Tuesday, April 24

Chocolate for Dinner and a Happy Birthday...

My parents dog, or my sister's dog, however you want to look at it is now 5 years old today. My brother took this picture (see left) of her having a bit of a party. It's an actual trick she does, you can balance stuff on her nose and she'll sit there and wait for you to tell her to move. Good dog, and a happy 5th birthday to Chloe.

In other news I love sloppy joes. Very basic to make, pretty quick and painless. I haven't had one since I moved out of my parents house and thus when I started reading Slashfood (a food blog), I was presented with a recipe for Sloppy Joes. The funny thing about this recipe is that Cocoa powder plays a feature role. I was a little skeptical but went fourth anyway. They turned out great! I would recommend giving them a try. We had some friends come over to pickup my truck (they are moving) and we gave them a spoonful and had them try to guess the secret ingredient. They went back and fourth and finally in the middle of another topic she said, "Cocoa powder!". We we impressed she got it, but they were surprised at how good it was. Win-win.

In other news I go back to school today. (This is happened far sooner than I had hoped) Accounting for non-accountants. The next 5 Tuesdays from 6 to 9pm. I really hope I can stay awake and that the teacher is somewhat engaging.

The house packing continues, with projects to do. We'll get our place cleaned up and sold and find a new place. (We promise a moving party)



  1. Great picture. Our dog Zack (RIP) did that same trick very well.

    What kind of dog is Chloe?

  2. Anonymous11:30 AM

    She's a golden lab. Great dog. Fairly obsessive when it comes to retrieving things though.



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