Friday, April 11, 2014

Oh no, Poor Vlad

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

"Mom, come quick, look what Vlad did!"
 "Jessie, you stay here and watch my egg, Molly, you stand guard in the hallway, okay?"
"Woof, woof"

"Oh Prudence, that little guy wants a little brother and thinks one of our Easter decorations will hatch."
"What are we going to do, Mom?"
"Come upstairs, I think I have a good idea how to help him."
"I sure hope so, it hurts my mohair heart to see him disappointed."
"He won't me, Prudence."

Heaps of Hugs


The Crafty Paper Cat 

Thank you for joining us, Fran, and we welcome you to our little corner.

Friday, April 4, 2014


It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

"One of your Easter eggs is gone, Mom."

"Where is Vlad going, and what does he have under his wing?"

Heaps of Hugs
Happy Springtime Weekend!
Mom has added a few new things in our ETSY shop.
Bears...just b-claws, by joyce 
Welcome, and thank you for joining us

Monday, March 31, 2014


March is leaving like a lion.....we aren't packing our blankie away quite yet.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence & Vlad

Friday, March 28, 2014

Moving Cars

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Coming home.
Hi, there is so much you don't know about my family (consider yourselves lucky).  Dad has a sports car, a 1973 Lotus Europa (British) that he is restoring. 
We moved in November and had Mom's SUV that we traveled in, and Dad's car  went on an auto transporter.
 Going up....
All secure.

Easy-peasy, right?  Nope......not in this family, there is that Lotus (Mom calls him "Little Brother" because he is only 42" tall).  Last time we moved he went in the moving van but this time they changed things around.  Dad has lots of tools and boy toys so he decided that renting a POD® would be the best plan and the car could go in there with his other things.  Not a bad plan, and then when we were all moved in he could have the POD delivered to the new house.
So, last Thursday Little Brother came "home".  He has been here for a month, the Pod was stored at the nursery where M&D are having a new backyard installed (another story).  The owner was so nice to offer space at the nursery, so it made things easier for Dad.
I'll just finish up with pictures.....

Heaps of Hugs

Friday, March 21, 2014

No Vlad!!!

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

"VLAD, no they are not "kin" waiting to hatch. 

Heaps of Hugs

"VLAD, step away from the eggs!"

Heaps of Hugs

Happy Spring

Friday, March 14, 2014

Movie or Recipe?

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Movie: Ratatouille
Recipe: Ratatouille

This is a "quite by accident" story.  First, one of our all time favorite movies is Ratatouille, we have watched it maybe 8 times.
Last week Mom wanted her Quiche recipe, which she has  bookmarked (well, a piece of paper to be honest) so she can get to the page easily.  She opened the book but for some reason it opened on the R section, and there was "Ratatouille".  I asked  what the ingredients were, reading them we decided we wanted to try the recipe, and we were not disappointed.
Here it is:
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, sliced thin (we used a Spanish onion)
1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
1 medium  (peeled) eggplant, diced
3 medium (unpeeled) green zucchinis, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1can (28 ounces or 2- 24 ounce) Italian style tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano or basil (we used basil)
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil until clear (do not brown).  Add eggplant and toss.  Add zucchini and pepper, cook for 10 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.  Uncover and simmer for 30 minutes longer.  Serves 4-6

We always add our own little something to new recipes, here we used a red pepper because Mom doesn't like green bell peppers.  She served the dish with a small serving bowl of low moisture, part skim, shredded Mozzarella cheese, to sprinkle on top if desired.
Hope you enjoy as much as we did.  We call this one a really good, healthy comfort food.
We added sauteed lean ground turkey and served with the leftovers, over pasta.  Very good.
Heaps of Hugs
Chef Prudence
Chef Vlad