Friday, December 4, 2020

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday.

Off we go to see what we can find~

We found this  fuzzy grass right at the beginning of our walk.
We love the color of these leaves!
We're not finding many colorful leaves anymore but we did find these!
The Bittersweet is still blooming~
And this is Bittersweet too - just a different kind. 
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

In Purrsuit of Flavors Wednesday

 We are joining Phenny and Nelly for In Purrsuit of Flavours.   This month they have decided on colorful food or drink for the festive season.

We decided on Rainbow Muffins, which are more like cupcakes than muffins.

Ingredients (12 regular sized muffins):
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a few drops of each food coloring paste (depends on how many colors you prefer)

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add eggs until just blended.
With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk and vanilla extract, mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
Divide batter evenly into several small bowls, depending on how many colours you want.
Add food colouring paste to each bowl and mix thoroughly.
Working with one colour batter at a time, evenly distribute among prepared muffin liners. Layer with remaining colour batters.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.

The batter has been mixed~

Of course, my job is always to taste test!    It's good mom.  Not too sweet but sweet enough.
We divided our batter and colored it and most unfortunately, our red bottle was almost empty and the liquid inside was all dried up *sob sob*       Why didn't we check on this a week ago?  grrrrrrrrrrr   So we have no red to use and mom was a dummy not to mix up two containers of yellow instead of so much green. 
Our batter is all layered up in the greased muffin tins and ready for the oven.
Twenty-five minutes later~
So they don't look as pretty as they would have with red but oh well. 
It looks and smells pretty good to me, mom.  

The muffins are yummy and moist but they're actually more like a not-so-sweet cupcake without the frosting.  

We're off to see what everyone else has come up with for their colorful foodables or drinkies!

Love ya lots♥


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Helping Mom Bake

 We're baking today for In Purrsuit of Flavors on Wednesday.   Make sure you come back and see what we've come up with for colorful foodables for a festive season.

Love ya lots♥


Friday, November 27, 2020

Nature Friday

 We are joining Sunny this week for Nature Friday.

We found berries in Miss Dottie's Lilly of the Valley garden~

And in the very same garden and not far away, we found a blooming Periwinkle flower!
We see lots of these fuzzy tall flower seeds along our walk~
The sniffin' is sure great this time of year!
This isn't as interesting as we thought it might be.   It WAS a Queen Anne's Lace bloom.

We need to give a shout out to Miss Ann for our beautiful holiday header.  Thank you, Miss Ann.  We absolutely love it and we can't wait for the snow to fall!

Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

 Tommorow will be the 14th year that we will have been blogging.    We thought that it might be fun to visit Thanksgiving day throughout the years on our blog.   

This is the very first post on our blog and of course, it's Maggie on November 28th, 2006.

Maggie and Mitch enjoying turkey giblets in 2007~
In 2008 they were having a marshmallow toss.  Mom must have been making her casserole with sweet potatoes and marshmallows that year~
In 2010, Maggie and Mitch were celebrating Mitch's 4th birthday.   Mom must have been in Florida visiting her mom for Thanksgiving that year~
2011 - Maggie with bittersweet berries.   Mom can remember driving not far from home with Maggie in the back seat.  The girls were picking bittersweet for decorations.  Oddly enough, to this day, we still walk by that special spot♥
In 2012, it was me and Mitch making the pumpkin pie~
And in 2013, we were still making pumpkin pie!
In 2015, we were still making pumpkin pie☺
In 2016, I was enjoying a peanut butter knuckle bone~
In 2017, mom and I were in our apartment and we were heading to my sissy's for Thanksgiving day~
In 2018, we are in our home that we're living in now~

And now it's 2020 - a very strange year for sure.   Mom and I will be spending today by ourselves and having a slice of our crust-less pumpkin pie~

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and thank you for being our friends for all of these years♥

Love ya lots♥


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tasty Tuesday

 Mom was hungry for baked macaroni and cheese so she searched the intermutts for a recipe.   She still has beer in the frig and found a recipe that used beer!

I love cheese♥

We are cooking the pasta and making the cheese sauce at the same time~
It's ready for the 375 degree oven~
I got to lick the cheesy spoon☺
After 30 minutes, dinner is done!
Oh my.   Mom and I can't wait to dig in!
Best mac-n-cheese ever, mom!

We can definitely recommend this recipe.  You can find it here.   It's is sooooooooo yummy!

Today would have been our Mitch's 14th birthday.   Happy Birthday, Mitchy♥   We miss you lots and lots♥

Love ya lots♥


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Nature Friday

 We are joining the LLB Gang this week for Nature Friday~

We found these pretty berries in our back yard a couple of weeks ago~

A few days ago, this was the scene at Landlord Bob's duck pond.   The leaves are all pretty much down now.
We are still finding live greens hiding in the leaves~
The milkweed has 'spoded!
We've had freezing temps the last couple of days and the sun feels so nice on my Airefurs.
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥