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Shopping Around the World with Shoko and Kali

This month Bacon of PIglove fame wants a dessert.                                                    Mom and dad are not usually dessert peeps but mom found a recipe for Peach Ginger Compote that only takes 15 minutes to make and it is so simple I’d bet ya that if mom screws it up…..I’ll eat frog spit!  You got a deal Shoko and I know just the frog whose spit you can eat.

K, let’s get busy mom. There are mouses to catch and snakes to attack.

PEACH GINGER COMPOTE

Serves 8
Prep time 5 min.
Cook Time 15 min

INGREDIENTS:

2 cans Del Monte Sliced Peaches in heavy syrup( there is no heavy syrup in this town) or whole cling peaches, not drained.

 540 ml. in light juice syrup $2.88                                                             

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1Kg $1.87

1/4 cup cider vinegar

500 ml. $1.47                                                        

2 tblsps minced fresh ginger

$0.99 for 75 grams.                                                    

                                                           

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until liquid is slightly thickened and fruit begins to break apart.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  Using a potato masher, carefully mash peaches to desired texture.  Serve warm or at room temperature.                                                      

Mom has never cooked a Compote before and didn’t know you need something to put the Compote on like a shortcake or pound cake.  Dad was not impressed but ate it by itself anyway.  He liked it and is going to make pancakes for breakfast so he can put the Compote on.  If you noticed mom threw in a few raisins for eyes….many eyes. MOL                                                         

So, to clarify, this is an excellent topping for shortcakes, pancakes, French Toast or anything plain that needs some zip.  Definitely, not by itself.                                                   

You finished mom?  Thanks for stopping by for our Shopping Around the World.  Let’s play snake mom.                                 

Remember to have some shortcake for the Compote.                                                 

Christmas At Our House

 

We had a very happy Christmas.  Mom gave us turkey for brekky and for supper and we sucked it down like the turk was Greenies.  Then it was off to the tree standing in the living room.  Dad was playing with the train…whoops, sorry dad.  Dad was fixing the tracks cause they needed lubricating to keep the train on them.  I didn’t tell him I’ve been batting at the train and then running like crazy up to the condo with Mistle Poop at the door. mew, mew, mew.                                            I just like to say poop! mol

Santa brought me a remote control snake.   This dude is a real horror.  The snake, not Santa!  Scared the crap outta me….looks so real.

 I just had to poke this guy…MOL                                                     

Kali was as cool as ever but this snake startled her too.                                                    

Kept Kali awake for some time.

We have never, ever seen a live snake up here.

Next was Kali’s gift from Santa. She got what she asked for.

Here she is sniffing her Pet Hut to see if Cow Kitty’s been in it and lost a few spots.                                                  

I examined the hut on the inside for any deadbeats hanging around and Kali examined the outside for drafts. The hut passed the test.

 

I gave mom a mousie wand with feathers.  I figured she was worth it.                                                     

I could choose no feathers or for a bit more get the feathers. The feathers are just right for mom….don’tcha think? I didn’t have quite enough for the feathered wand so dad helped…thanks, dad.

Have a great Thursday friends.