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Shopping Around The World for Potatoes

Bacon of Piglove started this Shopping Around The World but Phenny of Easy Blog is in charge of this months edition.                                                 

This month Phenny says he wants potato dishes for the recipe. OK Phenny, Shoko is going to assist mom with this yummy recipe.

KALI…..ORANGE
SHOKO…..BLACK

Our meal this month is:

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Prep Time:

10 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes for a total time of 45 minutes.

You will need:

750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes                                       

Cost $3.27

olive oil 25.5 fluid ounces                                              

Cost  $8.99

250 Grams Kraft Parmesan Cheese

Cost $7.99

Ingredients:

1 bag of   750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp of olive oil plus some for drizzling
1/2 tsp dried oregano or thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black  pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan, the sand like type.

Dipping Sauce…optional
3/4C sour cream
green onions chopped…have lots if you like them!

Sour Cream

                                                 250 ml. for $1.98

Fresh Green Onions                                          

1 bunch $0.99

Directions:

Drizzle oil in 9 X 13″ glass baking dish.  Tilt pan to spread all over the base.
Use a spoon to scatter the Parmesan Mixture over the base. Spread as evenly as you can. Once sprinkled do not touch….don’t try to spread it. You’ll regret it!
Place potatoes cut side down, pressing firmly.
Optional: drizzle the top of potatoes with a touch of oil or spray with oil, then sprinkle with salt. Mom used olive oil Pam from her cupboard of goodies.

Bake potatoes for 35 to 40 minutes or until they are soft and the parmesan crust is a deep golden….no problems, you can check through the glass.

Let them rest for 5 minutes. Then use a spatula to cut between every 4 or so potatoes (cutting through the parmesan crust which bonds between each potato.), then scoop up 4 or so potatoes and flip them upside down so the cheese side is up on the platter.                                              

Mom, this picture doesn’t show the texture very well….how bout a close-up?

Much better…this dish looks pretty good.

Serve with dipping sauce, if using, and sprinkle over extra green onion if desired.  Serve as a side dish or nibbles!

Dad said, “These are surprisingly delicious…watching your mom I had to wonder.” Makes ya feel good, eh mom? mol

 

Serves 4 to 5 peeps                                              

An Interview With Ling-Ling Odboddy

We have a treat for our friends today.  An interview with Ling-Ling, the beautiful Siamese cat from Elaine Faber’s series on Mrs. Agnes Odboddy.  The first book is called : Mrs. Odboddy:  Hometown Patriot.  This lady is so sweet and harmless looking but watch out citizens of Newbury.                                                                         aaaling-lingspeaks Ling- Ling, what a unique name.  What does it mean? Who really knows? It could mean, ‘who put broccoli in my bowl?’ Or, ‘someone is sleeping in my chair.’ A rose by any other name… Mrs. Odboddy can call me anything, as long as she calls me to dinner…

 From my understanding, it wasn’t your choice to live with Agnes Odboddy.  What was your first reaction when you met Mrs. Odboddy? Agnes rescued me when Lily Jengu and her family went to the Japanese Internment Camp. My first thought was relief that I wouldn’t be homeless. Second thought was, no more sushi and fish soup. Now, I’d have to eat ox tails and kidneys. I had no idea cow innards were so tasty.

What kind of lovin’ does Mrs. Odboddy give?  She seems so busy searching for Nazi spies and evil plots against the war effort, one must wonder if her cream still rises to the top. Mrs. Odboddy isn’t exactly the ‘lovin’ type.’ She is too busy rolling bandages, collecting cans, volunteering at the Ration Office and on the Coast Watch or chasing bad guys.  

 What happened with those chickies?  Is it true you jumped in and killed a chicken?  You, a beautiful cross-eyed Siamese would kill a chicken?  What happened to it? Now, I ask you? What self-respecting Siamese killing-machine would allow six chickens to reside in the bathroom and not perpetrate a Black-Ops mission? Of course I snagged one of the feathered fowl. I would have eaten it too, except Agnes’s boyfriend took it away from me and put it in the garbage can. What a waste!

Ling-Ling, did you find Agnes Odboddy’s weird lifestyle grew on you and you woke up wondering what would happen today? She certainly kept my head spinning. Agnes was involved with the doings at the First Church of the Evening Star and Everlasting Light, volunteered for every imaginable war effort, and tried to expose conspiracies. There was no telling what she might do on any given day. And, should I tell you about the day. Mrs. Roosevelt came to a funeral in town? Oh my goodness, didn’t that turn into a fiasco? How could I possibly keep up?

 Do you get treats Ling-Ling?  I know there is a war going on and Mrs. Odboddy uses her ration book for the popular items such as sugar and coffee but what about bacon or something as good….does she share with you? I don’t think I’ve ever tasted bacon. I get lots of cream. That’s the thick stuff that separates from the milk and comes to the top in the milk jug. It’s real yummy. Agnes says that’s why I have such beautiful blue eyes and soft fur. Maybe when the war is over, I’ll learn about bacon. Until then, if your friends want to know more about me, Agnes and her lovely granddaughter, Katherine, they can buy the e-book, Mrs. Odboddy – Hometown Patriot, at Amazon for $3.99. I think they’d like us.

SHOKO…..BLACK
RIGHT SIDE

LING-LING…….BLUE
LEFT SIDE

May your chicken never mate with a cement  mixer.  You don’t need to raise  a brick layer.

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Shopping Around the World

It’s time for another installment of Shopping Around the World with your hosts Fozziemum and Piglove.

The request for today was to make a desert with three items.  Mom went shopping at Save On Foods and scurried home clutching her three dessert items.

Shopping Around the World

Shopping Around the World

 

Strawberries       $4.99 a pound

Can of light Whipping Cream      $3.47

Shortcake                        $2.99 for 6

Now, about 6 strawberries and 2 shortcakes were used for dessert.  Plus, lots of whip cream.  So as a guess mom would say that dessert cost about $2.50 each.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Mom says it tasted a lot better than it looked.  Well, I hope so mom!  Besides Bacon called for 5 ingredients not 3.  Ok, we’ll eat some nip, which is free.

Where’s the Fancy Feast?  We’ll have a Beef Flavoured FF for $.050.  TA DA,  5 ingredients….just not all of them are in the dessert.  MOL