It’s Friday and our seeds are starting to sprout. Now, dad planted these little green beauties. Mom is taking a sabbatical in her room and didn’t offer any advice. This is very unusual as mom has an opinion on just about everything.
We explained to dad that carrots were small and ever so tiny so not too many in one spot. Let’s see how he did.
The carrots sure are teeny. A soaker hose is being used for irrigation this year cause when everything grows they spread out. Then there is no space to water except the tops of plants.
The beets look quite a bit better.
I’ll take it from here Shoks. Dad put in this barrel for watering last year but I never have seen anyone use it. It makes a great perch for me to survey the nip patch though.
Out in Kali’s garden are the poppies and bleeding hearts. I hide in them and Budd tries to find me. They smell better than a nip appie.
Today is a selfie day and I intend on looking nonchalant as I take my selfie. Before I get too far ahead please take a gander at The Cat On My Head and have a chuckle over the anipals posing for the selfies they took. Some of them are quite amusing. Click on the blog name for some selfie action.
Mom has the fountain plugged in for the summer and this water is purified. It’s really tasty. I shall grab some water and snap my selfie. This is so easy, Tyebe could do it.
I step on the remote and bingo….a *gag* *sputter* picture of me. Cwap!! This water is cold as a toad’s butt and it’s all over my face. Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea.
Bye, mom…why are we waving a paw at mom? Where’s she going? She’s going to cash in her birthday gift certificates and have a pedicure and manicure. I envy her so much, Shoko. This is what I want for my birthday too.
Oh no! What’s wrong, Shoko? This means dad’s looking after us, on his own. So? He doesn’t know how we like things done. We better tell him. We should wait to see what he does himself. He may think we’re bossy if we start telling him what we like.
That’s a great idea, Kali. Here comes brekky, let’s see how he does.
Oh my! Dad, oh dad, I like way less gravy in my food. I want a whole lot more gravy in my food and I don’t like lumps either. Just sayin’ Are you going to eat it, Kali. No way Shoks, it looks ghastly! We should take a few licks though. K, *lick* *lick*…Shoko shakes her paws and walks away.
Yuck! I’ll get a drink of water, that helps to fill me up. Kali stands in her water fountain and then starts pushing water out of the fountain. Dad puts a T-towel under the fountain to catch the water and tells Kali not to play in the water. But mom lets me play in the water.
Hey, dad, I can’t get a drink now. Mom fills the fountain after I play in the water.
This is no good at all. My Princess bed is all lumpy where I was playing groundhog. Mom usually floofs up our beds twice a day without being asked. I thought everyone did that for their kitties. We can go sleep on mom’s bed then, Kali. It’s not lumpy.
You gotta admit dad is good at the game “in and out”. He’s right there when I want out and again when I want in. He looks like he’s getting fed up with the game though so we better find a new game.
Look, dad’s giving us lunch. Mom doesn’t give us lunch. Dad, I like my food out of a freshly opened tin….I get first dibs. No, I don’t like turkey! Kali likes turkey, I like beef. He doesn’t listen, does he? Well, I prefer lotsa gravy in my turkey pate. We told you this morning. I like just a wee bit of gravy in my beef pate. Let’s switch and then we’ll be happy. Done deal, Kali. *Burp* that was tasty and now I could use a nap. When is mom coming home? Don’t know but hope it’s soon. I feel scruffy, I need a good grooming. Dad would never think of it. At least he feeds us, Kali.
Treats for no reason! Mom doesn’t do that. Oh, dear….dad just dumped them in front of me! Dad, it was so nice of you to give us treats but we prefer you gave us one at a time. Then we feel special. I got treats dumped by me too. Oh dear. Time for mom to come home. I think I hear her in the living room.
1. I would like to ask….KALI….. why …..SHE PAWS AT THE WATER IN THE FOUNTAIN AND GETS THE FLOOR SOAKING?
NO PICTURE…mom’s usually too busy cleaning up the water.
2 My favorite fast food restaurant is…..”MOM’S DINER “….. AT TREAT TIME. My turn, fuzz face. I’m ticked at you Shoks. There was no need to kick me out of the Pillow Tent. Anywho….
3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be …..THE JINGLE CATS. THEY ARE AWESOME!
4. My Winter pastime is usually…..NAPPING, because …..IT’S COLD AND I REALLY FEEL THE COLD.
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.
We’ll rinse and drain the shrimp.
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. Ifthere 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 thefridge 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 upabout 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.