Fozziemum and Piglove are our fabulous hosts for Shopping Around The World. This month we are making one dish meals.
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. Shrimp Casserole:
Sidekicks $1.25 (ON SALE) half an onion (cupboard)
celery,1 stalk (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.
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.
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.
What 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 Bring on the shrimp mom! We’re waiting patiently.
May your tunnel never develop holes.
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.
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.
Done!! These caps are delicious and a real treat.
Bony Pet Eats!