Friday, March 31, 2017

Food and Flower Friday

Good day fellow bloggers! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I am happy to report that the snow is all gone from my yard, and we finally have a few little flowers blooming! 

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the Saturday Yum Yum Report. But ghostwriter's been working a lot and most of the meals lately consist of scrounged up leftovers. Ghostwriter and Dad did go out to their favorite Thai restaurant Tuesday, the King & I on East Henrietta Road. Here's what they ate:

Fresh spring rolls

Fried spring rolls

Beef Phat Prigkhin

Lemongrass soup

Phat Kee Moun (translation: the cook is drunk)

Sankaya (sweet rice custard)

They also went to the Yummy Garden Hot Pot Restaurant a couple weeks ago after that big snowstorm. There, you can have a big pot of broth cooking right at your table. (It's great on a cold day!) You add things a little at a time, then scoop them out into your bowl.

The cooking pot.

Along with your pot of broth, you get a platter of basic things to add to your soup, like bok choy, broccoli, crab sticks, rice sticks, fish balls, an assortment of mushrooms, cubes of taro, and a raw egg that you can crack and swirl into the soup. Dad drops the whole egg into his soup and lets it cook in the shell. You can then order lots of other stuff to put in your soup, like thinly shaved meats, seafood, tofu, noodles, extra mushrooms or vegetables, and dumplings. There's also a condiment bar to further customize your soup. Ghostwriter always gets the herbal broth, and adds udon noodles, with oyster sauce and sesame oil on the side. Here are some of the combinations she made with her soup:

Shitaki and enoki mushrooms, fish ball, fish cake, lettuce leaf, noodles

Rice stick, bok choy, taro cube, crab stick, noodles

I think you get the idea

Ghostwriter say it's a very messy way to eat, but lots of fun, especially if you go with a big family and everyone can share! If you don't want soup, there' s a traditional Chinese menu you can order from too. There's something for everyone!

And now for the food watching themed funnies:

The Other Coast

Take It From the Tinkersons


And now I'd like to present a collection of classic food watching photos of my esteemed late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge nine months ago.We still miss him terribly! 

Please pass the meat.

Grilled chicken, rice, and vegies. Simple, yet elegant.

Now, THAT'S what I'm talking about!

Home made vegetable soup with beef and barley. Yum!

Pot roast with gravy. Heavenly!

Learning from the Master.

A Zweigle's hot dog with pickle, tomatoes, and corn.

A delicious pear from my back yard pear tree.

Carrying on the tradition.

Oh, and don't worry.  I didn't fall off the couch yesterday. 


  1. Oh boy that soup looks so yummy
    Lily & Edward

  2. So this is what it's like having a mom who cooks huh??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Great memory shots of Joey!!! We miss him too.

    Mom thinks that hot pot place sounds like a great place for some family fun.

    Woos _ Lightning and Misty

  4. Our pawrents have had that type of meal at some Chinese friends home. They say it was fun to put all sorts of things in the pot and then you take them out and eat it. You did a great job on your Yum Yum report.

  5. CHESTER???? You have Daffies Blooming already???? Ours haven't Popped yet.
    We miss Joey Dog, too.

  6. teenie weenie tummy is grumblin'. That food looks delish!

    Thank you for the POTP for Holly. She is doing fine now. The surgery was a success and the evil "C" monster is no longer a threat! POTP is very powerful! :)

  7. What beautimous flowers and delicious looking foodies!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Lovely to see the flowers coming into bloom after the Winter. Have to say, the pictures of all those meals looks very appetising, yum.

  9. Chester you more than made up for your food report. Mom just finished breakfast; however after reading your report she is so hungry she says she could eat a horse.
    What pretty food. Thank goodness you didn't fall yesterday. MOMOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Once again, you have me and mom drooling, Chester! We haven't seen hardly any blooms on our walks yet. Do the peeps in Hamden not like pretty flowers?

  11. Dear Charlie,

    Hurray for spring! Are there worms under those flowers? Tasty mud? I love eating the mud this time of year. Do you? (Although it's not as yummy as all those other photos you shared!)


  12. Food and flowers? What could be better? We are having rain and snow. Enjoy your spring for us. Hopefully we will find spring soon.

  13. nice flowers and oh so yummy looking food!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. Chester, I love when you do a Saturday Yum Yum report and this one is no exception! Do you think Ghostwriter would share her recipe for the beef veggie barley soup?

  15. Our mom wants to eat at your house! She loves Bok Choy and Rice Sticks!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  16. Lots of pretty spring blooms! We have some snowdrops and blue bells too...but our daffs are still tight in their buds.

    All that food made petcretary feel the need fur some nourishment before she hits the sack...and no she won't fall off her bed :)

  17. Chester we saw your comment about your photos.
    We wanted to let you know that the one of you sitting today on the couch is a great one.
    Mom will be using Pizap to magically transport you off your couch into our photos. So if you would like we can 'steal' that one. If you have one standing that would be good too.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  18. Your pawrents really know how to eat, Chester! I'm assuming you always get your share.