Sassy Sweater Mitz and ‘Soups On’ too!!!

First of all, in the feline, totally too much fun, Sassy Sweater Girl category……paw-roll please!!!!!!!

Here’s the Fabulous Ms. Mitz, modelling her new (and already much-loved) sweater-vest:

Wow, I’m one tough cookie!!!!

Heh, what’s Big Paw doing in the background? This is my photo shoot……..and stop shaking the camera Meowmie!

Check out my sleek  and sexy profile!!!!

Sweater Mitz aka Warrior Queen

The Mitz actually PURRRRSSSS…..when I put on her sweater, she really does seem to like it a lot. She was not thrilled to be photographed but I did what I could, trying to get a few good poses to share.

She is purrrrfection indeed and I do believe, off the cute-o-meter as I predicted she would be, in this custom-made vest. Nothing like new duds to give any gal a lift, eh?    

Here’s the cat sweater and vest patterns again, in case you decide to give this a whirl. Who knows, your feline might surprise you too.

We really didn’t know what the Mitz’s reaction would be. Now she’s ‘talking’ about adding other vests and perhaps sweaters, in a variety of colors/textures to match her mood and the occasion. I do plan to make her at least one more. Her 20th birthday is coming up so that indeed is reason enough to spring for an extra-special handmade gift!

This pattern was a lot of fun, quick and easy to make and it turned out fitting perfectly, using the bit of math required in the pattern. Only change I made, I knit this vest on straight needles not circulars as suggested, so had one extra seam. Other than that, followed pattern as given. 

Do let me know if you make one for your own feline pal and what the reaction is.

Still on the feline front, saw this adorable post over at Sallee’s January 11th post re: a very soft and silky area of the feline anatomy, aptly named, Bunny Thumpers.

Mr. C wanted to be included in this post too, so I am including his ahhhhem…..other good side/end.

Mr. Cheddar’s Bunny Thumpers:

And his gorgeous oh-so-clean ‘paw pads’:

Hard to believe but Mr. C is even more enamoured with the Mitz, since she became a sweater-girl. But he does draw the ‘line in the litter’ when it comes to wearing one himself..

 ‘NO WAY MEOWMIE’     LOL!!!!!

Even though it’s been sunny and almost spring-like the last few days here in interior BC, it’s still a great time of year for soup.

I’ve been making several soup recipes, including one of my favs. from NJFV:

 Red Lentil-Veggie Soup 

I’ve been on a bit of turmeric ‘kick’ lately, trying this often forgotten spice in a number of dishes. Really adds a wonderful flavor and it’s not just about it’s gorgeous golden hue. A little goes a long way though, so don’t over-do.

I added 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric to the original recipe, also the garlic cloves and it really enhanced the taste and of course color of the hearty, quick-to-make soup.

Hope you enjoy a bowl soon (recipe at the end of this post)!

Sending Warm Wednesday Wishes to you for:

 Contentment, Abundance and Peace……

(that pretty well sums up, ‘all the good things’ doesn’t it?)

BFN, G           🙂

RED LENTIL-VEGGIE SOUP

Lentils add protein,texture and taste to this colorful,hearty soup. Serves  6.

 1 C. uncooked small red lentils

2 T. vegetable or olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely minced (opt.)

3 medium carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

5 C. vegetable soup stock

2-3 bay leaves (remove before serving soup)

¼- ½ teas. each sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

1 teas. ground turmeric

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1-2 T. honey (to taste)

1-14 oz. can stewed tomatoes, with juice

Thoroughly rinse and drain lentils, set aside.

In a large soup/stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add soup stock, lentils, seasonings, vinegar, honey and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Adjust seasonings to taste. Remove bay leaves and serve. 

Adapted from: Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way by Geraldine Hartman. All rights reserved.

Advertisements

12 responses

  1. Oh, that sweater is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!!

  2. misswoollyknits

    Mitz (aka Warrior Queen) looks adorable in her new sweater!

  3. OH MY! Too Cool gal! The Meezer is giving me the glare, btw…no sweaters for her! We’ve been down that road and won’t try again.
    But The Mitz looks darling!
    (((hugs)))

  4. What a cute sweater! The Warrior Queen looks very fierce. 🙂

  5. how cute! Curt refuses to let me put sweaters on the cat, he says it’s demeaning! but I want to so so much. I’ll tell him Mitzi purrs for hers.

  6. Cute sweater! The Warrior Queen looks adorable in it.

    Yum, red lentil soup. It’s that or white chili beans this weekend.

  7. Hi Sheep, I keep thinking the same thing! The Mitz continues to make us smile, especially in her new duds.

    Hi Mary Anne, Gotta agree!

    Hi Sallee and Meezer, Thanks for the compliment too. I wouldnt have thought Mitz would love her sweater so much but she really, really does. Ooops, I thought Meezer was a boy!!!! Yikes.

    Hi Beth, Mitz REALLY appreciated your comment. Grrrrrrrrr….

    Hi Caroline, She truly does. And she doesn’t want to take it off either, but we do. Wearing a sweater all the time would not be a good thing, I don’t think.

    Hi Carrie, Thanks for the kind words. We just finished off the rest of this batch of lentil soup, it was delish and such a wonderful color too. Make sure to include the turmeric!

    Thanks for stopping by, huggs and good wishes,G 🙂

  8. Well that’s a first for me…. I’ve never seen a cat in a vest before. But I must say, she looks adorable. Great color choice!

  9. Did you say Mitz is 20? That is wonderful if I read right. The oldest cat my family had lived to be 18… My oldest for me was 17.. I have three now and they are like children. Mom and two of her children.
    This is indeed a time for soups. I make many soups in these winter months… I enjoy using spices such as tumeric or cumin among others. You do not need too much as you say.. Just enough goes a along way..

    Gnewvegan
    http://www.invitationfrom-gnewvegan.blogspot.com/

  10. Happy Birthday to Mitz! She sure is a head-turner in her sweater!

    I’ve been turning on to soup lately, too. It’s been snowy and cold here…into single digits at night…(around -15C)….and stays below freezing during the day.

    btw, I picked up some (live and growing) potted organic wheatgrass because I understand it’s supposed to be really great for you. Any ideas of what to do with it???

  11. Hi Diana, Thanks from Mitz and she says that she likes the color too. I thought burgundy and grey went well together too!

    Hi GNVegan, Mitz is indeed 20 years young/old! She’s been my long-time pal since she was 6 weeks old…love her sooooo much.

    Turmeric is great, isn’t it, hope you give the soup a try too.

    Hi Michelle, Mitz says, ‘ya got that right….with or without my new sweater (which she continues to love btw, likes to put it on when its nippy)

    Sounds like you are having a nippy cold spell too, soup sure hits the spot doesn’t it?

    I’ll do some thinking re: the wheatgrass. You do come up with some interesting items to ponder dear M!!!

    BFN and thanks for stopping by, G 🙂

  12. Hi Geraldine! This recipe sounds delightful (although I will definitely be increasing the garlic portion when I try it out). Have a great weekend! –j

Thanks so much for your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: