Toby Makes Dinner

You're making dinner tonight? Sure am! What are we having?
Poo Helper. And mommy is OK with that? She said she's tire of cooking and whatever I make will be great.
Hey Toby, what's for dessert? Earth chocolate! Ooh, that sounds so natural and earth-friendly!
She has no idea what earth chocolate is, does she? And that's my problem, how?

Earth Chocolate

Cairn terrier puppy stuffs himself with all sorts of chocolate.
Toby! You're not eating dirt again, are you? Nooo....?

I went to the store the other day to find that the cost of a loaf of my bread has risen to $9.19. Needless to say, on top of everything else I have to prepare from scratch, I’m now baking my own bread as well.

Before you wax nostalgic about the tactile joys of kneading dough, I eat a rice-based diet. The less you handle it, the better. Baking bread with a non-glutinous grain is more of a series of science experiment than something you remember doing by your loving grandmother’s side.

If I could get Toby to do even part of the cooking, it would make life so much easier. Sadly, he just eats the ingredients.

Cook whatever you want, I’m taking a nap.


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  1. I have enough trouble with ordinary bread….though that has improved since being presented with a mini professional bread oven that squirts steam onto the bread. The dogs sit in a row as I put in the loaf tins, waiting for me to press the steam button at which point they all go wild.
    At least it amuses them….

  2. HA! Toby! 😀 💩🥣🍫🥳 You’d think people would just appreciate anything you cook! 😉 😛

    Ooh! Your homemade bread sounds heavenly! 🙂 We don’t eat much bread. We can still get 12 grain bread or whole wheat bread for between $4 and $5.
    One time, on vacation, we stayed with friends who had just gotten a bread-maker. The hubby made a different homemade bread every day the week we were with them. 🍞🥖❤️🫓🍞
    Wowza! Delicious! But too tempting and too much bread! HA! 😀
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PATS and RUBS!!! 🐶
    PS…Hey, Toby…I’d rather nap than cook, too! 😉

  3. Boooo to inflation! But remember it’s all in your imagination!

    You really do seem like you have a lovely life though. Snowman building in mid-November, gardening, artisan level skills of painting, knitting, sewing, book writing, family, culinary skills and, of course, terriers!
    Just do the pretend eating thing with the earth chocolate for the terriers. They will never know the difference. 🙂

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