Great day today, with absolutely gorgeous weather. We went to the Farmer’s Market and a local Festival today with The Neighbors, and, of course, The Girlfriend. Their favorite folk singer, Big Jeff and his Middle-Sized Band did a one hour set, which Nicholas and The Girlfriend were really looking forward to. Big Jeff makes the rounds at a bunch of schools in the area, and that’s how we first got introduced to him. He’s great with the kids, and they certainly love him, so I guess we’re becoming Big Jeff Groupies. ;)
It being Sunday, The Neighbors came over for our regular dinner. I did the “main food,” and The Neighbor took care of the “adult” beverages, with Malibu Bay Breezes making the table tonight. Perfect! For dinner, we had Roast Tomato and Prosciutto Salad to start, Fettucine with Artichoke and Romano Wafers as a main course and Very Berry Cobbler for dessert. All three were new recipes. The appetizer was a definite hit, with the entire plate demolished (pictures and recipe tomorrow, I promise). The pasta was fine, just nothing special and won’t be repeated. The dessert, from the Sunset 2004 Annual was a complete dud for me – I have much better cobbler recipes, so the leftovers got tossed, along with the recipe.
Got a lot of new participants this week for our second Weekend Dog Blogging Event #2 – welcome to all of you! You can check out the extensive round-up below. Lots of real adorable canines in our midst. Remember, this is a regular weekly event, so we hope to see you guys back here again.
The Neighbor and I have our cooking class tomorrow night, and Supper Club is Tuesday. So make sure to keep with me all week for exciting food developments. And speaking of exciting developments, one last thing before I go. Happened to catch a promo for a new FoodTV Network show from Giada DeLaurentiis. Starting October 26th, it’s called Behind the Bash, and will feature all sorts of behind the scenes stuff from parties, events and entertaining. Given we do a lot of entertaining, and I’m already a Giada fan, I’m looking forward to this one.
Go check out all the precious pups when you get a chance:
Even my Mom, though blogless, has decided to join in on the fun and sent in a picture of Beauregard and Nelson. Beau, their Greyhound rescue, often has to share his bed (and water and food!) with one of my parents’ four cats, this time, Nelson. Luckily Beau is a very patient dog.
Nelson Rules the Roost
– Read about Gino and the wonderful good he does in his family and for others at The Flying Apple. Love Gino’s curls! Our own Eli is working through becoming a Therapy Dog, so it’s great to hear from others doing the same thing. They really do have a very important role in our world.
And last but not least, our own Eli, caught in the act of stealing Nicholas’ space on his bed. And at 120 lbs, Eli is definitely a blanket hog!
Thanks for the great pics, everyone … see you at WDB #3!