September 22, 2009

Happy First Day of Fall!

Busy busy day today! Not with actual work, but with the UW day of celebration that we are having tomorrow. I'm the co-chair of the committee and it is WAY more work than I ever thought it would be, but it's fun so I'm cool. But, there's always time for blogging :)

Today is the first official day of fall, well today at 4pm, central time. And boy oh boy is it cold outside! I really should have worn a jacket today, no kidding. Yesterday it stormed from about 2 something all through the night, and it was pouring rain out! And I really mean pouring! The poor dogs wouldn't even go outside to go to the bathroom. I opened the door for Isabelle and she did this funny look out and the really fast turn around and then sit thing and she just stared at me like, you think I'm gonna go out in that?! She doesn't like getting wet. Ummmm, okay, I will admit that we took them outside with an umbrella and followed them around so that they would go to the bathroom. Yes it is ridiculous. And they were still soaking wet because they only stand a couple inches off the ground!

I feel like I had a lot to say but now I can't remember any of it, so I'll just leave you with the pupcake recipe because I know that everyone wants to make some delicious doggie treats!

1 large apple
1½ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheese

18oz lowfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Grease muffin tins. Core, slice and mince the apple. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder and baking soda together. In a medium bowl, blend the yogurt, water, oil, honey and eggs together. Then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.

Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside.

For the frosting, combine the cream cheese (at room temperature), honey and yogurt until smooth. Spread on the pupcakes.

Makes about 16 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 10 minutes. Let cool before serving. Keep in airtight container.



Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

That is so funny about being afraid of the dark! I leave the TV on and a light sometimes when I am home alone! :)

SO, just to clarify- are pupcakes FOR THE DOGGIES??
AND you said before you make your own dog food?!?! HOW!!??? I want to learn! :)
SO cool!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

oh, and PS, my month is December too! Well...I am in a very fancy New Years Eve wedding...and there is NO room to grow in my dress...So, I think NEW Years Eve might be the day we really start trying! haha :) Or maybe early December and I can count on morning sickness to help with the dress to fit! Just kidding! :)

Jennifer said...

Let me just comment that Henry approves of the pupcake recipe and he thought they were quite delicious.

Jax said...

I need to make these b/c Gracie pretty much gets hypnotized by them. And I SO wish I was going tomorrow to your event! I cant wait to hear how it goes! Peeps around the office are excited about it. :) My boss of my division is going with the CEO. :)

Kristin said...

1. That sounds most delicious! 2. I'm crazy jealous of your cool weather!

Beth Dunn said...

That sounds delish! Your event sounds fun xoxo

{lauryl} said...

I'm rarely jealous of Oklahoma weather, but the first day of fall here was 97 degrees- we're having uber heat from the fires and the Santa Ana winds. Grrr. Would love some chilliness. Please send it this way. Oh, and I'd take some rain, too. I think the last time we had rain was the first week of June. I do sort of miss it.