Get Your Pug Tail Out Of the Kitchen

I know I say this all the time… but there just aren’t enough minutes in the day! It’s already 10pm, I’m in the middle of making creme brulee, haven’t blogged yet and still have to study for a quiz tomorrow. Time management issues = This Girl.

This morning I finally made it up and out the door for a nice 3-mile run around the neighborhood. Just hopped out of bed, threw on some Nike capris and a running tee, and ran out the door… into 39 degree temps! What the heck is going on here? Dallas is supposed to be WARM in April. Or all the time, for that matter.

After the frigid run (yeah, too lazy to go back inside to grab a fleece), I made a quick breakfast of Yoplait Yo-Plus Cranberry-Raspberry Yogurt, blackberries, almonds and half of a crumbled Quaker True Delights Banana-Coconut-Macadamia bar.


Class today was mainly production and tomorrow will be assembly: Peanut Butter Mousse Cake, Alhambra Cake, and Sacher Torte. We made the peanut butter mousse today, and someone may have eaten approximately half straight from the bowl using scraps of devils food cake as “dippers.” That’s just how I roll.

After class I ran by Newflower to grab a few groceries (mainly their house brand pickles, which I’m kind of obsessed with… and $0.67 blackberries!) and picked up this tray of brown rice california rolls for lunch.


The rest of the day was spent running errands and not studying for my quiz. Awesome. For dinner we tried a recipe from the latest issue of Bon Appetite. There is a great article inside about greens, and it included a recipe for Sausage Risotto with Spring Greens. We used chicken italian sausage and swiss chard. Risotto might be my favorite dish to make; it’s kind of relaxing to just zone out and stir for half an hour. Brian alternated between helping me stir and playing with the camera.


We always have tons of company in the (tiny) kitchen. I’m constantly falling over one animal or another. That’s probably how I’ll eventually die- tragically breaking my neck after tripping over a pug while pulling a cake out of the oven.


The dish turned out beautifully! Don’t you love one-pot meals? We just piled on the parmesan and called it a night.


Off to study! Hope everyone had a painless Monday.


What’s your favorite dish- not to eat- but to cook?

(I hope I haven’t asked this one before… if so, just humor me!)

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8 Responses to Get Your Pug Tail Out Of the Kitchen

  1. Hangry Pants says:

    I really like making chilli.

    I love how your cat is bigger than your dog. :D

  2. gammypie says:

    You have me stumped. I have no idea what my favorite dish to make is. Does a vodka tonic count?

  3. Eddie G says:

    I love making pancakes :)

  4. Susan says:

    I love making meatloaf, because it makes Jerry really happy. It is his fav and I make one mean meatloaf. I’ll just go ahead and brag….I just spoke to a friend i had not seen in 18 years and she is still making my meatloaf and it is her husband’s fav.

  5. Rose says:

    Haha. love the pic of you cooking!

  6. Tammy says:

    Love the picture of PIper and Chloe. hysterical. You know I think I have a picture of my kids when they were little in that same pose.

    My favorite dish to make is fettucine alfredo. <5 ingredients, easy, delicious and everybody loves it.

  7. Brian says:

    That Risotto was REALLY good. I plan to spoil my dinner with the leftovers tonight.

    I enjoy cooking grilled cheese. Does that qualify as a dish? It is a challenge to brown the bread to just the right color and crispiness. Of course enjoying the reward of success is the best part.

  8. Lisa P says:

    I like to make roasts, because they make me feel super Donna Reed-y and they smell great for hours. I also love to make tacos with that orange powder from the pouch when I’m feeling nostalgic for my childhood :)

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