Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crock Pot Delight

Look, two posts in a week!

Last night Daddy used the Crock Pot for the very first time. He made classic pot roast, pot roast so good that it didn't need a knife, pot roast so good that it melted in to meat flavored juiciness in the mouth, pot roast so good Momma had seconds.

Just look at the juices! It had cream of mushroom, onion powder, and chuck roast. It was so good, and it was made better by the potatoes that accompanied it: Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes!
It was goaty and cheesy, and wowzers was it tasty. Daddy mashed the cheese right in with the potatoes, and the cheese melted in and became part of the whole mashed... thing... potato.

On a side note, check out Momma's childhood home!

Momma also gave blood while I was being lazy! Go Momma
And yeah me!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So, as I said, Momma got kinda lazy these last few months. She's had work, and stuff... yeah.... stuff...

But I'm back! For my first post, I must discuss Momma and Daddy's deep love of Cajun cuisine. They would eat it all day long. Daddy dreams of Jambalaya, Momma is partial to Red Beans and Sausage. She is all about spicy, and Daddy loves sausage. Their favorite place in Indianapolis is called Yats. It's cost effective, has huge portions, and is really great Cajun food.

Daddy's favorite dish is their Chili Cheese Etoufee, and he has long searched for the recipe. He found it last week, and eagerly gathered the ingredients. Momma and I waited with anticipation for the dish, Momma with more anticipation than me cause I don't get any again.

This is how it starts out, simply veggies, a roux, and chicken broth. Daddy mixed it and mixed it, and let is simmer and soak and break down.

The longer it soaks, the better is smells, and the better it smells the more jealous I get of my humans. They eat the tastiest food, and they never share. Sure, I get apples from time to time, and I get eggs on my birthday, but do I ever get stuff that looks this good? Do I? Never! Stupid round kibble bits.

After a good length of time, the veggies and the roux break down into this tastiness, the beginning of etoufee, the nectar of the gods.

Basically, at this point Momma and Daddy sat down for about a half hour or so, and Momma ended up playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii. I hate that game, she jumps around the house and flails and makes me listen to Ke$ha. I hate Ke$ha. She has a dollar sign in her name. How is that proper spelling, I ask you!
Once Momma was done torturing my eardrums, the etoufee was ready to be consumed. Look how thick it is, so thick and tasty... soooo tasty.... why do they deny me the food?

They ate it all in front of me, all soaked up with rice and shredded cheese.... droooool.

It's okay though, I'm still gangsta.

Corgi Dessert

Where have I been these last few months? Not posting, that's for sure! I apologize, Momma got a bit lazy. But tonight is my triumphant comeback! I promise to return with the epic tale of Daddy's shrimp etoufee!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Indiana Fall

There is something truly lovely about Indiana in the fall. Momma spent most of her life in Chicago, Daddy grew up in Virginia, so neither of them are real strangers to fall, they've just had less exposure to the season. Fall in Chicago lasts about 2 weeks before the snow rolls in fast and heavy, and in Virginia it stays calmly temperate most of the time.

Fall here in Indiana is a gradual shift into winter. It happens so slowly that one day you just wake up and need a coat and gloves, and then two weeks later you need to add a scarf. I love fall, I have two coats of hair so any season where it isn't 80 degrees is great for me. I love fall best because I get to smell all sorts of toasty smells from people burning leaves, and I get to frolic in the falling leaves. It was great when we lived in Richmond, our backyard was always full of leaves which were ripe for crunching.
This is me chillaxing in our old backyard. I spent a lot of time out here with Momma and Daddy. About this time every year they'd take books out to the lawn chairs, and once they had me I got to play frisbee endlessly!
This is why Momma likes Indiana in the fall. Look at the colors in the sky and the trees! It's truly stunning here in Indianapolis. There are neighborhoods where the only thing you can see when you drive is the golds and reds of fall foliage. Indianapolis, and Meridian Street in particular, is a city that just radiates a perfect blend of Midwestern charm and Metropolis, and fall just highlights that harmony. 

Here are some of the foods that remind Momma and Daddy of fall the most:
 This is the turkey Momma made last year after she and Daddy got back from Thanksgiving. It's still one of her favorite culinary triumphs.
 This is a Rueben from a deli in Columbus. Daddy saw it on Man Vs. Food and he just had to go try it for himself.
Baked brie from a Richmond restaurant. 

I love fall, but I love winter even more! Bring it on Mother Nature!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Leopard Pie

Leopard pie? What is leopard pie, you may ask, and you're quite right to inquire! Leopard pie is Daddy's own invention, an answer to the age old question: "what do you do when you don't have corn to make shepherds pie?" 
 The answer is... add in peas and carrots! Daddy didn't have corn to make his pie with, so he improvised. He mixed in powdered potatoes with canned carrots and peas and a hunk of ground beef... and Bam!
 Doesn't it look good? It turned out almost exactly like real shepherds pie, but with a bit more pop from the peas. He also added in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce to make the whole thing sizzle in his mouth.
 Doesn't it look happy to be eaten?
 It's not looking so happy now is it? AHAHAHA!

Momma took this picture of me staring intently at Daddy's food. She calls this the "IMUSTEATTHEFOODYOUHAVE!" face. I make it a lot.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Goodness Gracious!

Goodness gracious! Has it been that long since I updated? The little blogger thing is telling me it's been over a month. Whoops!

Momma's job is going full force, she's recruiting day and night almost! She gets home and I barely have time to lick her hair before she and Daddy are off to the gym, and then back to making dinner.

Since it's October now, I think it's time I show you all my awesome Halloween costume:
 That's right, I'm a lobster! It's really tough to find costumes for Corgis, we have such long bodies and short legs. Last year I was Yoda, and the costume went over my neck. I kept tripping over the feet part. It was funny for Momma and Daddy, but they were also sad cause it meant I couldn't wear my costume without falling on my face.

 Momma thinks it looks like the lobster is eating me. Daddy disagrees with her, he thinks I just look like a lobster. I think I look like whichever will get me out of the lobster costume soonest. Don't I look happy here? It should be no surprise I'm a lobster for Halloween, it's Momma's favorite food. I think she might want to eat me! Halp!

 This sideways picture shows Momma's most recent GF triumph, King Arthur Gluten Free brownies! King Arthur is an employee owned bakery older than the United States, and they make the best flour and mixes. They just recently began making GF flours and mixes, and this was Momma's first foray into both making brownies, and making GF brownies.

 Doesn't that look fudgey? It was amazingly moist and rich, so good that all 20 brownies were gone in two days. Momma and Daddy tore through them. You know it's a good mix when Daddy will eat the GF food. Usually it's pretty gross and dry. Don't ask him about the pancake incident.

 Cooking in our oven. Looks yummy!

 Daddy was busy in the last month too, this is his super tasty rueben, with home made Corned Beef and nice tasty bread. He made three of these out of one piece of meat, but I know he pined for more. We have corned beef in the house a lot.

So, I guess that was my month! I'll be better at updating this thing this month! Happy Lobsterween!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Second Best Burger Ever!

Momma was born  in New Haven Connecticut, a college town best known for two things, Yale and great food. New Haven boasts the best pizza in the world - Pepe's, the best coffee shop in the world- Atticus, and the best (and first) burger in the world- Louis' Lunch.

To understand Louis' Lunch and what makes it the best burger in the world, you have to understand how the burgers are made. Momma has told me this story in the same tone of voice she uses to tell me myths, so it must be important.

Louis' makes their burgers with minimal seasoning, no ketchup, and no fuss. They cook upright in a 100 plus year old grill, and when you order you can only get cheese or no cheese and tomato or no tomato. There are no buns, only bread slices, and to bite into one is to bite in to the juiciest, most savory, most intense burger ever. Seriously, these burgers are like a religion for Momma and her brother.

Tonight, Daddy made this for dinner:
This is easily the second best burger Momma has ever eaten, Louis's will always come in first. This burger is another creation out of the Barbecue Bible, it's a burger with avocado and Brie, and it is amazing. The avocado was sweet and cold, the brie salty and melted, and the burger medium well and hot. The flavors blended together with the Udi's Gluten Free bread Momma used to keep it all together. It was a meal beyond a meal, a veritable meal of the gods. In short, the perfect reward for making it through a training session and a tough half a week.
Doesn't that look so good? Doesn't that look like something you'd want to just sink your teeth into and never let go? It's gonna be dinner again tomorrow night!

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