a tired dog is a good dog

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No Peace and Quiet

I got home totally elated and tiwed fwom Mango Minstew
so happy to have seen so many good fwiends and meet some new ones too

I was hoping fow some peace and quiet, but I awwived just in time fow my cousin making dinnew fow hew Mom (my auntie Juli) fow hew Biwfday.
We decided to have the dinnew at ouw house and she came to make the main couwse.

those weiwd looking wowms awe ackshually about to become gnocci made out of woasted beets and potatoes.
messy, but bootiful colow

and the taste!!!!YUUMMMMMM
gooey cheesey cweamy goodness

The dessewt was made by Mommi

it's not weally a Biwfday cake, but she put candles in it anyway

it was a lemon hazelnut TEAW A ME SUE
weiwd name huh??????

hewe I am!!!! Weady to taste

auntie Juli had to make a wish and blow out the candles

we all ate so much, we just collapsed, hehehe

I was the lucky one..(they still had to go home)

I got to just stay and dweam

Whenevew I sneep , I send my thoughts to all my fwiends who need love and help and good wishes

pleez go visit Max  and tell hi how you love him and console Inky , who has to have anothew six weeks of not moving about much aftew suwgewy

smoochie kisses


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Mom.. Everything looks so yummy... Who needs a Birthday cake as long as you get the candle...

Those worms look really yummy.. Mom loves beets, Dad doesn't..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Koobuss said...

Oh Kousin Asta,

I should never look at your bloggie before supper time! Everything looks so delicious. Was that cherries in that dessert? You and your Daddi are so lucky to have one of the finest cooks in NYC living right there with you!

Nice job on Mango Minster, little kousin! We knew that you'd select the best candidate.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Happy happy happy birthday mommyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
Seems you had a wonderful pawty close to all your special family!!!!
Everything looks sooooooooooooo yummylicious!!!!!
sslllluuurrrpppppp....gnammmmm....gnammmmmmm...we're drooling on the keyboard....
That red gnocchi looks very very red but they looks yummy too!!!!!!
And the cake.......ohhhhhhhhhhh....we're wordless!!!!!!
And finally you got your special spot where sleeping...
Sleep tight sweety!!!!!
WE missed you tons!!!!!!
HAve a wonderful dreams...
We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi Asta,

Another lovely dinner party! We sure wish we could have some of that birthday cake!

Riley and Star.

Molly the Airedale said...

The gnocci looks so yummy and very Valentine-ish!
You look so sweet curled up in your chair, Asta!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Oh Asta,
That food looks great. You are so lucky.
Sally Ann

Gus said...

mmmmm...yummy stuff once again. Muzzer says she can gain weight just looking at the pictures. It is, she says "a function of age."


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy birthday to Auntie Juli - what a wonderful dinner pawty they all had for her. It was so nice to see all the big smiles. And that dessert - yummers!!!

We hope you got some good rest today, Asta. We have Max in our thoughts and prayers. We will keep your friend Inky in them as well.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Pee Ess, don't laugh, but our verification word is "asta" - honest!!!

houndstooth said...

Those pictures are making me hungry! I need to go find a snack!


Unknown said...

A funny thing happened as momma and I were reading your blog. She started to drool. Usually I'm the one. What's up with that? It was those red cheesy things. I better go feed her now.

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Juli!
I know she had a pawesome time with you all there at home!
Yummy food!
And the no-birthday-cake sure it was delicious too!
Kisses and hugs

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a fun time and great foodables.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Mom is drooling!

It all looks pawesome!

I think she wants a double serving of dessert!

Happy Birthday to your Auntie Juli!

PeeEssWoo: I hope woo get some snow from THIS one!

McGillicutty said...

Hi Asta! Happy Birthday to your Mommy! Thanks for the sweet comment on my sleeping pictures. I'm glad to know that you don't think I'm ugly when I sleep. I just LOVE your speech impediment, er, um, accent. It is very cute. Heck, you are a cutie-pie, let's face it.

I just read that you live in Grenwich Village. That is totally my mom's fave place to go when in NYC! I've never been, though. It would be too long of a car ride or cargo on a plane...not gonna happen. I wish I had a private jet...I'd come and have a play date with you!

Irish love,

The Oceanside Animals said...

Have I mentioned lately that we want to come have dinner at your place?

kissa-bull said...

do you have room for four pibbles and a lucky woggie???
pibble sugars and lotsa wiggles
the houston pittie pack

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Asta,
You and your pawrents always have the most amazing pawties with the bestest foodables!! Those beetroot gnocchi looks smashing..

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness that torte looks divine. I'd say you got home just in the nick of time!!

Noah xxx

Daisy said...

Asta, you always have the best foods at your house! My Mommeh says the red worms look especially scrumptious - she loves gnocci!

Dexter said...

I don't know, Miss Asta, your mommi is quite demanding of you insisting that you be a good hostess when you just got home from Mango Minster.

Well, rest up, big snow today.


Martha said...

Asta, you must be completely exhausted!
Just back from your duties at Mango Minster straight into entertaining!
We hope Aunt Julie had a wonderful birthday and we can tell you we now have a computer covered in drool.
How many yummy pics!
We loved spending time with yhou at Mango Minster and thought your looked incredible sophisticated in your dress.
We also loved what you did with your hair - we have thought of trying curls but not sure if our ears are too long.
Love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxx

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Birthday to your auntie.. What a brilliant party.. That food.. Yum yum.. Have a nice sleep.. Hugs GJ xx

Golden Samantha said...

Happy Belated Birfday Mom!!! So sorry we hadn't visited til today! All those foodables look sooooo yumzers - I love beets and I'll bet they were good and oh - with cream? Mmmmnnnnn! And Ti ah Mi su (is that how you spelled it? - Love that too! What a gorgeous meal! I'd be laying about after all that too hehee!
Big Hugs xo

Fred said...

GNOCCHI looks deeeeelicious! Glad you are going to get some rest now!

Moco said...

A nap after that delicious meal would truly be in order.

Princess Patches said...

The gnocci and birthday "cake" look delicious! You always have the BEST foodables! Happy Birthday to Auntie Juli! We hope you are staying warm today. We saw the snow falling in NYC on the news. Maybe you can go to the wun, but you will probably be the only doggie there! Get rested up after your sea quest herding trip! BTW, we think you picked the best possible winner for Best in Show. Clive does sooooo much for his NSLM and his family! We have been to see Max and Inky and we feel soooo badly for both of them!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Bobby said...

I bet you were glad to be home, what a lovely day for your Mum, the food looks very tasty. Happy Birthday to your mum.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

You are the hostess with the mostest! The food looked great and looks like everyone had a fun time. Nothing better than food, friends, and fun!

Joe Stains said...

what a cool idea for gnocchi. Mom has never tried ANY kind but that sure looks interesting. Rest up Asta!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

ASTA...so how much snow did ya get? Huh???? Lots????

Those Twizzler gnocchi look amazing...I never would have thought of makin' them outta strawberry LICK ER ISH...

And your mom's cake? Or not cake...does it have ICING? WHAT? NO???

Hmm...Lacie looks disappointed for a minute but recovers quickly...do you THINK you COULD put icing on it?

GOOD...I'll be over...I'm bringing the mixer, some butter, powered sugar, vanilla and milk...and carob...Lacie licks her lips and closes her eyes lost in contemplation of eating all the ice outta the bowl..

Huh? Did ya say somethin'???

Still snowin' here...school's been cancelled all week...tomorrow too...sheesch...

Bored barks,

Purple Girl....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hey, there's a new girlie bloggin' named Josie...no...I dunno if she's a HAR LE QUIN Greatest Dane or not...she's a friend of McGillicutty's...and she said she's in LOVE WITH HIM...

I guess I barked a little too sharply on his bloggie cuz she came to visit us and was a polly gizing everywhere..I'm gonna go and meet her...

Yes, I'll be gentle...

ScrapsofMe said...

That's the GOOD kinda busy! Family and friends and food! Leaves you feeling all warm and melty inside. I hope you stay warm and dry with all the snow you are getting.
I'm sooooo glad you are back home safe and sound from herding all those sea critters.


Sierra Rose said...

Oh Asta! Isn't is wonderful to be surrounded by delicious yumms and such special people!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Amy & the house of cats said...

Asta that all looks so wonderful. What a special dinner your cousin made for all of you - and a wonderful birthday gift for her mom!

Sally said...

Hi sweet Asta - sorry we have been away so long - things have been hectic over here. We love your food blogs - but it makes us a little jealous - that is lovely food - we were drooling on the keyboard! Beetroot gnocchi - genius! D loves Pumpkin gnocchi - but she may try this instead.

Sally and Paddy

Bae Bae said...

That sure looks very yummy.
You look so comfy and cozy at the end of the night. ;)

~ Bae

Agatha and Archie said...

MIAM MIAM MIAM PL2 says this looks YUMMY She loves anything with beets.......and the dessert looks YUMMYYYYYYYYYYYY(she said now she is hungry and has to go get something to eat..) Love and kisses A+A

Eric said...

Mmmm dogalicious Asta. Food looks good too. Hope you were carful eating it. Don't want a beetroot pinkie beardie...

Wiry love Eric xx

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

There is a lot of tasting going on there! yum yum!

Inky and Molly said...

those red things look delicious. and you've trained your pinkie to fed you with a fork! You are very clever!!