Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday cat featuring Blue

Blue is our teddy bear cat. If you look closely he looks like he is smiling. Blue is one of the amigos and the shyest of the bunch and very aloof. He almost never meows and has a barley audible purr. Never fear he does let us know what he wants by head butting and softly pawing and looking at us with that cute face. He does this the most when we are eating ice cream.
By the way if you click on the picture it should get larger.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Italian Sausage,Tomatoes,Pasta one skillet dish

It is so hot that just looking at the stove makes me break out in a sweat much less turning on the oven. We have been eating more sandwiches like ham and swiss and tuna fish salad. We did have this one that was cooked on top of the stove and it had rained (Thank you Lord) and we were a little cooler so I gave it a go. What is every ones favorite dish when its so hot the roads are buckling from the heat?

By the way this was ok it might be better with hot Italian sausage.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet Italian sausage links casings removed and crumbled
1/4 red pepper flakes
1/4 cup onion diced
1 1/2 cloves garlic
1 14 oz can Italian plum tomatoes drained and coarsely chopped. (we used our own tomatoes)
3/4 whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 6 oz pasta any we use the spiral
1 1/2 parsley
Parmesan grated
we also threw in a little fresh sweet basil since we have so much.

Cooks pasta... aladenta. you want it to finish cooking in the sauce.
Heat oil in large heavy skillet
add sausage and red pepper cook till no longer pink about 7 to 8 minutes
add onion, garlic and cook till onion is tender
add tomatoes cream and salt and cook on simmer till mixture thickens a little
add drained pasta (cook it aladenta) then add to sauce and simmer serve with Parmesan cheese

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Cat feature staring Frosty

Frosty is a people cat. He does not run and hide like the other scared cats but tries to get up on your lap and give you a sniff all over with his very cold nose. It may be 100 outside but his nose is always cold so his name Frosty has a double meaning.
Frosty is almost as big as the Stinker but in the fact he is overweight and would rather lounge next to you than run around the house. He hates to be away from his people for long and is always on the couch or kitchen with us and sleeps at the foot of the bed.
When we have been away from the house he is the first to greet us and will not quit doing this little hopping thing against our legs till we make all over him. The way he acts one would think we had been gone for days.
We can only think he acts like this because as kitten he was the last for us to catch. We found five kittens under our porch and rescued them. Three we kept and the other two found a home with our Vets sister who had a big barn. We call Frosty and his brothers Sambo and Blue the the three amigos. Brother Blue will appear soon.
Frosty has appeared before as our kitchen cat. He likes to sit on the stool and watch me cook.