It’s Halloween and I’m ready. Do you think Juno’s mom hands out treats with catnip on them? Are you wearing that Shoko….you really do look high-class but bloody? Einey likes me in this so maybe I will wear it.
Hey, Juno’s parent’s have nothing that we like. They gave out tiny toothbrushes and toothpaste. Ripoff….be right back Kali and Buddy.
That’s much better. Holy Shoko! Where did you get all the toilet paper to drape over Juno’s property? Remember all that toilet paper mom and dad got last week cause it was cheaper if one buys 87,000 rolls? Ya. Well, here they are! HAPPY HALLOWEEN FRIENDS.
This month Phenny from Easy Blog is our super host for Shopping Around the World and Phenny says we must make something with gourds. Mom debated about this. Should she make cookies, a loaf….what to do? She finally decided to make up her own recipe. Give her a minute and she’ll name it.
Should we both help mom, Kali? I think so Shoko….this recipe is from whatever she dreams up….perhaps us guiding her would be a good idea. I’ll be back later Kali, I hear the wind calling my name. Really, what a wiener head! Humph! Guess it’s you and me, mom. We will call this dish, “Haunted Squished Squash Head.” Pretty descriptive, eh? It is a meal for Halloween.
Let’s get on with this very creative dish.
Haunted Squished Squash Head or (HSSH to save space on paper)
1 acorn squash
1 pkg Knorr Sidekick Noodles
leftover veggies in the fridge
some frozen peas and corn
1 300g pkg, frozen shrimp
The very first thing to do is get a sharp knife and scoop. Cut a face in the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
These shrimp were $6.17 for the package of 300 g. at Real Canadian Superstore. You want to take your acorn squash and steam the cut faced squash. The size depends on how many people are having dinner with you. If there are two, like mom and dad, then a small to medium-sized squash will be plenty.
The acorn squash was $1.99 for one at Superstore.
Put the squash in a cup of water in the casserole dish and cover with tin foil. Cook the squash with nothing in it for about an hour at 350F. It is finished cooking when the meat inside is just slightly tender.
Oops! Looks like the steaming turned our Harold squash into a Harry the Haggard-Faced Squished Squash.
You want to make up your Sidekick noodles now. Make them up from the directions on the bag just use about 1/4 C less water. Mom used the Honey Garlic noodles.
The Knorr Sidekick noodles were $0.97 at Superstore.
To the water for the noodles add whatever produce you have leftover in the fridge….within reason…..no cantaloupe or melon in the pasta, please. For example, mom had a little left over red and yellow peppers. So she chopped them into small chunks and there were 5 mushrooms sitting in the fridge so they went into the pasta water too. The mushrooms and peppers will lose juice which will go into the water, this is why we cut out 1/4C of the water. Now cook the noodles as per the recipe.You’re going to get a whole bucket of pasta mom….you’ll never get it into the squash. No way!
I’m back. I had to teach Mr, Fishie not to swim from me. I stared at him then smashed his smiling face. I’ll put him back in the water after I help you.
I’m busy Shoko….sit quietly. Are you saying I have verbal diarrhea? No, but I am telling everyone how to make this dish and you’re screwing it up. Ohh! Sorry! *Shh* We start stuffing the cooked squash shell. The squash takes a fair bit of the noodle filling.
Now that the noodle filling is in place. Place the squash in the same casserole dish, minus the water, and then in the oven at 350F until it is warmed up about 20 minutes.
When the squash is out of the oven, use a fork and pull some of the noodles through the eye and mouth sockets. These are worms. Put some shrimp on the top of the squash head with the tail sticking out. For effect, pour some cocktail sauce over the shrimp (blood). Have some blood coming out of the eyes.
There is your Haunted Squished Squash Head. I was right. There was enough filling for another Haunted Squished Squash Head tomorrow night.
Haha…You look funny Shoko! Whatcha mean Kali? You gotta admit you don’t look very happy? It’s that darn Cappytan….he comes over growls at me and steals my nip. I know he’s rude. Thank goodness mom chases him away all the time. Forget him…the nip is almost finished for the year and we’ll get fresh stuff next year. He really burns my butt though! Cappytan is not in our thoughts tonight, Shoko, concentrate on the Fryday Fill-Ins from Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Click on the names to be taken to their blogs.
Like each week, we are given 4 statements to fill-in. The first 2 were done by Ellen and the last 2 by Annie. Here we go:
1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt…..THE VET’S OFFICE. I’D SCARE THE DEWORMING MEDICINE OUT OF THEM. DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER MY COSTUME SOME YEARS BACK. MAKE NO MISTAKE, I AM THE UNDEAD!
NO NEED TO EXPOSE MYSELF TO POSSIBLE DANGER.
All right…my turn Shoko.
3. My favourite scary story is…..PSYCHO. I TELL YA NORMAN BATES IS NUTTIER THAN THE M & M RED PEANUT! I DON’T MEAN THAT NEW GARBAGE MOVIE….I MEAN THE HORRIFYING 1960 PICTURE.
4. I will be so glad when…..SHOKO QUITS RUNNING AROUND THE HOUSE MEWING “BOO…SCARED YA…DIDN’T I, EH?”
Geez, I don’t do that Kali….really!
Last night was cold…Kali and I snuggled up with mom instead of leaving the bedroom after our story and treats. It was -7C and we felt quite chilled. Mom even turned the heat up. Mom and I went out for a walk in the Lane today. Fall was in the air. First, we checked out the backyard.
Woah, the sunflower is looking like the giant fell out! Wonder where he went? Time to take it down and put the head on the shed roof for hungry birds.
Speaking of the shed, we have two of them now, thanks to dad. Nice, eh? The big one is for the snow blower, lawn mower, shovels etc. The little one is for ornaments and containers for summer. We’ll see how this works out. These peeps aren’t the most organized…so we’ll see what spring brings.
The brussel sprouts have had their touch of frost to make them sweeter. It’s kinda sad….all my work and it’s over for another year. *sigh*
The Lane is looking like it’s seen better days. Trees have either yellow leaves, a few green leaves or they’re bald. This is the time of year that little critters are up and actively looking for warm homes. Oh, oh!! It smells like fresh mouse, right here. You go ahead mom, I’ll catch up.
Ya, let’s go see what Kali’s doing at the house.
Where’d those two go…..my tummy says it’s dinner time.
Watcha doin Kali?
What’s it look like Shoko? For heaven sakes……I’m drying my hind paw nails. I’ve never painted them before and thought I’d try doing them at least once. It’s usually hard to bend deep enough to get the whole nail but not in this special Princess bed. MOL…ya, you do look like a little, twisted sister!
You won’t catch me painting my nails like some Hussey.
Yep, we all called her Henny cause she pecked at the ground like a hen looking for bugs.
Well, she refused to paint her nails too. One day Cow Kitty mouthed off at her and she clawed at his leg.
Do you know that her nails fell out? Just the ones that touched Cow Kitty but they ripped and then came out.
No!! Why did they fall out? They were so weak cause she had no way to harden her nails. She refused to paint them, even with clear polish. That polish would have toughened up her nails.
Whatever happened to her? She was very embarrassed! Finally, the family moved away but we never did see much of Henny after that horrible incident. So, that’s why we didn’t see her very often. I didn’t know that Kali. I’ll have to rethink my objection to the polish. Wink, wink
The Cat On My Head is having one of her fantabulous lineups of animals taking selfies. I’m posing this week. Hope you enjoy my efforts.
Today is Ellen from 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Readers Friday Fill-Ins. We are participating because we want to! Besides these are fun, fun, fun.
1. I would never be friends with someone who…. IS NEGATIVELY JUDGEMENTAL WITH ANIMALS AND PEEPS. THERE ARE SO MANY SWEET AND KIND FOLKS OUT THERE…WHO NEEDS PEEPS OR ANIMALS RAINING ON MY PARADE. I’D RATHER BE ALONE.
2. I will never refuse…..A TREAT….YOU THOUGHT I WOULD?…NOT LIKELY. I HAVE TO GET THE TREAT BEFORE SHOKO DOES…HEHE WE BOTH LOVE CATNIP GREENIES
Some kitty said they were good for me….I don’t think so….they taste too good.