DAY 98


"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic."
-Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

No, we did not get a dog despite my children's many plees! As I was looking for photo ops today, I found Camille over at the neighbor's house playing with their dog. She was fascinated with the eye boogers and the amount of drool he possessed. They took him for a walk, held him by his front paws, tickled him, and even put him up in this tree. This poor pug, who they call "Frank" was a good sport and let the girls fawn all over him for quite some time before he gave me those sad, desperate eyes that seemed to say, "Help me."

As luck would have it for American Idol night tonight I made "Puppy Chow" for a treat. Since it ties in so nicely I thought I would share. Farewell Scott MacIntyre, Connor will miss you. (We each have our favorite American Idol contestants and that was one Connor was rootin' for.)

Puppy Chow

1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
9 cups Crispix or Chex cereal (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.
3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix or Chex cereal in a very large bowl.
4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
5. Coat with powdered sugar, sprinkling evenly over the cereal and tossing as you sprinkle to cover each piece well.

1 comment

  1. What a cute picture of a sad looking dog C: you are smart not to get one they are a lot of work! PuppY chow is so yummy and one of my kids favorite snacks..if I make it. I also love the picture of Connor with the soccor ball and his shoes untied. Just when I think I'm getting the hang of my camera you amaze me with what your doing. I still have so much to learn!!