Friday, October 23, 2009

Sashy's College Football Friday!!!

Hi my pals! I hope you are all having a good week. It is cold and rainy here in Michigan today, so I am staying in pretty much. I am guarding my house from the inside, watching out the window for intruders, especially furry rodent kind. The past 2 Saturdays have not been good for the Wisconsin Badgers so I am relieved to tell you that they don't play this weekend and will return next Saturday to face Purdue at home. I am making a tailgate post anyway cause Daddy still watches football all day so we may as well party!

Mommy has been going to the farmers market a lot lately and bringing home healthy looking stuff like this.

Here is even a bigger picture. Blechhhhhhhh!! Veggies!!

Somehow though, Mommy cooks these all together into something called soup. I like soup, Mommy mixes it with my food, so I guess she can keep going to the farmers market(without me sniff) as long as she makes me good stuff to eat.
Here is the menu Mommy and I worked on:
1. Assorted cheese and crackers(always there must be cheese)
2. Homemade minestrone soup
3. Grilled cheese sandwiches
4. Homemade applesauce(Mommy makes the best applesauce)
5. Homemade apple cake(recipe follows
Apple Cake
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided use)
1 cup granulated sugar or Splenda® granulated sugar substitution
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose white flour
2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
Cream the 1/2 cup butter with 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Alternate the sour cream with the flour mixture until it is all blended in, then stir in the apples by hand. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
Mix together 2 TBSP soft butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon and crumble over the top of the cake.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes
I hope you all have a nice weekend wherever you are.
licks and sniffs, Sasha


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh veggies, we love veggies. I see that you have huge mushrooms, eggplants, tomatoes, right?
Thanks for the recipe, I'll drag my mom to the kitchen now, love ya.

We love Luna said...

Hello sweetie,
Adorable vegetables!I think the decoration is fabulous!
Happy weekend
purrs and love

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Hmmm, where's the carrots?? I love carrots!!! Sure gonna get mom to make that apple cake...yummy!!! Thx for sharing!!

lotsa licks,

Martha said...

Hi Sasha, we have to try that apple cake - sounds lovely.
Our mum makes soup but has never even thought of giving us some with our kibble!
Thank you for that idea - we like cooked vegetables with our kibble but wont eat them raw.
We are glad you have a weekend free of your team playing - give you time to psyche yourself up!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Sandy said...

Sorry about Wisconsin's last few weeks (well as sorry as an Iowa fan can be right now :-) but the soup looks very good.

Sierra Rose said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! We went to our farm market yesterday....well, I had to stay and guard the car...mom ran over. Lots of great things!
Thanks for the recipe!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Nummy post Sasha! Mama is the only veggie lover in our family...so she is soooo going to try that soup!!


Fl.SunDogs Trio said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog and playing the guessing game. Be sure to stop by tommarow as we post the answer.
Michigan. I(abbey) used to live there. The snow was really great!!

Talk to you later
The Fl.SunDogs Trio

JacksDad said...

The apple cake sounds delicious. I think I will make it for dinner!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Even though the Badgers don't play doesn't mean mom can't cook.. Our mom likes to cook too. We tell her she needs to keep on practicing.. That means more yummy stuff for us...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You are making all of us so hungry, the pups and the humans. Soup sounds really good to the Momster, very blustery and cold here today too. Tell your Dad to enjoy his football and we hope you all have a great weekend.

Woos, the OP Pack

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hey there Sasha..its never to early for a tailgate party. Did we hear someone say cheese and crackers?
Benny & Lily

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We love all the veggies!

Of khourse, our favourite would be the PURPLE one!

Yummy Eggplant!

Happy Weekend to all of woo!


Gizzy's Mom said...

I love soup too..especially chicken soup.

Grrrrs from Gizzy

(Gizzy doesn't know he gets all my carrots and celery in broth cuz I don't like them. Teeheehee)

Lorenza said...

Happy Weekend for you too!
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

All that food cooking WOW
I can just smell it now!
Your family will have a feast.
I am sure you will get some too.
And be careful guarding the house

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Sasha,
It's rainy here today too, Miss Cindi is also watching from inside. Sorry about your team, maybe next week will be better.
Yummy looking veggies and tell mom I really like her apple cake recipe. I have so many apples right now and it sounds yummy.

Hugs and purrs,
Judy & Miss Cindi

BRUTUS said...

Our mouths are watering.... Mmmmm.... Perfect soup weather here too, cold, windy and rainy. It knocked so many of the pretty fall leaves off the trees too soon!

Glad to hear your squirrels get to rest this weekend! Look out for those Boilermakers - I'm tellin' ya' they are t-r-o-u-b-l-e!!

Brutus the Frenchie

TC said...

Sorry I just saw this, we went out to eat last night and it threw my whole world off balance.
I am SO HUNGRY now, we are having blt's and I might have leftover pasta from Chilli's and crazy cake with chocolate icing but your recipe sounds better.
Dispatches Daddy will watch football when he can but he knows mama (me) will do something else unless it's like the chiefs and overtime or something. LOL

Oskar said...

It all sounds so yummy. I bet you do a good job helping your mommy make the food!

Eric said...

Mmmm the vegetables look yumptious. I'm wagging you got to eat some. Hope Mom makes the apple cakes today. She made some cupcakes with cougettes in today. Did I get one...no.... Life is sad sometimes eh?

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xx

Honeygo Beasley said...

Yummy! We miss the farm ... it's pouring rain here tonight! Good thing Chloe already went out for a you know what!

SEDONA said...

Hey Sassy Sasha,
Thanks for sharing that recipe...I *love* apples and my human always gives me slices when she bakes. She will try this, is sounds deelish.
Your pal,

Unknown said...

You are absolutely right. Always. cheese is a must. That apple cake sounds delicious.. now are you the sous chef? Do you sample first? I see there's a crumb on your lip.


Piappies World said...

Hi Sasha!

Hmmmn... veggies! Frappie, Mocha and Sugar like veggies but Bullet is not really a veggies fan. Mommy says veggies can make us strong so eat them so we can also play more.
The Apple cake sure sound yummy! We have never tried apples. (hint hint, mommy!)
Have a great week ahead, Sasha!

- Princess, Fudgie & the Piappies

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