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Shopping Around the World In February/Friday Fill-In

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Hi my friends.  Mom and dad decided to work on this Shopping Around the World together.  This seems ridiculous to me cause mom and dad’s priorities are different.

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This Shopping Around the World is being hosted by Two Spoiled Cats.  This is a blog hop so when you have finished your SAW, click on Two Spoiled Cats.

The dish is supposed to be a meatless dish.  Dad is a meat eater like us so this idea took him off guard.  Dad and I chattered about the lack of meat, then dad bravely decided he could live through one meal without meat.

They made up their own dish called Feta Cheese and Spinach Pastry.  Sounds good doesn’t it?  They thought so and went about gathering ingredients.

You will need:

a frozen packet of chopped spinach…300 grams $1.98… aannspinach

feta cheese….Ziggy’s is the best….400 grams….$5.50aafetacheese

Greek spice……adds that greek touch.  Jar is $5.60aagreekspice

Fresh Mushrooms…you know what a fresh mushroom looks like…quit jivin’ me.   You do to!!    Seven fresh mushrooms $1.66

Red Pepper….. $2.86

garlic…..$0.33

Phyllo Pastry….. $3.30                                                                          aaphyllo-pastry-sheets

The egg mixture is for pouring inside the tart before cooking.

2 eggs

120 ml milk

Typical mom, she had beet greens in the freezer so used them…about 1 and a half cups plus the frozen spinach.  You must wring out the spinach and remove all juice that you possibly can remove.  That’s a whopping load of spinach. She put the spinach and beet greens in a bowl.  Mom chopped up the red pepper in small pieces….about half the red pepper.  She sautéed the red pepper by itself and then dumped it in the mixture.  Mom chopped up about 6 medium mushrooms in slices and sautéed those, adding them to the mixture.  Meanwhile dad is playing angry birds and winning.  Good going dad!                                                                 chefshokOk, what’s next mom?  Dad, mom says it’s up to you to help.  My lack of thumbs will be a problem but I’ll supervise.

Did someone mention feta cheese and greek spice? Time for…..

aachefkaliOmpa!! MOL  This is fun.

To recap after so rudely being interrupted:  We’ve taken the ingredients and sautéed the mushrooms and red pepper and now add the chopped feta cheese to the mixture.  We put in about 3/4 of a cup.  “The more feta the beda.” mew, mew, MOL   I break me up, *pounds counter*.  Get over yourself Shoko and get on with the recipe! 

We have our mixture together, even the red peppers and mushrooms.  Now it’s time to haul out the phyllo pastrySeeing as it was frozen, it is best thawed out in the fridge.  This pastry does not take kindly to being dried out.  When you bring the phyllo pastry out have a glass of water and a brush for the pastry and keep it moist.  When it starts to dry it breaks off.  We decided to use about 4 sheets of pastry for um…pastry thingee and 1 cup of filling.   

Meanwhile mix together 2 eggs and 120 ml. of milk, salt and pepper.  Our tarts were humongous so we split the egg mixture into the 3 pastries we had.  Wrap the pastry so extra pastry is  sticking up so it can fan out a bit.  Then cook the pastries for 40 to 50 minutes.                                                                      aafetaspinach-pie1 Voila!!  One huge pastry.

The taste test….Mmmm…they both agree, the pastry looks unappetizing, …maybe if they were smaller….  The taste is beyond compare, just delicious.  A slice of the feta and spinach pastry gives you a serving of vegetables.

aaamomdad1Cooking and eating done, mom and dad braved the cold and ventured out.


Now we have for your reading pleasure Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader’s FRIDAY Fill-Ins.                                                                    ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

Mom is magenta
Shoko is black
Kali is orange

HERE ARE THE STATEMENTS THAT WE WILL FILL-IN.

1. I wish… PEASANT BLOUSES… would come back in style.  THEY HID THAT EXTRA BIT OF TUMMY.  OHHH, I AGREE MOM BUT IT WOULD BE A DRESS FOR ME.                                                                    aapeasantblouse2. I always have…A MOUSE… in my purse ( or wallet for men)…WELL OK, IT’S UNDER MY PILLOW IN MY BASKET.

3. I think that AM DESTINED TO REDEFINE THE FANTABULOUS BEAUTY KNOWN AS CAT.

4. COW KITTY….. is a pet peeve of mine.

                                                                                                    ckmouse

There you have it anipals of Blogville.  Our Fill-Ins for this week.

May the Bird of Paradise teach you yoga.

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Shopping Around The World

Here it is time for Shopping Around The World brought to you  by Piglove and Fozziemum.

Shopping Around the World

Shopping Around the World

 

 

The challenge this month was to price 5 different items in 2 grocery stores and then make some dish with these items.  So here goes my friends:

These are the items:

Superstore                                        Save On

new potatoes                             $ 0.98 Lb.                                     no new potatoes

large eggs                                    $2.47 doz                                    $2.99 doz

celery                                            $1.77                                           $0.89

green onions                                $0.77                                          $0.99

Hellman’s Mayo                           $3.89  750 ml.                           $4.49 750 ml

I made Potato salad for two.  Romantic eh?

Boil 6 of the new potatoes.  Cool them down as they will be too hot to handle.Cut up  potatoes in wedges small enough to get in your mouth.  These are the size of new potatoes dug up in mid July around here.  Chop about 1 stalk of celery into potatoes.  Slice thinly or you’ll choke on them.    While you are busy chopping, turn on the stove with your third arm, bring an egg to the boil…..the egg is still wearing its shell.  We’ll undress it later. Meanwhile with this third arm slice some green onions so they look pretty in the mixture.   Once the egg has just come to the boil, turn off the stove and let the egg sit….stewing in it’s own water for 20 minutes.  You should have finished chopping by now, if you haven’t, you’ll just have to grow a fourth arm as when the 20 minutes are up, plunge the egg into ice cold water.  We’re going to try and shock him out of his shell.  If, he’s still in his shell when the egg cools, you’ll have to manually pull his shell off.  He won’t scream so all should be quiet.  The sooner you pull the shell off the easier it is suppose to be both for the egg and you….that’s what, “The Science of Cooking” says anywho.  Now the egg is free.  Now that he is free lets slowly cut him up.  Do I have you feeling sorry for the egg?  Good.  You should feel some compassion as you dive into your salad.  Lastly. add your mayo.  Add whatever amount is tasty to you.  Voila…your potato salad.

The potato salad probably costs about$1…depending on the poundage of mayo you use.  I have many herbs that I will add so that the basic potato salad recipe tastes delish and different each time.

If you want more in your potato salad….try different items such as grated cheese, bacon, (sorry Bacon…this is turkey bacon…ya right)pickles, olives, garlic…..anything you can dream up that would go nicely.