Monday, August 31, 2009

Pineapple Pudding Cake

My Mother called and gave me this recipe..She got it from her sister, my aunt Emma. Which is the one with the nickname of Baby. So we call her Aunt Baby.



So when my Mom gave me the recipe she wasn't too sure about some of the measurements..So here's what we came up with...













1 box yellow cake mix...Prepare according to directions..

1 large can crushed pineapple

1 box vanilla pudding. (The kind you cook, not instant)

2 cups 2% milk

1 tub cool whip

1 cup shredded coconut











Prepare the cake and then poke it with a fork like so.







Then while its still hot pour the can of crushed pineapple over it, juice and all. Don't be afraid, just do it..It all works out in the end.





Then stick it in the frig and let it cool some.



Make your pudding according to the directions. You can use the small box of pudding. I used a big box because that's what I had and its a good thing I did because guess what? I spilled most of it. It was a mess but I kept on going. Wicked evil stuff when it spills on your rug... But I kept thinking of Aunt Baby and how much she wanted us to try this cake...I kept seeing her smiling face in my mind...

That's her in the red. Real sweet lady..





Then after the cake and the pudding has cooled spread the pudding over the cake. You can see here that I didn't have much left..But I kept on going.






Then you spread your cool whip over that. I had a big container because my Mom didn't know what size I should buy. I didn't use the whole BIG container so I would say you could buy the smaller one and use it all....


Like I said, my Mom wasn't real sure about the whole recipe... About this time I envisioned my sweet Aunts face to look something like this..


You did WHAT to my perfect pineapple pudding cake recipe???!!!!!!!!



But like I said, it was only in my mind. I just envisioned the look, she would never make a face like that... She is a very sweet lady..


Then sprinkle that with the coconut....


And believe it or not it turned out really good!!!






Please..if you can make it through all the directions, try this cake. Have fun with it!




I'm adding it to my *keeper list*.






Love,


Me



Friday, August 28, 2009

Goat treats

Goats love treats. Goats love lots of things but especially they love cookies and treats...I picked up a couple of new things for them on Saturday when I went to the farm store...By the way, I LOVE going to the farm store. I cant get out of there. Anyway...here's what I bought...




Something new....and boy does this smell like licorice!!! They love it too.....


And a couple of berry blocks..I think it was called Billy Goat Berry Block...



Anyway the licking and eating was on!!




They were super excited about the blocks...




Licking and licking.....





But still wondering where the cookies where....


They are spoiled....very much....
Monday I'm going to tell you about a Pineapple Pudding Cake I made...You are going to LOVE it....
Love,
Me

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Pet Cemetery

I had never been to a real pet cemetery before, have you? I found it very interesting and sad and also heartwarming all at once..I thought I would share some of the pictures I took while I was there...





There were lots of markers with the dogs pictures on them.







And some of them did not..













Can you see in this picture that Wolfie is actually smiling?..Ive read before that experts say dogs don't really smile...I say..Phooey..thats not true...Both Bob and Marley do it..






There were a lot of them that looked like this...with the concrete on top.....



Some lived a long time.....





Some did not.....









You could just feel how much these people loved their pets....






Isn't this the truth?????










Some of the sayings I'm sure were something special between pet and person. Something only they know.













21 years old...Was this a cat? Would a dog live this long?













And Miss Kitty.....















And a little black cat....















And they are all being watched over by our friend here....



Its a peaceful beautiful place..I just happened upon it...I'm glad I did..I don't in anyway mean any disrespect in showing these pictures. I just found it sweet that people love their animals as much as I do mine.











Have you ever been?

Tell me.











Love,

Me

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What I love most about Marley...

You may remember my story about my other dog Marley. She was a rescue from a puppy mill. She probably spent 10 years of her life in a cage, giving birth to litter after litter of puppies. She never knew love from a person. She never knew about kids or playing or the feel of grass on her feet. She never ran...never...She was neglected to the point that she now has only 2 teeth in her mouth. That is not enough to hold her tounge in. She is not house broke therefore wears doggie diapers when she is in. But you know what? I love this dog...This dog loves me. She has a home..


Everyday is the same. The same routine..I put Marley out with a couple of our other dogs during the day when I am working. She has our big shop building to go into and a dog house with a fenced in yard outside. She also gets to socialize this way .... but when I come down the driveway she begins to jump.....and bark.......and jump.......and bark...Then when I go to let her out she does this.....


So happy to see me...








Then she turns and walks away.....





Then she turns around and runs FULL FORCE back to me....






And runs into my lap...never slowing down...



Then walks away and sits and looks at me....






Then runs back again...










And again and again...She will do this as long as I will.....Its really heart warming to see....


A dog that never got to run...Never got to love...A dog that never got to be......




Like I said..I cant ever get enough of this. I never get tired seeing this or playing this game with her every evening...
If you ever get the chance to rescue a dog....please do....
Love,
Me

Most photographed dog ever..maybe..probably..not really

She is always taking my picture...All the time...No matter what I do she thinks I am so cute...






I have to admit I am quite handsome....






No matter how you look at me it seems...






And especially when Im looking like this....






So Im available for some acting jobs if there are any out there for the most adorable dog in the world..Just call my Mom...





Love,

Bob

My refrigerator

The other day I decided I was going to clean off my refrigerator. You know, take everything off of it and have the fresh clean look...I got started...







I got everything off then started looking at each item.



This one of Emma at soccer.





And T ball...




Magnets from the kids.






ASPCA stickers. (Did you know Mickeys father worked for the ASPCA as the Director of Public Relations at Angel memorial hospital in Boston? He did...) Long long ago..






Little magnets from the ASPCA that the kids like to play with and make sentences..sort of..





A cats face...


Nice things like this...




Projects ......




Drawings......




Baby faces




Soccer pictures.






Sweet hugs




And seriously...How do I put this away in a box somewhere? Tell me...




So I tried....Then I cried and couldn't put any of it away..and put it all back..sniffle...I don't care..I'm leaving it like it is....
Love,
Me