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Sparks of Strength

Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is taking a well deserved break from blogging but we will continue with the Sparks she started.                                                             

Oh my!!  Tyebe is dingy as a fruitcake, jumping at Budd on the other side of the sliding glass door.  everything has changed since Kali left.                                                          

No more do I lay with a friend and listen to mom’s storytelling.  I miss Kali and our togetherness.

Walk with me Shoko.  Who said that?  It’s me your big sis.  I’m always here you know.  You just can’t see me.  I will always be watching over the family.  Did you see that little devil, Tyebe?  Sure did and I laughed till my wings shook.  Why?  That little white typhoon is so hard to live with.  Yes?  I thought the same thing when you came to live with us.  I couldn’t think of a more stupid and rude kitty to call sister.  You were always chasing me trying to bite my butt.  Me?  I wasn’t that bad.  You sure were.  You bit mom so hard every day that she finally bit you back.  NO!  I wouldn’t do that.  You did but stopped biting when mom bit you and you realized it hurt.  Although you kept trying to bite my butt.  I was forever hustling out of reach of your teeth.                                                                                      We worked out pretty good, Shoko.  So give Tyebe time to grow up and get the silliness out of her system and you’ll see she’ll be a good sister to you.   So you’re saying I was a nincompoop but I grew out of it and Tyebe will too, right?  Exactly.  Try and relax Shoko, all will work out just fine.                                                   When you get feeling blue and alone, remember I walk beside you and will always give you strength.  

Thanks, Kali.  It makes me feel so relaxed knowing you are with me forever. 

Remember when you get down and feeling alone friends there is someone watching over you too.  Draw strength from them. 

 

Shopping Around The World for Potatoes

Bacon of Piglove started this Shopping Around The World but Phenny of Easy Blog is in charge of this months edition.                                                 

This month Phenny says he wants potato dishes for the recipe. OK Phenny, Shoko is going to assist mom with this yummy recipe.

KALI…..ORANGE
SHOKO…..BLACK

Our meal this month is:

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Prep Time:

10 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes for a total time of 45 minutes.

You will need:

750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes                                       

Cost $3.27

olive oil 25.5 fluid ounces                                              

Cost  $8.99

250 Grams Kraft Parmesan Cheese

Cost $7.99

Ingredients:

1 bag of   750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp of olive oil plus some for drizzling
1/2 tsp dried oregano or thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black  pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan, the sand like type.

Dipping Sauce…optional
3/4C sour cream
green onions chopped…have lots if you like them!

Sour Cream

                                                 250 ml. for $1.98

Fresh Green Onions                                          

1 bunch $0.99

Directions:

Drizzle oil in 9 X 13″ glass baking dish.  Tilt pan to spread all over the base.
Use a spoon to scatter the Parmesan Mixture over the base. Spread as evenly as you can. Once sprinkled do not touch….don’t try to spread it. You’ll regret it!
Place potatoes cut side down, pressing firmly.
Optional: drizzle the top of potatoes with a touch of oil or spray with oil, then sprinkle with salt. Mom used olive oil Pam from her cupboard of goodies.

Bake potatoes for 35 to 40 minutes or until they are soft and the parmesan crust is a deep golden….no problems, you can check through the glass.

Let them rest for 5 minutes. Then use a spatula to cut between every 4 or so potatoes (cutting through the parmesan crust which bonds between each potato.), then scoop up 4 or so potatoes and flip them upside down so the cheese side is up on the platter.                                              

Mom, this picture doesn’t show the texture very well….how bout a close-up?

Much better…this dish looks pretty good.

Serve with dipping sauce, if using, and sprinkle over extra green onion if desired.  Serve as a side dish or nibbles!

Dad said, “These are surprisingly delicious…watching your mom I had to wonder.” Makes ya feel good, eh mom? mol

 

Serves 4 to 5 peeps