Weekend Dog Blogging #51

by Cate on September 11, 2006

I’ve been on my feet cooking so much this weekend, that tonight my feet actually hurt, really hurt. I’ve been trying to perfect a recipe for Portugese Custard Cups, and for now, after three failed attempts, I’m putting it on the back burner, so to speak. It’s driving me a little batty, to say the least, so perhaps if I get some space from it that will help… sigh.

I have three catering jobs this week, so I was baking up quite a storm this afternoon. I made Strawberry Bread, Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies (love them!), Oatmeal Crisps, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. That takes care of one order. I’ll have to figure out what I’m doing tomorrow … we have a wake to go to (the second in three days), so time is a little in short supply.

This morning, The Newlywed Neighbor and I took a run to the Farmer’s Market in Morristown. It was quite the bustling place today, complete with live music. I stocked up on my favorite full-sour pickles, and then grabbed green peppers, fresh bread, acorn squash, pears, Gala apples, cheese and focaccia. Being at the Farmer’s Market totally inspires you … half the stuff I bought wasn’t on my list, but seeing it right in front of me, in its just-picked-this-morning fresh goodness, the items are hard to resist.

For tonight’s dinner, I revisited a tried-and-true and went with Bobby Flay’s Cuban-Style Burgers. Yum. The last time I made them, I used the panini maker. This time, I went with the grill. I don’t think it matters either way, as long as it’s hot and pressed. Coupled with Roasted Potato and Onions, it was a perfect simple meal; we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and ate outside.

On that note, I’m calling it an early night. Until tomorrow…

A year ago today … another delicious meal.

P.S. On the off chance that a reader is a literary agent, or knows one, can you drop me a line? Thanks much.

P.P.S. Don’t forget … I’ll Show You Mine, You Show Me Yours #5 is up next. This time, show us your “go to” dish. You can find the roundup for #4 here, along with a more detailed explanation of how to join in the fun.

The adorable, but very tired, Bailey stops by from The Savory Notebook in Pennsylvania:

Help name the new puppy over at the Something So Clever household in Minnesota:

Ziggy from Soul Fusion Kitchen in Los Angeles is back:

I think Wicklow from Dispensing Happiness in Tennessee needs to let the rest of us in on the joke. Check out Stephanie’s site to see other pup pics.

Another happy pup checks in; it’s Cheyenne, a visitor from Why Travel to France:

The gang at Ragus Pug have some visitors, Jackson and Stevie:

This cute paw belongs to Simba from Up a Creek Without a PatL:

The beautiful Lucky Buddy Bear from In My Kitchen Garden, a site from Farmgirl Fare, does some very important dirt guarding. Hey, someone’s got to!

Love from Catching Points stops by:

And lastly, our very own Eli:

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Claire September 11, 2006 at 4:10 am

I also LOVE going to the Farmer’s Market, a joy I just discovered this year! However, I think the peak of our veggie season may have passed. I had trouble finding much of anything. Boo. BTW, I don’t think I even knew that the Newlywed Neighbors even existed. Hehe! I envy your baking…I’ve been studying all this past week, weekend, and will be through this week. Not much time to cook.


Cheryl September 11, 2006 at 6:35 am

Oh my, that pug puppy is too cute! I love your Eli, too – some friends of ours have a Bernese, and I would get one in a heartbeat if we had a bigger house. They’re such sweet dogs.


Cate September 11, 2006 at 4:18 pm

Claire – you didn’t miss The Newlywed Neighbors before, I promise. First time I’ve mentioned them and with The Neighbors, we need to keep everyone straight. ‘Sides the word “newlywed” is always good for a little smile.

Cheryl – isn’t he adorable? That face! Berners are definitely sweet dogs – great disposition, and excellent with kids.


Dani September 12, 2006 at 2:03 am

So I looked at the picture of the Strawberry Bread and my first reaction was: “Why does Cate serve Strawberries with her Meatloaf?” Maybe I should consider getting glasses ;-)


Cate September 12, 2006 at 2:05 am

Dani – LOL. Thanks for my laugh of the day … I guess it does kinda look like meatloaf. ;)


Sarah September 12, 2006 at 3:46 pm

I love it–food and dogs. I’ve thought about putting pictures of my mom’s Westie on my food site, just because he’s so cute, but I was afraid it might be too off- subject. But perhaps I will anyway . . .


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