To assume a cat's asleep is a grave mistake. He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake. - Aileen Fisher
Mum took these two pictures just a few seconds apart. My ears heard the flashy box going off, so I figured I better open my eyes and see what she wanted. Do we really need to do a photo shoot right now?
My buddy Icon Baxter Bently wanted pictures of those of us who have tents. Happy to oblige. I have four of the tents that are hooked together and they go along the back of the chair mum uses to watch birdies from, sort of an L shape the the long side you can go through in a straight line.
Sometimes I just nap.
Other times I play hard and put them on their side then..
crawl right back in or...
tunnel under them.
Coming through! I love these as I run through them and hide from mum and sometimes ambush her as she walks. Makes her go 'eeek'.
About the soup mum made on Saturday. She got this recipe from her aunt Mary in Ioway a few years ago when she and Grampie were visiting. Her aunt served it for lunch and both mum and Grampie liked it. Mum says it is easy to make. To cut things up she uses a little hand machine to chop up the stuff. Faster than actually dicing things, plus mum likes the smaller pieces rather than big chunks.
6 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup diced onions (mum uses more, she likes onion)
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 Tbsp parsley
2 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt and pepper
Put all of the above in a big microwave safe container and cook, covered on high until veggies are tender. With a 1000 watt microwave that is 25-30 minutes.
1 pound Velveeta cheese cut into cubes
4 cups milk
2 Tbsp flour.
When the veggie part is done cooking, dump in the cheese. Add the flour to the milk, stir up good. Then add to the veggies
Cook another 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Stir well and dispense into containers or serve. This soup freezes very well. Makes 10-12 one cup servings.