Is ur cat making u crazy?
#1
What do u think of this:

http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv...zy/308873/

Basically it says cats carry a parasite that can effect a human brain including causing mental illness.
Maybe there is a thread of truth to the crazy lady with 20 cats.....

I want a Russian Blue but ....
I also may already have this because I had cats throughout my childhood. :)
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(02-18-2013, 09:17 PM)candyapple Wrote: What do u think of this:

http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv...zy/308873/

Basically it says cats carry a parasite that can effect a human brain including causing mental illness.
Maybe there is a thread of truth to the crazy lady with 20 cats.....

I want a Russian Blue but ....
I also may already have this because I had cats throughout my childhood. :)

Make sure the meat is cooked to at least 165 degrees and you will be fine.  Be sure to use a good quality meat thermometer.
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#3
Lol yes, excellent advice from Adam_Michael.
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#4
(02-18-2013, 09:44 PM)Pheo Wrote: Lol yes, excellent advice from Adam_Michael.

Please, call me Adam

:eats:
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#5
U eat cats? Like Alf?  :LOL:
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#7
(02-18-2013, 11:10 PM)candyapple Wrote: U eat cats? Like Alf?  :LOL:

Cats are okay; although I prefer kittens.  They are more tender.  Kitten Parmesan is my favorite, but I don't eat such delicacies during Lent.

Here is a great recipe:

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 cup dry red or white wine
2 (28 ounce) can of peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chiffonade of fresh basil
4 double-cut loin kitten chops, bone-in, butterflied and pound out 1/4-inch thick
1 cup flour
Essence, recipe follows
2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk
2 cups fine dried bread crumbs
1 pound fresh fettuccine
Mornay sauce, recipe follows
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onions, carrots and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 to5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and clear in color. Add the garlic and red wine. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes.


Whisk the tomato paste and water together. Add to the tomatoes. Stir in the dried herbs. Bring the liquid to a boil, over high heat. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.


Reseason with salt and pepper. Stir in the basil. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.


Season the kitten chops with salt and pepper. Season the flour with Essence. Season the egg wash with Essence. Season the bread crumbs with Essence. Dredge the kitten chops in the flour. Dip each chop in the egg wash, letting the excess drip off. Finally, dredge the chops in the seasoned bread crumbs, coating completely. Add 1/4 cup of the oil to two large skillets. When the oil is hot, add two chops to each skillet. Pan-fry the chops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with Essence.


Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Place the chops on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes, or until hot. Remove the pasta from the heat and drain. Drizzle the pasta with olive oil. Season the pasta with salt and pepper. Toss the pasta with the Mornay Sauce.


To serve, mound the pasta in the center of each plate. Lay the kitten chop over the pasta. Spoon the sauce over the kitten. Garnish with the grated cheese

Essence:

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.


Yield: about 2/3 cup

:puss: :eats:


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#8
Very funny, Adam Michael!  :LOL:  :P

But seriously, I think pregnant women need to be careful scooping the litter box if they have cats that go outside. Other than that, I wouldn't worry...
Lynne

+JMJ+

"Certainly, you must be informed about modern errors because preaching the truth involves preaching about distancing oneself from error; but do not make the negative, secondary aspect into the most important! Your first aim is not to fight against error but to know the truth. Your central concern should be study, your sanctification, silence, meditation, and the exercise of charity." - Archbishop Lefebvre
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#9
I started a thread on this subject a while back. http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/inde...944.0.html

It is information that certainly needs to get out. It is a problem that transcends the risk to pregnant women as it effects women who aren't pregnant too. I suppose that would be because more women then men have cats or at least, more women than men tend to the cat's excreta.

Either way, toxoplasmosis is a very real and increasingly common threat to one's health.
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