You need to have watched Batman on television with Adam West and Burt Ward to sing the post title aloud!!! Peri and Gilly were very happy to try one of the recipes from the new cook book. I truth, this is the recipe with the least amount of cooking possible: you cook the turkey mince in some good olive oil and boil eggs. It doesn't take much to impress them at dinner time.
Their dinner consisted of turkey, wheatgerm, yoghurt, carrot and a hard boiled egg, shell and all.
If you watch the video you can see Lorelai Gilmore is sure I made a mistake in giving her the egg shell. She carefully puts it to the side of her bowl on the step. Once Peri ate hers, she changed her mind.
I chose the Dinner of Least Cooking because I was totally worn out by my visit to The Hospital and the final year doctors. They were very thorough and did an excellent job with their taking of my history and then a quick examination of my lungs, heart and blood pressure etc. It was two hour sessions with a short break in between, but it wore me out completely. The next day we went to the Vet to be vaccinated and saw Dr David. He was inordinately pleased with both The Labradors and gave them a gold star and 10/10. Peri made loud and happy crying noises the entire time Gilly was having her turn. She was allowed to wander about the room, but I think she wanted to have another injection so she could have more treats!!
We had extra long naps on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, though I did get out of bed to go to Wee Jack and Bessie's mum's house for lunch. I felt like I was getting a cold and had a headache and the world felt a little fuzzy. I expect it is because I am trying to take more care of myself and not push myself to do things I think I 'should'. I do really want to contribute to the Hospital and Uni, so it is a worthy sacrifice to make.
MrsReno bought me a surprise green cardigan. It is made of a really stretchy fine mesh and fits perfectly. How lovely!! Of course, it matched the dress I was wearing. I am looking forward to a cool Autumn day so I can wear it again. It was really too warm to wear it on Saturday, but I always like to wear/eat/play with/ try out presents on receipt as soon as possible. Where's the fun in waiting??
MrsDrWho gave me some bunnified patty pan papers and very cute biscuit cutters. It has set me thinking about Easter. The patty pan papers are so cute, I love the bunny on the base.
Today is Shrove Tuesday and I made pikelets instead of pancakes. The Labradors like pikelets and the first few cooked are always Dog Pikelets. It's as if the pan needs to have one round before it is ready to produce proper pikelets.
They are so easy to make: Beat together 1/2 a cup of milk, an egg and 2 tspn of a plain vegetable oil or melted butter. Mix 1 cup of self raising flour with 8 teaspoons of sugar in a bowl, make a well in the centre and then whisk in the wet ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Use a little extra butter/oil in a pan over medium heat, drop dessert spoons (2 teaspoons) of the batter and cook till bubbles form on the top. Flip and cook until the bottom is golden. I like mine with jam and cream, but today I had a squeeze of lemon juice and a dusting of icing sugar. Peri and Gilly devoured the Dog pikelets with gusto.
It's not you, Evergreen Vines Cardigan, it's me. You were lovely, with beautiful lace and clever construction, but I wasn't the right shape for you. I think you might be a Miss Jane. It is almost cool enough to knit. In Australia Autumn starts on the 1st March and right on cue we've had cool mornings and heavy dews. The nights are drawing in but we have another month of Daylight Saving to go.
I have been doing a lot of reading. So many thick books arrived at once from The Library, that I was overwhelmed. I am particularly looking forward to reading One Leg Too Few about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
The Test against South Africa is on the radio so we are going to be listening to Tony Delroy through the ABC app on my Ipad. How lucky we are!!