Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Helpers

Mitch and I are helping mom prepare the Thanksgiving feast today. It's just going to me us and mom and dad. My sister and her hubby are visiting relatives on "his" side this particular holiday.
One of the things that mom makes every year for Thanksgiving is her Nanny's Stuffed Celery! Mom has been eating this yummy stuff every single year for as long as she's been married to dad (34 years - shhhhhhhhhhh) and she just loves it!

This year both Mitch and I wanted to give mom a hand in the kitchen to make it a little bit easier on her! *wink*

You start with a softened 8 ounce package of cream cheese.
Mitch didn't want any of that good stuff to get wasted so he's cleaning the foil paper before it gets trashed!
To the softened cream cheese you add 1/3 - 1/2 cup blue cheese, add 1 small can of those teeny tiny shrimp that you find in the section of the grocery story with the tuna fish (dad's favorite). Add a nice healthy squirt of lemon juice, a Tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and a 1/2 teaspoon of onion salt or powder. Cream all of these ingredients together and you're all set to stuff the celery!
Being the helpful dogs that we are, we had to taste test to be sure that all the seasonings were just perfect!
Mitch didn't play fair! Mom had 2 spoons - one for me and one for him. He ate his and then ate mine! See me checking the floor for any crumbs that he might have dropped!! Not fair, piggy boy!
This is the plate all ready for the Thanksgiving table~
After the stuffed celery was prepared, it was time to stuff Mr. Turkey. Mom always cooks the giblets for me and this year I have to share with Mitch and as luck would have it, our turkey had doubles of everything inside - 4 livers, 2 hearts and 4 gizzards! Is that lucky or what!!
Check this out! Does this not look awesome?
I think Mitch burned his tongue on the hot pan trying to get all the goodies so he didn't have to share with me! haha - serves you right, fatso!

You have to know that Mitch has already had a bit of the liver and mom is telling him that this fork-full is for Maggie - that's me! Look how well he listens to mom!

We have so much to be thankful for this year but the most important thing is that we are loved and that we have each other!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our doggie friends celebrating today and even if you don't celebrate this holiday in your country, please know that we are so thankful to have all of you as our friends,

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That is a vewy yummy and bootiful looking wecipe..thank you fow shawing, we'll have to twy it soon!
You awwe such wondewful kitchen helpews, youw taste tests awe pwobably why evewything tuwns out so good!
I'm thankful fow youw fwiendship! and that all ouw pawents awe healthy and with us to celebwate!
have a wondewful day!
smoochie kisses

4xBs said...

hey kiddos, we are thankful to have you as our buddies too! isn't thanksgiving the bestest? we get turkey necks and bison bones for our feast.

you sure are good kitchen helpers. your mom is lucky to have such good assistants.


Snowball said...

Happy Thanksgiving. The food looks delicious I hope you have lots of food from everyone who are at the feast.


Peanut said...

Your food looks so great. We hope you have a great thanksgiving also.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch,
Mmmmmm, that celery stuffing sounds very good, & Mama just loves shrimp.
We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day & we're so thankful that you are our friends.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

bt said...

mmm.. that looks so good.. i hope lots of people accidentally drop some on the floor for you guys to scoop up quick!

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for another fabo recipe Maggie & Mitch. You're mum sure is a wonder in the kitchen. You two are the luckiest.
Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving we are thankful to know you guys and all our blogger maties and we hope you enjoy your holiday and those gizzards.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch, I'm BACK! Woh you doggies prepared a yummy thanksgiving meal. Hope you have a pawsome time

~ Girl girl

Momo :) said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Maggie & Mitch!! :) Hope you're having lots of birdy!

That Nanny's Stuffed Celery sounds great! I know my mom really want to make this now!

Momo xoxo

Gus said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the two of you, your mom and dad, and all the rest of your family. The celery sounds yummy. I think muzzer will balk at the blue cheese though.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch
I am thankful for your friendship too!
Good helpers!
I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

T-man said...

You must be learning a lot about cooking from your mom. You look like you're concentrating really hard in the kitchen :)


Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

I have much to be thankful for too..the Mommy is much better & has gone back to work, the boys all have been adopted already into good & loving homes, the Mommy is smiling again & I am being spoiled rotten.

Your stuffed celery looks Yummy...we had some too but our was stuffed with cream cheesed and finey chopped pecans...I didn't get any but I made up for it with lots of turkey.

Love Mona & the Mommy too !!

Kirby said...

Happy Thanksgiving Maggie & Mitch,

Wow, that stuffed celery looks really yummy. Mommy writes down all of your recipes, I can't wait till she tries them out. I hope you guys ate lot of turkey and other yummies today. I ate a ton, and now I'm stuffed and happy.

I am so thankful to have met so many doggies like you two in the past few months. I've learned so much from you and I'm so happy to have you as my friends. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Your pal,

Rudy said...

Ohhh that recipe looks and sounds yummy, I'll eat the cream cheese stuff and Mom can have that celery.
We're going to have more turkey this weekend so we'll be getting fat over here!

2shibas said...

OMD! That looks so good! I'm going to ask Mom to make it and I'll supervise. Thanks for the recipe!


Huskee Boy said...

Happy Thanksgiving you you and your wonderful family, Maggie and Mitch!
I hope you'll get more of Mr Turkey!

happy said...

That looks yummy!

Luckie Girl said...

I am glad you are my friends too! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Simba said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. You are so right, been love is the most important thing in the world.

Simba xx

Amber-Mae said...

Woh, those stuffed celeries look great! My mommy loooves celery especially whit the spicy hot drink, Bloody Mary. Why is it called Bloody Mary? Is that Mary's blood she's drinking? But who's Mary? Oh, whatever, who cares! Oh you two did a great job helping out your mom in the kitchen. I hope the Turkey was stuffed enuf, kekeke!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Harry said...

It's cookery corner again! ma likes the look of the celery stuffng mix, I think she'll be trying that.

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both too - looks like you had a great feast!!


Alex said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, happy Thanksgiving! It's too bad we don't celebrate this in Germany...

Sparky said...

Happy Thanksgiving Maggie and Mitch!!! We got to eat the all the inards too - - what a wonderful treat...Patches didn't even chew his!

umekotyan said...

Good evening maggie.
It is a dish of the Thanksgiving.
As for meal on back's other side, I also know it to be delicious.
As for it, the yogurt is also delicious.
Kitchen comes also for me to want to eat celery and the lobster.
It sleeps to it, and the 23rd is Labor Thanksgiving Day also in Japan.

I was work.
Please spend a wonderful weekend eating the dish. :)

from loved ume tyan

Amici said...

That stuffed celery sure looks good!! Mmmm, it has me licking my lips. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to the whole family!

TAPhillips said...

Happy Birthday - since we might not get online tomorrow!
Wuf Ya - Gomer & Opie


the food look so mouth is watery.........oh! well! "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

jaffeboy said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Boy, those celery look good!!!

Festivities are the bestest times!

Girasol said...

It seems that you had a great thanksgiving!!
Some leftovers? that recipe looks fantastic.

Orion said...

MMMM...that looks sooo good. I wish I could eat stuff other than rabbit and potatoes. If I could, I'd be asking Mom to make your Mom's recipes ALL the time!

Hope you guys had a fun Turkey Day!

Hana said...

Wow, you two had a great Thanksgiving. I think Mitch enjoyed it more since it sounded like he had more than his share! You have a great mom who cooks neat things for you. My mom hasn't made the pina colada cake yet... I hope she makes it soon.

Jackson said...

Hey pals, Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Eat some pumpkin for me! J x

Val Cox said...

ahh, they are so sweet! Val

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...that celery looks yummy!!! I'm sure you were such good helpers for your Mom. I hope mitch's tongue is ok.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Agatha and Archie said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!That celery looks pawsome!!!! Happy turkey day you guys!! How lucky were you to find a turkey with 2 of everything!!!!! Love A+A

Isis said...

seems to me like you guys are the best helpers ever!

Ferndoggle said...

That celery looks heavenly!! I would've licked all the creamy center out of it and then given the celery to Lola. She digs veggies more than me.

Helping for Turkey Day rocks! I did such a great job Mom gave me the neck! Raw, of course, and we get the innards later this week. I love Thanksgiving!!


Joe Stains said...

That stuffed celery looks so pawesome! Mom might just have ot make it for us. I mean her.

I am glad you guys had a great thanksgiving!

Lacy said...

woofies M n M!!! dat celery shure did lookies yummmies...did u all haf a good thanksgivin? u r such good helpers, all me does in lay in the floor wiff sad puppy eyes sooo dey not furget me dar....

b safe,

Bogart said...

Mmmmmmmmm looks YUMMY!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Maggie and Mitch!!!


Ben_Benjamin said...

Wow, thanksgiving is all about FOOD?? We dont celebrate it here but I can see FOOD everywhere for those who celebrate it.....slurp~~
(OUch!! Mom, why you hit me??) Okok, I will stop talking bout FOOD....

Happy Barkday Mitch!!! You are big boy now, do you get a BIG cake?? Slurp~~I just couldn't live without FOOD...

Happy weekend too.

Maggie said...

Happy thanksgiving too Maggie and Mitch!!!...
sorry for the late wish..
that liver makes me drooolllll..
im on mommy give me special food..sighh..

Stanley said...

Maggsie & Mitch!

I am VERY thankful for you two, and for your mama & dad! Goober smooches all around at your house!

You guys were very thoughtful to help your mama out like that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last photo of the two of you! Mitch, it looks like you're getting a little more bold in your old age!

Goober love,

Mojo said...

Cream cheese! MMMmmmm! Wish we had Thanksgiving over here.

I agree though; all the wonderful friends we've made through blogging are reason to give great thanks.

big hugs

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Happy Barkday to Mitch!

And thank you all so much for your kind wishes to us poor dogs who don't celebrate Thanksgiving, Maggie, that was a lovely post!

Jeannie has copied the recipe for the celery down and is going to make it tonight -

Much love and licks, to you all,

Marvin xxxxxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

pee ess your turkey with all those duplicate parts.....was it a medical miracle turkey???????(!)

Putter said...

Maggie and Mitch!

You guys are the bestest ever in the kitchen!!!!!! OMG!!!! That feast looks amazingest ever!!!!!!!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Caz said...

you lucky guys your mum always involves you with the cooking, I would love to come and help tooooooooooooooooooooooo.
I think you will have to be a bit quicker to get there before the second spoon gets eatten.
Glad you had a lovely day and that you know you have a a very special family.

your pal Ludo

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

You guys are great helpers!

Boy n Baby