Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Surprise Birthday Pawty

Mom is baking this morning and we were helping! She and dad have a surprise 50th birthday pawty to attend tomorrow WITHOUT us! Can you even believe it?!

The two recipes that she is making are Chewy Peanut Bars and Peanut Butter Fudgies! The best ingredient in BOTH of these recipes is the peanut butter! yummmmm

We're ready to begin mom!

She started with the chewy peanut bars first.

1/4 cup margarine or butter, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 - 14oz can sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 cups quick-cooking oats, 1/2 cup coarsley chopped peanuts and 1/2 cup raisins.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, condensed milk, vanilla and salt and mix well. Stir in oats, peanuts and raisins. Spread evenly into greased 13" X 9" pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool thoroughly and cut into bars.

Mitch and I need to whine about the addition of the raisins, mom! They are NOT on our food acceptable list, ya know! You're being mean by teasing us!

Secondly, mom changed the nuts from peanuts to walnuts! Another bummer! Thanks to Brutus and Rufus we now can't have walnuts! We owe you one guys! Honestly though, it's not their fault - they're just trying to keep us safe and be our friends. We apologize! Thanks, guys! hehehe
We got to lick the spoon anyway!
The bars came out of the oven! ahhhhhhhhhhh, the aroma of peanut butter! Can you see that mini painting at the top of the photo? Our friend, Miss Barbara painted that when I was very young. That was my first Mr. Plush carrot that I have to admit is no longer with us! OOPS - but I still have that big blue ball!
Next up - the peanut butter fudgies

2 cups sugar, 2 1/2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 2 cups quick-cooking oats.

Combine sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan; add milk, stirring until smooth. Add butter. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes

Remove from heat after 2 minutes is up. Add peanut butter and stir until melted. Add oats, mixing well. Let mixture cool until it firms a wee bit - like 10 minutes. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; cool completely.

We have another gripe here, mom! um chocolate is not allowed either! I'm not even going to bother getting out of my resting position because now you're just being down-right cruel!

No we did NOT get a taste of this one before it hit the waxed paper but we did get a lick of peanut butter off the spatula! How generous you are, mom!

Here's the finished product. Mom says it tastes more like candy than cookies! They look so yummy but no taste for us!

Have a great time at the suprise pawty, mom and dad! Maybe you can bring us a doggie bag of acceptable treats! We'll be waiting!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Faya said...

oh noooooo.....why don't we have peanut butter is not looks so tasty....
Kisses, Faya

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that looks really yummy.. slurp slurp...

i'm sure they will pack some food back 4 u

Lacy said...

w00f's Maggie n Mitch....yummmmies, heehee u gots me mama drooling at 6:30am fur chocolate....

b safe,

Noah the Airedale said...

As Mango would say YUMMERS!!!!!
They look delish Maggie & Mitch.
Oh btw, we didn't get to try ice-cream but we did get some Chinese food.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Cassidy said...

I don't know, daddy getting chocolate ice cream one day, then mummy making things with banned foods in, what's going on? Me supposes you did get to lick the spoons though!

Cassidy x

Eric said...

Deelish! Teatime cakies for the pawty but no pawtinis? Poor homans.

Wags, Eric

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Now you've gone and made me hungry! Hope you get that goodie bag of acceptable treats from the party.

Levi's mom

Saint Lover said...

Sorry to spoil your fun guys...:( Tell mommy she has to make Brutus Buckets or Zeusicles to make it up to you.

Hope they had a good time at the surprise pawty!

The Army of Four said...

You're making me sooooooooooo hungry!

brandythegreat said...

Ahh, I want some!!!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We hope your pawrents have a pawsome time at the pawty and we hope you get lots of really good treats in that doggie bag.

Boy, the list of unacceptable treats seems to be growing...our mom just heard that we shouldn't eat strawberries or raspberries because they are a natural form of Xylitol. We don't know what that is, but we heard about somedogs that ate Orbitz gum and almost died. They are sweetened with Xylitol. Boohoo!

Have a happy Sunday!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Moco said...

Nibble on her knees until she makes you something you can eat. Like pizza.

Jake of Florida said...

We used to have walnuts too -- until Mom read that they weren't good for dawgs. Bummer.

As long as they don't find something wrong with peanut butter, I guess we'll survive.

Those cookies look pawsome. We can smell themall the way down here in South Florida!!

Rudy said...

Oh wow your Mom's quite the baker isnt' she! Yum!
Today Mom got me some doggie chocolate baked goodies from the dog show where we went. I let my housemates have some when we got home and they love 'em too. Mom is saving the special doggie-carob-bar-on-a-rawhide-stick just for me!
I did Rally Obedience again, our first time at Excellent, and got second place so Mom also let me have the rest of her Mickey D's egg-and-cheese biscuit too. Hold on now I'm going to get fat! (MOM: yeah right)

Mom got us the rats so we could practice Earthdog in our own tunnels in the back yard. So far we haven't practiced yet this year and now it's hot as blazes. I love to come upstairs and YELL hello to them! ("arfarfarfarfarf")

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hmmmmmm. Can we borrow your mom to do some baking here? Ooops. Guess we shouldn't have said that. Better scratch that question in case Jan drops by.

purrs and tail wags

Joe Stains said...

Mom calls those last cookies Turtle Cookies. She love love loves them! You guys sure are great sous chefs!

Niamh said...

I think it is cruelty to animals when our people bake things that we are not allowed to eat! You showed remarkable restraint in not jumping up and eating all those people treats anyway.

Your friend,

Charlie Daniels said...

Spoon Lickin' across the universe . . . :-)



Jake and Taryn said...

Yummy!!! Those look so delicious!!...and how nice of your mom to share some yummy treats with you all! :)

4xBs said...

cooking sure is a lot of fun at your house. especially when you get to lick the spoon. but you can thank your mom for not sharing the fudge. that would be very very bad. so we are guessing that there is something wrong with walnuts too? poison? good to know.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Those treats look delicious. Tell you mom thanks for sharing the recipes! I will give them to my grandma when she comes back!
I hope your mom and dad have fun at that party and you get yummy treats too!
Kisses and hugs

Peanut said...

What nice treats those are. To bad you didn't get any.

Petey said...

Boy, reading all these posts I'm realizing how many treats I've been missing out on! I only get dog food and treats, not very many people treats except for a piece of foccacia from the restaurant around the corner. Since I was a pup, the maitre d' has been hand-feeding me focaccia, and now I won't budge from their doorway until I get some!

Stay cool!


Huskee Boy said...

Reading your post has made me AND mom hungry!! Hopefully your mom and dad bring something back to you from the pawty!

T-man said...

Ooh, we are drooling at your pictures!! My mom wants to try making those peanut butter fudgies next week.

Southbay Girl said...

I can't believe your mom made all those yummies with stuff in it that you can't eat!!! At least you got to lick the peanut butter!!!


Amber-Mae said...

Oh my gosh! They look sooo delish! The mommy is practically dribbling here...But I can't believe your mom used ingredients that dogs can't have besides the peanut butter!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Those look real yummy but mean cos we cant eat them.

We noticed that you have changed your banner. Very nice!

Boy n Baby

BWTH Dog House said...

Peanut butter~~I LOVE YOU~~OH oooo ooooooo~~~~

hahaa, I want peanut butter too!!! slurp~~~ I hope your pawrents have a pawtantic party.

and your new banner cool!!

slurpy licks,

Mack said...

Mom makes the PB & Choc cookies too. She calls them "No Bake" cookies!

Hey, thanks for telling us about the walnuts! Our birdy sister will occasionally drop a whole walnut on the floor. Now mom will have to run & pick it up before we get to it!

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m.
Happy birthday of 50 slowing years old.
We feel the life that spends wonderful every day through blog.
The combination of the cocoa and the peanut butter is very delicious.
This is my favorite dish.

Wonderful life in the future. :)

from loved ume tyan

Mango said...

Huh? All that cooking and nothing for M&M? Come on, she could have at least made something not on the poison list. At least you got a little peanut butter out of the deal.


Lenny said...

Mmmm, those look so tasty! Your mom should have made you your own doggie treats after all of that teasing! Especially if you don't get to go to the party.

Your friend, Lenny

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... we are absolutely starvin' readin' this....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

No fair they used raisins and chocolate...probably so they wouldn't have to SHARE....two big Dales like you coulda eaten both pans!!!!!

You guys roastin' up there too???

So HOT here!!!


Asta said...

Tha looks so pawsomelly delicious..but Mommi won't even wite it down, cause she would eat the whole panful, and she aweady doesn't fit into any of hew clotheses, hehehehe
It's stinky hot hewe so no,no,no,
hope youw pawents have a gweat time at the pawty and bwing you something edible and yummie
smoochie kisses

Petra said...

I'm drooling over those pictures, Maggie and Mitch! Yummmm!

Motch says to tell your mom thanks for the recipes; she's going to make some, too.

Deetz said...

My mum says the ones that look like poop on the wax paper...she calls them No Bake Cookies and they are her favorite of all times, but she can't eat one and one makes her gain like 100 pounds over night, so she doesn't make them anymore....

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh yes we are all drooling here,,YUMMY!! love A+A PL2 says she can not make them becaseu she will eat them all herself

WinstonBerry said...

Oh, my! Those treats look really tasty!! How unfair that your mom PURPOSELY made treats that you can't eat! :(
I hope they bring you home something god to make up for it!!

Winnie :-)