Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Frootbats

Pierro: mom says this was a busy hot week, but I think it was just a lot of "babysitting" for me. Daddy always works at home but he had to go to meetings, so mom had to drive Blizzie to PT and drive her in the afternoon to the Falls Church Metro so she can go to her evening classes at the College of Willi-yam and Mary campus at Dupont Circle.

So I had to keep an eye on Miles, make sure he didn't kill himself doing something not so bright, like getting stuck somewhere, eating non-food items, that sort of thing.

Yeah I got paid. I am wearing my sweat collar here because I believe it looks sporty

Today is the bronkbronk frootbat Friday!!!

Yippeeee I like to show my frootbat ears!
Yesterday I took a chicken out of mommy's soop.
It was a big chunk! I just went right in there when she was not looking and took it out.
It was easy. I made mom laugh hahameow
oh yeah, yesterday we got a lot of raining - wow, just like mommy's shower

happy bonkbonk day!!!

To succeed in the world
it is not enough to be stupid,

you must also be well-mannered

~Voltaire [1694-1778]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

You can't learn too soon
that the most useful thing about a principle
is that it can always be sacrificed
to expediency.

~Somerset Maugham

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mancat and Canmat-in-Braining Monday!

I am the mancat!

This week-end Miles and I helped mom make the famous peach cobbler

gramma made up this recipe way back in the olden days when mom was a wee tot and they had a peach tree in the yard, which yielded basketloads of peaches!

Miles: I am a Canmat-in-Braining and I am learning to be a mancat
Lookie, Me and Pierro are helpers

Here is the recipe.
you can print it out.

If you have trouble with the directions, just email my mom
She is never doing anything anyway, especially while we are napping

Bonks happy Monday
Miles: and BRONKIEBONK too

Habit, if not resisted,
soon becomes necessity.

~St. Augustine

~1/2 cup white sugar
~1 and 1/2 sticks (so that would be 3/4 cup... as 8 tblsp are 1/2 cup=1 stick) of butter or margarine
~About 2 cups of Self Rising Flour
~1 medium egg
~A whole lot of peaches... 6-8 medium size
~for peaches in the bowl: another half cup sugar, cinnamon and Instant Vanilla Pudding (in it's dry state [don't make the pudding =D])
~a 9x9 square pyrex dish or something similar (2 quart) do not grease it
~Preheat oven to 325 degrees
~cut up the peaches into nice chunks not slices. 1 inch squares, bitesize...
~Put the peaches in a medium size bowl and set aside... this bowl is a little too small.
use a bigger bowl

~In a nice big bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until creamy then add the egg, mix.
~Add flour a little at a time, keep mixing in more until (it feels like playdoh) you can handle it with floured fingers.

~take about 1/5 of the dough off and save on a dry plate. (keep the flour out, you will need it)

~Press the rest of the dough evenly into the 9x9 dish.

~Set aside
~To the bowl of peaches, sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar and two Tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding, then toss gently with a spoon to sort of get them coated.
~Dump the peaches into the dish. Spread them around, if it is too high then use your hands (of course your hands are clean, we’re chefs here...) and gently push the peaches down so they are nice and cozy, especially the corners. If you have way too many and they are falling out... give them to hubby to eat (men never eat enough fruit)... you don't want the peaches falling out of the dish.
~Sprinkle with cinnamon, as much as you like.
~Divide the left over dough into 6 balls, then with flour make some strips, don’t try to get fancy, just kind of roll and mold something, flatten and lay it across the top. Use flour for easier handling. You should be able to get 3 going each way. Don’t bother weaving, no one will notice.

~BAKE for 50 minutes.
Refrigerate leftovers. This pie tastes really good for breakfast... if there is anything left.