Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - Baked Macaroni

Hi everyone. It's me, Autumn!
Did you know that our buddy, Oskar is looking for doggie treat recipes or soup recipes or casserole recipes for a cookbook that will be a fundraiser for pets in need

Mom and I made baked macaroni for company this past weekend so that we could snap pictures of the finished product and submit our recipe.   Our names get mentioned in the cookbook and a link to our blog will be posted too!

This is the cheese sauce warming up.

 It goes over pasta~~
 And gets baked in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.    It's ready for the oven, mom!
 And this is the end result.  yummmmmm
Everyone who eats this at our house wants the recipe. 
We don't want to give the recipe away.  You'll have to read it in Oskar's cookbook!

See you all next Wednesday.

Love,
Autumn

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tacit Tuesday


Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Bestest Helper Ever

I'm helping mom make rice pie!  Rice pie is a traditional Italian dessert served at Easter but our Nonna used to make it all the time and mom wanted to make it seeing as we had company for dindin.

It's the most simple recipe ever.  It doesn't have a crust.  You just stir everything together in a bowl and pour it into a greased pan, bake it and you have the most wonderful dessert!

The first thing you do is place 1 pound of ricotta into a bowl and stir in 3/4 cup of sugar.  Ricotta is on my kidney diet so I get to have some!

You forgot to flip my ear back for me, mom!
 Next you stir in 4 eggs until this mixture is well blended. 

Add just under 1 cup of milk.

Then add 1 cup of rice that has already been cooked.  We use the long-grained rice that takes 20 minutes to cook on top of the stove. 

 Now it's time to spice it up a bit. 
Mom added 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of rum extract, a couple of shakes of cinnamon, a shake of orange peel and a shake of cardamom.

 Mix well and pour into a greased 8" pyrex dish or a 9" pie dish.
Now it's time to taste-test and make sure it's perfect!
Yup, perfect every time. It's impossible to mess up on this dessert.  It just doesn't happen!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean.


Enjoy it if you make it!


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

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Leftovers

Mom and dad got pizza and lots of it because we had company for dindin!
And she said that we had an overabundance of it and she needed to share. 
Our paws are raised high and wavin' at ya, mom!  We'd be only too happy to help you out!


The camera speed is not as fast as our mouths when it comes to pizza! haha

Happy a great Saturday everybody!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - The Felted Entrelac Clutch

Hi everyone!  It's us, Autumn and Francesca.

Mom has finished knitting the entrelac clutch~~
This is before felting it.

The next step is to put it into a zippered pillowcase and toss it in the washing machine. 

Voila!
It's felted!
 We're all set to go shopping!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love,
Autumn and Francesca

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lenny

One of our oldest and dearest friends has crossed the bridge  - our pal, Lenny.

 Lenny and I were the same age and his birthday was 2 days after mine so I always called him my twin and hoped that one day we could meet and maybe share our birthdays together.

We did meet - only it was about a month past both of our birthdays. 
 Lenny was a real gentleman and a real charmer.   Mom fell instantly in love with him and so did we.   His mom and dad are the sweetest hoomans ever and our hearts ache for them. 
 This is one of our very favorite pictures of Lenny. 

We will never forget you, Lenny.  You will be a special friend to us always.
Not a birthday will go by when we don't think of you.
God speed, Lenny.

We love you~~

Maggie and Mitch

Monday, March 21, 2011

SNOW

Guess what we're getting today?

The beautiful cold white stuff!  And we thought winter was over!

 Mom's Witch Hazel is still in bloom - in the snow!

 We also got a package in the mail today. 
It's from Becky Blue Bonnet, our Scottie friend.  She recently had a birthday  and  a give-away and we just happened to be lucky winners!

Becky sent us money!   We know EXACTLY how we're going to spend our winnings don't we, Mitch! 
 Becky also sent us the most adorable Scottie buttons.   Mom says she's saving these for something very special!
 She also send us a Scottie notepad that mom can use for her grocery lists!
Should we help mom out and get that list started, Mitch?
Thank you so very  much, Becky!   What sweet and thoughtful gifts you sent us!

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

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The First Day of Spring

Where did all of my snow go?

This is the last of it~ probably until next December!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Friday, March 18, 2011

My 4th Gotcha Day

Hi everybody!  It's me, Mitch and today is my gotcha day!  I've been with my family for 4 years!

Mom and dad suggested a picnic dindin for my special day!

We picked up a HUGE sandwich at our favorite deli and headed to one of our favorite spots ever.  WENTWORTH'S!

Check out this roast beef sandwich. 
That's all for me, right?
Chips! 
Don't mind if I do!
And what do you think came next?

Of course~~~ ice cream!  We had our choice of cherry vanilla or butter crunch.    Mom and dad were both very generous. 

This has sure been a fun picnic!
Living with mom and dad and Maggie has been a dream come true for me. 

Thank you again and again and again for rescuing me from that dreaded pet store, dad!  
I sure do love my life!


Love ya lots,
Mitch

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

The entire world looks green to me today.  I wonder why?


How come you're scrunching your neck into your body, Mitch?
Wearing shamrock shades isn't THAT bad!

You're even got green lazer eyes!  How did you do that?

Happy St. Patrick's day!!!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - Wordlessly Getting Into the Spirit

See you all next Wednesday!

Friends forever,
Francesca