December 15, 2008

Hungarian Wursts for dinner

Last night, we had hand-made hungarian wurst (sausage) that Todd and his dad, Frank cranked out yesterday. The flavor was great and the freshness of same day wurst was a joy. In addition, we made potatoes au gratin and served our only harvest of brussels sprouts from this year's garden. I learned from the 2009 Farmer's Almanac that as the sprouts grow on the stalk to strip the leaves under the sprouts to force them to grow bigger. We'll have to try that next year.

The best Chocolate Cake - EVER

OMG - Raine, our resident baker, made a Devil's Food Layer Cake with Peppermint frosting for a family gathering this weekend. It was the absolute best chocolate cake I have ever had. Similar to a flourless cake but with lots of white and dark chocolate layers. The recipe is from the December issue of Bon Appetit - Here's the link, if you'd like to try it!

December 9, 2008

Decorated the tree last night and had lots of "help" from the dogs. Pictured with Teiko and Cita is our new foster dog, Paris. She is an absolute sweetheart. Not sure if we'll be able to give her up for adoption..... What a great temperament - probably better than our dogs. Could we just trade?

December 3, 2008

Not Paris, France, but Paris the GSD

We've accepted our next mission of German Shepherd Dog fostering. I present our new rescue dog, Paris.

Paris is currently in lock-up in Waukesha County. Looking at this sweet girl in a kennel cage- I want to drive there right now and break her out, take her home, give her lots of love and attention.
Alas, it will be Saturday before I can break her free as she has to start treatment for heartworms. And she has a mess of them. Her recovery period will be several weeks and then she'll be as good as new and heartworm negative!
She is at the humane society in part because her human owners broke-up and neither wanted her or her brother anymore. Just wasn't convienent to the single lifestyle.
This is so damn ridiculous and cruel. Dogs are not DISPOSABLE! At least now, Paris has a chance to recover and find a home where she'll be loved until her last day.
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