KALI; We’re saying goodbye to 2017. We did it, ladies! We made it. This calls for a fancy drink and a toast to ladies so crotchety, we refuse to be pushed out-of-the-way.
SARABI; How about a Vine Wine….you know silvervine. It makes your paws tingle. I want tingly paws today. We deserve it.
ALLIE; You are so right Sabrina…all for Vine Wine raise your paws. I see Amber, Binga, Binky, Ali, Sasha, Lily Olivia, Madi, and Kit. We have a majority ladies.
KALI; Before we clink our bowls together, I have a story to tell you….it’s true too.
This story concerns our very own protector, Buddy the Blue Russian Enforcer.
This is Buddy’s 10th Gotcha Day. Yep, 10 Gotcha Days with his family. He was 8 when he was adopted by his dad. The whole transfer was very hush-hush. His dad met an anonymous character at “Dunkin Donuts” at 9pm New Year’s Eve. They exchanged words and the fellow showed our Buddy. Buddy was so big he had to be carried in a dog carrier….20 pounds! No doubt Buddy was big from sending out orders in the Blue Russian Mafia. Makes one wonder. Bud Bud has slimmed down and gone straight.
We raise…no, the bowls are too heavy. We slide our bowls together for a clink to our own Buddy and the upcoming year. KALI; Just push the duckies out of the way and have a grand sip of Vine Wine.
Everyone slides the wine into each other, pushes the duckie aside and yells… “To our Buddy!”
Have a wonderful New Year.
My spidey senses tell me there is another pair of paws wandering around the house. Could it be, yes it’s gotta be the white tornado!
It’s not me Shoks…I’m grabbing a few winks before you get in my face again. I don’t get in your face! I strategically place myself in a position where you can’t miss seeing me. Like I said…in my face. Whatever!
Wonder what this racket could be. It seems to be coming from the bedroom. As any good guard cat, I must uncover this mystery.
Oh no, we had forgotten bout Elfin John! Go away and leave me alone. You bugged me til Crisp Mouse last year. I’m taking a nap in my pillow tent.
Geez, you don’t have to bow to me…I would never hurt you little Elfin. You seem like one of the good Christmas elves.
I’m flyin! hehe, I’m free.
I caught a fish for Shoko. She’ll be so impressed. For me? Thanks, Elfin J.
How bout if you do the Sunday Selfie with me, Elfin John? You like that idea. First, we must thank The Cat On My Head for holding this blog hop for so long. Furries….please drop by and visit us in our slot on the blog hop. Simply click on the blog hop name and *poof* you’re there.
*Click* Ya, you got us Elfin J but its kinda obvious you took the picture….next time look as if you are doing nothing.
Bacon, of Piglove, is having his Shopping Around the World blog hop today and we thought we would honour him by cooking a snack with no meat. Teddy of Two Spoiled Cats is the guest host for this month so we applaud Teddy for taking on the duty. *apaws* *apaws* We decided this was a great idea. Our snack is a warm and a fun food….no cares, no worries. The only things that lost their lives ….oh, oh! What Shoks? What did YOU do wrong? This snack has meat….bacon to be exact. How could you Shoko…..poor Bacon…you’re cooking him! The poor guy. I feel terrible Kali. You should…maybe we can get around it. We’ll call it, um, nocab. Gotcha!
Today we are making CHEESE AND NOCAB-STUFFED PEPPERS This is a snack you can make and cook in 30 seconds…I mean minutes, 30 minutes. Mom can make it up quickly cause dad keeps eating them. So she’s getting lots of practice.
10 jalapeno or banana peppers…$0.27 each fresh
2 slices of nocab….$5.28…500 grams No Name
3 tablespoons cream cheese…$2,88 No Name
2 tablespoons of fresh mint…$1.98 President’s Choice
Seed peppers. Cook nocab slices until crispy. Finely chop or rip them up. Stir cream cheese with chopped mint. Stuff peppers with cream cheese mixture and top with nocab pieces. Broil on a baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes.
You could have softened the cream cheese Shoko, crap! My paws are getting cramps and I broke a nail.
This is it for the recipe. You will notice mom has more than 3 tablespoons of cream cheese…this is because she’s cheating and adding more cream cheese with green onions and nocab…a little summer savoury for additional flavour. I urge you to first try the recipe and then experiment.
The peppers are from our garden and so different sizes.
Hope you enjoy our snacks.
Kali and I thought we’d show you what our family was doing today. We spent most of the morning outside….all of us. Nice day and hardly any smoke.
Dad was outside getting rid of our old fence with a new one. Him and the neighbour finally agreed on a fence and split the cost.
Our new fence…look ma no pathways through the fence. No introoders can come bouncing through the fence now.
A little feathered friend…ya, not a friend of mine….came for a drink. Come have a seat on the railing. *Shoko rubs paws together.*
You can see the old fence in the background.
These are mom’s volunteer, “Love Lies Bleeding.” They have red peeking out of the top of their heads.
I’m feeling a tad peckish, let’s go inside. Ya, this is my new place mat that mom brought me back from Paris. I’m allowed to eat up on the island cause my food is one Kali shouldn’t have.
Hey, mom whatcha doin? Are you working on your recipe for Shopping Around The World hosted by Bacon, my bro by another mother?
I don’t think the recipe calls for soups this month but I’ll check. These are our leeks. I’m going to put in a green pepper that is turning red. Just for some colour. Whatever? I don’t want it. I don’t eat green food. We know what grass does so, no thanks….you and dad enjoy. It’s also The Cat On my Head’s Selfie Sunday. This week Kali has the honour. Pad on over to The Cat on my Head blog and see the furries that have clicked themselves stupid for the bestest selfie. Click on our hostess’s name and drop in. MOL What? I just woke up….lemme see,you want me to take my.. *click*…whoops wasn’t quite ready. MOL Have a great day my friends.
I’m going to do ALL the fill-Ins this week, Kali. 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader supply the 4 statements every week….different statements I should say. Pop in and visit our hosts to see what they have to say.
1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is…..TO CHECK MY VEGGIE GARDEN. IT GIVES ME A THRILL TO SEE WHAT MY FERTILIZING DID FOR THESE CROPS. JUST TO THINK I GREW THESE OUTSTANDING VEGGIES WITH MY OWN TWO PAWS.
2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is…..TO CHASE ALL THE INTRUDERS OUTTA THE NIP PATCH. I’M BASICALLY A PACIFIST AT HEART. YA, RIGHT SHOKO! THESE FRIENDS HAVEN’T BEEN PARTAKING OF THE NIP AND DON’T BELIEVE YOU’RE A PACIFIST. I’M CUT TO THE QUICK, KALI! SURE YOU ARE, TWINKLE HEAD,….WHAT A DRAMA QUEEN! YOU DON’T SEEM TO SCARE COW KITTY AT ALL.
I’LL DO THE LAST TWO SHOKO. BOSSY RED HEADS!
3. I could really do without …..SHARING! IT’S HIGHLY OVERRATED. I GET NO WARM FEELING FROM SHARING MY TOYS WITH COW KITTY. ACTUALLY I THINK THESE IDEAS COME FROM COMMIES AND IT’S A PLOT TO BREAK OUR WILL.
4. I would love to have more …..WELL, WHAT ELSE…..TREATS.
PICTURE YOUR FAVOURITE TREATS RIGHT HERE.
Before leaving I would like to welcome Ali at Musings of a Senior Kitty for being the newest member at Crotchety Cougars. I will have your membership card out to you right smartly my friend, meanwhile friends take a peek at Ali’s blog.
Ellen from 15 and Meowing and Annie from McGuffy’s Reader have given us four sentences to fill in with the way we see things. We plan to take turns and let you know how we feel. SHOKO…..BLACK
2. My favorite card game is…..Go Fish…I love fishing. I f I could catch a salmon….I’d be set for life. We’re waiting patiently for the fish to drop from the sky. Mom says that the mama fish drops a whole pile of eggs and then they hatch. C’mon a whole bunch of eggs drop into the pool. We’re waiting. MOL Ok Kali my turn..you go rest your paws.