Saturday, June 11, 2016

Treats, Anyone?

Mommy made us homemade treats recently.  She followed this recipe  from another blog she found on Pinterest.  Sort of.  She wasn't very exacting, even though she was baking.  She says she's trying to use up items in the pantry.

She started with whole wheat flour left over from making our Christmas treats.  Then she moved on to some applesauce she had bought for herself at one point when she thought she might try to bake something that was gluten free. (She finally just decided to stick to box recipes for that.  Why re-invent the wheel if someone is already doing it for you?)  She also used maple syrup because she isn't exactly making herself a lot of pancakes lately.  Daddy only likes them occasionally.

All of these items were in the original recipe along with baking powder, flour, water, and old bananas.  We seem to always have bananas.  The recipe didn't call for OLD baking powder, but that's all we had, so in it went!  I wonder if these treats would have turned out differently if our baking powder hadn't expired two YEARS ago, but we'll never know.

Here's what they looked like before baking:

And here's what they looked like after baking:

I promise you, they DID bake for almost 25 minutes!  Look closely at that banana; it's been baked!

I know these treats don't look that great, but they were YUMMY!!!!!!!   So good in fact, Mommy made another batch as soon as we finished these.  They looked the same as the first.  Maybe she'll break down and buy new baking powder soon and then we'll know if that makes a difference.

Until then, happy baking!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I'll Scratch Yours, If . . .

Don't you just love to have your back scratched?  I do!  And Dixie does too, although I think she really prefers a belly rub!  Mommy doesn't mind giving us a bit of love in the scratching department from time to time.

That's more than she can say for our human relatives.  Most of you probably don't know it, but scratching a human back is one of Mommy's pet peeves.  She can't stand the way it feels under her fingernails.  Grandma and Daddy are two people who sometimes ask for a back scratch, and Mommy helps as quick as she can, but if the itch requires an extended amount of time, she tells them to go elsewhere!

Maybe they should try what I do . . .

Our fence is the perfect height for me to scratch  my back.  I especially like to rub along the fence in the mornings when Mommy is busy getting ready for work.  I have a whole route along the fence I like to follow for maximum itch relief.  So, the next time you have an itch, just come on over to our place and head out back!

Aren't you just itching to try it?

Friday, June 3, 2016

Water Anyone?

Happy Memorial Day to you!

Recently we had to have some work done on our septic tank.  Talk about a smelly job!  After the men finished digging and repairing, they threw down grass seed and hay and called it a day.  I decided I needed to help out by watering the grass!  And yes I mean with actual water.  What were you thinking??  It was ruff work, but someone had to do it!

Can I help it if I benefited from this job too?

Here's to green grass!

PS: Here's to my parents too!  They celebrate SEVENTEEN years of marriage on Sunday!  That's a whole lotta dawg years!