Oct 12, 2008

Dog Filled Days

Today I am dog sitting at Kelly's house for a few hours. Kelly is off gathering votes for the upcoming election. Kelly is good like that.

Clio and Murphy are so not amused by my camera. Can you see the dagers leaving their eyes?

These two are also full of questions. Murphy wants to know why he can't help his Mama gather votes. He could totally do it! He also wants to know why I go to the bathroom with the door closed. We had a long, frank discussion about privacy which I still don't think he understood. Clio wants to know why I didn't bring the Pugs with me.

Clio asks
"Did you bring any Pugs for me to beat up?
Huh? Didja??"

Murphy asks
"You are nice and all Auntie Mary,
but when is my Mommy coming back home?"

Tell me that isn't the most forlorn face you have ever seen!

And for the reader that asked for my spaghetti sauce recipe, here it is! All Murphy asks is that you mail him a gallon-sized Zip Loc bag as soon as you are done cooking it. :)

Mafioso Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
1 (28 ounce) can Italian style stewed tomatoes
1 (6 ounces) can of tomato paste
1 (16 ounces) can of tomato sauce
2 (4 ounces) cans of sliced mushrooms or 1 tub (8 ounces) of fresh, sliced mushrooms
4 fresh Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large stock pock, brown the meat until no longer pink.
  2. Drain off all fat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (including liquids in cans) to stock pot and stir until well blended.
  4. Let simmer on low heat for approximately one hour, stirring at half-hour intervals.
  5. Taste sauce and add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Freezes well and can be used in lasagna recipes as well!


  1. That sounds like a good spaghetti sauce recipe. I'll have to try it out!

  2. Wow I wish I had this on friday the picture of your sauce made me hungry for spaghetti so I made a pot! LOL! Love those sad eyes....

  3. Thank you so much for the recipe and the dog-sitting photos! Hope your weekend was great and that many votes were gotten by Kelly!

  4. So what a great way to end my weekend of civic duty...coming home to great pictures! Not much more a girl could ask for...well ok some spaghetti sauce would not have been remiss.

    Anyway, thanks to the sacrifices of the Mafioso, I believe that Clio is well on her way to replacing Palin on the ticket. Although perhaps the aspiring candidate would prefer to keep her associations with the mafioso on the down low...what with past associations being such a hot topic and all.

    P.S. Murphy still thinks potty privacy is stupid and refuses to acknowledge such ridiculosity.

  5. I heard Murphy sang for you! You've got the special touch!


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