Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mother Takes to the Kitchen

On Sunday morning, my best human pal Lynne (pictured with tampons in her ears in my last post) came by in her car, picked me up and took me on a long hike in the Wissihiken Creek. Man, it was a blast! I hiked and swam and had a terrierific time! Mom and Dad said they did too, when I got home they were just getting out of bed. It was NOON!

Mom made up for her lazy behaviour that afternoon, when she took to the kitchen in a cooking frenzy. When we were in Massachusetts, Mom observed Gracie's Mom making what is called a "Yankee Pot Roast". Mom and Dad enjoyed eating it, so Mom decided to try to make her own. I helped!

As you can see, the ingrediants are a big hunk of beef (Mom used rump after questioning unsuspecting housewives in the supermarket); carrots, parsnip, onion, potatoes, celery and beef broth and a packet of onion soup powder. First you cut everything up, then you sear the beef on the stove:



Then you throw it all in a crockpot/slow cooker (first picture) and let it cook for a LONG time. Too long for my patience...at the end, it comes out looking like the second photo:



Mom does not like to waste food. So she had many vegies left, so she thought, "I have a cunning plan, I'll make a vegetable soup!" Not that she knew how, so she winged it. She threw all the vegies in a big pot, added vegie stock and water, spices and let it boil away.


I didn't get any soup, but I have been enjoying the pot roast, it's very yummy. Luckily after eating it for 2 meals, Mom and Dad are sick of it already...I lucked out! Yummy.

Mom's creativity continued into the evening when she started work on a new arts and craft project - a room sign for her good friend's new baby girl in Atlanta. Her name is Hannah. I think it looks pretty cool - Mom should make me one - only I don't have my own room!! She loves doing this sort of thing - personally I think chewing a dingo or destuffing a toy is far more satisfying....



I want to send special love to my pals Ozzy and Romeo and their Mommy Jen who suffered a horrible tragedy on Thanksgiving day - the loss of their Dad and husband. We think of them every day and transmit warm, healing, loving wirey vibes to them up in NY. If anyone out there would like to express your sympathy to them you can visit their blog above or email Mom for their mailing address. They really need our wirey support at this time!

AGC

11 comments:

Koobuss said...

Your pot roast looks delicious. I can almost smell it through the computer. That's the best part of the slow cooker--the smells. Time for some good smells around here.


Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobuss

Ricky Pepper said...

mmmm looks so yummy! Your momma is a fabulous chef!

mom is going to the post office on Saturday to send you a special Howliday package, keep an eye on that mailman Ax!

xoxo,
Ricky Pepper-Poo

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wuah!!! i'm droooling all over my keyboard now...

Scruffy & Lacie said...

MMMMMMMMM! Have you tried the special bags to line the crock pot with so there is NO cleanup?? We like them so it gives Mumsie more time to rub our tummies.....she's gonna go by a big hunka cow. That looks so good!

We were devestated to hear of Romeo's loss...our thoughts and prayers are with them and Jen at this time.

Scruffy

Jackson said...

Hey Ax, that pot roast looks pawsome! I'm hungry!

Loved the sign, you should definitely get your mum to make one for you! J x

Agatha and Archie said...

Ah,Yankee Pot Roast!! Now you're talking New England talk!!! Soon you'll be drinking tonic(soda) drinking at the bubbler( water fountain) and you will be "wicked" cool(anything to the extreme is wicked... ie that was wicked good(like your pot roast!! Love A+APS We are getting ready for a latke feast!!!!!

Agatha and Archie said...

Ah,Yankee Pot Roast!! Now you're talking New England talk!!! Soon you'll be drinking tonic(soda) drinking at the bubbler( water fountain) and you will be "wicked" cool(anything to the extreme is wicked... ie that was wicked good(like your pot roast!! Love A+APS We are getting ready for a latke feast!!!!!

Asta said...

Axel
I'm dwooling hewe!!
That looks supew yummy!I'd nevew get sick of it.
I'm so glad you'we coming to the pawty and bwinging a menowah and a dweidl, and yummie latkes..this should be gweat. Jake and just Hawwy said they would help tech us Hannukah songs too, so I'm vewy excited!!
That's a vewy nice sign youw Mom made..too bad we don't have ouw oown wooms!
smoochie kisses
Asta

Girasol said...

My mouth is watering right now as thinking about that yummy Yankee Pot Roast.

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