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Shopping Around The World

We’re both helping mom today.  Oh right……this is Shopping Around the World with our grand host Bacon of Piglove.                                                                   

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

We all decided to make Balsamic Potatoes for our recipe of the month.  It’s summery cause you should use new potatoes and right out of the garden…..could anything be fresher.  Now I feel like a proud momma cause I tended these taters and the reason mom and dad are eating taters and not  dirt is cause of moi.                                                                          I inspected them Shoko and you did a fine job for a nip head. MOL

Oh my…I’m blurry today….not a good sign.  C’mon Shoko let’s get mom moving on the recipe.  Think she’s getting blurry too. MOL                                                                         

SHOKO…..BLACK

Alright, here is the recipe for Balsamic New Potatoes my friends.  I really thought mom was going to marinate a balsam tree in vinegar….who knew they actually do this in the store….well paint my whiskers white and call me Santa!

Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil….Terra olive oil 500ml…$4.98
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme….garden
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed…garden
1/8 tsp. nutmeg………Club House, 43 grams, $1.94
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped……Fresh Colossal Garlic, $0.99 each.
2 lb. new red potatoes
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar……Unico. 500 ml…..$3.28
1/4 tsp. salt…cupboard
1/8 tsp. pepper…cupboard                                                             Now pay attention to the steps as they’re important.

STEPS

Preheat oven to 375F

In a 1 cup measuring cup, mix olive oil, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and garlic.

Cur potatoes in half. spread on non-stick 15x10x1 inch pan.  Drizzle with olive oil mixture; toss to coat.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are golden and slightly crispy.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, toss to coat.  Bake 5 minutes longer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Let’s have the picture mom took Shoko.  Um…looks like she never took a picture.  What?  So what are we suppose to do now?  I got it…let’s show what they should look like.                                                                          These are beautiful potatoes.  They look scrumptious.

Should we tell our friends what happened to mom’s Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Kali.  I’m embarrassed Shoko.  Heck Kali we didn’t do it…we’re not to blame this time.

Well, mom and dad ate the potatoes and really liked them….honest!  Mom thought they could be cooked a bit longer so put the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes after supper.  She even set the timer.  However she never started the timer.  Ding dong….da witch is alive and cooking. MOL                                                                                   To make a long story short…..mom decided to check the potatoes cause the timer never went off.  Well this was an hour later and the poor potatoes didn’t look like potatoes anymore.  They were a charcoal mess.  Mom wasted the potatoes I worked so hard to keep moist and happy!  This is our sad tale of mom on a blurry recipe day.

Kali let’s go and have our Fancy Feast.  It’ll taste pretty good after mom’s fiasco.                                                                           Are you brave enough to try this recipe?

 

 

 

 

Shoko’s 7th Gotcha Day Pawty

What a great sleep I had Kali.  My word, I slept so hard…it must’ve been all the fun at Cat Scouts yesterday.  I wrapped myself in the Canadian Flag.  MOL

It’s my Gotcha Day, mom.  Did you make a special meal for me.  Sure did Shoko.

*Shoko opens the blinds on the sliding glass door*  Surprise Shoko….we remembered it was your Gotcha Day.  AWWW…you dudettes!!  I sure love you two.

Is that Dezi and Lezi?

Is that Dezi and Lezi?

Woohoo..let’s get out of here and join the fun!

 

Speedy and Einsteindiscussing the warmest types of blankies.

Speedy and Einstein mewing about the warmest types of blankies.

Binky, Tim and Shoko talking about the possibility of Feline Acne with plastic bowls.

Binky, Tim and Shoko meowing about the possibility of Feline Acne with plastic bowls.

Mom brought out some more nibbles for us and our peeps.

 

kitchen-sink-brownies

kitchen-sink-brownies

 

Lemon-Champagne-Cocktail

Lemon-Champagne-Cocktail

 

catnip straight from the garden.

catnip straight from the garden.

Mmm…it doesn’t get any fresher than this my friends.

Nipitini

Nipitini

 

spiked lemonade

spiked lemonade

Don’t worry!  The lemonade is spiked with 7 up and a few cherries.

 

 

Bacon and found carrots

Bacon and found carrots.  They should be on that table.

Hey Bacon, you can have all the carrots if you want…we got them for you my little snorter.

Shoko reached the level of Sabertooth Tiger in Cat Scouts Saturday.  This is the highest level a kitty can reach in Cat Scouts….we are so proud.

 

SABERTOOTH FLAG

SABERTOOTH FLAG

 

Gotcha Cake

Gotcha Cake

Remember last year mom…..you didn’t know how to make a Gotcha Cake then….MOL… Move on Shoko….let’s not tell everybody that I am still learning and sometimes get terrifyingly mixed up…shhh. Alright mom! Geesh.

 

Sammy BBQ fish, hot dogs and hamburger patties for us

Sammy BBQ fish, hot dogs and hamburger patties for us.

 

Easy does it!

Easy barked out his food order to Sammy but he barked in French and nobody understood him! So Sammy gave him one of everything and Easy sat down and ate all of it.

 

Sorry no chicken here today Cupcake.  Try a Fish Witch, they’re delicious!  I invented them…I’m going to tell Raz so he can cook them at his Friday Fish Fry on Cat Scouts.

Dharth

Dharth

Hi there my little cuz…great to see you Dharth.  Your friends are more than welcome too.  Dig in…either in the garden or for some great food. MOL

 

Nellie and Shoko discussing how strange and unexplainable things happen whenever they are around.

Nellie and Shoko discussing how strange and unexplainable things happen whenever they are around.

Kali and Bud Bud

Kali and Bud Bud

 

Here are some beautiful cards that I received for my Gotcha Day

From Nellie The original Cat From Hell

From Nellie The original Cat From Hell

 

From Dezi of Dezi World

From Dezi of Dezi World

 

from Sammy K. of One Spoiled Cat

from Sammy K. of One Spoiled Cat

 

from Easy of Easy Blog

from Easy of Easy Blog

 

From Bacon of Piglove

From Bacon of Piglove

 

Shoko'ss Gotcha Day from Siddhartha Henry

Shoko’ss Gotcha Day from Siddhartha Henry of  Purrince Siddhartha’s Purrfect Pad

Here are the treats for your peep from mom.  These are strictly fresh from the garden.

 

Fresh Dried herbs

Fresh Dried herbs

 

Varieties of herbed vinegar

Varieties of herbed vinegar

For the kitties here are some treats to take home.

 

Fresh dried nip

Fresh dried nip

 

fishies

fishies

Hope you all had a fantastic time…I sure did my friends.  I owe this to my sis Kali…I really thought she forgot me….boy was I wrong.