We wanted to say an extra special THANKS! to everyone for the wonderful Christmas cards you've been sending to us. So far we have received 93 cards & Mama & Papa have only gotten 6, hehehehe! Here is an updated photo of our cards displayed in the air:
We hope all of the cards we have sent out to other countries have arrived. If not, they should be there soon.
Have your Mama's been super busy baking stuff lately?? Our Mama has been today at least. She started baking early this morning. So I Butchy decided to play with some of my Christmas stuffies.
First I got them all out onto the floor:
Let's see, this green & white bone is from Snowball...
The tan gingerbread man is from Gussie...
Oooooh, the red reindeer is from sweet little Asta in NY...
I think I'll play with the red reindeer......
Later on today we could smell something baking & it wasn't sweets. Hmmmph, we wonder what it is. Looks kinda weird, like weird colored potato chips.......see???
Oh our dawgness, Mama made us homemade dried sweet potatoes!!! Yummy, yummy!!!
And they actually taste delish! Almost as good as the Sams Yams that you can buy at the stores. Here is how you make them in case anyone wants to beg their Mama to make some for them:
Wash & slice up fresh sweet potatoes/yams. You can even cut them into french fries if you wish. Place potatoes onto baking sheets. Place in 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours. You must prop the oven door open about 1-2 inches with a wooden spoon. Bake until desired crunchiness. If you like them softer, take out at 2 hours.
These are the goodies that Mama was baking today. The pie is an actual photo but for the cheesecake & log roll, those are the recipe photos. Mama can't cut up or remove the items from the pans until ready to serve tomorrow.
This is pecan pie:
This is Mama's famous Oreo Cookie Cheesecake:
This is a chocolate cake/peppermint log roll:
It's really delectable. The pink filling is a homemade whipped cream with crushed peppermint candies in it & there is also chocolate frosting on the outside of the cake roll. If anyone is interested in the recipes, just let us know & we'll email them to you.
We hope everyone is having fun getting ready for their Christmas festivities for the next 2 days. Time to help Mama wrap some prezzies, tee hee! (we hope there are some for us!!)
Butchy & Snickers
PS Anyone want some snow for Christmas??? we got a ton of it last night & need to get rid of it. We can even color it yellow for you, wahahahahaha!