Today is the Selfie Sunday The Cat On My Head puts on every Sunday.
As you can see I am using an almost invisible remote to take my picture. I combed my fur and threw some cold water on my face. Brr…but I look alert. Come visit The Cat on My Head
Have furbulous Sunday!
This month Phenny from Easy Blog is our super host for Shopping Around the World and Phenny says we must make something with gourds. Mom debated about this. Should she make cookies, a loaf….what to do? She finally decided to make up her own recipe. Give her a minute and she’ll name it.
Should we both help mom, Kali? I think so Shoko….this recipe is from whatever she dreams up….perhaps us guiding her would be a good idea. I’ll be back later Kali, I hear the wind calling my name. Really, what a wiener head! Humph! Guess it’s you and me, mom. We will call this dish, “Haunted Squished Squash Head.” Pretty descriptive, eh? It is a meal for Halloween.
Let’s get on with this very creative dish.
Haunted Squished Squash Head or (HSSH to save space on paper)
1 acorn squash
1 pkg Knorr Sidekick Noodles
leftover veggies in the fridge
some frozen peas and corn
1 300g pkg, frozen shrimp
The very first thing to do is get a sharp knife and scoop. Cut a face in the acorn squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
These shrimp were $6.17 for the package of 300 g. at Real Canadian Superstore. You want to take your acorn squash and steam the cut faced squash. The size depends on how many people are having dinner with you. If there are two, like mom and dad, then a small to medium-sized squash will be plenty.
The acorn squash was $1.99 for one at Superstore.
Put the squash in a cup of water in the casserole dish and cover with tin foil. Cook the squash with nothing in it for about an hour at 350F. It is finished cooking when the meat inside is just slightly tender.
Oops! Looks like the steaming turned our Harold squash into a Harry the Haggard-Faced Squished Squash.
You want to make up your Sidekick noodles now. Make them up from the directions on the bag just use about 1/4 C less water. Mom used the Honey Garlic noodles.
The Knorr Sidekick noodles were $0.97 at Superstore.
To the water for the noodles add whatever produce you have leftover in the fridge….within reason…..no cantaloupe or melon in the pasta, please. For example, mom had a little left over red and yellow peppers. So she chopped them into small chunks and there were 5 mushrooms sitting in the fridge so they went into the pasta water too. The mushrooms and peppers will lose juice which will go into the water, this is why we cut out 1/4C of the water. Now cook the noodles as per the recipe.You’re going to get a whole bucket of pasta mom….you’ll never get it into the squash. No way!
I’m back. I had to teach Mr, Fishie not to swim from me. I stared at him then smashed his smiling face. I’ll put him back in the water after I help you.
I’m busy Shoko….sit quietly. Are you saying I have verbal diarrhea? No, but I am telling everyone how to make this dish and you’re screwing it up. Ohh! Sorry! *Shh* We start stuffing the cooked squash shell. The squash takes a fair bit of the noodle filling.
Now that the noodle filling is in place. Place the squash in the same casserole dish, minus the water, and then in the oven at 350F until it is warmed up about 20 minutes.
When the squash is out of the oven, use a fork and pull some of the noodles through the eye and mouth sockets. These are worms. Put some shrimp on the top of the squash head with the tail sticking out. For effect, pour some cocktail sauce over the shrimp (blood). Have some blood coming out of the eyes.
There is your Haunted Squished Squash Head. I was right. There was enough filling for another Haunted Squished Squash Head tomorrow night.
DIETING….. is a waste of time. I FILL UP ON THE DIET FOOD BY EATING MORE OF IT SO THE CALORIES ARE DOUBLED. GEEZ! I DON’T NEED A DIET.
2. My favorite app is…..I DON’T THINK I HAVE ONE. I’VE NEVER SEEN IT. DOES IT NEED POLISHING OR IS IT GREAT WITHOUT COMBING IT’S FURS? REALLY, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS BUT IF YOU’VE GOT ONE, I DO TOO.
IS MY APP IN HERE? MAYBE IT FELL OFF WHEN I GOT A DRINK OF WATER.
3. My first car was ……A DATSUN. I LEARNED TO DRIVE A STANDARD ON THIS VEHICLE. I NEVER FORGOT HOW TO DRIVE A STANDARD.
4. The best car I ever owned was…..THE TOYOTA COROLLA SITTING IN THE GARAGE, because……IT GOES AND GOES. IT HAS VERY LOW GAS MILEAGE AND NEVER NEEDS FIXING. WE’VE HAD IT FOR 12 YEARS AND IT’S STILL PURRING LIKE A KITTEN.
Last Thursday my bunkie and I went fishing and caught a 4-pound trout. A beautiful specimen. Maggie and I released this guy back into the water to stay with his family.
Excuse the big head…the altitude made my head swell. mol
Now, let me explain about The Order of the Arrowhead. It is a prestigious group for a select few of Cat Scouts. The best of the best, so to mew. Well, I was scared and happy and scared…actually terrified but I didn’t want it to show. So I carried on with my normal routine Friday evening after the Knowledge Bowl, the Arrowhead initiates were turned out into the woods in our cave person outfits.
We were armed with a blanket, 2 matches, an egg and a compass.
We had to separate from our friends and go our own way without them.
Using my compass I headed due south. Walking for what seemed like hours, I spotted Bobcat tracks and scat…I smelled him too as the wind was on my face. He came around a big boulder and stopped dead in his tracks when he saw me. I didn’t want to show fear even though all my body parts were trying to shake. I introduced myself as a Sabertooth Cat Scout. He said he’d heard Cat Scouts are friends of the forest so I was welcome to stay if I wished. I told him about the initiation of The Order of the Arrowhead, spending the night in the forest with just 2 matches, a blanket, egg, and compass. He wished me well and I was on my way. I was very tired so I got two sticks about the same height and put my blanket up like a tent. I was between two trees so I was out of sight I thought. It was almost dawn when I heard a soulful song from a bird. I got up to observe the kind of bird that sings so sweetly.
It was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. She was singing a sad song because she couldn’t lay any eggs and was longing for young’uns. She spied my egg. I told her this egg probably doesn’t hold a young’un but she insisted I hold a match underneath the egg to see if there was any life in it. To my surprise, there was life in that wee egg and it was wee compared to eggs in the store. I then blew out and broke the match in half and buried it in the dirt. The lady Yellow-rumped Warbler was delighted when I put the egg in her nest. She hopped on the egg and started to sing a happy song. She was going to name her young’un after me….Shoko the…wonder what kind of bird it is? We sat together most of the morning and she told me her tale and soon we were chirping about the egg. She told me where there were large blueberries so I picked berries for my new winged friend and then packed up my tent and scattered the used leaves and headed north by my compass. I stopped at the blueberry patch and had some berries…that’s why my face has a blue tinge to it. Then I padded onward til I made it back to camp.
We were awarded a diploma for our efforts in the wild. Mom says she’ll frame my diploma alongside the diploma for the Bobcat Rank back in 2013.
Mom and I weighed in this morning to start my, what would it be…it’s not a diet but a being conscious of how much I eat. I know, this will be My SHOKO ALERT. We only have to weigh in once a week. Then mom and I headed downstairs for my exercise wearing my tiger vest. Well, mom headed down to the basement, I was very slow and followed 10 minutes later. I mince along like a little old lady in a hurry. Dad laughed at me…..I was so embarrassed….I gave him the evil eye like only I can do.
After our jaunt about the basement we headed upstairs. Well, mom headed upstairs and I slowly followed. It was time for Kali’s ointment for the patch of fur she’s scratched out. Mom this is a really bad picture. You should take a picture BEFORE you put the ointment on. Now it looks like a wet and messy part of her fur. Actually the bare spot is about the size of 4 silver dollars. It’s a big patch. Kali was very good and even rolled on the side so she couldn’t scratch the bare patch.
It’s very cold here again. The water outside is starting to freeze except on one side so the hotel clients can still get water. Not much of a sign of cats nor peeps.
Keep bundled up my friends and see ya on the flip side of cold.
May your ducks be in a row and your…
Hey Shoko…..I just heard Nellie’s been sick, really ill. What? My Nellie….the queen of The Cat From Hell? Geez, how is she now, Kali? I think she is a bit better. What can we do for our fellow Canuck that will cheer her up? I know Kali….how about if we have her up for a visit? It’s awful cold up here, Shoko. She’s certainly not used to the cold anymore what with living in the banana belt of BC. We can keep her warm inside and I know she’d love to see the hotel guests. She can hiss or stick out her tongue at them. It’ll be fun. We have to ask her mom first Shoko and then do whatever her mom thinks is right. Let’s call Nellie and tell her of our plan.
Hello? Is this you, Nellie…The Cat From Hell’s queen? It’s mes. This must be Shoko from the north? Ya, MOL. How are you feelin’ Nellie? Mes is better but not on top of things. We even got a picture of you here on the phone. You are lookin’ real good to us girlfriend. Kali is with me and we wanted to know how you feel about visiting with us for a bit? Mes never been way up there. Mes want to go visit you and Kali. I must tell mom but she’ll want to know how we’ll get there. I have a magic carpet which makes the ride in seconds. You won’t have the chance to get cold. Mes excited but mommy must be told and it depends on her. I’ll ask her tonight Shoko and let you know. Sounds good Nellie. Really build it up Nellie so she’ll feel guilty saying no. You know, use the tricks you taught me in Cat From Hell classes. MOL, good memory Shoko. Tuttees Shoko…Ring my chimes Nellie…MOL..Mew later.
May the vet never earn a Loonie out of you.
Time for our favourite Fryday fun….the Fill-Ins! Thank you Ellen of 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader for great fill-ins.