Mom has had a baking extravaganza all weekend long! It started with key lime cupcakes with lime-cream cheese frosting on Thursday evening. Friday night she made a rhubarb pie. Saturday she made red velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting and pecan sour cream pound cakes with an orange glaze. She kept saying she was going to make me something, but I was beginning to doubt it when I didn’t have any new snacks as of this morning.
We slept in and mom got us out of bed at 7:20 this morning. My belly was super excited because I thought maybe she had woken up really early and made us a breakfast treats. No such luck. In fact, she didn’t even give us breakfast before she went for a run….my tummy was growling! Thankfully, dad got up shortly after that and knew that we needed to eat something.
Mom got home from her run and promptly starting baking again. This time it was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. While the cake was cooling she asked me what I wanted. So, we got out the cookbook and started looking through them. I decided that I just wanted a simple peanut butter cookie. Mom started to gather all the ingredients and realized that we didn’t have cornmeal! Luckily, she loves me, so she went to the store to pick some up. It didn’t take long to mix up the dough but then she had to cut out shapes and they had to bake. My patience was beginning to wear thin!
Finally, they came out of the oven and smelled so good! She made different sizes for all of us – big and medium sized bones for me and Dixie and little bones for Boney. She said they had to cool for a little bit, but I just wanted to jump up and scarf them all down! Finally, she put them in a little white bag and gave us a few to sample. They were really good…well worth the wait. Now I need to think of a few new tricks so I can get some more!