Funny Things Animals Do

by Joanne on January 7, 2009

I have to share this and let you know how amusing animals can be.  We have a little stuffed horse, and if you squeeze it’s ear, it will snort, moves its head, tail, and makes sounds like its galloping away.  Shane has typically barked like crazy at this thing. Well this week, he discovered how to make it come to life. He gently nudges the ear with his nose. It starts up and he leaps back with his ears up. Sometimes he barks and sometimes he just looks at it. Such a smart little guy!



I did manage to navigate the roads successfully today and made it home for lunch with my two guys.  It was a standard lunch and kept me going for the afternoon.

Broccoli Slaw with add ins plus brown rice, salmon patty and broccoli rabe

Broccoli Slaw with add ins plus brown rice, salmon patty and broccoli rabe


Dinner from stove top to oven

We had a Seafood Frittata tonight. I used claw crab meat and Maine lobster meat.  Makes about 8 slices.

Seafood Fritatta

Seafood Frittata


  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 7 oz Lobster meat
  • 16 oz Crab meat
  • 1 TBS + lemon juice
  • 8 Mini Portabella Mushrooms, peeled & sliced
  • 1 1/2 Cup EggBeaters
  • 3 Whole Eggs
  • 2 TBS Fresh Dill
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper
  • 1 TBS Hot & Sweet Honey Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup 50% Reduced Fat Cabots Shredded Cheddar (fresh grated would be best.

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Saute the onion in olive oil, in a pan you can put directly into the oven.  Add the asparagus and garlic and saute a minute or two more.  Add your  lobster, crab and add your lemon juice. Add your mushrooms and Old Bay and let cook about 3 minutes, med-high.  Mix your Beaters with your eggs, dill, red pepper, mustard, Parmesan, salt and pepper.  Remove the pan from the heat and add your egg mixture.  Sprinkle your cheese on top. Place in the oven about 20 minutes.  Remove and let sit 5 minutes before slicing.

Served over Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw and Microwaved Mashed Acorn Squash.


Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw – mix all the following together and chill until ready to serve.

  • 3/4 cup Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 tsp sweet hot honey mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 TBS Zesty Italian Dressing
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce. 

Winter storm warning tonight. We were going to Dick’s Sporting Goods since Ted wanted some additional 45 lb weights, but don’t think we want to deal with driving in the mess that’s going on out side.  We have a movie and will most likely watch it with great hopes that our eyes remain open throughout.  Have a good night.


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