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In Purrsuit of Flavours, The Season of the Stew

Here it is the beginning of October!  Where did summer go?  We had a week of very hot weather in June where 500 people died in BC because  of the heat,  It shows you what heat can do to a relatively cool area.  We now have a mobile A/C in case hell comes back to visit.                                                         

Me laying on the clothes hamper in June. I was searching for someplace cool.

We are  joining Comedy Plus for Wordless Wednesday.  click on the name or the badge and visit Comedy Plus and a whole bunch of your friends,                                                                     

Phenny, Nellie and their mom are co-hosting Stew Season with us.  Do on whip over to their place and see what they and their friends are offering today.  Just click on their names in red.

Time now, for the season of the stew. We thought we’d try something simple and easy to make. This is from a recipe on-line.
TADA!!                                                                             

SIMPLE BEEF STEW

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp.. vegetable oil
1 lb. stewing beef…cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups assorted vegetables (carrots, onions, celery, potatoes and/or any leftover veggies in your fridge) We pulled out some frozen pea pods from last year and threw them in the mixture.                                                             

1 can beef broth or consommé. Consommé has more body to it.
1 can of tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano.                                         

 

Bring on over the stewing beef, Tyebe. Here you go Shokorooney. mol Don’t call me that! I hate that name. I know…mol mol

DIRECTIONS

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in large skillet or fry pan over medium high heat.  Add meat and salt.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring until browned on all sides.  Remove from frying pan.

At this stage I chose the stew for the crock pot.  If, it was cooked on the stove it would be ready (ya, right) in 55 minutes!  I could not imagine such a tough meat being cooked so fast so I chose the recipe for the crock pot.

Put braised stewing meat in crockpot.  Followed by the rest of the vegetables, consommé and tomato sauce.  Stir to combine.  Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. or until meat is tender

Mom and dad like their carrots a little firmer so we put them in about an hour before time was done.

                                                                   BONY PET-TEES

REVIEW by mom and dad

Tyebe and Shoko did an excellent job of making the stew. The size of the meat and vegetables was just right.  The meat was as soft and tender to eat as beef tenderloin. The peapods were a perfect addition. However, dad and I found that the tomato sauce overwhelmed the taste of the meat and the vegetable. Next time they can omit the sauce and add a couple of tomatoes.

 

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Wordless Wednesday with the Cooking Staff

 

We are joining Comedy Plus  Blog today for Wordless Wednesday so hop on down to Sandee’s place and make some fantastic friends,                                                                     

What are you doing, Tyebe?  I’m going for a walk.  It’s a beautiful warm day and the sun is warming my furs.  Actually, it’s too warm.                                                                 
It’s almost 70F and we’re not used to it. Come back we have to tell people about In Purrsuit of Flavours for June.                                                                         
Ohh, alright Shoko. Here I come prepare yourself.

 It’s a one-two-three cha cha cha.

So when is In Purrsuit of Flavours coming out in June, Shoko? The first Wednesday in June is June 2nd, so that’ll be the day.

Did you discuss with Da Phenny what our theme would be?  We were unsure and then Nelly hit on the topic.  Sandwiches!   Most peeps are outside planting or getting ready to play and they don’t want to fuss too much about dinner.  This means any kind of sandwich whether it’s hot or cold.  We’ll call it sensational sandwiches.                                                                           

Tidy chaps aren’t they?  Some items had to be destroyed in order to discover June’s theme but sensational sandwiches are yummy sounding.

So we hope to see you there with your favourite sandwich recipe.

 


Two Positive Gals Meow

What’re you grinning at Tyebe?                                                     
Just thinking about Cooper Murphy. What a guy! Ya, ya…..I know he’s such a wonderful guy.  Maybe we can celebrate Cooper Murphy and Einstein this month cause its supposed to be a month for showing affection. Really? You aren’t telling me fibs again are you, Shoks? I never lie…..I am Siamese! Well, so am I and I can tell big stories……that’s not lying.  I agree so I never lie then.

We are joining Aww….Monday over there at Comedy Plus.  So paw your way over and see what’s new with Sandee.                                                                       

Today is also SPARK day.   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader who wanted us to start each week with a positive attitude and share this attitude.                                                                   

Lisa Lieberman-Wang is responsible for this quote.  We’re going through this now…..all of us!  We have more in common than many realize.

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
MOM…….MAROON

It’s time for one of Shoko’s Meezerisms.  Ready sis?  You haven’t imparted words of wisdom for awhile now.  Been feeling rather dull, have you? mol  Shoko rolls her eyes.                                                               
“Some cats are beautiful and cherish their beauty but we are all the same at skin level.”                                               

OK. Shoko.  Not a catchy saying but true.

Finally, our reminder of,  “In Purrsuit of Flavours.”  This episode will be “Sweets for my sweet.”  I wanted to call it  “Sweets for My Sweet…..ME!”   Shoko agreed that these goodies should be what we love also.                                                                   

Our sweets are going to be cookies. Mom’s favourite but dad likes them too. mol                                                           
So we’ll be anxious to see what you consider sweets….maybe we’ll love em too.  

In Purrsuit of Flavours reminder on Wordless Wednesday

Did you talk with Phenny about this month’s selection for In Purrsuit of Flavours, Shoko?    I did and there was very little chatter, we decided immediately.                                       

Looks like you caught them off guard, Shoks.

MOL….I did but we decided that Valentine’s Day is coming up so anything sweet is up for grabs.  Like what Shoks?  Like cookies, cakes, drinks, snacks….you know, “Sweets for my Sweet.”                                                                       
Oh, I like that Shoko. Ok then. Next Wednesday, the 3rd of February is our next installment of In Purrsuit of Flavours  with “Sweets for my sweet.” We so love reading the recipes others come up with.

We are joining Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus for our very wordy day….mol                                             

C’mon Tyebe let’s go be wordless.

Nothin’ like the warm sun.

Adding Flavours to Monday

What did you say Tyebe?  I said you’re getting to be a stink in the mud.  You don’t go out and play.  You stink around the house and sleep or talk with mom.  You mean,,,STICK…in the mud?  No, I’m sure it’s *stink*.

Well what am I supposed to do?  Run out in the cold and sit in the snow till my butt’s freezing? That’s how you catch miceYes, but I don’t want a mouse.  They taste yucky and are here in the spring and summer. Do you like the taste, Tyebe? Well, yes.  They make my mouth water.  Really?

Wouldn’t you like some salmon insteadWow, salmon! Of course I would but I can’t catch a salmon in the Lane. I checked the puddles and there are NO fish to be seen.  Are you sure…..have you waited patiently for one to appear like you do mice?  NoNext time you’re bored outside look for a salmon. They’re hard to find but you could be one of the few lucky ones to find a fish in the puddles of the Lane.  Really! For sureI can’t wait to try it.  A fish awaits.

Shoko it’s time for a meezerism from you.  You should do one for us meezers and peeps.  You mean like Ann McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader.  Ann started SPARKs so peeps would have a positive idea to start their week. This SPARK is for both peeps and cats.

                                                                                                                         

“When you throw dirt, you lose ground.” This meezerism is shared by a Texan. Yes, they have meezeers in Texas.

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE

We are also joining Aw Monday at Comedy Central. Pop on over and join your friends.                                                         

 

Join Easy Blog and us for our In Purrsuit of Flavours with the theme of  Colourful Cuisine  as we give a last blast to this horrible year.                                                                   

I’m going to give everyone an idea of what we’re doing, Shoko.  OK Tyebe.                                           
We decided to do colourful cookies. Now just what kind we will show you on Wednesday.

Coming Soon….. In Purrsuit of Flavours

So Phenny, Nelly, Tyebe and I decided that during real hot weather we all have a hankering for something tasty but quick and requires little effort.  Yes, we could open a bag of potato chips and dive in but this is not a meal that will stay with us but it is easy.                                                                   

So for August we want you to tell us about your “easy peasy” meal that requires little effort.  If, you don’t have one of these meals. short of calling for a restaurant delivery, let us know the recipe of what you have for supper on those super hot days,

In Purrsuit of Flavours blog hop is hopping onto our blog on Wednesday, August the 5th.  See ya there.