Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Hi anipals! It’s a new year, and in many parts of
the world, it means dat it’s cooooold outside! I’m an indoor kitty, but I know
it’s cold out because I feel it as Mom transports me back & forth to da
Anyway, recently I was a very good kitty or
something, because Mom made us seafood chowda! Now chowda is a New England dish, which
makes sense because I am a New England kitty.
This also means that it’s got all sorts of fishies
and seafood and things that kitties like me like a whole lot; I’ve been sharing
seafood & fishes wif Mom since I was old enough to eat them!
So, I put on my most innocent face and I asked
suckermom, er, Human Mom, if she would share the recipe with me so I could
share it wif my anipals, and she relented ’cause she is a suckermom and all.
So here you go, anipals..Mom’s Chowda!
You will need:
1 lb each scallops, shrimp, tilapia (frozen is fine)
1 can crab (in the canned tuna aisle)
1 lb frozen lobster chunks if you feel like it
several large potatoes, peeled/cooked/mashed
1 pint cream
1 qt milk
1/2 med. onion, chopped fine and cooked until translucent
3 strips bacon, cooked semi-crisp
minced garlic to taste
old bay seasoning to taste (Mom suggests the
blackening seasoning for slightly smoky flavor)
salt, pepper, white pepper to taste
any other seasoning you like; Mom won’t be offended
set the low heat on your crock pot, pour in your
milk products while the bacon & potatoes are cooking. Add seasonings to
taste. once bacon is cooked and drained, crumble the bacon & add it to the
pot. In the bacon drippings, cook, the garlic and onion until onion bits are
translucent and garlic is slightly browned; add to the pot.
Once the potatoes are peeled, cooked, and very
lightly mashed (crumbled, really) add them to the pot. Chowda will appear to be
thin at this stage, give it time to cook & thicken.
Add the fish & seafood. Allow to cook until
chowda is hot, and fish/seafood is cooked through, and chowda is thick. If
chowda is too thick, thin it with milk. If chowda is too thin, thicken it with
a roux and allow it to cook for awhile.
Hi, my name is Sassenach. Sass, for
short. My cat, is Lou.
& I are Irish. True to my roots, I can pull a story out of memory
that leaves you thinking, or laughing your butt off. Handy on long car trips, and blog posts.
addition to owning Live Love Meow, I have a photography hobby. All the
pictures you see on my site, my profiles, etc chances are excellent that I took
favorite things, besides my camera, are a collection of Leatherman multipurpose
tools (I have 3 of them) and Roomba vacuum cleaners.
not-so-secret confession: I may look rough and tumble and always up for
adventure, but I’m actually a softie.
Lou is a
Korat mix who showed up in my life as a 4.5 week old stray. All I knew about Lou when I met him, was that he was too little to be
away from his mom; he was cold, hungry, and dehydrated. All he knew about
me was that I was warm and held him gently. Before Lou had a name, I
had tucked him into my shirt and started stroking his head while figuring
out what and how to feed him. It was love for both of us, at first purr.
Within the hour he was eating (like a piglet!) from a spoon and drinking
on his own, in between snuggles.
I became practically inseparable. I am his, and he is mine. That’s
all there is to it.
Continuing to give something back on my ‘Share It
Sunday’. We all share and we grow together. Pop
over say hello and make a new friend.
From the author Molly The Wally.
Stop over at Blogvilles’
Power Of The Paw web site where we wish our furry friends who are under the
weather well or put on a link yourself.