Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Holiday’s’ Category

Elf on the Shelf Chihuahua Style!

It’s never to late to share Holiday Pictures, especially if doggies are in the pictures. I found this Buddy the Elf at a local Salvation Army about five years ago and he loves to tease my “Fury Kids” and now that Elf on the Shelf seems to be everywhere over the holidays, I thought I contribute a few of my own tricks I played on Ginger and Stuart.

Buddy the Elf promotes clean teeth.

292

Stuart smelled his Greenies instantly and had to see what was happening.

293

Ginger letting out her true feelings for Buddy the Elf. Stuart don’t care.

DSC_1436

Buddy the Elf loves PIE.

DSC_1513

Stuart does not share food, so he really is not getting why Buddy the Elf is even NEAR his bowl.

Hide and Seek with Buddy the Elf. Bonus treats for finding him.

Ginger is willing to share with Buddy the Elf.

Silly Buddy was head first in the dogs food container.

Ginger always kept one eye on Buddy the Elf. I think she has a crush.

DSC_1552

But Buddy the Elf loves the Christmas Duck.

DSC_1551

and Buddy the Elf was too busy just hanging around.

DSC_1549

Ginger and Stuart really got into opening their gifts this year.

CIMG4087

Stuart really took charge of opening.

CIMG4086 CIMG4085 CIMG4088 CIMG4089 CIMG4090 CIMG4091 CIMG4092CIMG4095

Which means Ginger Benefited. Okay Ginger open your eyes!

CIMG4153

Really Open them you have gifts…..

CIMG4151

There you go good girl!

CIMG4096

They both got a fun treat from their Nana.

CIMG4175

and then it was off to bed.
CIMG4144

Well, maybe Ginger was out, but Stuart was still hoping for more goodies.

CIMG4112

 

Love my little kids. They bring me endless joy, happiness and constant laughter.

Tribute to Charlie my Fur Brother. He died last January. We miss him every single day. My mom and dad miss him so. He sure was great company for them, so I make sure they get lots of Grand Puppy visits to help when they are sad. RIP dear Brother. “I’ll be seeing You”.

DSC_0421

 

Question: Do you celebrate any holidays with your pets? I know I am not the only one! 

Check Ya Later.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Excited for 2014? I am. I love a fresh start. I do not have any resolutions in mind, but always love the idea of making a few. So with the New Year approaching I thought it would be fun to do a look back on a few of my favorite comfort foods, photos and moments of 2013.

I love one pot meals. Stews, Soups, Casseroles, Roasts and Chili’s are a must in my home. They are perfect comfort meals as well as an easy way to stretch any budget. Here’s a look back on some eats and a few of my favorite moments of 2013. 

Stubb’s Dry rubbed Pork Roast.DSC_1323DSC_1324DSC_1319Roasted Potatoes.DSC_1330Skillet Potatoes. DSC_1328Venison Italian Meatballs.031

Soup, Chopped Salads and Flat Breads.

20130908_171617Franks Blue Cheese and Chicken Wraps.DSC_1360Mini Chicken Pot Pies.DSC_1409DSC_1405

Apple Pecan Crisp.DSC_1413Also have to share my latest kids Pictures. Stuart and Ginger.DSC_1380My Little Ginger girl. DSC_1294Loving her fancy royal blue coat. DSC_1334Stuart my boy.DSC_1297Sporting his Rhinestone Motorcycle T-shirt. DSC_1336and, some fall/winter scenery pictures.

DSC_1300I love fall color. DSC_1307Our Christmas Card Photo.DSC_1494Our Christmas Pies.DSC_1513Don’t all kids lick the beaters. Fresh Whipped Cream is their favorite.CIMG4175Stuart opening his own Christmas gifts and Ginger benefiting from his mad skills.

CIMG4087 CIMG4086 CIMG4085

CIMG4090 CIMG4092 CIMG4096              Ice Storm Damage! Poop happens. DSC_1558Ginger can JUMP.DSC_1539 and Jump.DSC_1528 and Jump some MORE.DSC_1535and One last Jump, because she can.DSC_1536Now let’s get ready to jump into 2014! 

Check Ya Later.

Read Full Post »

Better late than never… Here’s a little post about what I made, ate, and enjoyed over the holidays.

To start I baked some white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, they happen to be my all time favorite cookie. EVER.

008

Made my Favorite Instant Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast.

041

Even Elf loves Instant Oatmeal Pancakes.

045

So easy and satisfying.

Instant Oatmeal Pancakes:

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet instant oatmeal (any flavor)
  • ½ banana , mashed
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 13 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute

Directions:

  • Mix and combine all ingredients.
  • Pour into non-stick skillet and when you shake the pan and the pancake moves, it’s time to flip.
  • Brown on both sides

Top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy. I just topped with Chia seeds and agave nectar. Sheer Perfection.

I also made some Healthy Brown Krispy Treats. Gotta have good for you treats with the indulgent one! Just playing fair.

083

Brown Rice Krispy Treats:

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I used Erewhon)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter, peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup

Preparation:

  1. Place cereal in a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat nut butter and rice syrup on low heat, stirring until warm and creamy, but not boiling.
  3. Pour the nut butter and rice syrup mixture over cereal and raisins and coat evenly.
  4. Press mixture evenly into a 13×9 casserole dish.
  5. I put the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes to make it easier to cut into squares.

Made a big old bowl of #justaddgood Chobani for Breakfast from my Chobani score.

080

Chia seeds, hemp seeds with a cup of Kashi Heart to Heart cereal, mixed with Vanilla Chobani and you have got your self a big old bowl of YUM.

093

Indulged on a candy caramel apple. A co-worker gave this to me as a Christmas gift. It was love at first Sight, I mean Bite.

086

Wow, so incredible. Almost ridiculous it was so good.

089

For my contribution to my families holiday meal I made the Pioneer Woman Burgundy Mushrooms.

088

They were so worth the 9 hour cook time. Yep, 9 hour cook time. Crazy right? But I have to tell you,  I will make them again and again.

117

Check out her recipe.

Pioneer Woman Burgundy Mushrooms: 

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds White Button Mushrooms
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 quarts Burgundy Wine (other Reds Will Work)
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups Boiling Water
  • 4 whole Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 4 whole Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Dill Seed
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Peeled
  • 2 teaspoons Salt

Preparation Instructions

  • Thoroughly wash the mushrooms and throw them into a large stockpot. Add all the remaining ingredients except the salt. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for six hours.
  • Remove the lid, then continue cooking, uncovered, for three hours.
  • Add salt to taste at the end if desired. The mushrooms will be very dark in color. Simmer until needed. Server straight from the pot or in a serving bowl.

I scored a new toaster oven from the rents. Love new kitchen appliances!

123

Love the holidays, but I am so glad they are over. So are these two, they just want to get back to their normal daily routine; Wake up, Eat, Power Playtime for 30 Minutes, take a Long Nap, Wake Up when Mommy gets Home from Work, Eat Again, Endless Playtime and Daily Walk, Bedtime and Repeat!

052

Check Ya Later.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: