Xena: Hi friends! Let’s catch up. I have questions…
Why has Mommy been working day and night and not taking us for walks?
Lucy: Don’t you know the High Holy Days is only a little over a month away and she has to get lots of stuff ready for it? She’s not only too busy and too tired to go for walks, but she said with the way you’ve been itching, she’s limiting your time outside.
Xena: I don’t like that answer.
2. Where’s Daddy?
Lucy: You sure don’t pay attention. He left earlier in the week for Indiana to see a lot of his family who are driving and flying in. I thinks it’s called a unicorn. Or a reason. Wait, I remember! It’s a reunion.
Xena: I don’t know why he didn’t take us…
3. Where’d Mommy go, and why is our sitter coming over?
Lucy: Sheesh, I’m not getting paid enough for this.
Xena: You’re getting paid?
Lucy: No. Mom went to a place a few hours away to meet up with one of her closest friends who still lives in Pee Aye, where Mom grew up. She’s gonna be gone for a couple of days, but Dad’s coming back tonight in time to feed us.
Xena: OK, now that I’ve got that all cleared up, I’m going to show everybody some pictures and a video Mommy asked me to post while she’s gone so y’all don’t miss us too much, BOL! I’ve had to wear my “cone collar” all the time so I don’t make raw places on my neck and face with my claws. Even with all the special supplements, there’s something right now making me super itchy. Mommy took it off me for a little while so we could all play. (I couldn’t pick up the ball with it on.)
Then I got itchy…
Lucy was resting on the couch the other night when Chia play-attacked her.
Now Chia’s in my kennel where she doesn’t want to be and I can’t get in it and Lucy and me, we’re just waiting on our Daddy. Oh, Mommy said she’ll be back in a few days to “visit” y’all.
Love and wags, Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess, Lucy and Chia
Lucy, Ace Reporter here on the Groom Beat with another new groom. But first…
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Once again by referral we got in a new pup to groom. Daisy May is a seven-month-old Yorkie, and what a good and sweet girl! No before picture necessary, as she wasn’t a “mess.”
Her folks are going with the traditional cut on her coat, so they asked for what Groomer Mom calls her “mini-groom.” They wanted the top knot in a bow and the hair over her eyes cut short but not too short. After seeing this, everyone agreed it would look better left long, so it will be allowed to grow out. Here she is while waiting on her ride home.
Benny was here about a year ago, and we don’t think he’s been anywhere else to get groomed since that. If so, it’s been quite a while! He’s 3 years old now, and still a crazy pup. Here he is before his groom this time.
He really should learn better manners than to stick out his tongue at the groomer. Groomer Mom accidentally cut one of his black nails too close to the quick (that’s a technical term in grooming) and although it didn’t bleed, it hurt. He reacted with his teeth. Then he was scared and kept “biting” at her until my Dad came down and held him. He still kept doing that throughout the groom until Groomer Mom gave him “the talk.” Then he mostly stopped. Groomer Mom realized he wasn’t really going to bite her, so she just kept telling him to stop it while she continued on with the groom.
His Dad said to leave his beard a bit long, and his body shaved, but not too short. Once again, his ears were so matted that they had to be shaved. Here is the end result.
Look! He isn’t even sticking his tongue out at Groomer Mom anymore. Groomer Mom told his dad that he was too skinny – she could count his ribs and feel his backbone and his hip bones – and to feed him more. Wow! That’s a first! It’s usually, “He (or she) could stand to lose a pound or two.”
Bye, bye Benny. See you in a year, BOL!
With licks and wags from Lucy, Ace Reporter on the Groom Beat
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Xena: I was ready to go to bed, and who do you think was in my bed? Larry the Lemur who I got for my June birthday.
Why are you in my bed, Larry? I didn’t invite you, and I think you should get down.
Larry: “But I love you Xena, and I want to be close to you. I can smell your beard from up here.”
Get off me Larry before your demise becomes a lemurick.
There once was a lemur named Larry. His body was all orange and hairy. He picked the wrong dog To jump on her bod So he got carried off by an eyrie.
Larry: That’s one mean schnauzer.
Lucy: How do I always seem to be the one the stuffies run to? *sigh*
The Mom: Here’s the actual “Nature Friday” entry.
I got some flowers (no idea what they are) on sale at Lowe’s and repurposed an old grill that I couldn’t even give away on the Next Door app. Now I have to figure out what to do with the extra pot of flowers.
Xena: Hiya friends. I get to post one of my favorites today, so I’m going to give you my favorite beverage recipe. I know it’s supposed to be fruits, but I already gave you my favorite fruit in a previous post: apples. I’m a rebel, a schnauzer without a cause, a..
Lucy: You’re off topic, Xe.
Oh, right. Beef bone broth. Can you believe it takes two whole days to make? Seriously! I promise I’m not egg-zagerating.
Lucy: She’s not.
Xena: Like I woofed, my recipe is called Beef Bone Broth. I get it at lunch to help make my poopie softer.
Lucy: Please don’t talk about food and poopie in the same sentence.
Xena: I’m not! I’m talking about drinks and poopie. Sheesh! So, do you know how good bone broth is for you? Here’s some of the things the recipe says about it:
Builds and maintains the immune system
Is a great source of collagen , calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc
Provides chondroitin, which is good for joint pain, arthritis and increases the body’s shock-absorbing properties (like when we jump of the bed or even the kitchen table)
Is high in amino acids, which means it’s anti-inflamatory. It helps prevent chronic illness
Here’s what some of the raw beef bones look like. You can use other kinds of bones, as long as they have lots of marrow and gelatin. You can even make turkey or lamb or goat bone broth!
Dump the bones into a crockpot. Cover them with filtered water, so the water comes 1 to 2 inches over the bones. Add raw organic apple cider vinegar. For a small batch, use 2-4 Tbsp, and for a big bath (which I guarantee you’ll want!) add 1/4-1/2 cup. You can add extra goodies such as garlic (it’s ok, really!), ginger, kelp, mushrooms, fennel, carrots, or dog-safe herbs. Mom doesn’t add anything cause I love it just like it is. Turn your crockpot on low or around 300F degrees (150C) and leave to cook for about 48 hours. The longer it cooks, the more nutrients will extract from the bones.
After a couple of days – see, I told you I wasn’t egg-zagerating – strain the bones out of the broth and throw them away.
The bones will look like this. It’s very, very, very important that you throw the bones away *sigh*. Cooked bones can splinter and are very dangerous for us to eat. If there’s any meat left on them, it can be pulled off and we’ll happily eat it!
Let the broth cool and scrape the fat off the top. Mommy waits to scrape off the fat until it cools good in the fridge. She thinks it’s easier that way. The fat is where animals hold their toxins, so you don’t wanna dump those toxins into us, right? Now, if you use bones from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals, go ahead and eat the fat!
Here’s the finished product, all packaged and labeled neatly in 12 ounce jars. We got four jars this time.
Hey Mommy, you labeled the jars wrong. It should say bone broth not beef broth. Sheesh, you can’t get good help these days. She re-uses jars, so ignore the almond butter label on the side of the jar.
Be sure to leave a coupla inches headspace if you use glass jars or they will break in the freezer. (Mommy can attest to that.) You can also use silicone molds. Mmmm. I can’t wait for lunchtime!
As you know, I have a career as Zen Dog in Mom’s Grooming Business, and Ace Reporter, mostly reporting on Mom’s grooms. Hmm, this seems to have a pattern to it. I also tried my paw at modeling, but I’m not super crazy about getting my picture done, so that didn’t work out very well. However, I may be adding to my resume the title of Referee.
You’ve watched me play with the new pup, Chia. And you’ve seen Xena play with Chia. These events took a few weeks to happen, but weren’t totally unexpected. What was unexpected is who played with this little pup with no boundaries next. When I saw 11-year-old, almost 80 pound Riley go into the play position with Chia, I thought, uh oh, someone needs to monitor this.
Lucy, Ace Reporter here on the Groom Beat with another new groom.
Hi folks! I’m back with another happy grooming report. Once again, this new groom was referred by one of our newer clients. Shadow is a nine-year-old miniature schnauzer who looks silver. She probably started out as a salt-and-pepper, which is Xena’s coloring. In any case, she’s a beautiful silver now. Her 87 year old Mom has been in physical rehab, and is being released soon to her home in Alabama. Shadow has been staying with her peeps sister who lives near us. She wasn’t in bad shape – except for matting in her skirt – so we didn’t take a “before” picture. Here is Shadow after her groom.
Her feet were already shaved, and her legs had been trimmed short. Since Shadow’s mom is elderly, it’s hard for her to keep Shadow’s feet cleaned, so she likes them with less hair.
Isn’t she a beauty? Shadow talked to Groomer Mom a bit after her groom and thanked her for taking good care of her. Groomer Mom’s sad that she probably won’t see Shadow again since she’s going back to Alabama. She told Shadow’s care-taker that she would keep this one — as in for good — if her Mom ever couldn’t keep her. Personally, I think the Groomer needs to stay more objective and stop falling in love with these dogs. The Reporter doesn’t need yet another sister.
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Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with *wags* and *licks.”
Wednesday, Lucy and Chia got the entire post. Today is my turn. I know at first I was pretty mean to Chia, but you’ve gotta understand, I had to teach her some boundaries and make sure she understands who is in charge. Lately, it’s been said around the house that Chia has brought out the puppy in me again. Well, I guess it’s possible to be a four-year-old puppy, right? However, I am secretly practicing pretend submission in case I ever need it, as well as honing up on my Warrior Schnauzer Princess skills.
Chia: OK, so here’s how we’re gonna play…
Riley: Hmm, I can’t wait to see what happens next. Xena: Bwahahahaha. So you think that you can set down the rules? Bwahahahahahaha.
Xena: That’s right, head over my shoulder, then step to the side. Be sure to cross your legs. This is how you dance.
Chia: I don’t wanna dance. I wanna wrestle! Gotcha! Now I’m gonna flip you on your back.
Xena: *thinking* That’s it. I’m playing dead.
Chia: OMD! Did I kill her? C’mon XeXe, wake up! Please don’t be dead.
Xena: I’m not dead, you fool. But come any closer and I might hurt you.
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It’s my birthday and I’ll bark if I want to, bark if I want to, bark if I want to… Two people for me to bark at already stopped by the house today. I wonder how many more I’ll get to bark at before we quietly go to bed at the end of my special day.
I started the morning with a nice bowl of cauliflower and cubed deer steak with a topping of finely ground eggshells (for calcium), a squirt of krill oil (to lube me all over), and a dollop of tumeric paste (for allergies). Yummmmmmy!
Then Mommy and Daddy took me for a cooler-than-later morning walk through the neighborhood. Well, Lucy and Chia went too, but I know it was specially for me today. (Riley was still in bed.) When we got back I got my legs and face rinsed off to help keep away the allergies, then played with Chia for awhile before we all settled into our post-brekkies naps. I woke up with all my stuffies wishing me a happy birthday!
Oscar the Schnauzer: We’ve been in hiding since Chia arrived. But our best friend Xena is worth taking a chance for. We love you, Xena! Happy Birthday! That’s when I got a birthday present – a new member of the stuffie family.
I think he’s a lemer. He’s really soft and cuddly. I might call him Jim. Or Tom. Or Larry. Larry the Lemer. Has kind of a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Then Chia showed up again. She plowed her way through my stuffies like they were celebrating her! Her first victim, er, choice was Chippy, probably ’cause he was out front.
After tickling him and throwing him across the room, she played with Eleephont and dug out two balls and a bone and finally retrieved Chippy and settled down on the couch with me.
Later me and Mommy are going to work on our Freestyle. I’m learning to run over to a pole and touch it with my nose, and then get a treat tossed to me. Then I run back to Mommy and get another treat. This stuff is soooo easy, but I still insist on getting paid. I’m also learning to do pivots with Mommy – I mostly just march in place with my front feet and move around in a circle with my back feet. We do that until Mommy gets dizzy and almost falls over, BOL.
First, though, I get to chose which tuna steak I want for supper. That little blue sticker on the package says fresh caught.
Mmmm, I think I’ll take this one, and Lucy can have the other one. Chia eats kibble, so no sharing with her. Mommy, can we give her just a bite, do you think that’s ok? OK, we’ll offer it and if she doesn’t want it, well, it won’t go to waste.
I am the four-year-old Xena Schnauzer Princess Warrior *woof* *woof*
There’s a picture thief out there, and we wouldn’t have known it if Mommy hadn’t randomly watched a You Tube video, “10 Facts about Miniature Schnauzers.” If you want to see my picture in this video, go to fact #8 where the timer is 5:53.
That person sure didn’t get all her “facts” right. She said we are all brave. Angel Lexi was fearless, and I really try, I really do, but….well. (I really try, I really do.) She also said we are great with kids. Mommy’s first schnauzer, Freda, was good with her peep siblings, but Lexi never liked kids much until she got her role as Toto and found out that the kids almost worshiped her. She was willing to take their adoration (and candy). She ended up being a fantastic therapy dog for the children’s hospital for 10 years. Frankly, I’m scared of kids. (See how that makes 2 of her “facts” totally wrong?)
You want some facts, lady? Here’s some facts.
Fact #1: We love our stuffies. It’s a fact I’ve only hurt one of my stuffies. Someone else hurt the others.
We love our stuffies.
Fact #2: We are dominant. Daddy always lets me dominate him before we cuddle up to go to sleep at night.
We are dominant.
Fact #3: We hate wearing clothes. And harnesses. And anything that restricts our freedom or hides our pretty hair.
We hate wearing clothes.
Fact #4: We love to cuddle.
We like to cuddle.
These are all facts specific to this schnauzer. Your schnauzer may be different. Just like people are all different, right?
Anyhoo, what do you think about someone using other’s pictures without permission on an “informative” video?
I am Xena Schnauzer Princess Warrior with a stolen picture.
Pee Ess: If you dont wanna watch that video, this is the picture she stole:
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Xena: Hi friends, we’re back! Did you miss us? Me and Lucy, we went away – way away. We rode in the car for 14 hours. Really! I know sometimes I egg zagerate a teeny bit, but I actually heard my folks say it was a 14 hour drive! Our supper was 87 hours late.
Riley: They went away and left me.
They even took that annoying Chia somewhere. I was just starting to like her – kinda.
Lucy: Our neighbor Mr. Ron was thinking about keeping Chia for good, so he got a “test drive” for four days.
Xena: We thought we would miss her…well, at least a little bit…but how could we miss her when it was like she was there with us at our Grandma’s house in Ill in noise? That’s our Aunt Jenny’s puppy, Jemma, bothering me on my Grandma’s deck. (Aunt Jenny is not to be confused with our Auntie Jen) I had to keep putting Jemma in her place. She doesn’t understand boundaries because she hasn’t had other dogs to play with and she’s only 11 months old like Chia. Those two would really hit it off.
Everyone left us alone and let us work it out. I was a good teacher. We played a little bit, too.
Lucy: We were at our Grandma’s house, and our Dad’s two sisters were there. They are our Aunt Jenny and Aunt Bobbi. The other pup behind Xena and Jemma is Aunt Bobbi’s dog Daisy. She’s a farm dog from Indiana. She was real nice, and pretty much left everyone alone.
We were way out in the country in an area called The Territories. Xena and I got to play outside in the big yard while Mom helped Aunt Bobbi and her husband Uncle Dennis pull weeds and make the area around the house look better. We ran and ran and chased each other. Then we saw a baby deer, so we chased it! We got called back before we could catch it, though.
Xena: I wasn’t sure about Aunt Bobbi at first, and wanted to go to my Uncle Dennis. But when Mommy handed me to Aunt Bobbi I could tell how much she wanted me to like her, so I did. I even let her baby hold me.
Early Monday we started on the 87, er, 14 hour ride home. No one was at our house when we got home that night exceptin’ for Riley. He was real happy to see us, too. Then Mommy disappeared for a little while the next morning and came back with…guess who. Yep, you probably guessed…it was Chia. She was over the moon excited to see us.
Lucy: She was moving so fast that she was a blur, not just in the picture, either. I was still a bit groggy from all the Sea Beady oil I took on the way home, so I hid from everyone the rest of the day.
Xena: The next morning I played with Chia for a while after Mommy told meto stop being so ugly to her. She finally wore out and slept most of the day close to where Mommy was working for the synagogue.
Later, I got to laugh at her, cause she had to wear my big girl panties! BOL, BOL, BOL! Can you see the look she’s giving Mommy?
Then Mommy forgot to take them off of her when she went out to potty. ROTFL (Roll On The Floor Laughing)! At least I never pooped my pants! For once in my life I’m glad we’ve got two more pair, a purple one and a green one. She’ll probably be wearing them for another week or two.
Lucy: At least she went out to potty, even if she did it in her diaper! Mr. Ron said “he” was a very good girl the whole time “he” was there. “He” didn’t mess in the house at all and didn’t tear up anything. But “he” did try to take off when “he” saw a squirrel on their short walk, and “he” pulled Mr. Ron over a fence. Poor Mr. Ron has a lot of physical problems because of being in the service. We don’t know what all happened to him, but he’s not got a lot of strength and has had lots of operations on his back. Anyhow, Mr. Ron said he didn’t get hurt. Whew! About then Mom gently said, “You know Chia is a girl, right? She’s in heat.” Mr. Ron said he knew that, and had been thinking about a new name for “him”, like Rocky or a couple of other boy names that he said. Again, Mom gently reminded him that Chia is a girl. We think Chia may always be a boy to him.
Mr. Ron wants to keep Chia or Rocky or whoever. He fell in love with him, er, her, just like Mom figured he would. Chia cuddled up next to him all the time, or laid in the same “baby hold” that Xena does. But his son was coming with his German Shepherd that would have attacked and killed Chia. After that he has several trips planned. So Mom suggested that they share her. She would live with Mr. Ron when he was home and it was safe to do so. We would keep her the rest of time, even if Mr. Ron just needed a “time-out.” He had to think about that for a minute, and then decided he liked that idea.
Xena: I like that idea too. That way I can still be the baby most of the time. She will still come here and we can play and have fun and be a bigger family. And when she’s gone we can rest and play with each other and take trips and do Freestyle and, and, and…. maybe miss her, too.
Lucy and Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess, Riley and Chia wishing you a happy Wordy Wednesdy.
Once again we have a new pup to groom. And when I say pup, I mean a little, four-month-old puppy named Gus. Do you remember at the end of April when one of Mom’s wonderful long-time clients suggested that little Jo Jo’s mom bring her to groomer Mom? If you missed that one, just click here to see an adorable yorkie!
Then Jo Jo’s mom told Gus’ mom, and Gus came for his very first groom at 7:30 in the morning. I’d had my breakfast and didn’t really want to get up out of bed again so early, but I knew puppy’s first groom would be good reporting material.
Here is Gus before his first groom. He is a shih tzu, maltese mix. We couldn’t find the maltese part.
Gus only weighs about 2 or 3 pounds, so you know he’s tiny. He’s a happy puppy, too. While he got his nails cut he learned to count how many feet he has and how many toenails on each foot. He liked that, too. Won’t his mom be surprised when she says, “Give me your paw,” and he answers, “Which one? I have four.” BOL
Oops, I think Xena’s long, rambling stories have influenced me! Back to reporting. Gus didn’t much care for his bath, but then who does?
Groomer Mom took her time with him, kissing him and talking to him and showing him all the grooming tools before she used them. He was very interested, too!
About an hour or so later, Gus wanted to know if it was time to go and what would happen if he jumped off the table.
Thankfully, he didn’t get a chance to find out. But he did get a little scarf and a big kiss goodbye!
Uh Mom, it looks like you missed some hair under Gus’s wiggly chin. I am Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with wags and licky kisses. Oh, and we are very Thankful today for Gus and all the other wonderful pups – big and small, young and old – who come to my Mom for grooming.
Many of you have asked what’s been happening with Chia, the pup our brother Andrew brought home. Here’s a couple of videos. Watch part, watch all, you’ll see Lucy and Chia bonding. It gets pretty boring after a while.
That’s how Lucy used to play with me when I was a puppy. Now I’m a big girl and can run with the big dogs! I never stay on the porch — unless Mommy tells me to.
Right after a storm Lucy fell sound asleep while Chia sat on her and gave her raspberries. She can be a real brat.
This pink and purple shirt is way too long for me, as it was for Lexi. So Mom figured it would fit this little half doxie just right.
Seems she didn’t like wearing it any more than me or Lexi did.
I’ve started playing with Chia too. She likes to gently comb her teeth through my eyebrows and beard. That feels really nice and I stand still and let her do it. Except one day she grabbed my beard and started pulling! Mommy said if she had know I was going to attack Chia for so long, she would have caught it on video. Of course, this is a G-rated site, so there may have been too much violence to post it. Don’t worry, no one was hurt — except me where she pulled my beard. She sure hasn’t tried that again.
The house breaking is going pretty well. She had one accident first thing in the morning as she was coming out of her (my) kennel. She tried to hold it but had to go too bad to make it the few feet out the door. No one blamed her for that and it cleaned up ok. She has learned to go to the back door when she needs to potty. But she hasn’t quite gotten the hang of ringing the bell or barking or giving some noisy sign that she has to go out. Today she pee-peed on the little rug in front of the door while Mommy was in the other room (office) working. Chia knew she was in trouble, but she didn’t get scolded, cause she at least tried to go out.
Today she sniffed noses with Riley and he wagged his tail. Looks like he’s coming around, too.
Riley: I can be nice.
There’s a wonderful man who lives up the road who we love to visit when we go for walks. His wife died a few months ago after years of him taking care of her. He said he would like a dog, especially a rat terrier like he used to have. Since me and Lucy and our folks are driving up to visit our grandma in less than a week, Mr. Ron said he would keep Chia for us. And maybe forever. *wags* We could still visit with her when we go for walks, and we could dogsit her if Mr. Ron goes somewhere that he can’t take her but I’ll be Mommy’s baby again and won’t have to share the bed after breakfast and get my kennel back.
Chia: I’m not goin’ anywhere. I already proved that. I slipped out the front door without my new Mom seeing me, and guess what? I came right back and whined until Riley told her I was at the door and she ran and let me back in. I got lotsa treats for that one.
Chia’s future is still uncertain, but one thing is for sure. Wherever she lives, whether it’s here or somewhere else, we’ll do our best to make sure it’s her furever home.
Xena, Chia’s friend and boss Wait! I didn’t get my picture in this one…let’s fix that.
Lucy, Ace Reporter here on the Groom Beat, reporting to you from just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m not reporting from outside, or watching the groom from outside, it’s just that we don’t actually live in Chattanooga…oh, never mind. I really am starting to sound like Xena.
*Deep breath* Today I introduce to you two new pups coming to Groomer Mom for the first time. They are what’s called litter mates. Xena and I are sisters but we’re not litter mates. I’m sure my savvy readers already know the difference.
BTW (that means By The Way, he, he), Gus and Millie asked if they could be featured on the selfies today, and the only reason I could think of to say no was to not upset Xena. So, Millie and Gus are happy to join The Cat on My Head for Sunday Selfies.
Gus and Millie are two four-year-old shih tzus whose groomer just died. As a reporter I’m not supposed to state the obvious or express emotions, but, well…that’s just so sad! After that happened, they were referred to us by Griffin’s mom. If you missed that new groom story, you can catch up here.
This is Gus before his groom.
We are guessing it had been a while since he’d been on a grooming table. He got a longer shave per his mom’s request.
Here Gus is after his groom.
Yep, same dog. We aren’t making this up. Just look at those pretty eyes. Mom tried everything to get his chin beard to look right and it always came back looking fuzzy like this. Maybe next time Groomer Mom will try some hair mousse!
Next up is his sister, Millie. We didn’t get a “before” picture of her, but she was in about the same shape as her brother.
Here’s Millie post groom:
They don’t like to be separated, so they waited together on the table with Groomer Mom very close-by for their ride to come get them.
We’re going to see these sweet pups again in four weeks.
Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with wags and kisses.
Today we are taking the challenge from Shoko, Tyebe, Phenny and Nelly to post a sandwich recipe. How easy is that! Well, with Mom and Dad both on special diets, it really isn’t easy at all. However, Mom has been making what she calls “muffins” out of tapioca flour, and it’s dairy-free too. It’s super easy and fast; just dump everything into a blender, then pour into the muffin tin and bake! The real name on the recipe is Mexican Cheese Bread, Here is what the muffin looks like before being made into a mini-sandwich (slider):
This recipe is geared toward our family’s special diet, but you can make a few changes that will be noted in the recipe below. Mom knows this recipe by heart, so here goes:
Mexican Cheese Bread, aka Muffins
Preheat oven to 400F. (Seriously, preheat it. Prep time is 5 minutes or less.)
1/2 C shredded Manchego (or cheddar) cheese 1/4 C olive oil 2/3 C coconut milk that comes in a carton in the dairy department (or regular milk) 1 tsp salt 1 egg 1 1/2 C tapioca flour (I don’t know if this will work with any other flour)
Put everything in a blender and blend well. Pour into large muffin/cupcake cups — the size that comes 6 to a pan. One pan will do it. Fill halfway or less.
Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. We like them just a bit crusty, so we bake them 2 or 3 minutes more. We use a non-stick pan, so they just dump right out.
Slice them cross-wise to use as a bun. So far, we have used them as buns for cheeseburgers and sloppy joes, and buttered the outsides of them to make grilled cheese. Would also be good with tuna or egg salad, or anything else you make into a sandwich.
You can also make these in the regular size muffin/cupcake cups as “rolls” to eat with your meals.
Xena: Lucy, I think we got cheated out of our blog today. Not even a picture of us. Lucy: Nope, Mom promised at least a picture.
It’s finally before the end of the month, and my Freestyle video is ready, just like Daddy promised. Mommy wanted me to post this tomorrow morning, but that’s not Before the end of the month! Just to make Mommy happy, and so she stops nagging me about including this, let’s start off with a license plate at the Freestyle trials where I won my Freestyle Title for Level 3:
And this picture of me and Mommy on the Saturday we got our Freestyle Title for Level 3:
And now, with thanks to my Daddy for getting this to me sooner than to anybody else, and Before the end of the month, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for, the main event!
I'm Dalton, a Rat terrier mix and I came here in Sept, 2017, I was rescued from Hurricane Harvey. My birthday is 8-20-2016. My Gotcha Day is 8-27-2017. And I am Benji, a terrier mix of unknown origin. MY Birthday is June 6, 2018, and my Gotcha Day is Dec 28, 2018. I also was a rescue from a different part of Texas. We also have Angel MrJackFreckles, (2-5-2018); and also we have Angel Minko, (6-18-2017); and Angel Pipo, (11-3-2020);There are also Angels Groucho, Simba, Suki, & Toki. We meezers used to be known as WeBeesSiameezers. We'e all from Michigan, Dalton and Benji both came here from Texas, as rescues..