Friday, December 25, 2009

Eclairs

I love eclairs!Just love them! For the Christmas party I made around 50 and thank God I "hid" 10 for me otherwise I wouldn't have gotten to taste any because they "dissapeared" very fast. I made the vanilla cream filling on Wednesday night after I came for work ...it was like 11 pm when I got home and it was like 2 am when I was done, then I made the eclair shells in the morning (among with an apple cake tatin but I didn't get to take pictures of it). 18 yolks and milk and cream and sugar and butter and vanilla seeds..yummooo, that filling is good to eat by itself! I also made a New York Style cheesecake, but didn't get to take a picture of it either and I wish I did because it came out just perfect! Probably I wouldn't have gotten to take any pictures of the eclairs either if I hadn't put away some for me :D.
Btw...I kept the "ugliest" eclairs for me and took the nicest ones to the party but...oh boy, once they get in my mouth they sure ain't ugly no more cause they are sooo good!









Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Porthos..and the stick..and the funny faces

Porthos loves to bring things from outside inside the house: sticks, leaves...you name it...
Today, he brought in a stick. Although I knew he would make a mess, I couldn't resist that "Can I, Can I Mom?" face he was displaying thru the glass ...so I let him in with the stick..and here are the pictures..lots of them, but each of them "unique" in its own way...really funny:)
Btw..Porthos is 5 months and 1 day old today and he weighed 69.9 lbs on Saturday ( Dec. 12)







































After he was done with that stick, I vacuumed and he went outside again....and again he came back at the door with some grass in his mouth begging to be let in...I had to say "No" though :(



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowwww

Today was Porthos' first encounter with the snow. At first, he was a little confused by the white stuff it was covering his deck, but he ended up liking the snow. He just loves it! He would spend hours outside playing in the snow.Btw, he is 4 1/2 months old and 67.7 lbs!