Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tasty Tuesday

 Mom made whole wheat sweet potato muffins a couple of days ago.    She has made this recipe before and baked it in a loaf pan but this time, she wanted to made muffins.  The batter is exactly the same but she baked the large muffins for 30 minutes instead of the hour in the loaf pan. 

I sure do like being the bestest helper in the kitchen!

They smell so yummy~
This muffin is piping hot - right out of the oven.   
yummmers~~~~~~~~

Have a terrific Tuesday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Molly


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Smiling Snowman Sunday

 

Happy Sunday ☺

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Friday, January 15, 2021

National Hat Day

 Happy National Hat Day~


Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Hardest Puzzle Ever

 My sissy gave mom more than one puzzle for Christmas.   This one frustrated her to the max.

 First of all, she has never worked a round puzzle before.   It took her FOREVER to get the edge pieces in place and when she was finally ready to get into it, she was completely lost.   She honestly didn't know where to begin.    She knew that the puzzle was available at Amazon and she wanted to read the reviews before she hummed it across the street and into the woods.  The puzzle gets outstanding reviews.  Everyone loves it.   One person posted a photo of starting in the center.   Mom has never started a puzzle in the middle of the frame before but she was so frustrated that she was willing to try just about anything.    

There are letters on the back of the puzzle pieces.  They are a helping hand that get you into the vicinity of which side of the circle the piece in your hand is supposed to go.  In the beginning and more than halfway through, she never used the letters on the back. 

This photo is days later.    As she's progressing, she realizes that the edges are more of a hindrance than an advantage to her so the edge pieces came off.

Success!
A note to my sissy - you are never allowed to buy mom a puzzle ever again☺  

In case anyone wants to know - this is a Bgraamiens  puzzle.    The quality of the puzzle is top notch with nice thick pieces - just very challenging in mom's opinion.  Don't tell anybuddy, but I have a funny feeling that she will be buying another one.   She must be a glutton for punishment ☺

Just to let everyone know.  I don't like these boots!  I don't mind a boot on one foot once in awhile when I've been a naughty girl and have done some licking that I should not have been doing in the first place but four boots at one time is unacceptable!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Love ya lots♥

Molly



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tasty Tuesday

 We made chicken soup and I helped  A LOT!  The onion and celery went into the broth first.

And then the carrots.
We baked the chicken the day before.   OMD, does it ever smell yummy!
Do you know what my evil mom did to me?  She put the fork almost all the way through my piece of chicken so I would have a harder time getting it off so she could get her stoopid picture!
Spinach bouquet, anyone!
I love eating grass on my walks so way shouldn't I love cold crisp spinach.  What's the difference?!
Mom added chick peas and Parmesan cheese and dinner is done!

Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Molly


Sunday, January 10, 2021

My Ugly Feets

 Back in March of 2018, we did a post on my rough foot pads.   The condition is called Hyperkeratosis and it will never go away.   I will have it for the rest of my life.  Before walkies, mom lathers my feets up with Musher's Secret.  This happens 365 days a year - winter, spring, summer and fall. 

We are not walking as far as we used to go.    When I want to turn around and go home, I do a perfect heel and mom knows to turn and I can take my time sniffing and going home at my own speed.  

Lately, mom has noticed that when she takes me outside on the driveway, I limp and hurry to get on the grass so she knows that this condition is worsening.   

Mom and Auntie Lydia exchange emails not long ago and Auntie Lydia is aware of this disease and has treated a pup with it.    She told mom about Tuf-Foot and mom went to Amazon without delay.

And of course, knowing my mom like I do, she got other helpful stuffs as well.  

We have been using the Tuf-Foot twice a day and it's been 4 days now and we have noticed  that my pads are softer, less cracked and less dried-out so we will continue to use the treatment and the other moisturizers as well and hopefully, we can walk a wee bit farther and farther if I'm up for it and if not, there is always my lunge line.   Thank you, Auntie Lydia for your very helpful advice!

Love ya lots♥

Molly
  

Friday, January 8, 2021

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday.

Our walks don't have a whole lot of color at this time of year~

We did get a photo of the holly and berries with snow on them earlier in the  week.  
And we discovered that the Magnolia is budded already.    Sadly, our snow is all gone now.
The seed catalogs are arriving!  That's a Shirley Poppy on the cover.   Isn't it so pretty!
Why would you show me cabbage, mom.   It's one vege that I don't like raw.  
She loves looking at the colorful catalogs.   It makes her happy☺
Our latest puzzle all done~

Happy Friday, everybuddy.

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

In Purrsuit of Flavours Wednesday

 This month, Phenny and Nelly wanted us to focus on sauces for In Purrsuit of Flavours~

We didn't have a whole lot of options because mom hadn't been to the grocery store yet so we chose to make Pasta and Eggs.

We put around a half pound of pasta to boil is salted water.   While the pasta was cooking, we wisked together, 1/3 cup of light cream and an egg and we melted one tablespoon of butter.  We added salt and pepper and Mrs Dash's garlic seasoning and onion seasoning and Italian seasoning to the cream/egg mixture. 

When the pasta is cookered, drain it and put it back into the pot.  Turn the heat to low and add the cream/egg mixture and then the butter and stir it until the cream thickens and coats the noodles, which only takes a minute or so.    Remove the pot from the heat and add 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and stir it again. 
All done and ready to eat!    It was so simple and so rich and yummy - a comfort food♥
Mom rewarded me with three onies!
We LOVED this recipe and will make it again for sure but next time, we will add asparagus or broccoli or peas or bacon.   

Love ya lots♥

Molly
 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Just Enough

 Sunday night and into Monday morning, we got snow - not much - but just enough.


Am I up on the bench enough to get a treat, mom?
I don't think I'm fooling her, do you☺
Off I go to enjoy the little bit of snow that I got!

Love ya lots♥

Molly


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Scrumptious Sunday

 Mom had some buttermilk that she needed to use up so she made a batch of Buttermilk Corn Muffins.

Just out of the oven with a nice pat of butter that's melting~
Oh yes, please!
Yummy!
I need to make sure that I get every single crumb.
Today is my sissy's birthday.    Happy Birthday, Melissa!  Mom and I hope you have a wonderful and Superfun day!

Love ya lots♥

Molly

Friday, January 1, 2021

Nature Friday

 This was our sunrise on Wednesday morning~

We're off on this very crisp morning~
Somebuddy gave the duckies a huge peppermint!
Miss Laura's Christmas tree looks so pretty in the little bit of snow we have left. 
The birdies must not like this kind of Bittersweet.   It's not disappearing at all. 

Mom's Christmas cactus had buds!  Hopefully, they will open and she won't knock them all off before they do.

We always have fun joining up with Arty, Rosy, Jakey and Sunny for Nature Friday~

Happy New Year!  We wish all of you a safe and healthy and hopeful 2021.

Love ya lots♥

Molly