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Shopping Around the World In February/Friday Fill-In

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Hi my friends.  Mom and dad decided to work on this Shopping Around the World together.  This seems ridiculous to me cause mom and dad’s priorities are different.

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This Shopping Around the World is being hosted by Two Spoiled Cats.  This is a blog hop so when you have finished your SAW, click on Two Spoiled Cats.

The dish is supposed to be a meatless dish.  Dad is a meat eater like us so this idea took him off guard.  Dad and I chattered about the lack of meat, then dad bravely decided he could live through one meal without meat.

They made up their own dish called Feta Cheese and Spinach Pastry.  Sounds good doesn’t it?  They thought so and went about gathering ingredients.

You will need:

a frozen packet of chopped spinach…300 grams $1.98… aannspinach

feta cheese….Ziggy’s is the best….400 grams….$5.50aafetacheese

Greek spice……adds that greek touch.  Jar is $5.60aagreekspice

Fresh Mushrooms…you know what a fresh mushroom looks like…quit jivin’ me.   You do to!!    Seven fresh mushrooms $1.66

Red Pepper….. $2.86

garlic…..$0.33

Phyllo Pastry….. $3.30                                                                          aaphyllo-pastry-sheets

The egg mixture is for pouring inside the tart before cooking.

2 eggs

120 ml milk

Typical mom, she had beet greens in the freezer so used them…about 1 and a half cups plus the frozen spinach.  You must wring out the spinach and remove all juice that you possibly can remove.  That’s a whopping load of spinach. She put the spinach and beet greens in a bowl.  Mom chopped up the red pepper in small pieces….about half the red pepper.  She sautéed the red pepper by itself and then dumped it in the mixture.  Mom chopped up about 6 medium mushrooms in slices and sautéed those, adding them to the mixture.  Meanwhile dad is playing angry birds and winning.  Good going dad!                                                                 chefshokOk, what’s next mom?  Dad, mom says it’s up to you to help.  My lack of thumbs will be a problem but I’ll supervise.

Did someone mention feta cheese and greek spice? Time for…..

aachefkaliOmpa!! MOL  This is fun.

To recap after so rudely being interrupted:  We’ve taken the ingredients and sautéed the mushrooms and red pepper and now add the chopped feta cheese to the mixture.  We put in about 3/4 of a cup.  “The more feta the beda.” mew, mew, MOL   I break me up, *pounds counter*.  Get over yourself Shoko and get on with the recipe! 

We have our mixture together, even the red peppers and mushrooms.  Now it’s time to haul out the phyllo pastrySeeing as it was frozen, it is best thawed out in the fridge.  This pastry does not take kindly to being dried out.  When you bring the phyllo pastry out have a glass of water and a brush for the pastry and keep it moist.  When it starts to dry it breaks off.  We decided to use about 4 sheets of pastry for um…pastry thingee and 1 cup of filling.   

Meanwhile mix together 2 eggs and 120 ml. of milk, salt and pepper.  Our tarts were humongous so we split the egg mixture into the 3 pastries we had.  Wrap the pastry so extra pastry is  sticking up so it can fan out a bit.  Then cook the pastries for 40 to 50 minutes.                                                                      aafetaspinach-pie1 Voila!!  One huge pastry.

The taste test….Mmmm…they both agree, the pastry looks unappetizing, …maybe if they were smaller….  The taste is beyond compare, just delicious.  A slice of the feta and spinach pastry gives you a serving of vegetables.

aaamomdad1Cooking and eating done, mom and dad braved the cold and ventured out.


Now we have for your reading pleasure Ellen of 15 and Meowing blog and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader’s FRIDAY Fill-Ins.                                                                    ellen_cat_badge_2-1-300x300

Mom is magenta
Shoko is black
Kali is orange

HERE ARE THE STATEMENTS THAT WE WILL FILL-IN.

1. I wish… PEASANT BLOUSES… would come back in style.  THEY HID THAT EXTRA BIT OF TUMMY.  OHHH, I AGREE MOM BUT IT WOULD BE A DRESS FOR ME.                                                                    aapeasantblouse2. I always have…A MOUSE… in my purse ( or wallet for men)…WELL OK, IT’S UNDER MY PILLOW IN MY BASKET.

3. I think that AM DESTINED TO REDEFINE THE FANTABULOUS BEAUTY KNOWN AS CAT.

4. COW KITTY….. is a pet peeve of mine.

                                                                                                    ckmouse

There you have it anipals of Blogville.  Our Fill-Ins for this week.

May the Bird of Paradise teach you yoga.

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Shopping Around the World…One Dish Meal

Fozziemum and Piglove are our fabulous hosts for Shopping Around The World.  This month we are making one dish meals.                                                               ng-cart

Mom decided to make a shrimp casserole.  After trying Sammy’s Shrimp Salad, mom has discovered the tasty joys of shrimp cooking.  Of course, this is Sammy from One Spoiled Cat.

We are ready for some dancin’ and sliddin in the kitchen.  Right mom, OK…. this is serious business.  We’re ready for some Chopin… I mean choppin’ and whiskin’.  I been whiskin’…MOL Just whiskin’….whiskin’my day away.                                                             chefshok   Shrimp Casserole:

Sidekicks $1.25 (ON SALE)                                                                             aasidekickshalf an onion (cupboard)
celery,1 stalk (fridge)
mushrooms,5 (fridge)
carrots,4 small (garden)
beet greens 4 small (garden)
red peppers,3 small (greenhouse)
peas, handful (garden)
beans,8 fresh (garden)
Shrimp 1 300 g. pkge. or (2 shrimp rings….$9.98) Only use 1 box.

I do believe that’s all the ingredients my friends.

DIRECTIONS:

With the sidekicks, cook them as the pkg. states.  As these are cooking, cut up your mushrooms, onion, celery and red pepper and sauté them in 1 tbsp. of olive oil.  TIP:  If you have someone in your household that picks veggies out of the mixture so they don’t have to eat them, chop everything small.  These folk don’t stand a chance in Hades of getting anything out.  MOL Your sidekicks should be ready. Pour the whole thing into your casserole dish and stir. It’s the only thing in there so one swish otta do er. Add your sautéed onion, green peppers, mushrooms and celery. These veggies should be just bendable, they will finish cooking in the casserole and the juices will float about in the mixture. Now you will need to pick some beans, peas, carrots and beet greens. For most folks they can grab a handful of frozen peas and beans and go with that. A few carrots from produce would be nice. If, these are uncooked, partially cook them and add to the mixture. The carrots can be shaved into the casserole or chopped, or anyway you prefer them. You can also add leftovers from the fridge if they would go together.  Any added veggies should be cooked for about 10 minutes or long enough for the veggie to be just slightly soft. No chocolate and beans….it sounds ghastly!
The final ingredient to add is your shrimp. Mom always seems to get shrimp with the tails on them. This is very unpleasant when chowing down on the casserole so you want to remove the tails. I sent Kali to pull all the tails off the shrimp because it is so boring. She is playing…”he loves me…loves me not…loves me…” thinking of her beau Buddy from the Tomcat Commentary by Tim.
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hehe…this isn’t a Persian meal Kali.  I know but when’s mom going to make a Persian dish?  Thought I’d take this opportunity to show off my new Persian garb.

Cook the casserole in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.  If the casserole starts to look dry add some water…1/4 cup and stir like you’re on nip.  After 15 minutes add the tailless shrimp and cook for another 10 minutes.

aashrimpcass1What are those black blobs in there, mom?  You didn’t grab a few beetles and through them in, did you?  You know Kali probably didn’t get all the tails off the shrimp so they’ll be a little crunchy anyways. No mom…..sorry.  Mom said I was being rude so I’m really sorry, there are no bugs in this casserole, nada….none.  PSSSST….mom burnt the red pepper!  MOL                                                                   aaakalishokfoodBring on the shrimp mom!  We’re waiting patiently.

May your tunnel never develop holes.

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

                                                    SHOKOKALI2

Shopping Around the World

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Here it is just about the end of October and time for another Shopping Around the World.  Bacon of Piglove started Shopping Around the World so we will loop back to him.  Mom said I could help with this edition of SATW.  So I’m here to explain what mom has accomplished.

First she went shopping with dad.  I had to stay home because I would have sung, in a high pitched voice, all the way to Superstore, run and hid in Superstore and then sung, in a high pitched voice, all the way home.  Mom thought we all should be spared this thrill.

Mom decided to make Stuffed Mushrooms as her appetizer for this SATW so I won’t tell you everything else she bought.  She tends to get very creative ideas at the grocery store and insists on trying new items..  Meanwhile dad has disowned her and walked away as she’s talking to no one in particular how delicious this food would be.  Sorry, getting off the subject here.

Here are the ingredients purchased from The Real Canadian Superstore:

1 Red Pepper…….$1.90……  used 1/3rd of pepper

Italian Seasoning…140 grams bottle…….  $5.49……used 1 tablespoon

Mushrooms…………….20……$5.20….used all of them

Philadelphia Creamed Cheese..80z bar…..$4.37………used it all

Green Onions…………………………$0.77….used 1 onion

Shredded Parmesan Cheese……140 grams…..$5.98…..used 1 tablespoon

Bread Crumbs……$2.40 for 24 oz…….used 3 tablespoons

This recipe mom says is fairly easy.  The ingredients are not cheap but a treat occasionally.

To start off….wash your mushrooms.  We have 20 big mushrooms.  Remove the stems and set them aside for another dish.  Warm your parmesan cheese….woops, I mean warm your creamed cheese to room temperature.  Use a medium sized bowl for the ingredients.  Put parmesan cheese, 1 finely chopped green onion and 1/3rd finely chopped red pepper into a bowl.

Make those onion and red peppers small then you won’t have to precook them.

Now, into this mess add a tablespoon of Shredded Parmesan Cheese and depending how thick the mess is, add breadcrumbs.  Mom added a tablespoon of butter and found it too runny so added 2 tablespoon of herbed bread crumbs.  Add your Italian Seasoning…..a tablespoon of the Italian Seasoning.  Your mess should be thick, like I mean real thick so it sticks to the spoon and you have to scrape the mixture off the spoon to get it in the mushroom.  A big glob is the technical term.

Now fill those mushroom caps.

These wee guys are all ready to go into the oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until heated all the way through.

Done!!  These caps are delicious and a real treat.

Bony Pet Eats!

Thursday’s Happenings

Hey Shoko you’re getting braver.  You’re almost right on the Cat’s Meow.                                                                         It doesn’t seem to want to kill me Kali….even when its on.  Woohoo!!

How is little what’s her name doing Chip?  Did she speak to you yet?  No she hasn’t Shoko.  She’s come pretty close but nothing yet.  She had a huge drink of water and your mom put some sugar into the silt to make the little beaut stronger.                                                                                                                                 She’s gobbling up the mixture Miss Jean.

She absolutely loves the Oregano you dried yesterday!  Can she finish it?  *Miss Jean nods*

Thank you so much Miss Jean she is no longer upset but she is very tired.  Rather sweet too.   I’m going to tuck her in.

DSCN4182[1]She is sound asleep.  Thank goodness.  She was up all night last night.  She couldn’t settle.

Shoko disappeared….where did she go?                                                                MOL  Looks Like Shoko’s been into the Oregano too.

Kali is orange

Chip is grey

Shoko is black