpine Willy Clematis is mixed up and there are a few blossoms. A blossom in November. Never seen this before.
Mom and I are headed to the nearest pet store. It’s a very windy day and the wind is making my coat stand up. Refreshing!!
♫ Rolling around in my auto wheels. My pink Fur-ari.♫
Mom was getting tired pushing against the wind. We stopped at the new industrial development and mom relaxed.
From Gateway we went into the pet store. No pictures here. They gave me some kitties treats. I was famished and grabbed onto one. Immediately I spit it out. Ewwww…it was gross. Don’t ever buy these mom….awful. Mom asked what they were. The clerk said those were freeze dried chicken livers. We won’t be getting those anytime soon.
Mom got a few Christmas presents and we were out of there.
I settled down after those yucky treats and we headed home. As we got closer to the house, mom and I heard some hammering and sawing coming from the garage. Dad was hard at work building something.What is it dad?It’s going to be a house for Cow Kitty so he can stay warm during the winter.
What if he doesn’t like it and won’t go near it….what will we do? Let’s try him with it first Shoko.
This is where the house will stay for the winter. Here comes Cow Kitty.
I think he likes it. So far so good. I can’t think of something for the door….we need warmth in the house but not to frighten Cow Kitty or make him feel trapped. Should we have clear plastic, a towel or something else. Please we would like your ideas of how to improve the house.
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.
Lexi, we love ya and will see ya on the other side……xoxox