Skinny Dog Blues

Lola's had a tough time with all the recent boarding, so as a treat to her, I pulled out a cookbook that contains nothing but recipes for your dog, and gave Lola a homecooked meal. Sadly, this is more than I can say for me and Matt this week - but we do what we can.

Here's the recipe:

3 small jars baby food (beef, chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup Cream of Wheat

Mix in a glass bowl - cover and cook on high in microwave for 3 minutes. Let cool, serve.

Easy, but the beast went nuts for it. It kind of looked like dressing, if you want to know the truth. Or, turkey gruel.

I have a lot to do this weekend - the garden needs serious TLC - it's time to put the tomato plants in cages, fertilize, weed, kill some aphids... my pepper plants look puny, and if I plan to enter my jelly into the state fair again this year (and I do), then we're going to need to step it up, stat!

My sunflowers failed - I think the squirrels dug them up and ate them. My zinnias, however, look good. And the morning glory too.

I need to replace the dead pansies on the deck, and the plan there is lantana. So drought resistant and pretty to boot!

Of course, the weekend is only 2 days.

I blame Martha Stewart.

And that's a blanket statement - I blame her for everything.