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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                                              

An Under the Weather Day

What a cwappy day.  It’s pouring…..apparently the end of some hurricane decided to come all this way inland and grace us with its rain.   The wind is ahowlin’ and the leaves are blowing everywhere. I’m not impressed!                                                                             Furthermore it looks like my friends Penelope and her bro Pippin’ have had a horrible accident in the basement and may not be up to playing with us this year.  I won’t go into detail but its not a pretty sight apparently.  Mom won’t tell me anymore than that.                                                                   penelope and pippin2 Remember these cheery faces.  My friends Penelope and Pippin’.

We had such fun together.  Well what’s a kitty to do!

Kali had to go to the vet’s today too.  She didn’t want to go and told mom why but mom had her ears turned off.  Before I knew it they were back again.  I guess I must’ve fallen asleep.                                                                             Kali was very happy to get out of the carrier and disappeared before I completely woke up.  Kali has arthritis with some wasting around her hips.  The pain giver recommended fish oil and if there is no difference a capsule for arthritis will be appropriate.  Mom said it was remarkable but Kali who usually sheds all fur hanging about, so it looks like a fog has descended upon the room, didn’t shed 1 hair.                                                                              Kali vet visit3One great thing that happened today was mom got her Cat Lady box and we both helped her look inside.                                                                                                                            We exhausted ourselves with the box and are ready for a snooze.

Kali is delighted its Artsy, Fartsy Caturday  on Athena and Marie’s blog tomorrow and she gets to pose.  Simply click on the name of the hosting blog and enjoy the anipals in their artsy forms.

waterkaliHave a great weekend my friends and if you get a chance drop into Cat Scouts on Saturday as I will be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving.  I will probably celebrate off and on for the whole long weekend.