Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pupusas and Kitty Forts!


                                           

I did it! I made homemade pupusas filled with corn, black beans, green onion and cilantro. Served with guacamole of course! They're really easy to make, you just make a dough with masa flour(corn flour) and then make balls about the size of a large lentil ball. Then, you make a little hole, put some filling in and gently close the hole and the flatten it until it's a thin disc. The last time I made these, I cooked them in a skillet, this time I baked them. I wrote down the recipe, but I want to make them again and cook them in a skillet to compare which is the best method. I feel like they turned out better on the stove top, but since it's been awhile I just want to make sure. These would be great to make for a party or potluck because they're delicious hot or at room temperatures. And, they're one of those dishes that seem harder to make than they really are. And the possibilities are endless when it comes to filling them! Any kind of bean/veggie combo would work, and of course vegan cheese would be amazing! Like I said, as soon as I make another batch on the stove top I will post the recipe!
It's a super happy day for us all. I got my shipment of cat litter today, so that means I got all new paper for the kitties to play with/shred! As an added bonus, I ordered cat food from the site also, so that meant two boxes with two sets of paper! Actually three sets because they wrapped the cat food twice! So, I was finally able to get rid of the shreds, and they have all new forts! They are all having so much fun right now! In case anyone is interested, I found this website called Chewy.com, and they have some pretty good deals. I used to order my 40 lbs. of kitty litter from Petco, and I had two horrible experiences with them, so I vowed never again. I don't even know how I stumbled across Chewy, but I have had no troubles at all. I get my shipments in one and a half days every time I order, and they have a big variety of cat and dog supplies, and some great deals. Anyway, in case anyone out there is like me and does not have a car, ordering litter online can be a real back and shoulder saver.
                                                                                                                                               

14 comments:

  1. Our 17 year old Sweetpea nearly died last year (three days before Christmas). She has a heart condition, wasn't feeling well for a couple of days and didn't eat. Everyone who has a cat knows that even 24 hours without food can be deadly, so we started syringe feeding her this super expensive Hills Brand A/D Prescription food. She made a remarkable comeback and started eating on her own again on Christmas Day (if we weren't atheists, I'd say it was a miracle). In terms of her appetiate, she has good days and bad days, so we continue to supplement her daily diet with syringes of the Hills food and I started ordering cases from Chewy.com because it's *so* much cheaper than buying it at the vet's office.

    So yeah, basically, I really like them, too.

    I have a feeling the pupusas will be better cooked in a little oil on the stovetop. Please share your findings (and the recipe).

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    1. I'm so glad to hear Sweetpea got better! Yes, I'm so glad I discovered Chewy. They have such great prices and I always receive my order so quickly.
      I seem to remember when I made the pupusas stove top they were better. I'll definitely report back with the recipe!

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  2. I can't wait for your pupusa recipe! I love them but have never tried making them myself. Yours look great :)

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    1. They're so surprisingly easy to make. As soon as I sample them on the stove top I will post the recipe.

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  3. Pupusa! I have to research that! Looks awesome, tho! And FUN FUN on the kitty forts!

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    1. They're so delicious and really fun to make! The kitties are so incredibly happy!

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  4. YAY for new kitty fort! I bet they are super happy. :D

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    1. They have been having the best time! All I hear is paper rustling and I love it! It won't be long befor we have shreds again!

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  5. Oooh the pupusas look amazing! I'm so glad they worked out! The kitty fort is too cute, I want to get in there and play with them!

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    1. They really turned out great. They're so easy to make, and the leftovers are delicious too!
      I know, they are having the time of their lives!

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  6. Awesome; looking forward to hearing more about your pupusa experiments! That's great that the kitties enjoy their paper forts so much! :)

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  7. I just got a code for 15 off my first order at chewy in the mail today. I wasn't going to order anything until I read your post but think I will try it now, thanks :)

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  8. Oh, you really should try them. They have great deals, and your order comes in a very timely manner. I have nothing but praise for them!!

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