Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sam the Squirrel

Introducing the newest member of the family.
Sam the Squirrel
I know I keep saying the ZOO is closed,
but what is a mom to do when something
so cute, snuggly and tiny is handed to you?
I took a trip to LSU Vet school.
They said they could take Sam,
but I looked around and saw how full
they were with sick animals.
So for the next few weeks we will have
every 2 hour feedings and
NIGHTLY feedings.
Am I looking forward to this-
But we get to know we helped
Mother Nature with another baby.
Once Sam is eating hard food
we will take him back to LSU
and they will help him back into the wild.
For now we get the pleasure of
cuddle time...with Sam

Every baby animal is unique and adorable,
and there is no greater love than that between
a mother and her young.
It is the power of this love that explains why
humans have always sought the company of young animals.
— Anonymous

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chocolate Bread

We are still trying to find ways
to use up all of the stale bread, so
today after Mass we came home
to a yummy breakfast of 
on bread
Hold on, don't leave you will like this,
I promise.
This is a recipe that
I remember from when
I was a little girl.  My cousins
and I would sneak to my Great Aunt's house.
She would make us chocolate bread.
We could never figure
out how our Moms knew we went
to Taunt Chook's house
and played on the barn and ate chocolate.
Hum- I wonder now,
could it have been a chocolate
ring around our mouths
and our bottoms had red paint on them???
5 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. flour
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
4 Tbs. sugar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter in a small sauce pan.
Stir in all dry ingredients and cook on
low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Slowly stir in milk, make sure
to get all of the lumps out.
Cook another 2 minutes, until thick.
Take off heat.
Add vanilla.
Serve over bread, buttered toast,
biscuits, ice cream.
You can even try it with eggs
and french fries.
Yes, we have tried
french fries dusted with chocolate
and eggs dipped in chocolate at
Chocolate by the Bald Man
In both New York and Las Vegas
(we did not have a picture of the eggs)
They are
“I don’t invent anything in chocolate.
It all exist in people’s minds & hearts.”
~Max Brenner