Project 365: Foodie catchup and 4-legged fish

Sooo as some of you may know from my facebook, my mac broke (with help from me) last week, so I was without my main computer… until now.

So I bring you overdue photos from last week… in no particular order, but let’s start with overdue foodie contributions.

I bring you, Buttered Beef.

Now that summer has officially arrived, along with the typical heat and humidity, I have been trying to find ways to use my slow cooker more often.  Normally I hate cleaning the slow cooker after slow cooking meat etc… until I found these slow cooker liners from Reynolds.  I also cooked pork loin in the slow cooker this week, which then got turned into pulled pork BBQ the next day.  The only problem is usually slow cookers need a certain volume in them to work properly, which usually is too much for 1 person to eat in a night or two… it’s been a challenge to come up with recipes that will comply.  I try and save what scraps I can for the dogs, but the random containers of partial meals intended for treat making are getting kinda out of hand.  Anyway, less heat in the kitchen means less heat in the house so bring on the slow cooker recipes… have a favorite?

I tried a new recipe this week too.  Chicken Cordon Bleu.  The Mr.’s response was “where did you get this from”  I count that as a win, and he said it tasted good too.  I will be repeating this one. I had to improvise a bit with Provolone cheese and smoked bacon.

The biggest kitchen news concerns something I can enjoy too… an ice cream maker!

Which helped me create this.. Strawberry Ice Cream.  Okay, I admit this was made from the Strawberry starter kit from William & Sonoma, which was also on sale along with the ice cream maker… and the spiffy footed scoop I bought.  So far I have made the strawberry ice cream as well as Mango Sorbet.  Then I ran out of sugar and cream and half & half.  Soooo ice cream making is on hold until I get to the store.

These red beauties will be making their way into a batch of ice cream soon.  This weekend I spent 2 hours picking Wine Berries with my 2 favorite 4 leggers.   I managed to freeze and vacuum seal 14 cups of them.  I can’t wait to try them in ice cream, scones, muffins, pies and whatever else I can think of.  I will be going back out tuesday to gather another batch.

And while we’re on the dog subject here are 2 shots from a recent trip to the river.

This is Harley and this photo pretty much sums him up.  He is a total goof ball, he comes just about every day for daycare.  He is an uncle of Wyatt, and they get along grand. Actually both our 4-leggers get along with them.

As you can see they all love the water and have fun together.  I thought Harley would be one of the last dogs Luna would ever like, but for some reason she puts up with his antics pretty well and enjoys running with him.  I was shocked when I saw it, granted I took precautions when I first introduced them and made him leave her alone until she was more comfortable with him.  Anyhow,  I love this photo of them.  Sure it could be technically better, but you try and get all these dogs to sit at once and half look at the camera.

More pics of the pups to follow soon on Luna’s blog.

It’s good to be back, hope you all had a great weekend.

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About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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3 Responses to Project 365: Foodie catchup and 4-legged fish

  1. Alexa says:

    Yeah, I also love the photo of Harley in the water! I’ve been toying around taking pictures of Teva at the river, and whenever I manage to capture her shaking the water off, she looks deformed.

    Oh, and when you get a chance, can you give me the recipe for the buttered beef? It makes my mouth water.

  2. Seeing “4-legged fish” in your post title certainly captivated my interest! But I had to scroll down through your food photos first and, boy, that was a teaser. The ice cream looks mighty good and I can imagine the burst of flavours that fresh berries would add to it. Summer, ice cream, and berries—they go hand-in-hand so well 😀

    LOL, you’re right, Harley looks like lovable goofball. Great capture of him in the water! Seeing that Harley is an uncle to Wyatt, I’ve always wondered if there’s a different chemistry between dogs that are related and dogs that aren’t…

  3. 2browndawgs says:

    Oooo I’ve missed the yummy food pictures. 14 cups of berries for 2 hours of picking is a pretty good haul, and just in time for a new ice cream maker!

    I love the picture of the 3 pups. I have been meaning to try to take a picture of Thunder and Storm together, but now Thunder has shaved patches all over and Storm is blowing coat something fierce and has bald spots here and there. I guess I missed my chance for a few months. 🙂

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