Tasty Tuesday: Cranberry Fruit Dip

Hey It’s Jet Here.

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

Mom told JJ and I that Fall officially began a little more than a week ago.  Here in the tropics, Fall and Spring do not stand out, weather wise.  To emphasize the change of seasons, residents:

  • Accessorize the outside/inside of their homes with pumpkins, small gourds, and
  • Indian corn trucked in from up North, (Mom bought our pumpkin on Sunday.)
  • Incorporate winter squashes, cranberries, apples, pears, persimmons and pomegranates into our weekly shopping list
  • Locate their slightly longer sleeved items! (In case they need them sometime in December, right before winter officially begins!)
  • Speak wistfully (VBP – vocab builder project) about fall foliage from when many of them lived up North.

Mom thought a nice fall inspired dip might get us further in the mood.  I enjoyed the yogurt part so much, Little Miss Too Late to the Container got shut out!

Cranberry Fruit Dip

  • 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbs. fresh orange zest
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice

In a saucepan, heat pomegranate juice, cranberries and orange zest. Bring to a boil and cook until cranberries are soft. Remove from heat and place mixture in a food processor until cranberry mixture is finely chopped. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cranberry sauce and spices. Cover and chill. Serve with assorted fruits for dipping.

Another great any excuse for yogurt day.



Tasty Tuesday – Too Much KC, Not Enough QC!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

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

Sunday night, Mom ended up preparing a very late supper.  Here’s the experience in pictures.

Did you notice something missing?  Oh sure, JJ and I, as Mom’s faithful Kitchen K9s performed QC (Quality Control) to a limited degree.  We received two teeny tidbits of peach, 2 slices each of banana, a few licks of yogurt, big whoop!

We certainly deserved small versions of Mom’s dish (minus the nutmeg, thank you very much!) and what happened?  NOTHING HAPPENED

This post almost ended up in the Monday Mischief pile.  Mom better shape up next week!

Another great, (not really), yogurt and fruit day.



Mom’s At It Again

Hey It’s Jet Here.

I’m trying to practice understanding, really I am.  Of course, Scooby Doo Academy stresses good behavior.  Understanding remains as challenging as patience for a herding K9 like me.  Following Mom back and forth from the kitchen to the office to the kitchen to the garage freezer, to the kitchen to the car to the kitchen with these bag thingies, to the office, to the kitchen… you get the idea.

Mom shared with my human sister, Rachel, on Friday night that the next week will be something called insane.  She has four Kitchen Counselor classes, including one class where she will make smoothies for 500!  I scratched my ears to make sure I heard correctly.  500, Mom?  Yes Jetty, 500 people in 1 hour no less!  I will have two blenders going besides ours.  Phew, good to know Mom.  Hey Mom, is that the reason the machine which holds all of Ish’s delicious eggs looks like you cannot fit one more ounce of stuff in it?  Indeed.

Hey Mom, is that why JJ accompanied you to the outside freezer like 100 times?  Correct again.  Rachel did a fantastic job manipulating all of our personal items to fit everything in.  Did you listen to us giggle when chatting how we left the grocery store without any frozen fruit? Well almost no frozen fruit. 

Mom, why did you shop again today if you did all that last night?  Great question.  I have a class at University of Miami tomorrow and needed to purchase those ingredients today, since we did not have room last night because of the Farmers market ingredients.

Wow, no wonder we needed a nap this afternoon.  Hey Mom, one last question.  If the outside freezer and the inside freezer and the refrigerator cannot fit another thing, why can’t JJ and I help out?  We like fruit, yogurt, turkey, eggs, butter, veggies, etc… I know sweet boy, you two help so much, however, this food must feed others.  We’ll have special treats on Friday.  Ok, Mom… I guess…

Another great day… well actually night.

P.S. Mom, of the 45 bananas you purchased, ripened, peeled and froze tonight, would it have been too much to ask for a taste before you brought all 45 to Miss Mary Ann’s freezer?  Huh?