Saturday, December 20, 2008

Six Things that Make Us Happy

Addie and Zoe posted about six things that make them happy and we thought that this would be fun! Me first and then Mitchy!
Three things that make me deliriously happy are:

1. Walkies!

2. Pizza
3. Onies (macaroni)
And pretty much in that order!

Your turn, Mitch!

Three things that make me VERY happy are:

1. Walkies

2. Fruit, especially apples

3. Going for rides in the car or the truck. I don't care where we're going as long as I get to go too!

Yesterday mom made Date Nut Bars - some were for us and some were to share!

Here's the recipe if anyone would like to make them:

1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 2 eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 package of chopped dates, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Beat eggs till light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating while adding. Add the dates and the nuts. Add dry ingredients, melted butter and vanilla. Spread into a greased 9" shallow pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. Cut into squares and dust with confectioners sugar when cool. Enjoy!

I helped mom mix all of the ingredients together!

And Mitch and I both got to lick the spoon before the batter got spread in the pan!
This is some good stuff, Maggie!

Baking for Christmas is sure a lot of fun! We can't wait till mom starts making cookies!

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

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Lacy said...

w00f's M and M, mayb me needs to put mama a cookin...dat date bread sounds yummie, me bets it smells even yummier...

b safe,

Princess Patches said...

I bet your house smelled just like ours did...since our moms were both making date bars at the same time! Our recipe is slightly different, but I'm sure they are both good! Ours has a layer of dates in the middle. We didn't get to lick the spoon 'cause Mom wasn't sure whether we should be eating dates. She says she will let time. Dad gave each of us a tiny bite and it was yummy!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Mack said...

Our mom has YET to start any serious Christmas baking!

We are hoping today is the day!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!
your mom makes the yummiest things!
emmitt asked me to ask you if you would not mind having a puggy over for the holidays? he has his suitcase packed already. :)
m & e

Patience-please said...

Yummmmmm!!! To everything, just YUMMM! (our favorite thing is walkies, too)

wags from the whippets

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


Nice list of things -

I bet woo will add playing in the snow to them today!


Aki and Poopie said...

yay! you guys get to lick the spoon again. holiday baking sure is fun... we are so glad there are lots of that in your place.

nice list by the way. we love walkies too, and yeah, we drool about rides also.

missing you lots,


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

wow, my J loves your blog because you put such yummylicious recipes on there!

I like apples too, I always get the apple core when they have finished with theirs as well.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sorry we are late in commenting (and posting) my J says she "has a lot on her plate" at the moment, which is more than I can say!!!!!!

love and many Christmas Licks,
Marvin xxxxx

Love from Jeannie toooooooooo!

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Wow, you get to lick the spoon? You're such lucky pups! I'm lucky if I get a handful of crumbs. J x

Faya said...

I agree Maggie & Mitch, walkies are just great !
Today I also help Véronique to cook cakes (with crabs...miam miam)....
Kisses, Faya

Agatha and Archie said...

Hi kids!! Yum..we wish we could be ther to help you with the spoons! Love A+A

Noah the Airedale said...

Walkies make us happy too.
Those date nut bars sound great. I think D should give this a try.
Guess what, Baz & Ellie are here hee hee. I've been good so far.

love ya back
Noah x

Lizzy said...

Maggie! Mitch!

Those six things make me super happy too. Walkies are definitely on the top of the list!

Oooh, those date nut bars must be delicious! My humans make them too, but they haven't for a few months now... I shall tell them to make some more today!

I hope you both have a grrrrEAT weekend! Happy Holidays!


Clover said...

Hi guys!
You are the most pawesome kitchen helpers!!
Thanks for sharing your happy things!
Love Clover xo

Eric said...

Coo - lots of festive feasting at your house- got room for a little wiry one????

Wags, Eric xx

Randi said...

Aww...I like the pics of you nom nomming on the spoon!

I bet they turned out yummy!

Love & Licks,

Hollie and Janie said...

You are such good helpers in the kitchen!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Walkies and car rides are great! I love them too!
Yummy bars!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Today my mom bought marshmallows and thought about you two!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

The Musketeers said...

Great list there M & M ! :D

Koobuss said...

Walkies are great! They're one of my favorite things, too. I also like bully sticks, as everybody knows. Hehe

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch..I bet youw house smells like Chwissmuss aweady..we love that spicy, baking smell..nothing like it to get you in the mood fow the Holidays. You awe such big help to youw Mom bof of you..I bet Santa is vewy happy wif you and will get you lots of walks and fwuit, and oonies and pizza and caw wides to go along wif all the othew stuff
smoochie kisses

Comet said...

We tried to talk our girl into making that yummy looking recipe, but she scowled and muttered something about not having a date in so long that she wouldn't even know what one was anymore. Whatever that means.

Comet and BLU

Raising Addie said...

Yummers... you got to lick the spoon!

Walkies are my favorite too! And I LOVE pizza crust.


Moco said...

Christmas is in the air at your house. Goodies and treats galore.

Southbaygirl said...

wow what does yummy batter taste like? I've never had any! You guys a re pretty special to get yummy batter!!


Joe Stains said...

YUM you are making us very hungry!! Mom needs to get in the kitchen!

Unknown said...

Car rides make mine happy too! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!