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Sunday Selfie With Shoko

 

My friends over at The Cat On My Head are holding another Selfie Sunday and I thought my selfie should join my friends in the mug shots, um….the row of shame….no the models of all things furry and beautiful. That’s it!                                                                       I was in the shower cleaning as per my contract with mom when I thought I saw a hairy monster coming out of the drain.  I’m taking a closer look in this picture.                                                                              A photo of our BFF Nellie, Kali and me self out of our memory book.  Aren’t we gorgeous!

Have a sunny Sunday and may your water bowl always have fresh cold nip…growing beside it.                                                                            

Selfie Sunday with Kali

Hello friends.  It is my turn for Selfie Sunday.  Shoko can go look for some nip in the snow….a fruitless task if I ever heard of one.                                                                             Our good friends, The Blues brothers and sisters are hosting the selfies in the blog The Cat On My Head.  Bet there’s a story behind that blog title. MOL  You want to cheer them on?  Just click on the hosting blog name and you’ll see all our buddies posing for you.

I wanted to look like I was reading the paper and someone startled me.  Do I look like someone scared the cwap outta me?

                                                                                       Have a great Sunday one and all.

Artsy Fartsy Day is Here My Friends

I’m going to be an artistic devil today.  Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty, is continuing with her artsy blog hop this week.  Go have a peek at your anipals in odd artistic backgrounds.  Have a few laughs to start your day.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE
MOM…..RED VIOLET                                                                       Kali decided she wanted to do Sunday Selfie so I get the fun artistic picture.  Mom and I chose a picture mom took this morning while I was helping her make the bed.  We do have chores.  No free lunch in this abode.

Mom cropped the picture on Pizap.

The effect we liked best this week was the Shamrock cutout.  It was on Lunapic.

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and we are prepared.

Mom, are you and dad going somewhere for a vacation this year?  We are Shoko.  You’re going to leave us alone?  No, of course not!  Judy the petsitter is going to stay here while we’re away.  Really?  That will be so much nicer than being here alone with Kali.  She works during the day doesn’t she?  She does ShokoGood….I mean we need some private time too.                                                                How long will you be gone?  A little over two weeks Shoko.  When I come back ‘ll have a few treats for you and Kali.  Say that sounds cool!

May your mice be furry and your
wet food nekked.                                                                                               Have a mellow Sunday my friends.

Selfie Sunday With Kali In Charge

Selfie Sunday rears its head once again.  Pop over to The Cat On My Head and join in her blog hop of anipals and admire the others posing for you.                                                                         catonheadbdThis week our kitty of the selfie variety is Kali.  Thank you Shoko.  These pictures were taken with the use of a remote selfie stick.  I stuck the stick up against the lamp and clicked until there were some good photos.  Granted you can’t see my face but you know it’s me from the velvety white coat of mine.

aakalispoon4Mom introduced me to the unstinky hypoallergenic wet food.  I wasn’t about to touch this garbage.

img_1541Well, if you insist mom.  It doesn’t smell yummy though.

                                                                                 img_1543Hey, this isn’t bad,,,nom nom!  It needs a smell though.

Have a great week my friends.                                                                   sistersinarmswinter

 

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.

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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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Artsy, Fartsy, Tartsy Caturday with Shoko

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Merry Christmas Eve Day my friends.  I’m getting so excited, I’m going to split right down the middle if Christmas morning isn’t here very soon.  Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty is having a Christmas Eve Day exhibit of the talented artists in Blogville.  Simply click HERE and be flicked over to her place.

Here, I look so delighted mom put the Santa hat on my head.

aashokocrThis is as happy I could get with a Santa hat strapped to my head.  Mom must think I’m a clue….I know I’m a kitty and so does anyone that looks at me.  Really!!

 

We have my happy, smiling face artsied up by Lunapic in the art of Waves.  Mom thought the waves looked frozen so the inside of the house looks frozen as do I.  What do you think…frozen or waves?

                                                                    wavesshokoI think my head is getting frozen.  I have pimples.  I don’t like this one mom.

May you never be too old to look in the sky for Santa on Christmas Eve.

sistersinarmswinter

 

Festive, Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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We must thank Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader for these fill-ins.  Thank you ladies.

1. My favorite Crispmouse Song(s) is/are…..SILVER BELLS AND I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANDY PAWS, but I could do without hearing …..ROCKIN’ ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE….ever again.
2.My most meaningful Crispmouse ornament/decoration is A MOUSE IN A STOCKING , because…..MOM GOT THAT FOR MY FIRST Crispmouse.                                                                  aashokornI am going to fill in the last two sentences.

3. My favourite holiday treat is……TURKEY SLICES….VERY THIN.  THIS IS A DELICIOUS TREAT.

4. A holiday tradition in my house is MOM PLAYING WITH US CRISPMOUSE DAY IN THE CRISPMOUSE PAPER, MAKING LOTS OF NOISE AND GETTING SHOKO ALL EXCITED.aapaperkalism

Happy Friday to our friends.

sistersinarmswinter