Tuesday 23 August 2022

Zinnias and a Recipe

 Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes. My family made the day so special with gifts and cake and more.

 The sun is shining and the zinnias are in full bloom. Here are a few of the colours this year.





 Not every stray kitty gets to have a spoonful of ice cream on a Royal Albert saucer.  It is becoming increasingly obvious that kitty is going to have kittens. For as long as she wants to stay around we'll continue to care for her ( and her kittens). Eventually we'll have to have her spayed.


 In regards to the tomato pie that I made. I had a recipe once upon a time but misplaced it so I made it as best I could remember and it turned out fine. My directions are vague but if you decide to try it I'm sure it will be fine.

 TOMATO PIE

 1 unbaked pie crust  which I spread with mayonnaise. Sprinkled mozz cheese on the mayo then the tomato slices (which had been on paper towel to absorb excess juice).  Topped the tomatoes with salt, pepper, a few spoonsful of bread crumbs then more cheese. I baked the pie on the lowest rack at 375 oven temp. until the bottom crust was golden brown and the cheese melted.

Thanks for coming by,

Granny M

 


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms.
    What a lucky cat to have come by your house. :)

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  2. I am a zinnia girl (right!), so love those pretty colors. Oh, a kitty to love! If I lived near by, I would beg you for one of her kittens. With ice cream treats, she may decide she has found a good home.

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  3. That is a lucky kitty that adopted you. So glad yo are caring for her., even a fancy saucer.

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  4. I love Zinnias! They have such amazing colors! 🌸🌺🌸🌺
    O Lord the cat! She will get baybies! 🐈🐈🐈 You are so good to her. Prayers go with you and help you to find the right way. It is very important to castrate her later. What a story! It's wonderful, that you are calm and clear and also with some smile! - :))
    And most important: a Royal Albert saucer!!!!!

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  5. Thanks so much for the recipe! What pretty flowers! Oh boy! An expecting mom kitty! Bless you all!

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  6. Your tomato pie sounds delicious....I would like to try making that! So your kitty visitor is expecting. How kind of you to continue to care for her and even allow her to celebrate your birthday with some ice cream on a fancy saucer. Bless your heart.

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  7. Those zinnias are just beautiful. I've never seen one like the white one that looks like a peppermint candy. It's so good of you to take such good care of the kitty. And to have kittens to look forward to. How exciting!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Wow, the colour of that mauve zinnia is amazing. Poor kitty, first abandonment and now kittens - her life is a bit tough at the moment isn't it? So I'm glad she has you to give her some care and attention :)

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  9. PURRecious kitty. And I love the fact you will continue to be her caregiver!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to you! Your zinnias are so pretty. Aren't they amazing with the number of colors and shapes their flowers come in. I lived that pale purple one with the yellow stamens that were laying over. It looked like the yellow stamens were embroidered onto the flowers.

    You feed your kitty so fancy. I bet she loves it at your house. She will be having several furry little belated birthday presents for you.

    Your tomato pie sounds very tasty.

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  11. Methinks this kitty is a stray no more! You are very kind to take her in and you should take her in for she found you! Kittens? Such fun! I had a black kitty once that gave us a nice litter. She never got ice cream on a Royal Albert saucer though!

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  12. So cute to see your new pet enjoying her treat on nothing less than fine bone china! Have you given her a name already? I'm glad she has found a good home as she will certainly need that once she has her babies! Your zinnias are lovely. Did you plant them from seed or buy them from the nursery? I especially love the light purple one!
    Ellabie

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  13. Love Zinnias, I don't ever recall seeing a pretty purple one like yours. They are so joyful. I need to get out and deadhead mine so I can save the seeds. It looks as though you have one of those pepermint stick ones, I'm waiting for mine to flower, planted late was hoping to harvest seeds, it's warm enough and sunny so maybe. Miss Kitty eating ice cream,you know she's a happy one.

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  14. Happy Birthday, a little late! Beautiful blooms!

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  15. Thanks for that recipe! It sounds delicious. You're sweet to care for that kitty, bless her.

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  16. Thanks for the tomato cake recipe... will try it with puff pastry from the freezer :-)))
    The flowers are beautiful, gorgeous colors.
    Greetings to you... p.s. the mountain in my blog is the Matterhorn in Switzerland as seen from the mountain village of Zermatt. hug

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  17. Kittens now that is exciting! Maybe you should take her into the vet for shots and to be checked for fleas and worms:)

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  18. I'm intrigued by the idea of tomato pie... I used to make a Cheese and Onion Pie that also had tomatoes in it. Maybe I will look for that recipe and make it for a potluck that is coming up at church!

    Gretchen Joanna

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