Archive for November, 2008

Jiffy Corn Casserole

November 29, 2008

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
2 eggs, beaten
1 stick butter, melted (or 1/2 c. oil)
1 cup. sour cream
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix


Mix all ingredients adding the muffin mix last.  Bake in a greased casserole dish or 9″x13″ or 7″x11″ baking dish at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until fully cooked in center/lightly brown

Lyric is 12wks

November 25, 2008
Wrinkly Puppy 11wks
Snuggling with Dad 11wks
 lyric snuggled


 12wks Today!!! lyric 12wks

Playtime in the Neighborhood Park

Weekend Stuff

November 25, 2008

This past weekend was a lot of fun. Friday night we went to a Japanese restaurant with Dan’s family. The food and company was great. then dan’s band had a show, which was a lot of fun. Saturday we had a friend over with her dog. Sunday we attended a dog show that had a Vizsla supported entry. A friend of ours handled her puppy’s daddy in veterans and did a nice job.

Freaky Friday

November 21, 2008
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

More Pictures

November 20, 2008

I am constantly taking pictures to have memories of Lyric’s puppy days. Here are some more recent ones.

Who me? play in the mudd? noooooooooooo not me 🙂

Did you need something?

Fun in the puppy pen

We need a bigger bed

Bruno the watch dog

Heyyyyyy this thing ran out of milk

Sleepy boy

I made my bed!!!

First Bath(from us)

Lyric’s favorite pastime…chew sticks

Butternut Squash Soup

November 20, 2008

Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Tracey Seaman

From Every Day with Rachael Ray
November 2007

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hr


2 butternut squash (about 4 1/2 pounds), halved lengthwise, seeds removed

4 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon melted

Salt and pepper

1 large onion, chopped

   2 ribs celery, chopped

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups milk

 1. Preheat the oven to 400º. Place the squash cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Bake until brown on the edges and fork-tender at the thickest part, about 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and celery, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 7 minutes.
3. Melt the brown sugar and remaining 1 1/2tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the nuts are toasted, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
4. Scoop the squash flesh from the skins and add to the soup pot. Add the broth and milk and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture in the pot, over low heat, until smooth (or transfer in batches to a blender and puree). Serve in bowls, topped with the pecans.


Friends, Family and Music

November 18, 2008

I finally got to meet baby charlie. My friend Stephanie brought him over to our house for a visit. He is a good baby and looks so much like his daddy. Bruno was very focused on everything Charlie was doing. He could have cared less about anything else. Then my mom came to visit for the night. She enjoyed some quality time with us, bruno and lyric. Dan’s band had a show and we went to watch him play. It was a great show. Sunday our neighbors brought their dog bella over to play with boys, everyone had a good time.

Nothing new

November 15, 2008

Amanda was sick last week and Dan sick this week, so we havent been doing a lot recently. Lyric is settling in. He and Bruno get along but dont play too much, yet. Lyric has been getting socialized with lots of people and dogs.  Today both boys had a home spa day(yes boys go to the Spa). Both had baths, ears cleaned, nails cut and teeth brushed. well Lyric just licked the toothpaste and chewed on the brush, but you gotta start somewhere right? Here are some pics of them this week.

Lyric settling in….

November 7, 2008
Getting ready for his trip to CT.

Bruno says “SEEE I can fit in the size 100 crate, im a puppy too”

Name change

November 4, 2008

Our puppy’s name is now Lyric, although one of his nicknames is Mr. Cajun along with “Little Man” . After an eventful trip home we are all settling in. He slept thru the night his first night home. He is doing very here and making nice progress.