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A couple of new things

I have been writing blog posts in my head for several days now, but haven't had enough energy to sit down and actually write. I've had a bad cold all week and have been doing minimal housework and cooking and a lot of resting. I think I'm beginning to recover, but unfortunately, Rob is coming down with it now. 🙁

I think I have mentioned before that Rob usually bakes something for us every Sunday morning. He was a baker all through college and likes to keep his baking skills honed. 🙂 I saw a recipe for a Pear Puff Pancake on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook website and asked him if he would like to try it since I had all the ingredients on hand. We had never eaten a baked pancake like this before but we both enjoyed it. Rob was a bit alarmed at first when he saw that it puffed around the edges but was sunken in the middle. I had seen other recipes and pictures before and was able to reassure him that this was how it was supposed to look. The only changes he made to the recipe were to use a 9" pie plate and to use drained canned pears. He just warmed the pears a bit in the melted butter and then proceeded with the recipe.


Early this week I got a call from our vet, Dr. Carolyn Anderson from The Cat Clinic, telling us about a very sweet cat who was at the clinic and needed a good home. His former owner could no longer keep him and she was trying to find him a good home. Who could resist a come on like that? We went and met his owner yesterday and were approved for adoption. We went by the clinic today and brought him home. He's about a year and a half old and is very inquisitive and friendly. Nora stopped by with one of the children she cares for and the kitty doesn't seem to be afraid of children, which was something we were concerned about. We have decided to call him Buddy. I'm sure you will be hearing much more about him in the future. 🙂

Here are a couple of pictures of our newest family member:




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4 Comments on “A couple of new things”

  1. #1 Carrie
    on Apr 26th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Yeah for your new kitty! I hope you and Mr. Loach feel totally better soon.

  2. #2 Marilyn
    on Apr 27th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Yum! The Pear Pancake looks so good, I want to try it, too. And Buddy looks like he will be a good Buddy. Get well soon.

  3. #3 Rhonda
    on Apr 27th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations! Hurrah for Buddy! He looks like he’ll settle in nicely. 🙂

  4. #4 Vikki
    on Apr 29th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Congrats on Buddy. Rob was telling us all about him last week and he sounded really excited about it. I’m so glad you were able to adopt him! Now you can joyfully pick white fur off you clothes. At one time we had a black dog and a white cat, so no matter what we wore, the hair would show up. Have fun loving on your new child 🙂

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