Gramma's Bentos!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Updates, Feasting & More...LOL!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for being so silent again...this time, I think Mom's just being lazy. *sigh* When will she be hardworking eh? Well, some updates on her arm (thanks to everybody who sent good healing vibes! *big hugs*): her cast is finally off! YAYYY! But, the doctor said she has to take it very slow still, coz...

Her current x-rays are showing the broken bones are still on the mend. =( If what she heard is correct, the broken parts are still in some sort of a fibrous connection, and hasn't harden into bone yet.

The other angle of her x-ray. Mom's ecstatic that her cast got taken least she could get proper showers and dressing is less of an issue. Oh, she also had her first session of physiotherapy too. She said it was one of the most painful times she had ever...the therapists told her it's coz her muscles have not been used in such a long time (Eep!). Some of the muscles on her shoulder have even been wasted and the elbow muscles have turned stiff. Yikes! No wonder she's feeling pain!

She'll be working on physiotherapy for a while, but the doctors have also given her the green light to go back to work next week. Good for her, but I'm feeling kind of reluctant...I'm going to miss having her around the house all day. =(


On another note, since she's had her cast taken off, Mom's been baking again. Well, she did most of the lighter work. Heavier work like lifting the heavier trays to and from the oven were done with Gramma's help *grins* Some of her projects:

Mini Salmon Bites - Salmon with a light creamy sauce baked with a buttery bread case. We all loved it, and as a result, Mom didn't manage to get nicer photos of the yummy bites. These were the remainder of the bites when Mom remembered...LOL!

Mini Chicken Pies - Puff pastry as the crust and top with a creamy chicken filling. *licks lips*

Mini Quiches (Mom seems to be fascinated with mini stuff lately...LOL!)

And an apple pie too...she used a different crust recipe this time around, and she said the results were cool...too bad I didn't get a taste! They were all gone before I could get some *pouts*

But not to worry though...Mom made some treats for us too! *grins* These were apple turnovers made with unsweetened applesauce (home made) and a yummy dough from the Good Treats Cookbook by Barbara Burg (Mom got it not too long ago...she's been wanting to try out the yummy recipes from that book)

She also tried the Apple Kissed Peanut Butter Treats from the same book...these cookies were sandwiched with cooled cream cheese. Yummy!! This recipe yielded LOADS, and I'm glad to report that we're still getting some of them till today. *grins* They keep very well in an air-tight container...YAYY!

Here's how Mom made us be good boys before we got to share that very HUGE biscuit sandwich.

First, I got to lick the biscuits a little...

And then it was Kenji's turn..

After that, Mom divided the treats into two and we got to crunching those yummy biscuits! *grins*

So sorry for being slow with my visits and comments...will try my best to get Mom to budge her lazy fingers to help me. Meanwhile, I think I'll go beg for more of those apple treats...heh!


23 paws to this post!:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khool news fur your mom!

I know my doggy nanny's shoulder therapy made her go ouchers but she's got all her mobility bakhk!

Mom and I are like SOOOOOOO droolin' ovfur those yummy khreations!


Santa and Minnie said...

Oh wow, we are drooling over the food already. So which do you like the best? It's great to have a mom who loves to bake and cook, isn't it?

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we are drooling! You must be so glad that your mom has started to bake again! We're glad to hear she's on the mend too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

poronchi said...

yikes... the X-ray scares me....
I really do hope your mom's arm get better and stronger real soon :)


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're glad to hear that your Mom's arm is getting better - she needs to be extremely careful with it now. The physical therapy will help her too.

Oh!! The foodables - what lucky canines you are!!

Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hooray about your mom being out of the cast and nearly all mended! Just watch to make sure that she doesn't overdue her freedom and hurt herself. She must be feeling wonderful in order to bake all those and Kenji certainly are lucky!

Deetz said...

Oh my lord look at all that yummylishish foodies....Will she keep cooking after her arm mends? Could she open a restaurant here in KS, close to where I live?
You are so lucky

Sparky said...


I'm glad your human's cast is off, it must be hard to take on life with a broken arm!

Look at all those goodies! I am drooling all over this keyboard! Man, is there any way you could smuggle some of those over to Vancouver, Canada? If not, I'll see if I can somehow get to your house and take some.

I hope you've had a grrrrEAT weekend my friend!


Aki and Poopie said...

youre mom is a magician in the kitchen and you guys are always very very lucky when she starts baking up a storm! (drools)

Hope the arm gets better Scottie!

drooly kisses,


Sarah K. said...

Yay for getting the cast off. We missed that story - we'll have to read back. So jealous that your mom is such a great cook.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Your poor mom!! She must've been in a lot of pain ((hugs))...
She's so sweet to continue baking yummmy food for you too.. you boys are so lucky! :)

parlance said...

Here's wishing good healing to your mum!

You'll miss her when she goes back to work, but remember it will do her good. I think healing speeds up when humans get back into their natural environment.

Those treats look delicious. You are very lucky to live with such a good cook.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I get hungry every time I visit your blog...first I have to scroll (very slowly so I can see all of the slides) past your grandma's bento boxes, then the photos of your mom's great treats...geez! I need a snack by the time I finish saying "hi!"

JD and Max said...

Hi Scottie - we're so pleased to hear that your mom's cast is off, that's great news! We really hope she heals up completely really soon.

And - oooh - this post should have been issued with a large drool warning, he he he! What wonderful pictures - we're so hungry now! You both looked adorable waiting so patiently for your yummy biscuit! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Bae Bae said...

That is good news on your Mom. I wish her a speedy recovery.

And what alot of yummilicious food. I'm hungry too now~

~ Bae

umekotyan said...

Good evening scottie
Your mother's fracture improves early and I pray for the thing.

And, the stomach became empty.

from loved ume tyan

BeverLy's Secret said...

That was a HUUUUUGE biscuit sandwich! Sweet mum...

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I need a cookie! Scottie, I bet all of your neighbors love you and Kenji...and appreciate your watchdog barking! It WILL be nice to quiet and friendly neighbors...those partying kids were AWFUL! I don't know if Janet has any four-legged members to her family...she is still in and out moving between her old house and new...but it might be nice if they have good manners, too.

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Glad mom is on the mend. Sounds ouchy! Your biscuits look nummy num!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

I hope you and Kenji will put on your Trick-or-Treat costumes and enter the contest at Isis' and Hansel's blogs...I bet you both look so cute in costume!

Agatha and Archie said...

YIPPEE we are glad she got her cast off!! and OF COURSE all of the food( mini and all) looks YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love A+A

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ummm, yum. Must smell good at your house with all that baking.

Glad your mom is doing better!

Thor said...

I hope your mom has a speedy recovery.
That food looks so good! I'm getting hungry now!