Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Slow Going

It's slow going right now in the garden, so I'm just taking it easy. Playing with the puppies, baking, and doing a little embroidery.
Good Times. :)

Did y'all have a good three day weekend?


Erin said...

Oh dog biscuits, yay! Mine are partial to the peanut butter LOL

Melissa said...

Your embroidery is beautiful and the doggie biscuits made me smile! Harper loves baking and loves pets. I need to get her to baking some of those. Would you be willing to share the recipe?

threecollie said...

Ooh, those look so good!

Dani said...

Erin, this could be my new hobby.

Melissa, you got it girlfriend!

Cheese, Please!

1 1/2 c. oat flour

1 1/2 c. brown rice flour

1 c. shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 c. water

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheets(they can be close together as they don't spread much)

Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Store up to one week in the fridge.

Dani said...

ThreeC, Maggie & Jiggs love them!

Dani said...

Melissa, here's another we did.

An Apple a Day

1 c. oat flour

1 c. brown rice flour

1/2 c. oat bran

1 c. applesauce (unsweetened)

1/2 c. shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

2 tbs. honey

1 egg

1/3 c. water

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all ingredients together and mix until a dough forms. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20-25 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

Also on the cheese recipe, that was 1/2 c. parmesan cheese.

Big Shamu said...

The first two days of the weekend were pretty normal but I went a little cray-cray with the cooking on Monday. Part of Cook - A - Poolza was your most excellent Italian meatballs. And bread failure. No sewing though.

Dani said...

Shamy, serious? Elizabeth asked a couple times over the weekend to make meatballs.
That's a whole lotta freaky.

That ricotta you made looks divine!!!

Friends, take a few minutes and visit Shamy over at The Karmic Kitchen. Great stuff there. :)

R.Powers said...

Okay, fess up.
So how do they taste?

Dani said...

FC, HAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!! Tasty, but a wee bit dry.

Kate and Crew said...

I love making dog biscuits too! I read in taste tests that dog's favorite foods are garlic flavored so I always add a couple of shakes of garlic powder to our peanut butter biscuits.

Big Shamu said...

Well tell Elizabeth they were fantastic. My most favorite meatballs. What I really love is that you cook them in the oven instead of frying them.

Dani said...

Shamy when will you do din sum sunday

Big Shamu said...

Elizabeth, give me an idea and we'll do one.


That bird is amazing!

Darla said...

Looks like you are enjoying your down time. Love the needle point!

Lorie said...

Oh, to relax like that. Still up to my ears in canning tomatoes and pears.

Dani, I have always been interested in Standard Poodles. I would love to get one, but not interested in AKC papers and all that. Do you know a reputable place to adopt. I am in Virginia, but could travel to the states south of here and I have family in Florida (Vero Beach) so that could be an option too. Just wondering....your guys are so beautiful.

Dani said...

Lorie, hmmm....we went through private breeders for ours, so I don't know anyone off the top of my head. Maybe a poodle rescue??

I'll check with my girlfriend who owns Ollie and Jiggy's dad. Maybe she knows someone closer to you.

Anonymous said...

One would think that with all this slow going additional time that you have, that you could have found a moment to put my picture along side the other girlz,(although I am sooo much cooler than all the others mine should be at the top)
Please address this oversight as soon as possible.


Dani said...

Silky, I am soooo sorry. I'll get right on it!

And yes, you are the coolest hen we have.

Rock on Silky. Rock on.

Granny Annie said...

I can't believe that on top of all you do, you make dog biscuits too!

Big Shamu said...

Hey Silky...would you like to participate in Dim Sum Sunday....oh no, you don't have to cook a thing. (hehehheheheh)

Dani said...

Bad Shamy!!!!!!LOL!

Elizabeth is leaning towards breads for DSS. Whatcha' think?

Susan said...

Your embroidery is beautiful ! Kisses to Maggie & J from Missy D xo Susan (and let's not forget those cats ;-)

Making Space said...

You bake doggie treats!!!!! You are the most awesomest mommy evereverEVER!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

It's kinda addictive, isn't it? I'm working up to dog treats, just keeping three (small) mouths fed is keeping me busy. But I like it. I made a trip to Walmart yesterday to find bulk brown rice, frozen carrots and salmon. Now working on controlling the costs. Do they like the treats? What did you use?

Hope you continue to take it easy.


Dani said...

Boxer, you are such a good mommy to your pups!

The puppies are loving the biscuits! I'm gonna whip up some yam flavored ones in the morning. :) Yummy in their tummy!

Dani said...

Boxer, forgot to tell you that the recipes are posted above in the comments.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the recipes! We are so making these this weekend!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous embroidery! Those doggy biscuits have my mouth watering- HA! Guess I better have a slice of that quiche I just pulled from the oven.

LaDivaCucina said...

What pretty embroidery! You make being a stay at home mom look so peaceful! Have a great weekend, Dani.