Thursday, June 5, 2008

There's no getting out, is there!

So, make your own 'juice drink' - like the company called V8. Just put in lots of tomato juice; a bit of lemon juice; some orange juice, and a nip of grapefruit juice (or however you like it), and you'll not only save money, you can 'blend' it your very own way!
In fact, you can add a bit of apple juice to your tea, and you've got 'apple tea' - don't pay high prices for those 'blends'.....
People are used to adding lemon juice to tea; so why not all other juices that you like. At about 14 cents a glass, 'experiment' - remove those 'bars', and save yourself some money - marry those two!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Well I see this blog of mine is cluttered with critters! Guess it's time to come back from chasing squirrels. So, all those drinks....

I was thinking about summer; loving it - but I get so thirsty. I like to take a cup of that SUNNY DELIGHT orange drink. I add 1 large can of FROZEN grape juice; put in 1/4 cup of real lemon juice - 1/2 cup of water; 1 cup of water, and then slowly add a big bottle of ginger ale - ah, now that's a drink that refreshes me when I'm not lapping up cold water from the creek down in the woods.
The woods - the creek; the squirrels - time to bail......

Ya know, I'm partial to CAPPUCCINO MOCHA drinks, and I don't like paying a lot of money (besides, Starbucks doesn't let Zebras in their store).

I like keeping my CAPPUCCINO MOCHA MIX in a big jug! I make it up DRY - this way I can add about 3 heaping teaspoons of the MIX to hot water; sometimes a tiny bit of vanilla - even whipped cream on top!
I use 4 cups of non-dairy coffee creamer; mix it with 2.5
cups of nonfat dry milk, then I put in 2 cups of sugar and add 2/3 cups of
cocoa. I add 1/2 cup of CHOCOLATE DRINK MIX - a dash of salt, and
one LARGE package of INSTANT VANILLA pudding.
When I want it to have a stronger COFFEE FLAVOR, I use REAL COFFEE - add this mix to it - super tasty!

So, Nicholas thinks he's so tough does he.....

What's with that home-made condensed milk stuff! Heck, I'd think Nicholas would slurp up some good that's a great drink, but I don't eat tuna; in fact I eat 'critters', so I don't think Dex will mess with me!
I beat up an egg; then I add 4 tablespoons of sugar - 2 cups of milk; a tiny bit of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon), put in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and blend it in a blender. Man, I love that stuff - any time of year.....

Boy, that irks me - Dexter says 'no cats allowed'. Phooey!

I checked the recipes; I don't like any of them. I like my tuna fish 'straight'. I'm fussy - I'd like caviar, but I don't get it that often.
One thing I insist on: DESSERT! I love sweet milk. The other
day my mistress said she was out of that expensive CONDENSED milk, and I was so
upset I just went outside and pouted.
Well, she got creative. She took a quart of regular milk; put in 2 cups of sugar, and cooked at 225 degrees until it was a bit like jelly - just the way I like it. I love little globs of sweet milk - this worked great. She said she saved about $2.00 by making this up for me - now I can have more I bet......
I guess I'd better get up; get going before Dexter catches me here - he's a darned big dog!

So, that big white fluffy dog is making big batches of relish, right?

Well, I like to make big batches of CHEESY STUFF for my hot dogs! It's really very simple. I take a quart of milk; put in 1/2 cup of butter - then I put in 3.5 cups of evaporated milk, and 6# of Velveeta cheese (yup, the Velveeta weighs more than I do)!!!
I put it all in a big cooking pot; I put it on a very low heat - I watch it so it doesn't burn, and when it's all melted, I stir it up real good and it makes about 8 to 10 pints. There, now I can use that white dog's relish and slather on that gooey cheese...just have to keep my hair out of it when I eat (and that can be tough).

Hey, Dex - I know you said 'no people allowed', but I'm kinda glued to Brittany....

I was looking down at all those recipes. I see none of them are very hard to make - guess dogs like to keep it simple, right?
I noticed no one had done a HOT DOG relish; now that's just wroooooooong - after
all this is a place for dogs to talk about things they like isn't it? No,
not necessarily? Well, I like my dogs plain, but once in a while I like a
little extra flavor, so if I don't leave this now I won't get Brittany to let me
Anyway: I go to the garden when the tomatoes are GREEN. I grab up about 10 of those, and chop them up super fine. I dice up about 6 red peppers and mix those in. Then I get a nice cabbage - cut that up; add that in.
I really love green peppers, so I put in 12 of those (yes, I'm
making about 8 pints of this stuff because I want to have it around when I get
hungry for some). So, I dice up those green peppers and add that in.
I put in 2 cups of diced SPANISH onion - my favorite. I mix all of this together; let it sit overnight (put in about 1/2 cup of salt when I toss them together). Then I play with Brittany a bit; eat a good supper - get some shut-eye, and the next day the vegetables are ready for me.
I then put in 6 cups of sugar; 4 cups of vinegar (apple cider), 1-1/2 teaspoons
of tumeric - about 2 tablespoons of mustard seed, and 1 tablespoon of celery
SEED (not salt). I pour in 2 cups of water; bring to a boil - simmer for 3
minutes, and put in pretty glass jars.
Yummy stuff, Dex - you ought to try it!