Hi evfurry..that is it we have taken over from Mum on the Shopping trip because she simply has no time..so we are now officially in charge..let’s grab a trolley and start the fun!!
Our good friend Bacon has set a cracking pace with a dessert this month…oh boy perfect!
We had to select at least 5 ingredients for a dessert…mmm now Mum is often fond of 87 ingredients for a dessert..go figure..
But because it was Mum’s birthday yesterday and she turned 87..we thought WE would decide on the dessert and we chose one that is great for winter.
Pickles of course was at the ready to get cooking..she is a Chef de
Queasy Cuisine and always great at whipping up a little something!
But first grab your trolleys and fastest paws and get set….
We are making tonight some poached pears..delish..
We need some pears..
Beurre Bosc are a good pear..so we need 4..because Mum and Dad like to have some left over..
Today they were $0.69c Aus each..so so $2.72 Aus dollars..
Next we need Oranges..
These Navels were $1.13 for two..
Today we paid $1.99 for 300mls
And of course we had to get Adult snoopervision to get the red wine..
Mum loves a Pinot Noir from De Bortoli..but then Mum loves anything that is made from grapes..MOL…
Today this 750ml bottle cost $15.00..but we only need a bit and the rest is handy to give to the peeps as they seem to sleep quicker and we can climb the curtains and flick the litter while they snore on the couch MOL MOL…
Ok Pickles we are getting to the fun part …just wait…
So we first peel the pears and core them with an apple corer..cut their bottoms so they can sit flat..
In a big pot put the juice of the two oranges..add a cinnamon stick..about a half cup of sugar or to taste…some of the orange peel and a little water..
Put the pears in the pot..the liquid can come half way or higher just add a little more wine or juice or water.
Put a piece of greaseproof paper on top of it all then the lid on slightly ajar and simmer..as it cooks check to see if the flavour is good and turns the pears a bit to cover in the liquid..it should thicken nicely..if you need more sugar add it but stir until it dissolves.
The pears are perfect when a knife goes in easily ..and the syrup should be thick..it depends on all sorts of things how long it takes..doesn’t it Pickles…
Ok so it may take some time..so just clean your bits and bibs while you wait..
They look like this when they are ready..
You serve them with cream and any extra syrup..they are delish…and the al-key-hole burns off and just leaves flavour..of course you could use all orange juice and spices and keep it free from booze too!
So our sweets tonight cost $3.09 per server for 4 serves..
Thanks again for shopping with us and Bacon ..we know Mum has been useless as co host and hope WE do a better job MOL…
On another note we are super happy to say that sweet Bootsie that has been having so much trouble is finally able to be rehomed to a proper family!
We need to see this playful senior boy in a good home..he is well on the way to recovery and needs lots of shares!
So please evfurry of you can share Bootsies story and let us see that this sweet kitty gets the home they deserve
If you click on the beautiful sidebar image made by Anne from Zooaltry you will find the adoption form for this sweet kitty..please share..
On another note we are also so happy to see Easy’s Dad is home and on the mend after his terrible accident! Boy we were super scared and worried and even though he is home can you all please sill send POTP so his recovery is quick!
Also send some POTP for our friend Raz’s Dad Bill as he recovers from Chemotherapy..we send Mr Bill all our POTP and hugs as he kicks this to the kerb!