Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - Preparing for Thanksgiving

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!Mom and I want to try out a new recipe for Thanksgiving this year that we've never made before. We found it in this cookbook that mom has had for awhile now! The cookbook is called "Beyond Beans, Beer and BBQ" and it contains the BEST recipes from lots of contributing Airedale folks! Mom contributed a couple of recipes too! The cookbook was a fund raiser for the Lone Star Airedale Terrier Club. The recipe that we're going to make is called Get Together Grape Salad! The story that goes with this recipe is as follows: Donna first had this salad in the 1940's. An aunt brought it to all the family get togethers. Now it has become a third generation recipe and a tradition at all our holiday meals together. Delicious with roasted turkey!It sounds PERFECT so that's what we'll be making to go along with our Thanksgiving dindin tomorrow!

2 pounds Seedless red grapes, sliced in half lengthwise, 2 cups miniature marshamallows, cut in half, 1 can pineapple chunks or slices, chopped in small pieces, 1 cup of walnut pieces and 1 small package of vanilla instant pudding.

Prepare the pudding according to the package and allow to set. Mix the grapes, marshmallows, pineapple and walnut pieces together. Once the pudding is set, combine with grape mixture and refrigerate. It's best if prepared one day before serving!

Marshmallows!! hummmmmmmmm -- This gives me a great idea!Yooooooooooohooooooooooooo! Maggie and Mitch!!!! Where are you?!!!!!!!

Here it comes! Catch it, Mitch!

Get it, Maggie! That one is yours!

What an athlete that boy is!We'll have to let you know how the salad turns out!

Have a happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday!

Love, Autumn


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey maties,
Happy Thanksgiving and good catching Mitchy lol.
Enjoy the grape salad.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

The Musketeers said...

Mitch is such a athele ! Somehow like me ! mmm.. enjoy the salad :D

xoxo ,

Aki and Poopie said...

mmm... that salad sounds fab. we hope it turns out okay because we are drooling just reading the recipe already.

good boy mitch! you are one high jumper. maybe you and poopie can join in the high jump competition in the next pawlimpics.

Happy Thanksgiving you all!

drooly kisses,


Princess Patches said...

Wow, Mitchy! You are a great jumper AND a great catcher! Our mom has had that salad and says it's very yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Ruby and Penny said...

I'm saving the recipe. It looks really yummy. Good catching.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Love Ruby

Anne said...

Love to see the way Maggie and Mitch catching Marshmallows in the air. Mitch sure has some really pawsome moves.



Charlie Daniels said...


Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Things have been a bit rough around here ...

I'll try and get back again soon ..



Patience-please said...

we are very thankful for you guys! Yes we are.

wags from the whippets

Comet said...

What a good marshmallow catcher Mitch is! Be careful though - if you eat too many you won't be able to jump as high! The salad sounds delicious.

Hollie and Janie said...

Mitchy always amazes me with his marshmellow catching abilities!! I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Gus said...

yumyum....that salad sounds wonderful. We hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving.


Boo Casanova said...

look at mitch flying! lol he's such an athletic boy.

wet wet licks


Mack said...

That salad sounds deelish. You guys always have the best food at your place!!

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow M&M,

That grape salad sounds interestin' fer sure....Gram is always lookin' fer new recipes ta try...hope ya enjoy it...and we all wish ya the Happest Thanksgivin' ever......from Our House ta Yer House......

We send Turkey wishes and stuffin'with gravy...
cranberry goodies, 'n potatoes real wavy.
Wrap it all up 'n what have ya got.
Good food and good fellowship right outta the pot.

Hope yers is the best ever !!!!

Dewey Dewster here...

Archie and Melissa said...

We love it when you cook! Your pictures made our whole day!
m & e

Eduardo said...

Wow Mitch you are super tall! My Mommy said she would just love to hug you! That salad sounds great!
Happy Early Thanksgiving!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

The WriggleButts said...

We hope you enjoy your sallad!


Clover said...

Hi Autumn!
You are a good helper! That recipe does sound delicious. My mom might try it (minus the nuts, she is allergic).
Please give a big thank you to your parents and Maggie and Mitch for the adorable Christmas card! I was so excited to get it in the mail yesterday. :)
Love Clover xo
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Moco said...

Sounds yummy and fairly easy. Anytime you can get a treat it's a good recipe.
That Mitch sure can stretch himself.
Have a wonderful turkey day.

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Great Catch Mitch!! Mom has had this salad and thinks it is yummy.
Hope y'all have a very happy Thanksgiving!

The Army of Four said...

That sounds SO good! And we know Maggie and Mitch love marshmallows! We still haven't gotten to try any. I need to make sure my mom sees this recipe - it could be my golden opportunity!
Play bows,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmmm that sounds really yummy... Don't eat any of those grapes though. They are really bad for you...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Homer said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

We love the cover of the receipe book! BTW, did you guys enjoy the salad?


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Just be sure to only eat the marshmallows and not the grapes!


Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, that salad sounds AMAZING! Maybe I'm going to ask Mom to make some too...I have yet to try them marshmallows! hehe! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Lorenza said...

I am sure the salad will taste delicious!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Kisses and hugs

i said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm sure the salad is going to be yummy! Oh wow can Mitch really jump!

Rudy said...

Mom loves old recipes like that. Let us know how it turns out!

You guys are great catchers! Josie tries and sometimes catches stuff if Mom throws it juuuust right. I don't bother, I've got too much hair around my eyes to see that well.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Puggle Preston said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Thanks for your well wishes. I am healing well. Of course, the thanksgiving turkey will really help with the recovery, right?
Mitch's "catch" picture made me laugh so har. It is a great picture!
Happy thankgiving to you and your family!

wags and licks

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Yummy.. those marshmellows look good. How many did you have?? My mom loves BBQ'ed marshmellows!

Cassidy said...

Happy thansgiving to you and your family!

So sorry we misssed wishing you a happy 2nd birthday Mitch! Your apple ice cream sounds super yummy!

Cassidy x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Turkey Day.. Hope you have a great one.. We can already smell the turkey at our house... Mmmm

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Unknown said...

Yummmmm! Mini marshmallow catch is one of my dogs favorite games!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Southbaygirl said...

Maggie and Mitch-Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great day!!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Belated Barkday Mitch!
Happy Thanksgiving to my adorable friends.
I'm blessed to have friends like you and I'm so thankful for that.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Your recipe sounds yum.

We wish you both a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a great day!
Love the *catch it Mitch* photo!

Holly & Zac

wally said...

Happy Thanksgiving guys! Those are some great action shots with the catching.

wally t.

Joe Stains said...

Woo Hoo Marshmallow toss!! That salad sounds delicious, anything with pineapple and marshmallows has to be good!