Monday, November 30, 2009

My Favorite Flowers

My goodness! It's been two weeks and a day since I posted last! Anyway, this picture was taken on Thanksgiving morning. There was a smell of turkey and stuffing in the air and the temperature at our place was considerably warmer than normal. Our mom keeps the thermostat at 65 degrees in the winter and with the oven making extra heat it was toasty warm instead of icicle cold.

Mom took this picture of me while the turkey was cooking and before guests arrived. I was thinking about Thanksgivings I've spent with mom since I adopted her back in 2001. I am a very lucky little girl and am very thankful that I have mom and Tommy and even Hope too!

Have a wonderful rest of your week everyone!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Up Close and Personal

Winter is finally here. Cold and rainy and windy and then a dusting of snow. Not many rays of sun. So mom decided to practice taking close ups. She's not very good at it and it was a bit annoying.

It's hard to smile when that camera is practically looking up my nose. that's just a bit too close mom!

May you all stay toasty warm this week! Have a good one!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend on the Balcony

This weekend we mostly hung out on or near the balcony. It was mostly autumn weather right now. About two weeks ago we had a teaser day with lots of snowflakes...but then it got all warm again. So, with the warm autumnal weather back, we spent a lot of time smelling things outside. Hope doesn't like the balcony as much as Tommy and I but I think that may be because she almost starved to death out in the big cold outside when she was young. Hope likes to smell the autumn...but prefers to be inside doing so.

Tommy, what is that you see?

Don't worry I'll catch the intruder! Oh, it's a leaf! Well, I killed it anyway.

Have a wonderful week my furry friends!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cooking Lesson

Hi my furry friends! This is Shilgiah and I am feeling great! I am all better and only had to have two doses of the chicken flavored medicine before my appetite came back.

Anyway, in honor of my appetite coming back I thought I would share my mom's favorite supper she likes to make for friends or even just for herself. First, we have chicken! This is no ordinary chicken!

This is chicken that is made as follows: take skinless boneless breast of chicken (in this picture it is chicken breast cut into three pieces each (sometimes called "chicken tenders"). Use three spices--tarragon, garlic powder (or garlic salt if you prefer) and paprika (the red looking hue to the chicken). Saute in butter (or olive oil or parve margarine) this on each side until it's kind of golden. Then add 3/4 cup of white wine and when it begins to boil turn the temp down to simmer. Put the lid on and go visit with your guests or your cats for about 30 to 45 minutes (a little longer if it's not the chicken breasts cut into smaller pieces). Then...

when the chicken is almost done, turn the burner on under the asparagus and steam it for a few minutes until it is al dente (or really soggy if you prefer). Then, when everything is ready...

tell Tommy he is not supposed to be sitting at the table.

When mom made this wonderful dinner, she told Tommy to get down from the table...he did...but then when she put the chicken and asparagus on her plate and turned around for a minute he grabbed one of the small chicken pieces, jumped down and when mom turned back around she found him eating the chicken on the floor! She was NOT happy! She had to use the "throw-up bar towels" to clean the mess Tommy made getting the chicken off the plate and down on the floor and dragging it over to a nice nomming spot.

Needless to say, mom learned a very important cooking lesson...never avert your gaze when there is chicken on a plate!