It’s November the 4th. and Mimi asked us…”How do I find peace in overwhelming times?” PEACE…a word that instills a relaxed attitude, a sigh of relief and a happy smile throughout the world. Why is this so hard to achieve, then?
Wherever there are people there will be man’s idea of what is right and thusly peaceful. People need to worship, vote and be happy with their own ideas, not to force these ideas on others….we are all different and as such follow what we feel is right…..this is as it should be without shoving our views on someone else and creating turmoil. Whether someone is Communist, Socialist, Democratic or content in a dictatorship…..this is the person’s choice, not ours. Until we let people be, instead of wiping them out because their views are different, we will not gain peace. If, we accept people with their flaws….we ultimately win.
Thanks toPiglove and Fozziemum for providing us a forum to tell everybody our recipes. Go Bacon!
We are supposed to be cooking up a Thanksgiving side dish but our Thanksgiving was last month, in October. Mom and dad won’t appreciate anything to do with a turkey so close to Christmas. The peeps in the States can hack it. Well, we’re a little different.
So what are we cooking then Shoko? Mom says she’s making up fish cakes. How un-Thanksgiving like. Well, this dish is for a break after all that turkey. Most of her ingredients are from the vegetable garden….but not the salmon Shoko. Too bad, we could be rich if mom could grow fish out in the garden.
What’s that Elfin John doing? You want to help us? We don’t need your help, thank you. I think we should let him help, Shoko. He may be turning over a new leaf and who are we to stop his progress. I don’t believe it Kali and now I feel guilty. Oh, alright,,,,he can help us.
Here is a picture of the ingredients.
Here is a picture of the ingredients mom forgot to show in the first photo.
Now that you’re confused we’ll tell you the ingredients:
1 onion, diced…$.030
1/4 cup shredded carrot…..garden…optional
4 average old potatoes…..garden
1/4 cup green pepper…$0.25
1/4 cup red pepper……$0.25
4 drops Worcester sauce…optional…cupboard
celery leaves….2 tbsps..optional
1/2 cup frozen peas
Sockeye salmon…..150 grams (5.3 ounces)… $5.25
Mom sends to St, Jean’s Cannery for her salmon. Wonderful tasting salmon. St. Jean’s Cannery is in the city of Nanaimo where Nanaimo Bars were invented.
We are all ready to get underway.
Fry the peppers, onion,potatoes, dill, fall, nip, Kali, electric, cakes and shredded carrot, until they are just soft. Throw them into the mashed potatoes with Worcester sauce. Add the dill and all other ingredients. Your mixture is set to be fried. Hey you…Elfin!!! Get away before you fall in.
Good grief, I need a nip smoothie. This little guy is getting to me.
Thank you Kali.
Now, lets get out the electric fry pan. Turn the temperature to high and spray a bit of oil in the bottom of the pan, about a tbsp. Shape the cakes into round shapes about the size of a hamburger patty. When these rounds are in the frying pan press them flatter with a spatula. Our fry pan holds 7 medium fish cakes.
These are the cooking fish cakes. Mom is not great at flipping them over but she’s the boss. There you have it friends. Now for a sip of my nip smoothie.
Today is our fun Artsy Caturday with our hosts Athena and Marie. Click on their name and visit more anipals posing just for you. Shoko quietly…ahem,not so quietly, bowed out of Artsy Caturday cause she felt mom gave her the photo effects that made her look dreadful. So Shoks has taken her grievance to a new level and is on strike over mom’s attempts at being an artist.
So, I will be your model until Shoko has finished being a drama queen over her perceived slight.
Mom used different photo editors until she was all mixed up and didn’t know which one she was using. She did have some fun with a collage. Notice the collage has snow in it.
Have a great weekend and remember to share some nip with a friend.
Mom and dad had allotted 3 days to see all the sights in Florida. They had spent most of their holidays living it up in Georgia. One day had gone and so it meant our travellers had two days to see what they could. Mom and dad quickly got outta Miami and headed for anywhere else! They drove past the airport a couple of times and both admired the size of the airport. At this point dad decided to use the GPS as they wanted to see something different. Makes sense…go for it dad. So he asked mom where she wanted to go. Mom decided she wanted to go on an air boat ride through the Everglades and look at the wildlife. Dad thought this was a cool idea so off they flitted in their rented Fiat. Excitement went through the car at the unique sign. They hadn’t seen a sign like this before. No crocs though…except for mom…MOL They must be getting close…
There it is!! Gator Park. Kinda touristy. Off they went to act like the tourists they were. They both got t-shirts that had an alligator on the front and said, “Bite Me.”
There’s the air boat they rode in.
Whoa, this is some kind of boat!! Bet its fast.
Oh my!! Hope there aren’t any snakes….I hate snakes! Slimy, cold thingies.
Mom is sorry for the blurriness of the picture but she got excited and didn’t take time to focus properly. At least she’s honest about her screw ups. These are Mr. Google’s water lilies. Mom could not get a picture close enough to show the detail in the lilies. These water lilies only open half way…they never completely open and only grow in the deepest part of the water.
Big bugg…guy! Apparently these brutes live for 30 to 50 years.
Mom said she really liked this waterfall and after the boat ride was very relaxing. You looked way better before the air boat ride mom and dad! Holy cwap, this seeing different locations looks hazardous to one’s health.
Here mom have a mint julep, it will eliminate the vapours you seem to have…..very badly. There you have it. Day two in Florida is coming to a close. They have one more day…what will they do? We’ll see next installment my friends.
Here it is Monday and Beatrice we know you leaving for the modelling job is a giant step up for you but we are going to miss you something terrible. You take care now Beatrice. Mom has packed some red willow bark for you, just in case “The Beaver” magazine decides to send you on to the Yukon today. You’ll have some munchies. Personally says Shoko, I think going to the head office in Winnipeg Manitoba from here is enough for today but I’m not your boss.
red willow bark
Remember to phone us from wherever you’re sent. You know an even better way would be to Skype us. Then its free.
Yes, I will Skype you.
Please let Billy know what has happened to me. He always knew I was a little different than your average beaver. We will make sure Billy knows that you have made your dreams come true.
They’re calling your plane # Beatrice. See ya friends and thank you for everything. A special thank you must go to Kali for all her work. We did it Kali…in spite of the fights and coffee table chewing.! Beatrice goes through security.
She’s on her way Kali.
Beatrice is starting the biggest adventure of her life. We wish her all the best.