Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  Ours will be much happier if Mom gets over her sickness...she has been sniffling and sneezing for the past couple of days.  Don't worry, I have been a most excellent nurse for her as you can see in the picture above.  Whenever she needs a nap, I am right there to curl up with her and keep her warm and snug. ;) 

Today, she decided that an early St. Patrick's Day dinner might make her feel better.  So, she found this Irish Soda Bread Scone recipe from the Smitten Kitchen blog.  If you haven't visited the Smitten Kitchen blog then you should definitely go check it out.  It's one of Mom's favorite places...she says there are some tasty recipes over there!  To go with the scones she made some potato leek soup...recipe courtesy of Alton Brown over at the Food Network. :)

Of course, I wouldn't know since Mom said NONE of the dishes were dog approved!  She said the raisins and the leeks meant these treats were off limits to me. :(   How rude...you mean, I have to just settle for a sniff?? 

However, when I thought Mom wasn't looking I did attempt a lick but missed.

That didn't stop me though.  I decided to linger a while and wait for Mom to turn her back for a second but that didn't happen either.  :(

So, I moved into my usual position at the entrance to the kitchen and carefully watched to see if any stray crumbs found their way to the floor.  Unfortunately, I was out of luck today...no crumbs came my way.  So, although the warm soup and bread made Mom feel a wee bit better make sure that if your humans cook up any yummy St. Patrick's Day food that it is doggie approved!  You'll be much happier than I was this evening. ;) What was my Mom thinking?


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to woo!

We hope your mom feels better -

My mom loves Smitten Kitchen too -

As fur our foods - Merdie and I did ROTE whilst Mom got some brisket and khabbage fur later today - I think there will be kharrots and tators too!

Khyra O'Wise & Khousin Merdie O'Hennel

brooke said...

Amber, hope you feel better! I LOVE smitten kitchen! I just used her recipe to make bailey's frosting for my guinness cupcakes! Food blogs are my weakness, besides dog blogs! :)

Nala, too bad your mom cares about your health too much to give you raisin scones and potato leek soup! Maybe next time she'll make something special for you!

Thank you both for Darwin's get well presents! She's played with her new bottle buddy all night!

Beaudor said...

Hope your Mom is feeling better,it's no good when they are sick or sad.
Mine is so sad me too,because a dear R.R princess is passed away.
So take care for Mom and give her a big hug from me.

Sapphire said...

Nala you are such a good girl! Sapphire wouldn't care whether I'm around or not. She'll try to get it anyways!

ps- get well soon (:

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - your human is amazing - even when she has sickies, she can cook such yummy stuff...my human can't cook to save her life, even when she is perfectly healthy!! :-)

Hope your human gets better soon!

Honey the Great Dane
ps. I loved Savannah's pictures - especially your curly tail!!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

you just need to be a little bit taller! you are being a great nanny for your mom!

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Nala
Those scones look delicious.
Give your mom a kiss from us.
Love Ruby & Penny

Anonymous said...

Nala, your nursing skills are Most Excellent. I bet your mom will get well in no time cuz of your attentions. And then maybe she will make some scones just for you. (I hope so cuz those looked delish!) Hope you have a happy St. Paddy's Day and that your mom feels better real soon!

Irish Wiggles & Wags,

Lina and James said...

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Feel better soon, Amber! Thank you so much for your kind comment, it means a lot.

We miss our baby boy Alih a lot but we're hanging in there.

All the best and LOTS of STINKIN' kisses to Nala from James. :)

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Nala! I don't think it was the soup, I think it's you snuggling on the couch that's making your mom feel better! Ha woo.
Our mom makes lots of food for her and dad that's on the "Forbidden Foods" list for us puppers. That's so bad! Why must bipeds do these things to us!!??
I think your mom should have made at least one of those scones should have been made raisin-free!!

Ms. ~K said...

Those scones look delicious!
Hope Mom is feeling better soon!

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - aw, you're such a good nurse! Get well soon mom - please give her a big snuggle from each of us Nala, we know canine cuddles are the best medicine ever!

We feel very sad that you didn't even get a crumb of all that yummy looking food - we wanted to reach right into the screen to have a nibble too!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Twinkietinydog said...

Get well mommy! I'm not worried much, Nala. She's under your excellent care. As for the food stuff today...Yummmm
Happy St Patrick's day!

The OP Pack said...

We sure hope your Mom is feeling better - ours has sniffles too. Those scones would go a long way to making ours feel better - we may have to see if she wants to test out the recipe - thanks for sharing the link.
Happy St. Paddy's Day to you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy St. Patrick's day, Nala! We would have sat there and begged until mom gave us a smidge of that scone without any raisins! You've got to work it, girl! hehehe
We hope your mom feels better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sagira said...

Keep up the good work and take good care of your momma. Hope she feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog - was so nice of you to send Darwin a get well present. Keeping our fingers and paws crossed for her. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Selba said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope your mummy will get well soon.

Adele, Vincent & Bella

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Hi Nala, those scones look yummy. How unfair that humans make food that we can't eat :-(

Hope your mom is feeling better soon - then she can make you a doggie-friendly scone all of your own ;-)


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Nala! Hey, soda bread, my wife's grandmother used to make that!

Life With Dogs said...

She was thinking you might end up feeling as sick as she does if you wipe out a tray of scones! :)

kissa-bull said...

we'll keep ALL our paws crossed for a better tomorrow
happy st paddy's day
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Anonymous said...

Hey Nala - Happy St. Patrick's Day. In my house, we say that licking doesn't count cause it's like sniffing with your tongue... so your Mom should AT LEAST let you have a few licks of delicious scone, right?!

Kasha said...

You like to cook too! You should start a recipe blog. With your pictures and talent in the kitchen it would be a hit. Sorry about your cold. It is really sticking around this year. Looks yummy!

Clive said...

Wishing you a belated Happy St Patrick's Day!

We hope your Mom is feeling much better now! Those scones looked yummy and we loved potatoe and leek soup too!

We must check out that recipe link!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

claire said...

aw, cuddling w/ your dog is most certainly the best way to get over feeling crummy!

BRUTUS said...

Hope your momma is felling A-OK by now! Good thing you missed that tray of scones with your tongue - we were worried you might have burned it (although we know your momma would never let that happen!). Did you ever find any little crumbs to sample after being such a good nurse??

Brutus the Frenchie

Daisy Dog said...

TAG! Your it for a photo meme!!

Life With Dogs said...

I hope you are feeling waaay better by now!

Beaudor said...

How is your Mom Nala?

Hope she feels better,give her a big hug.