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Shopping Around The World in June

Hot weather, walks on me’s leash and a cool supper is me’s idea of living life to the max.  Treats too of course. On with why I’s here imposing on your life.  It’s the end of the month and that’s time for Shopping Around the World with Bacon.                                                                       

June’s dish is something easy for the summer months. Easy Peasy is mom’s middle name. Her first name is Geezy. mol *hic*

Shoko, do you’s want to help me’s? No, you will do great. You’re growing up Tyebe so it’s time you introduced others to the thrill of mom’s meals. mol *gag me with a paw*

Our dish for today will be Greek Pasta Salad. It is basically a greek salad with pasta in it.                                                                    Yep, everything smells fresh, mom. We’re ready to go.

Yes sir, bow ties are al dente.

INGREDIENTS:

1 and 1/2cups pasta (rotini, bow ties, penne)                                                            

$1.97

1/4 to 1/2 of a Long English Cucumber or a small English cucumber.                                                                              
Mom got a small long English cucumber from the greenhouse so no charge.
4 small tomatoes (Roma) or any kind. We are using Roma tomatoes as they were on sale.

These red guys were $2.97 for 4.

1/4 to1/2 of a green and red bell pepper.

 The green pepper were sitting in the greenhouse and the red one mom bought at Real Canadian Superstore for $2.97.  I’s thought the red pepper was more colourful than the green so me’s only showing the red.

Kalamata Olives, you’s choose the amount you want.                                                                 
$5.50 for a 100 ml. jar

1/2 cup of feta cheese, cubed

$7.48 for 100 grams.

1/4 cup of red onion or more if you’s really like onion.

$1.20 each

DRESSING:
Newman’s Own Greek with Feta Salad Dressing


$3.38 for 350 ml.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.  Rinse under cold water.

  2.  Combine all chopped ingredients in a large bowl.  Add dressing and toss.

  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.  Here is our Greek Pasta Salad all ready to refrigerate for 2 hours.                                                             

Enjoy me’s friends. Tyebe signing off till next time.

Sparks of Toughness

                                                            

This is a way of starting our week with a positive quote to keep us happy and looking for the good.  The idea was the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.  We agree that this is an awesome way to start the week.                                                      

No matter how tough the problem you’re going through, you can ride it out as the problem will pass.

Kali wanted to add her own positive thought for the week.

This is how excited I get when things work out my way.

Have a great week.

Thankful Thursday with Kali

What a glorious day.  It’s above freezing and the sun is trying to shine.                                                       

Today I join Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Click on the blog hop name and visit my other thankful friends.

 

I am so thankful dad braved the elements…..it was warm, MOL and brought home a train for under our tree.  I just love it but Shoko won’t be seen near it.                                                       

Have a great Thursday.

Gotta say this….Hi, Kit from Brian’s Home…keep your crotchety side just a glowing my friend.

Friday’s Flaky Fill-Ins my Friends

I wonder if anyone missed us?….we were enjoying our summer.  Mom was battling with the internet browser as it wouldn’t let her into sites she uses all the time.    Dad said Internet Explorer was cwap so she changed to Chrome.  That did it, she could get into her favourite sites again.  Mom is now trying to get used to a new browser.  There’s bound to be a few screw ups so bear with us.

It’s hotter than Shoko’s breath after having a few nipitinis. MOL

Let’s get right down to it.  Today is the friendly fill-ins.  This fun event is offered by Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.  The first 2 are from Ellen and the last two from Annie.

1. Meetings … ARE AMUSING.  UNLESS THE OTHER GUY STINKS…..THEN ALL BETS ARE OFF AND IT’S SPITTING TIME.

 

2. Rules …..ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN OR SHALL I SAY STRETCHED.

My turn Kali…give me room here sis.

3. The best time to ….HAVE TREATS is …..ANYTIME.                                           

 

4. I have learned….TO BE NICE TO MY SISTER.  SHE DOESN”T MEAN TO BE A PEST, SHE JUST CAN”T HELP HERSELF.                                                                    

Have a great Friday friends.                                                                             Continue reading

Sunday Selfies with Shoko

The Cat On My Head is once more the host of Sunday Selfies and I am showing off.  Simply click on the host name and instantly be swept to view your friends modeling and snapping their selfies.                                                                                 When mom was in England and visiting with Basil’s mom and dad, she picked up a time travelling bobble hat for us.  Parsley & Smoochie will purrsonally donate £2.00 [£1.00.each] to Burton Joyce Cat Rescue – where most of the heathen horde came from.

Which do you think is the best picture?                                          See there is a crown on the bobble hat.

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The Kentucky Derby was held today.  I had bet on Classic Empire and Kali McCracken.  Well, neither of us won but we had a great time at Cat Scouts.  We of course were accompanied by our boyfriends.horses

 

                                                                           

 Kali watched to see if any horses were passing.  Yep, most of them passed her horse…McCracken.

                                                                 We had a delicious dinner in this spectacular dining room.

Toodles my friends and have a great day.                                                                   

The path to heaven passes through a teapot.
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Friday, Mom was Filled-In Today

                                                                              ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300MOM…..RED VIOLET….really that’s the colour!

The ladies from 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader have supplied us with these 4 fill-ins for this week.

1. My middle name is.…….PATRICIA.  I WAS NAMED AFTER MY AUNT AND THEN GIVEN MY MOTHER’S FIRST NAME AS MY MIDDLE NAME.  CONFUSED YET?  LOL


2. I ADORE…..surprises.  UNLESS THEY ARE UNHAPPY ONES. SUCH AS, SURPRISE, YOU HAVE TO GO IN FOR SURGERY AT 6AM TOMORROW.  NOT A FAN OF THOSE SURPRISES.


3. The Super Bowl …..IS A HUGE BOWL I USE WHEN COMPANY COMES OVER FOR DINNER.
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4. My favourite sport is …..STROLLING WITH MY GIRLS.                                                                     aacrsmliftHave a great weekend fellow Blogvillites.                                                                  sistersinarmswinter

Friday’s Fun Fill-Ins with Kali

MOL…My turn to do the fill-ins Shoko.  Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader made up these sentences for us to fill-in and they are our hosts.                                                                      ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

 1. One Halloween, I dressed as …..A WITCH.  I EVEN CACKLE MEOWED!  HEHE                                                                      kaliwitchhatcapepump
2. My favorite comedian is…..SYLVESTER THE CAT.  I KNOW HE’S NOT SUPPOSE TO BE HYSTERICAL BUT I FIND HIM A RIOT.  I MOL SO MUCH THAT SOMETIMES I TINKLE MYSELF, BUT DON’T TELL A SOUL.  I’D BE SO EMBARRASSED.                                                                    aasylvesterTHANK YOU ALL-FREE DOWNLOADS.COM FOR THE USE OF SYLVESTER’S IMAGE.

3. My scariest Halloween was….. MY FIRST HALLOWEEN WITH MOM AND DAD!  PEEPS KEPT RINGING THE DOORBELL YELLING AT MOM WHEN SHE ANSWERED THE DOOR.  I WONDERED WHY SHE KEPT ANSWERING THE DOOR WHEN THESE LITTLE TYKES KEPT YELLING AT HER.  I LEFT AND WENT UNDER THE BED BUT MOM KEPT ANSWERING THE DOOR AND GIVING THESE RUDE SHORT PEEP, CANDY!  I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT MOM HAD A PROBLEM AND NEEDED TO SEE CHARLIE BROWN’S PSYCHIATRIST.

Three spooky little witch scaring you

4. I WILL HAVE TO SAY TOOTSIE ROLLS is my favourite Halloween treat.  I ONLY SAY THAT BECAUSE MOM LOVES TOOTSIE ROLLS.                                                                             aatootsie_roll_midgees_bulk_1_1

Have a great weekend my friends.

kalishoko