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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sunday with Sheebie!

Friends and Kitties!

The Sheebster here.

What a fun week!  My folks were here, and Scott and I had a great time visiting with them.  They are considering adopting an older cat, so we spent a good hour in the pet store, looking over feline stuff.  According to them things sure have changed cat-care-wise in the 25 years since they last had a kitty.  I told them all they really need to do is feed one end, scoop the other, and love the dickens out of the parts in between--that's all that matters.  Of course the Horde showed off.  Grayce and May Ling were cuddle bugs, The Baby and Salem flirted shamelessly, and the rest of the crew were their normal silly selves; even Scouty and CC put in appearances! 

I cooked like a mad-woman.  I normally detest cooking but since I went mainly vegetarian I've recaptured the pleasure of creating and serving a tasty, attractive dish.  Cooking for others is such a basic, nurturing thing to do, it's like love on a plate.  I made two soups:

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I tried two new salads:

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I also tried a corn bread mix--Bob's Red Mill Brand, that was excellent--I used sesame oil in it and the flavor came through, as I hoped.

Scott made his famous grilled chicken, and did some eggplant too, which my parents had never tasted.

The weather cooperated for us to get outside and enjoy the yard, and we toured the Clark County Museum--a hidden gem just ten minutes from our house.  Admission was only two dollars and we spent an entire afternoon poking around. There are several restored houses all furnished in period pieces, a train depot, print shop, wedding chapel, a wild west trail, and a nice selection of museum exhibits as well.  If you're ever in Vegas check it out--and let me know, I'll come with you!

I went back to work Saturday, and I saw a female Scott's Oriole when I was out doing rounds which was great--there were several pairs at the plant last year so I need to keep my eyes open for nests and chicks.  The hummingbirds are screaming their mating songs, the bees and butterflies are out, and the lizards are slithering through the rocks--spring is certainly here, even if it's only 60F outdoors.  

It's been a wonderful week off, but the Horde is clamoring to get back to blogging...they'll be back on Monday...

Happy Sunday!

xx  Trish  xx

44 comments:

  1. Yay! So great to hear from you furriends! We're glad you had a great week, but now it's time to get back to business. **nosetaps**

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  2. All of that yummy food made me hungry :) glad everybody had a good time!

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  3. Glad you had such a nice visit with your family!!! I'm definitely going to try the spinach white bean soup, looks fantastic :-)

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. Those recipes sound delicious!

    Truffle and Brulee

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  5. Hrrrumph. Yes, well, and it's ABOUT TIME. I haven't seen Salem in MONTHS and MONTHS and MONTHS. Sheesh!

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  6. I'm glad you had such a lovely visit with your parents

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  7. How exciting that your parents are going to get an older kitty! Glad you had a wonderful time with them! The recipes sound really good too!

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  8. Glad to see you back - and that you had a wonderful time with your folks!!

    We had two more babies this morning - only one ewe left to go. T.

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  9. Glad you had such a good time visiting!
    I wouldn't be me if I didnt suggest getting a kitty from Chrystal over at Daily Dose when I hear someone's looking for a kitty! Remember, distance is no problem! :D There are some serious sweeties over there!
    Missed you, glad you're back!

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  10. Vegetarian recipes?! Do your cats know you were putting those up on THEIR blog?! You are only supposed to have MEAT recipes so that the crew can beg for treats.

    I wonder if they will have something to say about this once they are back to blogging.

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  11. Hey good to hear from you - we have been missing our daily updates but everyoine deserves a break apparently (Äiti says). However we wish to point out that adopting an older cat is good. Getting TWO is even better..........

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  12. Hey good to hear from you - we have been missing our daily updates but everyoine deserves a break apparently (Äiti says). However we wish to point out that adopting an older cat is good. Getting TWO is even better..........

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  13. I wish I were there so Miss Salem can do flirt shaless to me non- stop : )
    Miss you guys and your mommy
    Xoxox

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  14. Thanks, just remembered I’m hungry :)

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  15. Almost ate your post!!
    Very hungry now!

    Happeee Sunday!

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  16. Thanks for the links to your newly found recipes. It sounds like a good visit had by all!

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  17. Awww mum Trish!!! What a fun packed yummy and thoroughly kitty filled time with your mum and dad! Yay!!! Can't wait for them to find a gorgeous kitty to enslave them!
    :-)

    Take care
    x

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  18. That food is so yummy! I can smell it from here.....

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  19. Glad you had a good week with the Grandpawrents! Looking forward to seeing pictures of their new addition!
    ~ The Bunch

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  20. Yoo Hoo..glad to hear another cat will soon be adopted. Wow! Love the sound of all the food you made and will copy some of those recipes. Have a wonderful, restful Sunday. Hugs, Deb

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  21. We're happy you had a good visit with your folks, but we are so glad you are back! And how nice that your folks are thinking of adopting a senior cat...we love your description of how to take care of one of us! ;)

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  22. It makes us purr knowing that you had such a great visit with your parents. Mom wants to make the spinach and white bean soup...but I don't know why...there is no chicken or cheese in the recipe....humans are odd.

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  23. Oh am suffering from 'Katnip Lounge blog' withdrawals - am on my last legs too!!! Monday can't come soon enough...

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  24. We will be so glad the horde is blogging again! Sounds like a fun weekend was had by all. I'm definitely going to look over the recipes!

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  25. Sure does sound like a fun and yummy visit!

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  26. What a wonderful week, good company, good food, and good times!

    It's good to see you back - looking forward to the kitty updates.

    Eileen

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  27. The food sounds delicious! Glad you all had a good time with your parents visiting. The museum sounds very interesting. I will make a note of it for when we eventually visit Vegas again.

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  28. That sounds like a fun visit! That cornbread mix is my fav--I always make it to go with chili. Good idea to do it with sesame oil... I'll have to try that.

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  29. OMC when are you opening your B&B for the public. I want to be the first one to stay. Good food,good company, good entertainment and lots of kitties.

    Your mom has a good eye. Mom made the kitty afghan out of the left over yarns from your Mom's scarf...so you know an extra bundle of love is in that afghan.

    Good luck to your grandpeeps with their adoption. We want pictures.
    MOL at your mom's advice
    Hugs Madi

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  30. PS thanks for the link to the recipes...they have been printed.
    I love trying new dishes.
    Hugs C

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  31. Sound advice that you gave to your folks... kitties just want noms, litter, your undivided serventitude and stuff to pounce on! (Although I see that the Ipad craze has even started to reach our feline friends!!)P.s. love your name for my two... shabby raggies - I get the feeling I'm going to call them that a lot from now on!! :)

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  32. It sounds like you had a very nutritious and entertaining week off. I'll bet the horde certainly contributed to the entertainment. They should really have their own Vegas show!

    I hope you folks find a nice older kitty. I'm sure all concerned would benefit from this union.

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  33. Sounds like you had a good week and that is always a fun thing. Good tasting stuff, it sounds like that you were cooking. Be glad to see the kitties back. Take care.

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  34. What a great week with the Pawrents! It is so much fun to have a staycation with family!
    We has missed yous
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  35. Mmmm! Mom says those dishes sound so delicious!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing me a happy purrthday!

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  36. All great news is music to our furry ears.

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  37. Sounds like you all had great week :)
    Our Mom likes the recipes ;)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

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  38. Sounds like you had a good time...and I like you describe the cat care--so ON point! I hope they do get a kitty.
    Uh--now, that green spinach and white bean soup, my human wonders where that recipe might be...:)

    Noir

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  39. Hi friends! We've missed you, and it's so nice to hear from you! Mom Trish ... that's so great that you had such a wonderful time with your parents. :) We can hardly wait to see pictures of their new addition! :)

    Hugs to you all!

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  40. We knew you were having a great time! We make a salad you'd like: Use some field greens, spring mix or even baby spinach. Add some berries (any combo of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries) or even mango. Top with broken pecan pieces and grated parmesan cheese (large curls). Serve with raspberry vinaigrette.

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  41. What great fun Trish!
    The museum sounds like "my thing."

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  42. Glad you all had such a good week! The museum sounds great. Actually, sent my brother and family out your way this week. They plan to visit the canyons (Grand, Zion and Brice) as well as Hoover Dam and Vegas. Glad to hear the weather's cooperating.
    Missed you all last week--glad you're back!

    Lizzie & 3 kitties

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  43. A cooking weekend is always such fun - and it sounds yummy too. I love eggplant anyw ay: BBQd, fried, minced in a dip with tomato or shiitake mushrooms....

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  44. Sounds like a lovely visit with great food. Speaking of vegetarian, I want this book:

    http://www.harvardcommonpress.com/herbivoracious/

    !!!!

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