Saturday, April 9, 2011

Back In The Kitchen Again

There's one place in the rectory I've found to be the best for exploring, and that's in the kitchen.

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Pecan Day with the housekeeper sending me on a mission in the cabinets to look for those celebrated nuts.



Once I got inside, I made my way around molasses, popcorn and croutons. I felt like I was on safari, sniffing the wild smells of gelatin and vanilla extract.



I knocked over food coloring. What? What color was it in the first place? Is there something I should know? Never mind. Let me see, ooh, the confectioner's sugar was like a pillow, the smell of cornstarch gave me goose pimples, and I found a hidden canister of quick grits. Anyhow, when all was said and done, there were no pecans.



What I did discover was a box mix of pecan cluster bars. Mary Lou was happy and my quest had ended. It was exhausting!



By the way they made a delicious dessert with whipped cream on top. Before I forget--the pecan never made it big in the rest of the world. It's strictly a born-in-America nut like me!

--Tom

21 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Great Explore of sniffing, Father Tom

I never have that experience, Pretty amazing how many smell in there.
and MOL..for the last photo : )

I absolutely think being America nut like you is so helpful.
Please have a lovely weekend
xoxo

Brian said...

I'm sorry you didn't find any pecans, but you did a great search! Hey, we have a pecan tree in our back yard but the squirrels get most of them!

Hannah and Lucy said...

You're allowed in the food cupboard - our mum gets very up tight about us in ours - probably cos she doesn't like to share her food with us!!
We often leave some of ours out for her to try but she never reciprocates. Boooo Hissss.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Melody said...

Hey Father Tom..so nice to meet you!!

Look forward to getting to know you.

Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

Random Felines said...

We didn't know pecans were a US thing - mom loves them though. I hope they shared the bars with you!! What an adventure...

Furkidsmom said...

You did a good job scouting out those pecan clusters!! You deserve a nap and a good portion of that whipped cream!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Elizabeth said...

We'll just keep those yummy nuts and you, Tom, our little secret. They don't know what goodness they're missing!

Jon Farleigh and Dewi

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

A clever and intersting take on a cat blog. Keep up the good work.


Next weekend while I'm playing on this hop, I'll also be hosting one at my blog. I'd love to have you join in to help homeless bunny friends find furever homes. Check it out http://www.allthingsdogblog.com/2011/04/easter-rabbit-adoptathon-blog-hop.html

Jan's Funny Farm said...

There's a pecan tree in the neighbor's yard so we get pecans in season. Perhaps next fall you can come by and pick up some for your human.

Mr. Pip said...

OK, now I am starving! I love pecans - had no idea they were an American nut!

Your pal, Pip

Mariodacat said...

You were on a real treasure hunt. I bet it was fun exploring too. You are pretty lucky to have been sent on the mission. Sorry no pecans tho - M's mouth is watering now.

sagechronicles said...

You sure found a great place to nap, Tom! You need to remind them that some of those ingredients would make some pretty nice kitty treats.

K-Koira said...

Stopping by from the blog hop. Sounds like a good adventure.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Pecans are my human's favorite nut! Aside from my roommate Binga, that is.

The Island Cats said...

That was some good work there, Tom! We hope you got to try some of that whipped cream! It's Wally's favorite!!

Catsparella said...

Tom! This post made me hungry and sleepy all at the same time :) I hope you're having a lovely weekend, my furriend!

Marg said...

Tom, there sure was a good investigation. Love hearing how you feel about all those foods. Glad the food coloring didn't get on you and ruint your furs. Had fun reading this. Take care and have a super Sunday.

Father Tom said...

Well, another weekend is history..but this was a good one. I hope everybody had a chance to think spring and see a little of it, too!

Julie says..I don't let "Tom" into the cupboards all the time..just for the post. He loves to explore and I just have to make sure whatever he gets into will go good with cat hair!..(just kidding!)

Stay happy, my friends and have a good week! (I'm still wondering--if there's food coloring, why is it my food all looks the same?)

Best,
Tom
xoxo

ABBY said...

It's all in the search, right Tom?

You had a good time we think.

purrin
xoxox
Abby

meowmeowmans said...

Great sleuthing, Tom! Sorry you didn't find those pecans. By the way ... did they share any of those pecan bars with you?

Team Tabby said...

Bet you enjoyed the whipped cream!!