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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009






Today is Mother's Day- a time to appreciate your mom, whether she is still here or gone... Mine is gone, so we spoil the wife and mom who lives here. My sons and I call her by her nickname-The Goob, or Goobie.. Her Mother's Day consists of cards, presents, and a meal of her choosing- prepared by you know who! I had some boneless rib-eye beef steaks, and had bought some really excellent, large wild caught prawns.. Fresh Michigan asparagus, bakery rolls and butter, with a home-made carrot-apple spice cake with cream cheese frosting, well it t'weren't too bad! Also, as I had the deep fryer running, I cooked up some prawn puffs/chips given to me by Doggy Bloggy! Very crisp, cooked in 40 seconds, they looked like pastel colored pork rinds, but tasted very mild! We had more fun watching them cook than eating them! It was like a magic trick... They could be dipped in anything you prefer, as they are fairly sturdy...
The son in K.C. MO called, which always cheers us up! He sent his mom some more plants to grow in her Air Garden he got her for Christmas...
I only took a few pictures as our timetable was rushed, but if everything around here went smoothly, I'd think I was in the wrong house...
P.S.- My sister and her husband got a new dog from rescue, and brought it over Saturday.. Beautiful animal about a year old, and the people claimed it was a Boxer/Great Dane mix. I took one look at the dog and told them it had to be a Rhodesian Ridge-back- size, color, shape- perfect match! Nice animal!

42 comments:

doggybloggy said...

happy mothers day! those chips are all kinds of fun to watch cook arent they? and you did a good job - I usually burn em!

buffalodick said...

DogB- thanks again! We watched them puff in nothing flat- we were laughing, it was so cool!

MarmiteToasty said...

Happy muvvers day MrsBuff...... you were well spoilt lol and justly so :)

I agree the dog does look ridgeback like...

And your feast looks fit for a queen which it was... good job Buff..

x

buffalodick said...

Thanks Marmy- I know your kids treated you like royalty today.. If they didn't, let me know.. I have simple methods explaining these things.. Michigan men ain't patient or subtle..Ask my sons..

Mona said...

Hi Buf, Happy mothers day to Mrs. Buf & you all! Thanks for your lovely wishes (((HUGS)))

Haven't been able to post properly lately, since I've been too busy... will do so soon enough...

KB said...

Looks like a Ridgey for sure.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there.

K said...

Sounds like a beautiful mother's day.

Excellent work spoiling the wife.

MarmiteToasty said...

Buff, twasnt muvvers day here, ours was back in march :) - all me lads were out yesterday, so to me it was luverly LOL....

x

buffalodick said...

Mona- I kind of figured you were still pretty busy....
KB- Even down to the described temperment, plus body build..-no way was that dog a mutt!
K- She loves shrimp, deep fried- and they came out really well!
Marmy- After I wished you and Ake Happy Mother's Day- I remembered that! Moms should have two a year, anyway!

Marjie said...

Looks like it was a great day for Mrs. B and her mom! Glad the son in KC called; that always makes the day better. Thanks for dropping by and wishing me well, too.

Akelamalu said...

Mother's Day was in March here and my Mum isn't with us anymore either Buff. I have my MIL though and she's a great substitute :)

Sounds like you treated you MIL like a queen!

That's a great looking dog!

Jen said...

Looks delicious as always! I want a dog too : (

Bina said...

Oooh, that cake looks freaking awesome! Is that what that is????

You know what? You're right! It does look like a ridgeback! And if that sucker is more hyper than a rat on coke, then you KNOW it's a ridgeback! LOL

urban vegan said...

Happy Belated Mom's Day to Mrs Buff.

New doggie is so sweet. Kudos to them for adopting it from a rescue.

buffalodick said...

Marjie- Hpoe your day was some else cooking for you!
Ake- As I said to Marmy, after I sent wishes to you and her, I remembered yours was done..Have another, on me!
Jen - Food great! Tough for you to have a dog in NYC...
Bina- He was one year old- so he's hyper anyway! Hope your day was special..
UrbanV- beautiful animal given up by family because Dad lost job(three kids!) My sis loves animals the way I do, so all is well..

pinknest said...

Love the dog, love the cake, love the chips, love the ribeye...everything! You can't go wrong with cream cheese frosting.

G-Man said...

Damn I love Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!!

Your Burrito's looked Kick-Ass!!!

Hit 40 said...

Excellent! What a great husband!!!! Sounds like a wonderful day. Just missing a little bowling. Maybe next year.

Wow a picture of your house!!! Too fun!!!! The dog is a keeper.


Thank you for your awesome comments. They always crack me up!!!

Angela in Europe said...

Sounds like you guys had a yummy mummy day! The dog is beautiful by the way.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks like your wife and her mother had a wonderful and yummy day!

Heff said...

There for a minute, I thought you were cooking dog meat.

buffalodick said...

Pink- Thanks! You're back! I'll check your blog in a bit..
G-man- Checked your post- tonight, we have Korean flavored Western cut pork ribs!
40- I gave up bowling a few years ago, got bags of trophies(I wasn't too bad at it!) If you want to see our redone kitchen/dining area go to my archives August 2007- It was my first photos I posted!
Angela- Wife had a good day, and my sis is happy with having a dog again..
Katherine- Hope your day was pleasant as ours...
Hef- I got the photos out of sequence- does look a little
suspect...

JihadGene said...

Wow! It all looks so wonderful! Loved the dog too!

Donna-FFW said...

YOU are one fabulous husband. What a lovely treat for her, all those goodies. That cake looks super scrumptious.. is it on your blog?

buffalodick said...

Gene- Good food. Cool dog! Sis and husband are both happy...
Donna- Love your blog.. you know what men like- food and the other stuff you cover so well! It's a gift, dear- use it!

Hit 40 said...

The kitchen is fabulous! And another great dog!! Thank you for the link back.

Scarlet said...

The prawn puffs don't even look real (more like a table decoration)...but I'm sure they tasted fantastic!

I love asparagus, but I can't cook it. Do you have a good recipe??

The dog looks like an adorable bundle of energy! I'm glad you all had fun.

REDLAN said...

Belated Happy Mother's day!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, asparagus. I bought an asparagus pot last summer -- time to start using it!

TavoLini said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

oh man, carrot-apple spice cake with cream cheese frosting!!! I'm dying for a piece :)

Chef E said...

What a great husband you are to have cooked such a wonderful meal...Goob you are a lucky woman to have Buff...

buffalodick said...

Hit 40- Glad you liked it- it took six months, but we are glad we did it!
Scarlet- They have a very faint flavor, but a wonderful crunch!
I steam asparagus about five-six minutes in an 30 yr.old metal steamer- comes out crisp but cooked! Never boil!
REDLAN- Welcome to the blog!
Jeanne- It is a steamer, right?
Tavolini- By the time I get done spicing it- it's almost a spice cake!

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Snuck in there while I was replying! Thanks, but I can be a load... She puts up with more than I do!

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe that is so sweet..
Happy mother's day to your wife. It is the little things in life that matter the most..
Made me smile you know I love for you to write stories about your family...

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- getting ready for post about first house we bought...

Beth said...

what a great Mother's Day celebration Buff!! and that IS a beautiful dog....just look at that big smile! He knows how lucky he is!

buffalodick said...

Beth- He was a pretty good dog for a one year old! My female Airedale(8trs. old!) was as cordial as she could be, but both of them were neutered- and the sniffing ritual dogs do...My dog was saying "I won't, and you can't"- so get your nose out of there!

Chris said...

Nice mothers' day menu! You can't go wrong with ribeyes.

snowelf said...

Lots of love to you and Mrs. B. I love hearing how you boys spoil her. :)

And that is a beautiful doggie and I'm not even a big fan of dogs.

--snow

buffalodick said...

Chris- The shrimp were better!
Snowniece- Your children love you now, but they will show it more as the years go by...

G-Man said...

...You Up North?

buffalodick said...

G-man- Not right now, but I wouldn't need much of an excuse to go...