Saturday, January 21, 2017

Yummy Saturday Food Watch Fails

Greetings fellow foodies! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

My humans continue to cook the same old stuff. But that isn't going to stop me from carrying on the food watching tradition of my predecessor Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and his Saturday food posts. As loyal readers know, Joey dog was the utmost professional when it came to food watching.

I'm usually pretty good at emulating his politeness. But not always! 

Wow! Baked potato, chicken with barbecue sauce, and roasted root vegetables.
I'll just help myself if you don't mind.

This is an old repeat: chicken tender, mac and cheese, sliced tomatoes. Did you drop something?

Stir fry chicken with baby bok choy, udon noodles, and oyster sauce. Hey, you caught me blinking!

Now that's more like it! Steak with mushrooms, wild rice, and steamed vegies. Yum yum!

And now for the required food and doggie comics. 

Red and Rover


The Other Coast


Bone appetite!

Stir fry recipe

1 bag baby bok choy
1 boneless chicken breast
1 pack sliced mushrooms
1/2 an onion, sliced
1 green or red pepper, sliced
2 packs udon noodles
1/3 jar oyster sauce
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
2 tbsp soy sauce
oil (we use olive oil)

Slice chicken very thin and mix with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Let marinate in fridge for up to a day.

Pour enough oil in a big pot or wok to cover bottom. Heat oil. Add chicken and stir fry until cooked through. Add onions and stir for a few minutes. Add mushrooms and peppers and stir for a few minutes. Add bok choy and stir until it starts to wilt. Remove from heat and add noodles. Mix well and add oyster sauce.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Another Muddy Day

Greetings fellow fans of good muddy fun. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

It's been raining and warm for a week now, and my back yard is full of mud! 

I went for a good fast run through it all!

Look at my muddy feet! 

The bath tub's this way!

Earlier, a big street cleaner truck came roaring around the streets of our neighborhood.

I guess the snow plow drivers needed something to do.
Usually, this time of year is supposed to look like this:

Well, I can only keep dreaming.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dark And Dreary Days

Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W.  Spaniel. 

Yesterday it rained non-stop all day. We're supposed to have unseasonably warm weather for the next week. How dreary and boring! I spent most of that day sleeping!

And sleeping!

I do have a few interesting things to report, though. Golden retriever pup Miss Gracie came to visit the nursing home where ghostwriter works. She's doing very well with her training to become a therapy doggie. 

My John human (who is Ryan's Dad and the oldest of the four siblings) got his picture in Rochester Marathon. He's the one on the front left with the bright blue shirt.

Please visit the site to see some wonderful views of the City of Rochester NY and surrounding areas where many marathons were held. 

Our family is getting ready for Jessy and Dan's wedding next month. My kitty cat cousins Maddie and Tibie were checking out their Joanna human's suitcase to make sure they fit inside.



Hey! When do I get to try on a suitcase?

Well, getting back to the main subject, all this rainy warm weather means there's lots of mud in my backyard.

Much to ghostwriter's dismay, I love trampling through the mud. But I also love to jump into the bath tub to play in the water and get the mud off my feet.

Dog Eat Doug

There aren't even any squirrels to chase!


So I guess I'll go back to sleep, and dream about snow.

Ghostwriter says, be careful what you wish for.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Snow Drought

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your disappointed doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

As you can see, we still have no snow! It's cold out. I found a few little patches of crunchy ice.

Oh, and we finally have a bit of sunshine!

And I found some funny wintry comics.

I went for a little race with my shadow.

But seriously …

Bring on the snow! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yum Yum Saturday

Hello doggies and kitties and hermit crabby girls and humans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your hopeful doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I know I haven't been keeping up with those yum yum food reports that my esteemed and late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel used to write. Sometimes my humans are just boring and cook the same things all the time. So today I'll try to catch up. 

Dad's new stir fry chicken recipe with Nishiki rice.

Tuna casserole and green beans.

An old stand-by: spaghetti and sausage.

Pizza and wings from Pizza Corner.

Grilled cheese, tomato soup and cranberry relish. 

Hey, you forgot the gravy! 

Joey dog would have said, "You must never forget the gravy." 

And, he would also say, "You must never forget the funnies either!" 

Dog Eat Doug

The Other Coast

Red and Rover

Ballard Street

I went back through some old files and found some pictures of Joey dog food watching so that they might jog the memories of my humans about what to cook next time. 

Greek salad with dolmades, spanakopitas, chicken marinated with Spiedie sauce. 

Teriyaki salmon, Nishiki rice, steamed vegies. 

That all sounds good to me!