Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shrimp Bisque and a Marrow Bone

I got to help mom make Shrimp Bisque this past week!
And look what I got for being the bestest helper~
A shrimp!
 Dad was away for the day so we made him a special dindin.  It sure does smell yummy!

 While the soup was cooking away, I was enjoying a marrow bone. 
 When My Maggie was diagnosed with kidney disease, she couldn't have marrow bones anymore, which meant that neither could I because mom never wanted to make her feel bad.
I'm sure enjoying this marrow bone!  It's been 2 years since I had one!
Dindin is served!

Dad surprised us with dessert from Lexington, Massachusetts!

Not sure exactly what it was but it was sure yummy!

A top secret pressie arrived in our mail box a few days ago.  It's from our goodest and bestest friend, Putter.   It's photos and a video and it's so many wonderful memories of My Maggie and Putter together and guess what -  I'm in there too - when I was just a little boy!  It's a wonderful gift and it had mom laughing and crying at the same time.  Thank you so very much, Putter.  You are the BEST!

Some of pictures are the same ones that are on this beautiful collage that Putter and her mom, Kate, gave us a couple of years ago.  Some of these pictures are of the first time we ever met and of Putter's trips to our house and even hikes at Sleeping Giant.
So many wonderful memories and we love them all - every single one of them is so very, very special.  Thank you so much, Putter!

And another pressie arrived!  This beautiful table runner was made by Karen, the mom of Dave and Zim! Dave picked out the fabrics knowing that they would match our re-do dining room to perfection and guess what?  They do!   Isn't our table lovely with the new runner! Thank you so very much, guys!  We are so honored to have a handmade masterpiece by your mom!
We sure do have the best and most generous and loving friends!

Love ya lots,


Adien Crafts said...

Hi Mitch!! Wow what a treat of a meal and that dessert looks just delicious. What a lovely keepsake to get from your friends, more wonderful memories to treasure. Dex and Lou xxxx

Angus said...

Mitch - Shrimp and marrowbone. Can it get any better ?

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Shrimp Bisque (My mom is droolin)
Marrow Bone
Pressies from your Furends

WOW Buddy this was a very much Happy Making Post fur Sure...

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are all on our way. Mom says she will have some shrimp bisque and we'll all sample the bones:)

Beautiful pressies.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Thuglets said...

Well that all of us on the way too! Mitch you have us all droolin!LOL
You got some very special pressies.
Have a lovely day
Enjoy your marrow bone
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch, wow dinner for you and your mom and dad looked great. We haven't had marrow for a long time. My dad thinks that it may have upset some of our tummies and so it got cut out. We get bison bones, usually knuckles. The shrimp bisque sure looked good. Your mom has a lot of very nice friends that care about her and your angel sister.

Ellen said...

Boy oh boy...I have some poochies who would flip for that bone! You look totally into it and I bet you liked it better than the shrimp.

The dessert looks so creamy and rich...yummy...and the Shrimp Bisque..with my favorite soup crackers on top!

Your dear friend Putter gave you all such a very special gift. Hope you watch it many times and smile inside with how much Maggie loved you.

Ziggy Stardust said...

What nice pressies you got, pressies are the best. I never had shrimp or a marrow bone, I am gonna have a talk with my Mom. Thanks for sharing.

Loveys Sasha

Berts Blog said...

What great friends you and
maggie. They re so thoughtful. I asked my

i can't have one as long as
jamie is still with us. Whats up with that.

The Army of Four said...

Did you say 'shrimp'?!? Do you need my address, Mitch? Ha roo, just kidding!
Wow, how thoughtful of Putter! What wonderful memories to cherish!!!
We are SO HAPPY that you like the table runner! And how about that - Dave was right! It looks perfect on your dining room table!
Give your mom a little lick on the nose for me, OK?
Play bows,

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Such thoughtful gifts.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

We love marrow bones, too.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Boy does that sound yummE. Great collage too
Benny & Lily

snoopydogknits said...

Wow! Shrimps AND a marrowbone. I just ADORE marrow bones! Great gift from Putter. What kind and thoughtful friends you have Mitch. Have a fun week. Oscar (and Ros)

Millie and Walter said...

Sounds like you had a great time helping with the bisque. I love the table runner. Dave & Zim's mom does great work...with Dave's help of course.


Winston said...

Such wonderful friends make a hard time that much easier!

Now Mitch, you must ask your mom to share her recipe for the shrimp bisque! What was your dessert, it did look yummy!

Sweet William The Scot said...

I like shrimp ~ sometimes when my peep goes to Red Lobster she brings out a container with bites for me. Yum Yum But, I want to taste your desert.
Sweet William The Scot

Ina in Alaska said...

I bet that shrimp smelled better than tripe!

Question: do you boil the marrow bone & if so for how long? Also, when is it a good time to remove the bone from the dog? Mine would chew on it & would be reluctant to give it up.

Yesterday on our way to our hike we were at a red light & in the vehicle next to ours were 2 Airedales! Thought of Mitch & Angel Maggie xo

Oreo said...

That is some yummy looking food!! CAll me next time and I will be right over!! :-)

Jazzi and Addy

Cowspotdog said...

you are so lucky to have a marrow bone....Mom has been trying to find them everywhere around here. She can get them at the pet store but at $8 each for ones half the size of yours - she says it's it' a very treat treat indeed.

Sweepy said...

Woof Mitch I know the feeling but I am not allowed to have bones anymore! I am turning TEN next month so Keeper said I have to be careful. I wonder what that means?

Wyatt said...

We have had a lot of seafood this week too! Crab cakes and Shrimp Jambalaya. Peeps scored big, Airedales not so much!

Wyatt's Mom

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Mitch sounds like a great day. We're glad you got to enjoy a marrow bone. Maggie would be glad too. Your friend Putter gave you a totally special gift. Just lovely. See you soon buddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I never had a shrimp, but sometimes I get soup bones. Your bone looks mighty good, and those pressy keepsakes are awsome!

bichonpawz said...

Life just doesn't get any better than that Mitch....MARROW bone AND Shrimp! Wow! That sounds terrific!!! You got some real nice pressies too!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Princess Patches said...

Wow, Mitchy Boy! You are one lucky Aire-boy! Shrimp, dessert AND presents! Holey Moley!


Bassetmomma said...

Wow Mitch! What a great meal you helped with!

Unknown said...

You have so many thoughtful friends, Mitch!

And you're so lucky to have marrow bone. My mom is looking for it high and low, she is actually thinking of the raw marrow bone recently but not so sure whether it's safe for me.


Douglas said...

OMD Mitch! Helping Mommy cook, getting a shrimp, then getting a marrow bone! That is so pawesome! And I love the memories pressie from Putter! What a grrreat furiend!


SissySees said...

Lots of great pressies! We love crab bisque and lobster bisque, and we love shrimp, so I think we have to try that recipe very soon!

tula monstah said...

Hi Mitch- hate interrupt your bone-nomming.. but it all looks soooo yummy! my mom used to work in Lexington- but never had good stuff from that bakery.
woo are a lucky guy!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

What a wonderful Sunday you and your Mom had!!!! Good food and lots of love!!! Wonderful gifts from best friends, the best Sunday!!! So glad for you!!!
Angel Maggie is happy too I' ll bet!!!
Love you lots, Zoie & Fern

Remington said...

Great present....and yummy food!

Sue said...

We love shrimp, all of us except Tsar. Mom brings some of hers home to us and it's like a special treat.

Those are some pretty nice gifts arriving at your house.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

violett said...

Hi Mitch,
I am glad to see you again. Mom has decided to slowly return to the bloggers world.

And what do I see? Delicacies. Yummy. Your mama cooks for you very well.

Thank you for your kind words about Hoover and Gianni.

Lots of Love

Winston said...

I tagged you..if you want to play come on over to my house!

Duke,Maggie,Jack,GG,Sissy, and Buddy said...

Marrow Bone? What dat? All we ever get is knuckle bone! MOM! Mitch got a marrow bone!!! WOOF! (and the shrimp bisque looks great too!)

Sherry said...

That DVD must have taken quite some time to put together. What a thoughtful, beautiful gift.

Teddy Bear said...

That soup looks delicious, Mitch.:) What pawesome pressies from Putter. That was very thoughtful.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

KB said...

I miss shrimp... I'm now allergic to them. Enjoy them for me too, Mitch!

I love that photo of you peeking at the dessert! What a great look.

Sierra Rose said...

What wonderful thoughtful gifts! Great memories in photos!

Enjoy the tasty dinner :)

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Both gifts are very nice. The Maggie dvd is really special. Now, you are SOooo lucky to get a shrimp AND a marrow bone. Wow! Our mommy wold LOVE your bisque recipe. She was in Boston last week with Dad and she had bisque every day. Hope your week continues to go well.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Golden Samantha said...

Such wonderful gifts, Mitch - super thoughtful and kind. Just saw Dave's post on how his Mom made the runner - wowzers! And that DVD looks so special too! Speaking of special... how bout them marrow bones? We adore them and we also love shrimps, you lucky doggeh!!!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

jacko said...

Woof, I'm craving for that delicious bone marrow, it looks yummy right! can I taste it :)

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