Tag Archives: goodies

In Purrsuit of Flavours…..Colourful Cuisine

Today I plan to laze about sipping nip julips.  Not so Tyebe cause it’s time for In Purrsuit of Flavours  December’s theme is colourful cuisine,                                                      

We wanted to do something seasonal cause these holidays come around once a year.  So our co-sponsor Da Phenny and Neilson of Easy Blog suggested something colourful to throw out this flea bitten year. 

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

We are also joining Sandee in Comedy Plus for a wordy Wordless Wednesday. She always comes up with such lovely pictures that are both heart warming and happy.

So we decided to make our rendition of Spooky Shortbread Cookies.  We were right happy at Halloween with the Witches Fingers so let’s bring this relaxed attitude to the shortbreadFirst we had to escort mom to the basement to find the cookie cutters for the shortbread.  C’mon mom bring Spot and let’s play with him.  Mom and dad looked through the decorations for Christmas….all 5 boxes.  They figured the box marked “Kitchen” would hold the treasures….no friggin way.  The cookie cutters were found in the box marked *Advent Calendar.*                                                       

 

A fast round of Spot ensued and then Spot ran upstairs so we followed.

 Look at these cookie cutters, Tyebe.  We have the suits for a deck of cards.  How unchristmasy can one get?  Found some more Shoko.

 Well, our cookie cutters are showing our artsy style….ya, that’ll be why they’re so different.                                                                   

This is an easy shortbread recipe.  It’s not picky like some.  We just thought of it but we hope you can find the ingredients at your grocery store.  No toilet paper was involved so maybe you will find the goodies to make this.

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup confectioner’s sugar ( we used icing sugar as that’s what mom had)
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
2 and 2/3 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

*Optional…red/ green food colouring, nuts, raisins, craisins, eyeballs, red decorating gel

Not too many ingredients. Are you ready Tyebe….quit playing with the cookie cutters. They aren’t mice.

DIRECTIONS:
 Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; scrape the sides of the bowl and either make a ball of the dough or 3 balls like we did. We then added red food colouring to one, green to another and left one ball white.

Put your balls in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. This is an important step so don’t forget. You can wrap them in a plastic wrap or just leave them in the bowl.  We had balls galore,,,,,cold balls.                                                          

Bring your balls out of the fridge.  

 Preheat oven to 375F and spread out parchment paper on a cookie sheet. We used a cookie sheet and a half.    So cut that cookie sheet in half….mol Tyebe!

 Remove dough from fridge. Press the dough with rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick…..maybe a tad more. Use your cookie cutters to make shapes.                                     

  Then apply some of your decorations on the cookies. BE CAREFUL!! The eyes need to go on after the baking is completed or they melt….we discovered this at Halloween.

  Bake in a 375F oven for 10 minutes.

Decorate to your heart’s content.  Now that you don’t have balls anymore, try using your nuts.

  • Finish decorating as soon as the cookies come out of the oven,  Then they will cool and suck up the decoration.

                                               BONY PETITE

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

A Sunday Selfie with Budd’s new Basket

What an awesome Gotcha Day Pawty I had.  I mewed with so many friends my jaw was stiff from yakking so much. Furries from Cat Scouts dropped by, my friends from Nottingham in the UK, Phenny and Nelly….so many I am forgetting some names.  I was overwhelmed and so very happy.

 

I was so happy cause CooperMurphy asked me to officially be his girlfriend  I was smiling from ear to ear.CooperMurphy is from the Blue family.They have The Cat On My Head selfies every Sunday.

This was like huge news and one I answered immediately….YES….I will be your girlfriend, CooperMurphy!   Isn’t he handsome? *Tyebe bats her eyelashes*


Thank you Ann of Zoolatry for the lovely card.

Mau made Tyebe a cake.  Mau is the baker Extraordinaire at Cat Scouts.  He outdid himself once again.                                                                               

Doesn’t this look like me?  What a beautiful cake.                                                       
Here I sit shooting the mews with from your left to right……Einey….Shoko’s boyfriend and his bro Timmy, another fine ginger.


A huge thank you to the Cusack brothers and their dad for the lovely Gotcha Day card from Tomcat Commentary by Tim I love it.

This is the card from Snap. It is so gorgeous I slept with it the other night….I had a marvelous pawty.  Hope you stopped by for some goodies.  If you didn’t its too late.  Budd dove into the leftovers in spite of mom pulling him off, the goodies are gone.

 

Great news about the garden too.  The nip is just coming up and the smell will knock your booties off. Budd and I took turns rolling on it.  I just love the smell of catnip in the morning  all over my coat. on my coat.

We are getting very dirty but we sure feel good.

We are joining CooperMurphy and family over at The Cat On My Head for Sunday Selfies  This time we decided to tell everyone where Budd’s hiding place is.   Click on the name of the blog or the badge and be wisped away.                                                                                     Budd is our model this week.  This is new favourite place to nap….at night anyway.                                                             

This is Budd’s go to place when the lights go out.

Time for the Meezerism of the week with Shoko.                                                             

“If, killing a mouse is NOT your cat’s nip tea then just have her play with the mouse.  I guarantee it will never come back to play again.”

 

 

Thankful Thursday for Tyebe

Mol *hic* You’ll never guess what happened today Budd and Shoko. The tooth fairy visited me. She did, really she did no pooping ya.. I told you she was real Tyebe. She left my baby teeth and said in a note that mom may want to keep them. Great, I know mom wants to keep them.

Did you see her? Well, no but she left goodies for me. You sure it wasn’t just mom trying to freak you out? No, not our mom cause these toys were made from the tooth fairy’s home. There is a truly awesome blanket that must have nip in it cause it smells out of this world. You gonna try and tell me mom sews? No, I barely see mom lift a needle.  She did mention something about an allergy.                                                              

Me’s so happy. I’s don’t know what to do first.

What’re you doin’ Tyebe? You’re going craz…ier!                                                             

Do ya need some help white one? Nay, me’s good.

Tyebe, that looks like fun. Can I play too? Sure. Grab a toy. I wanna roll all over that blankie. Well, I don’t know Budd.

 

It’s also Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home so shuffle on over and observe all the thankful anipals. Just click on Brian’s Home badge and we’ll take you there.

We are all thankful today for the Tooth Fairy’s gifts to us. I’s must stress that these toys were given to me’s Budd and Shoko. So me gets first dibs.                                                            

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD…..SEASICK GREEN

Treats For Lexi Day

We plan to celebrate our friend Lexi, the Schnauzer who would’ve been mayor of Blogville.                                                                    mayorlMom told us we could have any treat we wanted for Lexi Day.  Kali and I huddled together and debated about the treat…..catnip, catnip flavoured greenies, Island Paradise, nipade….What about…(&$?  Never thought of it Kali but that’s my very favourite.  Yours too!  OK mom, we decided.  We want oven roasted chicken from the deli.  This is an extra special treat day and a celebration so nothing but the best.  Off mom went to the deli and ordered oven roasted chicken cut thin for us girls.  The man in the deli said…”Lucky cats!  We have cheaper cuts here.”  Mom told him only the best for two special girls and the celebration of a terrific friend.

Mom rushed home with our goodies.                                                           kalilexiHere’s to a great friend, a super actress and author.                                                                      shoklexiI loved this chicky so much I couldn’t stay still so my head is a wee bit blurry.  Sorry my friends.

pawprintssmLexi, we love ya and will see ya on the other side……xoxox

May your footsteps be as light as a feather.

SHOKO…..BLACK

KALI…..ORANGE                                                                              SHOKOKALI2

 

 

A Stitch In The Finger….. Hurts!

                                                                           

Mom had minor surgery today on her baby finger.  When the orthopedic surgeon put the replacement joint in her baby finger, 5 years ago, he had already fused the joint.  Mom could never understand why he did this but so be it.  After living with this misplaced joint, she discovered writing was more difficult because the joint rubbed, was a nuisance and with repeated use, hurt. Also with this rubbing, the joint area turned black.
Mom will tell you what happened in her own words…take it away mom
Thanks Kali.

I went to the hospital a little earlier than our appointment and the doctor took me early. Let me tell you about this procedure while it’s still fresh in my mind.  I went into this room called Minor Surgery #2.  The nurse asked my address, phone # and
where I lived…just to make sure I had all my marbles before the procedure started, I guess.  I managed to get all the answers right, so we carried on.  Dr P came in and explained….very roughly, what he was going to do to my finger.  It sounded ghastly so I tuned him out, and only caught the odd word.  Humming *California Dreamin’* in my head, I got on the table with a bit of assistance from the nurse.  Delighted my  own bed was so much more comfy.  I didn’t like lying flat, so had them adjust my bed.  I must admit my tummy sure disappeared though.  Once a bit more comfortable we carried on.  My hand was cleaned with some antiseptic stuff that ran down my arm and was freezing cold.  I mentioned that antiseptic was running down my arm and the Dr. said they’d get it….they forgot all about it.  Onward….we went with three huge needles to my finger area.  One shot between the ring and baby finger, right at the web part.  The next shot was on the finger near the joint.  The final shot was on the side of my palm.   These areas are tender as a baby’s butt.  The final touch was the tourniquet on my upper arm.  The tourniquet was so very tight, it was a hurtin’ something fierce.  Perhaps this was to take my attention away from the finger.  A bloodless operation.  I liked the sound of that.  I was told the tourniquet was just for a *few minutes*. The doctor worked, the nurse restocked the bandage cabinet and I lay on the steel bed counting the dents in the ceiling.  The next thing that happened was the Dr. asking for an instrument from the nurse who seemed to have left.  The doctor was getting agitated and ended up shouting for her in the corridor.  I swear only in Prince George would this happen. Shortly, the nurse came rushing in the room after telling us she took some garbage to the trash room.  I hope she washed her hands.  I got back to counting the multitude of dents in the ceiling as all was in order once again.  Dr P declared he was putting the stitches in and then I’d be free to go.  My, I deserved a fun food for going through this crap.  But what, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate bark( big slab of chocolate) or pumpkin cookies.  Decisions, decisions! Dr, P finished up and the very last thing the nurse did was to loosen the tourniquet.  My hand was red, red….not like a beet but a close runner-up.  Eek…no feeling either.                                                                      aaafingerWoohoo…I was out of the surgery room by noon PDT.It wasn’t fun but it’s done except for the stitches coming out. I got a prescription for t’3’s as these are my preferred pain killers Yes, I’ve delved into the world of pain-killers and have favourites.                                                                          aaashok2After a trip to the grocery store for a few goodies, mom was home.  She looked fine especially for one of the walking wounded.  Time to take us for a walk and stroll….off we went up the Lane.

KALI…..ORANGE
MOM……WINE
SHOKO…..BLACK

May your paws carry you to tasty nip.                                                                     SHOKOKALI2

Happy Gotcha Day Kali

 

Here it is 14 years after you graced mom’s doorstep.  Mom told me you had trouble getting up over the doorstep and fell inside.  That sounds like you Kali.  MOL                                                                   akali1You were a cute little gaffer, sis.

Kali spent the morning over at Buddy’s place, Tomcat Commentary by Tim.  They had a celebration for Kali on her 14th Gotcha Day.  I hear everything is still going strong.  We plan to go back there after this little get together for Kali.

akawashcrKali is cleaning up to see Buddy.  She’s concentrating on her toes.  Ya, Kali like Buddy’s going to be looking at your toesies. MOL

ashkakissI have to wish you Happy Gotcha Day Kali.  You are the bestest of sisters.  You put up with me and that’s no easy task.  I’ve heard I can be stubborn and pig headed….sorry my pig friends.  Kali rolls her eyes and puts her nose to Shoko’s in a nose kiss.

Oh Buddy, you came to our intimate get together….come on in my sweet Blue Boy.

abukacuMol…Buddy, you’re so funny!  C’mon my Kali, let’s cuddlez.

Mom brought in some goodies she discovered in The Pied Piper Bakery and Deli                                              cheese mice

Zowee, Kali!!  These guys are bubblelicious!                                                         Kali and ShoksHave a great day my friends….see ya later. MOL