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Shopping Around The World for Potatoes

Bacon of Piglove started this Shopping Around The World but Phenny of Easy Blog is in charge of this months edition.                                                 

This month Phenny says he wants potato dishes for the recipe. OK Phenny, Shoko is going to assist mom with this yummy recipe.

KALI…..ORANGE
SHOKO…..BLACK

Our meal this month is:

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Prep Time:

10 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes for a total time of 45 minutes.

You will need:

750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes                                       

Cost $3.27

olive oil 25.5 fluid ounces                                              

Cost  $8.99

250 Grams Kraft Parmesan Cheese

Cost $7.99

Ingredients:

1 bag of   750g/1.5 Ib.baby potatoes, halved
2 tbsp of olive oil plus some for drizzling
1/2 tsp dried oregano or thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black  pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan, the sand like type.

Dipping Sauce…optional
3/4C sour cream
green onions chopped…have lots if you like them!

Sour Cream

                                                 250 ml. for $1.98

Fresh Green Onions                                          

1 bunch $0.99

Directions:

Drizzle oil in 9 X 13″ glass baking dish.  Tilt pan to spread all over the base.
Use a spoon to scatter the Parmesan Mixture over the base. Spread as evenly as you can. Once sprinkled do not touch….don’t try to spread it. You’ll regret it!
Place potatoes cut side down, pressing firmly.
Optional: drizzle the top of potatoes with a touch of oil or spray with oil, then sprinkle with salt. Mom used olive oil Pam from her cupboard of goodies.

Bake potatoes for 35 to 40 minutes or until they are soft and the parmesan crust is a deep golden….no problems, you can check through the glass.

Let them rest for 5 minutes. Then use a spatula to cut between every 4 or so potatoes (cutting through the parmesan crust which bonds between each potato.), then scoop up 4 or so potatoes and flip them upside down so the cheese side is up on the platter.                                              

Mom, this picture doesn’t show the texture very well….how bout a close-up?

Much better…this dish looks pretty good.

Serve with dipping sauce, if using, and sprinkle over extra green onion if desired.  Serve as a side dish or nibbles!

Dad said, “These are surprisingly delicious…watching your mom I had to wonder.” Makes ya feel good, eh mom? mol

 

Serves 4 to 5 peeps                                              

Shoko’s 7th Gotcha Day Pawty

What a great sleep I had Kali.  My word, I slept so hard…it must’ve been all the fun at Cat Scouts yesterday.  I wrapped myself in the Canadian Flag.  MOL

It’s my Gotcha Day, mom.  Did you make a special meal for me.  Sure did Shoko.

*Shoko opens the blinds on the sliding glass door*  Surprise Shoko….we remembered it was your Gotcha Day.  AWWW…you dudettes!!  I sure love you two.

Is that Dezi and Lezi?

Is that Dezi and Lezi?

Woohoo..let’s get out of here and join the fun!

 

Speedy and Einsteindiscussing the warmest types of blankies.

Speedy and Einstein mewing about the warmest types of blankies.

Binky, Tim and Shoko talking about the possibility of Feline Acne with plastic bowls.

Binky, Tim and Shoko meowing about the possibility of Feline Acne with plastic bowls.

Mom brought out some more nibbles for us and our peeps.

 

kitchen-sink-brownies

kitchen-sink-brownies

 

Lemon-Champagne-Cocktail

Lemon-Champagne-Cocktail

 

catnip straight from the garden.

catnip straight from the garden.

Mmm…it doesn’t get any fresher than this my friends.

Nipitini

Nipitini

 

spiked lemonade

spiked lemonade

Don’t worry!  The lemonade is spiked with 7 up and a few cherries.

 

 

Bacon and found carrots

Bacon and found carrots.  They should be on that table.

Hey Bacon, you can have all the carrots if you want…we got them for you my little snorter.

Shoko reached the level of Sabertooth Tiger in Cat Scouts Saturday.  This is the highest level a kitty can reach in Cat Scouts….we are so proud.

 

SABERTOOTH FLAG

SABERTOOTH FLAG

 

Gotcha Cake

Gotcha Cake

Remember last year mom…..you didn’t know how to make a Gotcha Cake then….MOL… Move on Shoko….let’s not tell everybody that I am still learning and sometimes get terrifyingly mixed up…shhh. Alright mom! Geesh.

 

Sammy BBQ fish, hot dogs and hamburger patties for us

Sammy BBQ fish, hot dogs and hamburger patties for us.

 

Easy does it!

Easy barked out his food order to Sammy but he barked in French and nobody understood him! So Sammy gave him one of everything and Easy sat down and ate all of it.

 

Sorry no chicken here today Cupcake.  Try a Fish Witch, they’re delicious!  I invented them…I’m going to tell Raz so he can cook them at his Friday Fish Fry on Cat Scouts.

Dharth

Dharth

Hi there my little cuz…great to see you Dharth.  Your friends are more than welcome too.  Dig in…either in the garden or for some great food. MOL

 

Nellie and Shoko discussing how strange and unexplainable things happen whenever they are around.

Nellie and Shoko discussing how strange and unexplainable things happen whenever they are around.

Kali and Bud Bud

Kali and Bud Bud

 

Here are some beautiful cards that I received for my Gotcha Day

From Nellie The original Cat From Hell

From Nellie The original Cat From Hell

 

From Dezi of Dezi World

From Dezi of Dezi World

 

from Sammy K. of One Spoiled Cat

from Sammy K. of One Spoiled Cat

 

from Easy of Easy Blog

from Easy of Easy Blog

 

From Bacon of Piglove

From Bacon of Piglove

 

Shoko'ss Gotcha Day from Siddhartha Henry

Shoko’ss Gotcha Day from Siddhartha Henry of  Purrince Siddhartha’s Purrfect Pad

Here are the treats for your peep from mom.  These are strictly fresh from the garden.

 

Fresh Dried herbs

Fresh Dried herbs

 

Varieties of herbed vinegar

Varieties of herbed vinegar

For the kitties here are some treats to take home.

 

Fresh dried nip

Fresh dried nip

 

fishies

fishies

Hope you all had a fantastic time…I sure did my friends.  I owe this to my sis Kali…I really thought she forgot me….boy was I wrong.