Dogs Don’t Like Lentils…and a Crocheted Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on February 27, 2017 in Baking, Crafting, Critters, Toys, Week in Review |

The week started with my dinner plans being scuttled by Manny. He found the Italian Lentil Soup mix I’d set out on the counter, dragged it up to our bed and disembowled it. Most disturbing – he didn’t even bother to eat it.

This is a dog who will eat just about anything. Green beans, spinach, carrots…. And yet, he gets a whole pile of lentils and decides they are not food. CPT A (who is not a lentil fan) thought this was pretty funny. We ended up calling for pizza that night.

Another challenge I’m having with the pets…

The Fireside Throw is getting so large now, I have to spread it on the floor before I can decide where to join the next hexagon. (I’m trying to avoid any obvious clumps of color). However, it seems every time I spread the blanket out, one of the pets turns it into a bed.

Thankfully, I’m nearing the end of this project, so this won’t be an issue much longer.

The pets do have beds of their own, but they seem to always want the same one at the same time.


Ginger had the Prisma App up again this week and got this nice picture of Ursa.

I even like how the wood floor came out. If I could paint, this is the style of painting I would like to do.

And, Pepper’s rocks finally came through their final tumbling cycle. Here they are, at the end – not quite as shiny as we imagined they’d be.

I was expecting them to come out glossy – like the rocks in the museum stores. Pepper assures me you can get that look – but you have to rub them with mineral oil or paint them with clear fingernail polish.

In the kitchen this week, we baked up a chocolate pudding cake – one of my favorite desserts.

I always use the same recipe, which you can fine HERE. It’s a nice, quick, easy dessert that everyone seems to like.

And, finally – this week’s play food item (per GInger’s request):

A crocheted turkey.

This makes me laugh every time I see it. And, really, it was a lot of fun to put together. The girls liked it so much, Pepper requested one of her own. Too funny.

From the dining room table, getting ready to start in again on another knitted sock,

Mrs. Smythe

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