Tasty Tuesday – Posting Interuptus

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our ninth  participating post!

Last night as Mom and I began to construct our post, my human sister, Rachel, called Mom from the kitchen.  “Mom, come out here quickly!”  Of course, Mom thought something was wrong and catapulted out of her chair, down the hallway, quick left turn into the family room/kitchen area.

Instead of an emergency, we saw (JJ and I caught up really fast):

Fluffy, who Mom lifts to reach his food area in the laundry room, helping himself to Rachel’s cheesy buns on the “kitchen” (called kitchen even though the table technically resides in the family room) table!  Of course, this is ONE of the areas Mom FORBIDS the felines to go!  Mom motioned to Rachel to take a picture.  Rachel quietly told Mom to get her phone, which she did, and Rach took the pictures!

Since Fluffy has been infirm for quite a while, (he can’t jump much anymore), they let him enjoy his treat, realizing how much he must have been drawn to the Hunger Games Cookbook delicacy.  JJ and I love cheese and would have made our jealousy known, however, we all watched in happy amazement, wondering how Fluffy jumped onto the table. (probably used a chair as a midjump…)

Here’s the recipe for the Cheese buns in case you or your humans want to try it out.

Katniss’s Craved Cheese Buns  (Notice the Kat in the title, hmmm….)

Yields 1 dozen buns

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • ¾ cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Mix Bisquick, 1/3 teaspoon garlic, sugar, milk, and cheese until well blended.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  5. In a microwave bowl, combine butter, ½ teaspoon garlic powder,Old Bay seasoning, and kosher salt. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, until butter is melted.
  6. Generously brush tops of biscuits with butter mixture.

Another great, cheesy, day.


Afternoon Action

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

Wow, my house hopped yesterday afternoon.  I loved it!  Usually, JJ and I patiently wait for Mom and my human sister, Rachel, to return to the house in the afternoon.  We enthusiastically greet each other, visit a bit and then the house returns to a routine hum.  Not yesterday.

Rachel’s rehearsal got cancelled allowing her to return home earlier than anticipated.  We learned that Mom stopped by the grocery store on her way home from one job to purchase the few items remaining for her University of Miami Authentic Northern Italian cooking class.  Oh did those grocery bags smell divine, nice and fishy! Jet, may I share something?  Sure Mom.  We prepared tilapia with an orange sage sauce topped with toasted almonds.  Thanks for filling in the details for our readers, Mom.  Welcome Jetty.

Next, the bell rang and Rachel unlocked the front door for one of my favorite humans, my neighbor, Ruby.  She’s 6 ¾ and gives JJ and I hugs, belly rubs, gets in my day bed with me, pretends to dress us and other stuff!

Rachel rocks with young children; she played with Ruby and then they baked sugar cookies.  Over the weekend, they baked dozens of cheesy rolls and homemade yeasted crescent rolls from Rachel’s new cookbook below.

As Mom prepared to leave for class, Ruby chatted with her a lot. Mom somehow answered her questions and loaded her car simultaneously.  All of a sudden, Mom saw another golden feathery tail in the garage; Simba pulled his human sister so hard, she let go.  Of course, he wanted to join the festivities, so Mom invited another super wagger into the house with his human sister.

Oh, while this next item gets a little personal, I’ll share to convey the essence of the activity level in the kitchen.  Turns out, while everyone told Mom JJ was this thing called spayed, whoops, they made a mistake.  Angela and Rachel fashioned a hind-quarter cover-up with this pad thing inserted out of an old t-shirt to keep the surfaces below JJ stain free.  (Mom said you can read between the lines!)

K9s, kids, Angela, Mom – happy energy…

Another really great day.