Friday, February 8, 2013

Mind Control

 Just one more thing Ray and Moonie have in common. Both, apparently, like ravioli lasagna.

You will give us some. You will give us some. You will give us some.
Think HARDER, Moonie!
You will give us some...


  1. Ray wouldn't necessarily have to know if you shared a bit with little Moonie-Pie. He couldn't SEE you do it and I bet she would really really like you to share, even a little bit....with the sweet old kitty....and the dog needn't know....and she would really like some of it....and SHE wasn't the one who tried to lick the scones.........

  2. I don't know what ravioli lasagna is but I think that they might be on to something there, it sounds yummy! (it's so easy to forget that he can't see, isn't it, especially when begging!)

    1. The ravioli lasagna was a lasagna made using big ole raviolis instead of lasagna noodles. Got it from Costco and it was good. I think I'd like to try making it sometime myself using my own spinach lasagna recipe. But in a pinch, the Costco one worked well. And the animals were sure interested.

  3. Ray would SO know, Conor can hear Twiggie getting a tiny piece of toast in another room ......!

    1. Oh yeah, he would know. I have tried time and again to try to do something on the sly thinking that I he won't hear. IMPOSSIBLE.

  4. Oh, I forgot about Ray's almost bionic blind dog hearing. Oh, and his nose, large as it is b/c he is a large dog would probably smell it on Moonie breath as she washed up after her snack. Sorry Moonie-Pie. I tried.
    Hey Jean, share the recipe?? And maybe the scone one?? They both have the Ray seal of approval !!

    1. I hate to say it but the Ravioli Lasagna was an emergency meal from Costco. It was really good though!
      Here is the scone recipe.


      Scant 4 cups white bread flour (I used regular flour, didn’t seem to affect them)
      2 medium eggs, beaten, plus 1 egg, beaten, for eggwash
      Scant 1/3 cup superfine sugar
      1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
      3/4 stick butter
      1 cup milk
      Generous 1/2 cup raisins (I didn’t use raisins, just made them plain)

      Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
      Put all ingredients except the eggwash and raisins into a food mixer and, using a paddle blade, mix for about two minutes on slow speed. If mixing by hand, mix for about five minutes.

      Incorporate the raisins into the dough and tip out onto a lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 2 inches (5cm) thick (I didn’t need one, just patted the dough out.) Using a round, 2-3 inch (5-7.5 cm) cutter, cut the biscuits.

      Put the biscuits on the baking sheet and brush with the eggwash, being careful not to let it dribble down the sides. If you have time, chill the eggwashed biscuits for 30 minutes before baking to help with a straight rise.

      Remove the biscuits from the refrigerator and brush the tops again with eggwash.

      Bake for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool a little. Serve warm.

  5. I think it's so funny even Moonie was begging! That's a sure sign that the lasagna was extra good!

    Did they get some?

  6. Happy Valentines Day to Greg, Jean, Ray, Hugo and Moonie-Pie. May your day be filled with snuggles and love for each other. We sure do enjoy reading of your life adventures and your pets' foibles. Enjoy. Anne

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely Valentine's Day wishes.
      And thank you for being interested in a blind dog and his family.
      Take care Anne in FL