Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday. We have much to be thankful for these days. Pounce on Brian’s Thankful Thursday badge and click on the site given. We at the Canadian Cats send the Power of the Paw and healing purrs to Brians dad.
We are getting our favourite meals from dad. He gives us snacks on a schedule so every 1pm and 9pm we chow down with special goodies.
The weather is warm and lazy. So we can just sleep anywhere and be happy, as evidenced by Tyebe.
The kitchen is about half finished so we can fish around for treats.
Mom is getting about a little but not out of the house yet. She is still getting IV Therapy of antibiotics at home so the pain is still in the bone. She is in pretty good spirits considering.
I like to visit with mom and tell her about the younguns and how horrible they can be.
If you don’t mind this is a private conversation just between mom and me!
Tyebe are you hiding behind the ferns……well get outta there girl. I’ll chase you around the backyard, cause I’m the monster from the lane. ARRRGGGHH! He’ll never find her in the ferns. She went in the house about an hour ago. Budd fell asleep in the garden and lost track of her. mol Younguns! I think Budd’s bellowing for me but I’m tired so I don’t give a whisker what he wants.
Where is that girl. Ohhhh the bed looks inviting. This is the place for my art.
This is a great place for a mid-afternoon nappy pooh.
Mom used Lunapic Illusion at 53% for this effect. It’s bold but I do stand out.
Come see us at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Better yet jump in and join us with your art of the day.
SHOKO…..BLACK BUDD……….GARDEN GREEN TYEBE………ROYAL BLUE
What do ya mean it’s not a costume party, Tyebe? I’m all dressed up.
Put on a costume Tyebe….join me. I feel silly cause I’m the only one in costume. Who me? You look odd Shoko but I’ll be an oddball like you, my big sis. Can you swing from house to house? I never tried but ya, I think so. Try it. Ohh rats, my swingers not working but I can climb in my basket. Woopee ding, so can I.
Look out, I’m Wonder Wee Kitten or Wee Wee Kit for short. mol How about Budd does he want to join us? No, he’s pretending he doesn’t know us. mol
What a hosehead! Maybe he’ll join in when he realizes we’re not crazy but just fun loving. Yep, guess you’re right.
Meanwhile let’s wish all our friends that so nicely pop in and visit us, a Happy New Year. Sounds good to me Shoko.
We haven’t been in the Lane for a couple of months. Woohoo! Budd, Budd….wake up. Get your walking booties on, we’re all going for a walk in the Lane.
Hurry up you two. Quite sniffing every little blade of grass or it’ll be dark before you get to the falling down house!
We’s hurrying Shokos. Come on Budd….get your paws movin’.
Ah! The smell of fall is in the air. It’s getting cold. Look the Mountain Ash is loaded with berries again. A hard winter’s in store for this area.
Tyebe and Budd will never find me in here. mol Hissss….you found me Tyebe.There’s no fur growing between me’s claws Shokos.
Mom wants us to head home. So let’s go, gang.
Already, it’s time to go home!No, I’s don’t wanna go!
Let’s go home, Tyebe. Shoko said something about it being Thankful Thursday so let’s tell everyone about our adventure in the Lane.
That was a fun walk even if I had to wear a leash. We are so thankful mom took us out for a walk in the Lane. We are joining Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday. Just click on the badge and be taken to see the other thankful anipals. Me’s sure am tired now.
Today’s is Brian’s Thankful Thursday and we thought we’d join in as we are very Thankful today. Today has been one of those days and we’re having a fair number of them…..sleep is the first thing that enters our minds. It’s cold and yucky out.
The snow is coming down so fast and thick. Brrr..
Kali and I have moved into the bedroom for some shut-eye and dreaming.
Remember to always keep one eye open…..zombies are everywhere.
Kali decided to have the pillow house as it is just that extra bit warmer.
We are so thankful we are inside a nice warm house on a day like today. MOL….looks familiar!
Mom has obtained a secret document from a friend. It was all hush, hush and on a need to know basis. They met in the back lane at midnight….mom scurried home with her treasure before anyone could see her. Except Cow Kitty, who was scooping out new territory for a game of, “Gotcha, You Freak!” Mom came flying in the house and slammed the door. Leaning against it mom told me I’d have to help her because Shoko has a big mouth and this info was top-secret. I, of course, agreed….I was so nosy about this project.
Ta da…. It’s Shopping Around The World today with our host Piglove.This was a real coo on mom’s part. She secured the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken coating. Yes, those 11 herb and spices that have always been so elusive to discover.
I’m here to help mom. Just call me Colonel Kali. I know the glasses are not the colonels but his glasses are so tacky. Dad used to have a pair like his….no pizazz.
Colonel Sander’s nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook.
Could this be KFC’s closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices? The nephew Joe Ledington, said it is. He claims his job as a kid was to mix this same recipe in large batches.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:
Chicken parts of your choice
2 tbsp. milk
3/4 cup oil
Prepare oil in a cast iron pot to fry. You will need your 3/4 cup of oil. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of flour. 1/3 tbsp of salt, tbsp. of black pepper, 1/2 tbsp of thyme, 1/2 tbsp of basil, 1/3 tbsp of oregano., 1 tbsp of celery salt, 1 tbsp of dried mustard, 4 tbsp of paprika, 1 tbsp of garlic salt.1 tbsp of ground ginger and 1 tbsp of white pepper.
HANDY HINT: 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon
You will notice there are no prices for anything. We are very sorry but mom re-packaged the chicken pieces when we got them like 2 months ago, so if she gave you a price…she’d be lying cause she has no idea what she paid. Most of the herbs and spices were kicking about in the cupboard and the flour has been living here for some time…no bugs though….mom checked. The ingredients for making up the coating. We made up the coating and kept it in a sealed container. If we feel like having homemade KFC one night, we don’t have to mix all the herbs and spices.
In a separate bowl, add 2 tbsp of milk and an egg and whisk. Mix your chicken into the bowl and then coat the flour and spice mixture. We used a bread bag and shook it.
Finally we fried the chicken in the frying pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Looks good mom…kinda dark though. Can you lighten it up a bit?Much better, mom. It looks tasty.
The finished chicken wings and breast. It is a small batch because mom also baked the rest of the chicken.
Bake the chicken in a 350F oven for about 45 minutes. Oh really mom! What happened? The chicken got stuck on the tin foil cause you didn’t use the sliding foil and the wings fell apart when you lifted them out? They don’t look very appetizing. Alright, we’ll throw some parsley on top of them. MOL
It’s Caturday and time for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty to have her Artsy Caturday. Click on the blog hop name in blue and go see your friends that must pose for their pawents weird tastes. Dad has Athena’s blog name in silver on his screen. So go to the coloured name…MOL
I’ll take this artsy fartsy day Kali. You don’t look so good today. I have a tummy ache Shoks. Think I ate too much of the snack mom gave me. It was good so I ate all of it. Sorry, I ate yours too. Well cwap Kali! You deserve to have a tummy ache. I never even saw the treat. I can sneak pretty fast…mol…owww.Think I’ll stay here for a while though Shoks. K Kali. You’ve made yourself a little nest. It’s very comfy too. You look prepared for the sun Shoks. Too bad there’s no sun today. There will be.
Here I am artsied up thanks to Fun Photo Box. MOL….It is unique mom. Thank you for the straw sun hat Ellen….just what I needed to avoid the ditzy bug.
Someone dropped over to see us today. We haven’t seen much of him since he’s found the, *The Joys of Hunting* and has been practicing over at the falling down house. Gee, Cow Kitty doesn’t look like he’s been suffering any in the past few months. The catnip has dropped many seeds and this is what Cow Kitty is laying on. I feel much better mom…anymore of those tasty treats? What do you mean? I don’t make a pig of myself! I’m dainty and delicate. Ya, right! Delicate and dainty as a moose. MOL
Plan something devious this weekend and then run like the wind my friends. MOL
Sunday is selfie day and The Cat On My Head is once again hosting Sunday Selfie which is a blog hop so hop over there to put your selfie in the blog hop or just laugh…peer at your buds.
Ahh…A lazy Sunday afternoon…feels good to scratch and stretch. What’s that noise on the front porch. Hey you….ya, you furry face. What are you doing on my porch?
Sorry sir but this house looks familiar. Of course its familiar, you pass it everyday and don’t call me sir….I’m a lady cat. Really, I never knew that. Do I live here?
For a shrew’s sake….no way! Do I look like someone you live with? Not really….you would scare me. I’m not scary just emphatic. Geesh….make me feel guilty why don’t you?
You live beside this house. You have no brothers or sisters. Go look at the house next door and it will look very familiar. Thank you sir….I mean madam…um… female kitty. Just get off the porch and go home. Gotcha! Bye!
Who’s ever heard of a cat forgetting where she lives? She’s a kook.
April is our turn to host the Shopping Around The World for Piglove. Simply put The Canadian Cat’s URL in your post with your favourite seafood dish. Piglove’s URL would be nice to include too.
Hey Kali how’s the ole gal doing? She’s OK….she’s watching and talking to the TV. The talking to the TV tells me she’s getting better. What happened anyway Shoko…do you know? Well, listening to dad and mom yak about her knee, it seems when they went to Omaha Beach after meeting up with Phenny and his mom and dad, mom fell down. Really!! Good ole mom, when in doubt, have a bath….sorry, that’s for us not mom. For mom it would be….MAKE A TURKEY OF YOURSELF!
This picture was taken moments before mom stood up, heard a crack and fell on her face. Da Phenny knew it was coming and wanted to get out of there fast so is dragging his mom behind him. MOL.
When they got to London they caught a virus….both of them. This knocked them so low that they could barely be seen on our cat radar, but I get ahead of myself as all of the residents at the house in Normandy were involved in fixing our recipe of the month for Shopping Around The World.
We peek in at the activities In the house in Normandy that day.
Seems mom was the bossy dudette for our recipe of Fish Cakes made with salmon. She says supervisor, we say bossy.
1 tin Sockeye Salmon….150 grams $5.25 in Canadian Dollars
1 onion…. 1.29 euro a pound , $ 1.38
8 small potatoes……very small…1.99 for a kilo, $$ 2.13 euro
some butter….in cupboard
A true international dinner.
1/ Dice onion but not too small. Throw a teaspoon of butter in frying pan to brown onion. Put onion in frying pan and cook at medium-high…stirring frequently or your onion will be black as my face. MOL
2/ While the onion is browning, cut up the potatoes and boil them in a pot.
The potatoes are boiling and the onion is sautéing as demonstrated by our model Broomhilda Brush, a charming woman.
With your other hand chunk up the sockeye salmon after you have removed the juice and given it to the pet at your elbow. As you see, aforementioned pet is helping Broomhilda get the salmon juice out of the can and telling us to flake off, it’s his juice.
3/ The potatoes are done so smash them like this foreign resident of the house.
4/ Turn onions off at this time.
5/ Add salt and pepper to taste and about 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs.
6/ Combine smashed potatoes, browned onions. salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and of course the salmon in bowl. Mix with hands. It tastes better this way.
7/ Make patties with your hands. Put 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan and turn the temperature to high. Watch constantly. Don’t forget to place the patties in pan. After about 5 minutes turn the cakes over and do the same on the other side. You want to brown them on either side….not burn them. DONE! These are some scrumptious looking fish cakes. Mmmm…perhaps some more potatoes would be wise next time.
A wonderful meal that we all had part in making. What? Mr. Brush didn’t do anything? Oh yes he did! Mr. Brush appears to have eaten a little more than the chair could hack. The chair broke but Phenny was there to the rescue, moving so fast he’s a blur.
Thank you for joining us for April’s Seafood Recipe. From all of us: Mr. and Mrs. Brush, dad, mom and Da Phenny we bid you a fun and happy day.
Broomhilda Brush and Mr. Brush aka Phenny’s mom and dad.
It is also Sunday Selfie Day with The Cat On My Head blog. Well, we just couldn’t miss another Selfie Day so I took it upon myself to show one and all the beret mom brought me back from Paris for me. Kali got one that is exactly the same. Where’s the French treats mom….trade ya the beret for the goodies. MOL Am I not one sophisticated kitty? I asked for a green beret but mom didn’t think I deserve a green one. I tell you…I’m not so sure about that woman.
Please stop by The Cat On My Head and view our friends trying to show their best side. It’s a riot.Mom this was a long blog. I’m bone tired but a little peckish. Are there any treats in the big Paris bag? There are? What do ya mean I have to share them with Kali. What did she do? Oh alright if I HAVE to.