After dinner, we went outside to enjoy the (finally) nice weather. Evelyn and Claire went to go pick flowers and find fallen chicken feathers but Kate, Henry, and I went out to groom the horses, who've started shedding like crazy. I let them sit in the hay ring so they can reach the horses while they eat. It wasn't long before the few droplets of rain turned into a near deluge.
Guess that means we were just grooming in the rain.
Jack asked me to make these for a Pi Day (you know, 3.14) work party (because aerospace engineers are so literal, that they were celebrating the math equation, not the pun on the word pie--all he cared was that they were spherical). Of course, I can't send them to work without saving a few for us to try. Needless to say, they didn't disappoint.
Ingredients: 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 package Oreo cookies, any flavor 16 oz semi-sweet or white chocolate In a food processor, crush the Oreos until they're a fine, powdery mixture. In a medium sized bowl, mix together with cream cheese until evenly incorporated. Refrigerate for half an hour, then roll into 1-inch sized balls and place on wax paper on a baking sheet. Place in freezer for half an hour to an hour. Melt the semi-sweet or white chocolate, then take the truffles out of the freezer and dip in the chocolate, returning them to the wax paper. Decorate with sprinkles, crushed Oreos, or opposite flavored chocolate. Refridgerate to harden, then serve.
She spent the week so far with her BFF, my sister's dog, Ruby, chasing balls, taking naps, chowing down on treats and quietly watching all of the commotion from the back, with a wagging tail.
We love having Raven around, for her kindness and her sweet disposition, which easily forgives the sometimes naughty behavior she occasionally innocently exhibits (let's just say she really hates loud noises...). She really is the perfect fit for our family and it's hard to imagine life without her. We're hoping for many more happy years with Raven.