Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Food and Pets Post


Hi Everyone :)

I hope you're all winding up your weekend in a relaxed state! What have you been up to? For me, it's been all about food and pets! I finished Jack's new sweater for the fall. I knit a new one for him every year. Doesn't he look smart? :)


Walking in the woods with the dogs is great in the fall. The air is crisp and there are no bugs!


Baby Oscar likes to nuzzle under the blankets and watch movies on my laptop!


I took out my Canon camera on Friday and got some great photos of the Full Harvest Moon.




I'm really enjoying quiches these days! This one is an Asparagus and Cheddar Quiche. We ate the entire thing in one sitting.


For pizza night, I made a Barbecue Pizza. I've always wanted to try a cheese-stuffed crust pizza so I filled the edges of the dough with Mozzarella. 


As you can see (or not) the cheese kind of disappears in the crust, we couldn't even taste it! It was such a fad in the 1990's, I thought maybe it might be as awesome as the Pizza Hut commercials had me believe back in the day - nope! First and last time - mustn't waste cheese now! :)


The second pizza was on my usual Thin Crust Pizza Dough - a Three-Cheese Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce (so technically it has FOUR cheeses in it!) VERY good!!


Here is something really good!! Spicy Tia Maria Kisses. Wow...and honestly they don't even need the chocolate kisses. They are so delicious!!


Last night I made a Chinese Fondue, or Hot Pot. As many of you know, Alex and I celebrate every 14th of the month. Our anniversary is actually March 14th, but we always have a fondue night on the 14th of each month to celebrate a new milestone. Usually it's a cheese fondue, but one of my fondue cheeses will be ready in about a week so we'll have our cheese fondue then (if the cheese turns out good!!!) - fingers crossed!!!


I'm going to make some kind of sandwich for dinner...not sure what yet; but I made some Coleslaw with Old Bay Seasoning as a side dish. 


I made it with my Homemade Mayonnaise.


I have a nice no knead bread recipe that I make all of the time - but I've been on the lookout for a good Plain White Bread that I can use for toasting. This one is just okay, but it toasts very well, so I thought I'd share it!


That's my food and pet post for today! :) Alex is getting creative with the bouquets of flowers he's picking for me! He wrapped one of the last wildflowers from the garden with fallen leaves from our maple tree. Autumn is definitely here! See you Thursday for Rain's Art Date!! :)

35 comments:

Sandi said...

Yum...this post is making me hungry!

Becki said...

Oh my goodness! Where to begin? Old Bay seasoning in coleslaw? Inspired! Can't wait to give that a try. And those Spicy Tia Maria Cookies... I checked the recipe and I can see I'd have to leave out the espresso. But then would these just be Snicker Doodles? lol I do love a good soft Snicker Doodle. And I'd never thought of putting a chocolate kiss on one. I bet it would be good.

The photos of the moon are breath taking. I've really got to try harder to get a good harvest moon picture.

The animals are adorable as always. And Jack's sweater! That is so lovely. Green is such a great color for that little sweater. Jack wears it well.

And that flower wrapped in dried leaves. sigh That is just so SO sweet. What a sweetheart Alex must be. :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wait a minute....woah!!!! look at these photos!!!! did a professional food photographer stop by to visit??? these are fantastic! i am the world's worst at taking food pics. i wonder if the fact that my camera is covered in flour and god knows what else, has anything to do with it? i don't think so..i think i am too impatient to fuss with pics. but maybe you are inspiring me. these are exceptional. my stomach is growling! and jack...omg...could he be any cuter! oscar too!

Leftycrafter said...

Jack's new sweater makes him look quite dapper. Those eyes steal my heart everytime. Baby Oscar is Adobe too. Just how old is "baby" Oscar? The photo of the sunset is gorgeous. Your food all looks yummy. Sorry to hear the cheesey crust did not turn out. I wonder if the Pizza places used mozzarella sticks in their crusts. Those cookies look very yummy. Is there such a thing as decaf espresso? That is the only way I could use it since I am allergic to caffeine. Have you tried pinterest for white bread recipes?. That is where I finally found one for my bread machine.Gosh...now I am hungry....better go make our dinner.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Goodness Rain - such Moon photos. So enchanting. I love the moon.

wyomingheart said...

Hello Rain! We have had a much needed relaxing day on the ridge. .. thank goodness! Jacks sweater is so precious and he looks marvelous in it! Great pumpkin news!!!...we have 8 pumpkins about the size of a softball. I hope they stay healthy. We have had no rain here, but I am faithfull about watering every evening. Enjoyed your yummy food posts, and congrats on another month counted! Have a great art day, and I hope I catch it, but tomorrow starts another crazy week... too much work with never enough day! Lol!

Christine said...

Jack does look smart! The harvest moon's fascinating, great pics and the food...yumm!

baili said...

Oh Jack looks soooo cute in sweater and i want to hug him right now

walk within woods with pets in chilly weather is therapeutic dear Rain and i can see how the lovely weather and a love around you has made your life so beautiful and so meaningful my precious friend !

each visit brings me astonishment and joy along with inspiration!
thank you for being so wonderful and talented and incredibly active and positive ,this what need each of us :)

Happy new blessed month to love deeply and celebrate Rain!
this bouquet of flower is so gorgeous :)
may your life be always blooming with grace of lord and love he blessed you with,amen!

Kristina said...

All of your photos are making me hungry. I've had an asparagus quiche recipe on the list of try-it's here too. Can't wait to make it.

Debby said...

I have to go eat some breakfast before I fall over. Your photos have me drooling...

Your pets are beautiful.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm glad I didn't read this until now. Thankfully, I have dinner cooking.
You are amazing! Really well done.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great post, so much to see!

Love all of your pets and Jacks new coat looks good.
So much great food … delicious.
Beautiful photographs of the full Harvest Moon.

All the best Jan

Pam said...

I know that I always comment that I would love to come and eat at your place....why? The food looks amazing but you use a lot of bread like stuff! You see if I am asked what is the best type of meal I am going to tell you baiscally anything you can slap between two pieces of bread. Fastest way to say, I LOVE BREAD! I LOVE ANY KIND OF BREAD used on a meal. Now if I can't have my carbs that way then I will shoot for carbs and sweets.....COOKIES! Everything looks yummy and Jack is really showing off in that sweater!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

I love your harvest moon photos - nice job!

Pizza Hut pizza is one of my weaknesses. Every other weekend, I'll order two large stuffed pizzas; one supreme and one meat-lovers both with extra marinara sauce with some toppings adjusted (+/-). Mmm, your coleslaw looks good! I'm very interested in your homemade mayo recipe so I will be sure to check that out. Have a good week, darlin' friend!

sandy said...

well i enjoyed this post - has a lot of the things I like in it - especially the pizza - and I use to love Pizza Hut cheese crust...oh yeah! The cookies look delicious , your doggy sweater is cute and anyway - i love fall and your harvest moon photos - which I couldn't see the moon from where I live - too many trees in the way and I didn't feel like going down to the lake for a better view but I did see some beautiful photos of it.

Rain said...

That's great Sandi :) That means I've done my job! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) I had to look up Snicker Doodles, I've heard of them and yes, these are along the same line! They such good cookies - already gone! :) Jack loves wearing his sweater, he wears it all day long!

Rain said...

Thanks so much Joyce :) I'm trying to take better photos. I figure, I put so much effort and love into my cooking and baking, I want to make sure I showcase it the same way! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Marsha :) "Baby" Oscar is 4 years old, but even if he were 14, he'd still be Baby Oscar because he's the youngest of the 6 pets! :) Yes, there is such a thing as decaf espresso! I'm sure you could omit it completely in this recipe, but I think it adds a nice hint of flavour. I have to get back to Pinterest...usually I browse there more often during the winter.

Rain said...

Thanks TB :) The Moon was so beautiful that night!

Rain said...

Thanks Dino :) I'm SO ENVIOUS of your pumpkin news!!! I hope they stay healthy too and grow big! I have all of my eggs in one pumpkin basket this season, sigh...but one is better than none! I hope you find some time to relax after such a busy harvest season!

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :)


Rain said...

Thanks Baili :) I'll give Jack extra hugs from you! The weather here lately has been so nice. But I'm getting up extra early these days (in the dark) so it's been quite chilly. Time for winter coats very soon! I love the walks in the woods. It really starts my day well. Thanks for your comment! xx

Rain said...

Thanks Kristina :) That quiche is so delicious! I made it with the frozen asparagus I've had since the spring and it's really good. I think fresh would be better though.

Rain said...

Thanks Debby :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jan :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :) Bread...I LOVE it as much as you do! With melted cheese please. :) Cookies too! :) Jack loves to wear his sweater and he's quite a good model! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Cathy :) I kind of miss the days of pizza deliveries! We can't get that here but it's just as well! It inspires me to make lots of different pizzas. The coleslaw is really great, but I think that red cabbage might make it a little sweeter. The green cabbage had a bit of a tang to it. But that's up to your palate!

Rain said...

Thanks Sandy :) We're lucky here, we can always see the Moon at night, it's the sunrises and sunsets we can't see very well. We could also go down to the lake to see them, but yeah...I get lazy lol.

Nicole said...

It's been 30c here the last 2 days , the humidity is insane and so are the bugs. I am ready for fall ... cool crisp air and no bugs !!!
I am just about to start supper ... all this food looks soooooo good !!!
Jack is adorable ❤

Rain said...

Hey Sis :) I'm jealous...everyone but ME is getting a heat wave ugh!

Mama Pea said...

Your posts and photos are always gorgeous. The food, the scenery, the animals. But you must stop with the food as it ALL looks so good it makes me hungry! We love quiche here, also, and since I have a nice stash of asparagus from our garden in the freezer, that will be in our quiches this winter, too.

Rain said...

Thanks Mama Pea :) Sunday posts are dangerously full of good yummy food alright! :) I found the asparagus to be a little soggy when I defrosted it, but it worked well in the quiche. I would still prefer fresh though!

Jenn said...

Your food always looks amazing!
LOVE your full moon photos, I didn't get any this time.