Nutrition Mafia Series:

One Good Eclair

Sedona O'Hala Series:

Executive Dirt

Moon Shadow Series:

Ghost Shadow

Now Available:

Soul of the Desert

Shrimp Cheese Party Rolls

These are a great little appetizer–we’re talking excellent Superbowl food!

Blend the following ingredients:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese
1 cup diced green chiles (Use a can of green chiles or roasted and peeled anaheim peppers.) If you sub in salsa, DRAIN WELL.
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup black olives chopped
1/2 cup chopped cooked shrimp (optional)

4-6 6″ flour tortillas

Spread a thin layer of the mixture on tortillas. Roll the tortillas tight.
Wrap tortillas in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. When chilled, slice the rolls at half inch intervals and arrange on a plate.

Serve with dipping salsa.

Variations: Mix in a touch of dry taco seasoning with the cream cheese or substitute lump crab meat for the shrimp. Arugula or guacamole is VERY good in these wraps. Or offer the guacamole as a dip!

Scamper Kitten

Those of you who have followed the blog for a long time know all about Scamper (If you don’t, click the tag on the lower right of this post – project cat – and you can find a lot of her history in those posts). I haven’t mentioned her in a while because she and Leo did not get along. About a year ago, he ran her off. We felt horrible, but it had been four months since she checked in and Leo either didn’t recognize her or had decided this was his territory now, and he wasn’t going to put up with her hissing. Scamper, as you know, hissed at everyone, cat or human, bugs…anything that moved. Except birds. Those, she ate.

But anyway, a few of you wrote and asked after her during this past year. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any news. Well, as I drove out my driveway today, there sat Scamper in the neighbor’s yard a couple of houses down. I actually pulled in another driveway, turned around and double-checked. Yup. She scurried across the road, right in front of my car, a Scamper run that I recognized immediately.

She looks good. Not too skinny, not too fat. She moved across the road like she meant business so all the parts were still moving and moving well. We never knew who else was feeding her, but it looks like she is being fed. I’m really thankful to whoever it is because we worried about her a lot after Leo decided he was boss.

When we brought her back from the vet that first time we captured her, we were told by a rescue group that feral cats normally live about two to three years. We can proudly say that Scamper has lived about 8.5 years since we had her fixed! She’s an amazing cat. I am so glad she is still out there Scampering about.

Posted: February 4, 2017
Filed in Project - Cat