Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Mighty Maple

Just trying to figure out how to blog from the iPad.

Thank you Mother Nature for letting me hang onto my leaves until
a vicious windstorm brought them down and blew them around the yard 
necessitating a FOURTH raking of the yard in sub zero temperatures.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Baked Parmesan Caesar Chicken

It's been awhile since I posted a recipe and this one is a keeper. I first starting using creamy Caesar dressing and Italian as a marinade this summer at the suggestion of a friend. Then I was invited to a delicious lunch out and another friend used the marinade base and added the breaded topping and it was delicious.

Here's the recipe if you want to try it yourself:

Baked Parmesan Caesar Chicken
6-8 boneless chicken breasts (I cut them in half)
1/2 cup creamy Caesar dressing
1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
1 cup shredded Parmesan (the fresh kind)
1 cup bread crumbs

Combine dressings in one bowl, combine cheese and crumbs in another bowl.
Dredge each breast in the dressings and then roll in the crumb mixture. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is done.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lions Dog Guides

My posts have been a little heavy on the dogs lately. I have been making some cards and working on some other stuff but it's pretty much dark when I leave for work and darkish when I get home so maybe now with the time change, I will have some time to get the items photographed.

Last weekend, the Lions Dog Guides hosted their bi-annual Open House in Oakville to showcase their programs and to allow the public to view their facility and of course, meet the stars of the show, puppies and dogs in training.

Dog Guides offer 6 programs;Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Seizure Response, Service,
Autism Assistance and Diabetic Alert. It was very interesting to hear how the dogs are trained for the different programs. Did you know that there are breath donors for the Diabetic Alert dogs? People donate their breath when they have a blood sugar low and these are frozen and used to train the dogs to "alert".
Look at the tail wag on this Lab. They really love to work!
 We were greeted by Bev who is completely blind and her Yellow Lab. She is on her 7th Canine Vision dog. The dog was not working so he could enjoy lots of pets and praise from his visitors.
The poodles were adorable. Most likely heading towards a career in Hearing Ear. They were about 12 weeks old.
This little girl was looking for a foster home. Tempting but I think 2 is plenty for right now.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Farley Foundation

October is Farley month. Many vets across Ontario carry on fundraising events to raise money for The Farley Foundation. I took this opportunity to give a generous donation from the funds raised at our Scrapbooking Crop to this organization via Kingsdale Animal Hospital. Dr. Hinsberger has been a valued support for Lindor from 8 weeks of age, through 2 litters of puppies and so on. He is very thorough and their Clinic also helps to support clients with limited means.

 Now that I have adopted Lindor and am paying for 2 dogs, it is even more apparent how beneficial this Foundation is to support people on fixed incomes, senior citizens and disabled individuals who value the companionship of their pets.
Nicole, their receptionist was very happy to add our pawprint to their wall. And the mascot is pretty cute too.