Thursday, May 31, 2012

Treat Yo Self Thursday

Treat Yo Self Thursday is usually all about indulging in awesome things for yourself. Not this week. This week it's all about treating yo little canine pal by making them home made "Frosty Paws-esque" treats!

 Here's all you'll need:
-a blender
-cupcake cups and a cupcake pan
-no fat plain green yogurt (32 oz)
-creamy peanut butter (4 heaping tablespoons)
-water (1/4 cup)
-your dog's favorite biscuits (I used peanut butter flavored Kong treats)

 Throw the yogurt, peanut butter, and water into the blender and blend until combine thoroughly. If the thickness seems to be a bit much, add a little more water to thin it out.

 Emmett was REALLY interested in the peanut butter scent coming from the table.

 After you are finished blending, put your mixture back in the yogurt container for easier access when making your treats.

 Put your cupcake papers in a cupcake tray (mine are left out so I can take a nice picture, but this got really messy REALLY quick). Sprinkle some crushed biscuits on the top if you like, or keep them plain.

Freeze for 2 hours so that they can solidify enough to take the cup shape, but still have enough play to allow you to easily take them out of the tray. After you remove them from the tray, place them back in the freezer over night so they get frozen solid. 

Before you share this with your pup, be sure to remove the paper wrapper...Emmett might have eaten a wrapper by accident, oops!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Epic Road Trip Brew Tour Honeymoon 2012 - French Quarter pt. 3

 After the Gay Easter Parade, our friends Heather & Tom took us to an amazing Raw Oyster Bar and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Epic Road Trip Brew Tour Honeymoon 2012 - French Quarter pt. 2

 After grabbing our drinks at Bar Tonique, we headed over to watch the Gay Easter Parade. It was incredible.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

 Emmett and Arthur chased each other around the yard.

 My nephew played with the hose.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Epic Road Trip Brew Tour Honeymoon 2012 - French Quarter pt. 1

 We started off our second day in New Orleans by getting some brunch.

 This omelet was incredible, it had shrimp in it, and I can't remember what else. I also made it a point to get grits and a biscuit whenever possible while we were in the south. You just can't find the same quality up north when it comes to grits and biscuits.

 We hopped on the trolley car and stopped in to Harrah's Casino. I spent all my gambling money on this machine.

 This is me standing at the door of what is supposedly the most haunted house in the French Quarter.

 Here is the street view of the house. If you'd like to read the story of why this house is so haunted, you can check it out here and read the story about the LaLaurie House.

 Love that French Quarter architecture!

 Hi-tech security in the French Quarter...

 M stands for Mike, incase you didn't already know ;)

 After walking around we were a little parched and stopped in to Bar Tonique for some refreshment.

 The interior of the bar was small, but the decor was awesome.

 Couldn't put my vodka tonic down long enough to tak a picture.

Heather and I laughing about something.

After Bar Tonique, it was time to hit up the main even of the day:
The Gay Easter Parade in the French Quarter.