Holy Catmando, Shoko. The next episode of In Purrsuit of Flavours will be the first for 2021. A new year and new hope brings promise. What shall we make to honour this new year? I dunno……how about it Nelly do you have any ideas?
What do you mean….”NO”. What are we going to do with the leftovers? I know….let’s throw them away and start over again.
I don’t know Tyebe. I don’t think mom would be happy with us throwing food away. Mom wants to use up the old stuff…..I know… we’ll FREEZE IT! Then nobody’ll want it Tyebe cause everybody knows it’s old enough to start growing whiskers. In fact dad won’t want anything frozen just in case freezing old food has become mom’s pastime. Bad idea. In fact let’s help mom clean out the freezer.
SHOKO…..BLACK TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE NELLY…..RED VIOLET
Hey you two how about sauces. They can fancy up a so-so dish! They can be added to foods that are just tiring to have once again. They almost make the meal taste different….like fancied up! Good idea, Nelly!
There you have it. Sauces will be the next selection on the menu for Wednesday the 6th of January.
Fozziemum and Piglove are our fabulous hosts for Shopping Around The World. This month we are making one dish meals.
Mom decided to make a shrimp casserole. After trying Sammy’s Shrimp Salad, mom has discovered the tasty joys of shrimp cooking. Of course, this is Sammy from One Spoiled Cat.
We are ready for some dancin’ and sliddin in the kitchen. Right mom, OK…. this is serious business. We’re ready for some Chopin… I mean choppin’ and whiskin’. I been whiskin’…MOL Just whiskin’….whiskin’my day away. Shrimp Casserole:
Sidekicks $1.25 (ON SALE) half an onion (cupboard)
celery,1 stalk (fridge)
carrots,4 small (garden)
beet greens 4 small (garden)
red peppers,3 small (greenhouse)
peas, handful (garden)
beans,8 fresh (garden)
Shrimp 1 300 g. pkge. or (2 shrimp rings….$9.98) Only use 1 box.
I do believe that’s all the ingredients my friends.
With the sidekicks, cook them as the pkg. states. As these are cooking, cut up your mushrooms, onion, celery and red pepper and sauté them in 1 tbsp. of olive oil. TIP: If you have someone in your household that picks veggies out of the mixture so they don’t have to eat them, chop everything small. These folk don’t stand a chance in Hades of getting anything out. MOL Your sidekicks should be ready. Pour the whole thing into your casserole dish and stir. It’s the only thing in there so one swish otta do er. Add your sautéed onion, green peppers, mushrooms and celery. These veggies should be just bendable, they will finish cooking in the casserole and the juices will float about in the mixture. Now you will need to pick some beans, peas, carrots and beet greens. For most folks they can grab a handful of frozen peas and beans and go with that. A few carrots from produce would be nice. If, these are uncooked, partially cook them and add to the mixture. The carrots can be shaved into the casserole or chopped, or anyway you prefer them. You can also add leftovers from the fridge if they would go together. Any added veggies should be cooked for about 10 minutes or long enough for the veggie to be just slightly soft. No chocolate and beans….it sounds ghastly!
The final ingredient to add is your shrimp. Mom always seems to get shrimp with the tails on them. This is very unpleasant when chowing down on the casserole so you want to remove the tails. I sent Kali to pull all the tails off the shrimp because it is so boring. She is playing…”he loves me…loves me not…loves me…” thinking of her beau Buddy from the Tomcat Commentary by Tim.
hehe…this isn’t a Persian meal Kali. I know but when’s mom going to make a Persian dish? Thought I’d take this opportunity to show off my new Persian garb.
Cook the casserole in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. If the casserole starts to look dry add some water…1/4 cup and stir like you’re on nip. After 15 minutes add the tailless shrimp and cook for another 10 minutes.
What are those black blobs in there, mom? You didn’t grab a few beetles and through them in, did you? You know Kali probably didn’t get all the tails off the shrimp so they’ll be a little crunchy anyways. No mom…..sorry. Mom said I was being rude so I’m really sorry, there are no bugs in this casserole, nada….none. PSSSST….mom burnt the red pepper! MOL Bring on the shrimp mom! We’re waiting patiently.
Let’s take a stroll through the Lane. Our neighbours worked and got rid of some trees earlier during the summer. There was a loud racquet for days coming from this backyard. This is what they added. A wire fence or a section of it. Looks like some peeps are ready to play hockey out here. These folk had a B & E early last year and this is their protection now, a new fence where everybody can walk around it.
The lane dressed for fall in orange and yellow with a tad of green. These trees are tired of the orange and yellow and are darned near nekked already!
I’m coming mom. Slow down I gotta read the newspaper and find out who’s been here. Spot the Siamese! MOL Pretty good hiding place, eh? I still can’t catch a mouse though….I’ve tried everything…cwap! Ahhhh….feels good to lay down.
Kali is doing her best impression of Robert De Niro in Taxidriver, “You lookin’ at ME?”
Here is a slightly blurry picture of Cow-Kitty looking proud as punch. Yep, you’re right, this is a pile of dirt on Showkali Island. Cow-Kitty was sleeping in here when mom got up this morning so she took him a bowl of Purrfect Bistro Duck Pate. He proceeded to gobble it up and then he buried his bowl. Mom had never seen this before have you?