Saturday Activities

by Joanne on October 18, 2008

Is this gorgeous?

Is this gorgeous?

Wow – what a beautiful morning in Upstate NY!  Shane and I went for a 6 + mile run and watched the sun come up over the golf course which looks down into the valley.  The dew on the grass, the low fog on the reservoir, the sun peaking over the horizon, temperature a cool 32 degrees… you couldn’t ask for a prettier morning. Wish I had brought my camera but with Shane in tow, his water bottle around my waste, treats in my pocket (in case I needed his undivided attention), there was no room for a camera…or anything else for that matter.  What a great run.

When we got home, Ted was working out downstairs, so I did about 10 min. of rowing. Got the wash in, and gave Shane a shower and trimmed his nails.  What fun! 

Last night, we ate at Franchettas on Varick St. It was really good. I had the Arctic Char and Ted had a sirloin.  The atmosphere, music, and service was beyond comment. Just perfect.  We ventured out to see some vehicles before dinner, but the dealerships were closed.  We also exchanged the WORST dvd, “War, Inc” with John & Joan Cusack, to name only two… but other good actors. It was SOoooo bad!  We rented “Flawless” and watched that when we got home. It was very good with Michael Caine and Demi Moore. 

good movie

good movie








Back to today…while waiting to have breakfast with Ted, I decided to make dog treats. 

Peanut-"chocolate" Doggie Treats


These are called Peanut-“Chocolate” Doggie Treats.

The recipe is fit for human consumption and by that I mean, there isn’t any “funky” mixes like peanut butter and garlic….

I make Shane’s dog treats because it’s hard to find cookies for him that are wheat, barley free. So here is the recipe:

Peanut-“Chocolate” Doggie Treats

1 1/2 c cornmeal, 1 cup Quinoa flour, 1 tsp molasses, 2/3 cup peanut butter, 2 large eggs, 2/3 cup soy milk, 2 Tbs carob powder (hence, the “chocolate”).

Mix all the wet ingredients together, and mix the dry ingredients together then blend into each other. Form into 2 balls, then make 2 flat patty out of each.

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. While that preheats, let the dough sit (about 15 min.).  Roll the dough out, about 1/4 ” thick and slice into bit size pcs.  Put on foil lined, non-stick sprayed cookie sheets. Bake for about 25 min.   Let cool.  Let sit on the counter for 1 full day before putting away to store.9662

The agenda for the day:  finish wash, clean a little, go car shopping (yucky!).  This afternoon, we’ll do some yard work and play frisbee a little….at least those are the current plans.  We also have to finish putting the lawn furniture away and feed the birds. Look out! Exciting day in store for Mr. & Mrs. Ayoub!  Have a SUPER SATURDAY!

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