Friday, February 05, 2016

Desserts, Snow, and Dogs

Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

I prefer to call it Golden Girls Cheesecake

I've been watching too many episodes of Golden Girls lately. If you're familiar, you know they're always eating chocolate cheesecakes, plain cheesecakes, ice cream, and having a good ol time around the kitchen table. I looked for a chocolate cheesecake recipe one night on my phone while watching them eat theirs. A very thin sliver is all you need because it's so rich. That means we'll probably finish this sometime in March. Haha. But it's good, and if you fancy trying it yourself, the recipe is HERE.

Before I get off of food, I wanted to share this recipe I found in an old magazine. I haven't tried it, but it looks simple and good...

Lemon Clouds



 The snow was all but gone when we got another 3 inches night before last...

 The dogs do a dash to go potty and rush back in.
They're not much for the snow unless we're out there playing with them.

You may have noticed the canopy thing in my pictures over the winter. We put this up right before the snow started in December so the dogs would have a dry and level place to do their business. It works like a charm, but they still prefer to go way out into the snow, even when it's chest high or more. Ollie uses it more than any of the others, I suppose because he's the smallest and the deep snow is more of a problem for him.

I got the quilts I ordered for the upstairs bedroom and now I have ordered some ruffly curtains for up there. There are two more windows to cover, one on the door that leads to the attic and one that leads out of the bedroom to the stairs. I think we'll just put some bamboo shades in those windows, but I'm not sure. I don't know why there are doors with windows up there in the first place. I don't think they are original to the house, although they are old enough. Anyway, it's coming along still.

I watched two episodes of a new show on A&E the other night and found it very inspirational. It's called "Fit to Fat to Fit." It's about super-fit personal trainers who take four months to gain as much weight as they can and quit exercising. Then they help a client lose a large amount of weight and do it right along with them. It's interesting to watch somebody so fit eat tons of horrible-for-you foods and slowly (or not so slowly) get fat. Watching their struggle to lose it is interesting too. I still think it's easier for them, but it sure does give them a reality check as to what their clients go through when trying to lose weight and get fit. Check it out if you're interested.

Janie's eyes continue to improve. They're still clouded over, but the ulcer has healed and her eyes aren't as red and bulbous and painful looking as they used to be. I'm happy to know she must be more comfortable even though she can't see anything but shadows.


Eli - he needs a hair-brushing.

That's it this time.