Southern Sweeties

Submitted by Christi

Yes, I’m hooked. I love my pets. I love other peoples pets. I’m hooked on my sweeties.

Bailey is my sweet dog. We got him from a shelter when he was 2 years old. It was his second time in a shelter in his short 2 years. We have had him for almost five years now. You may notice one of his eyes has a strange glow. That is from a cataract that was caused by his eye being poked and injured in his first two rough years.

Princess Grace Calli Cat (Calli for short) appeared from nowhere and was living under our house. She is a beautiful long-haired calico cat. She was spayed and her front paws had been de-clawed. I put a notice on our local radio station a couple of times and asked all around the neighborhood. Nobody ever showed up to claim her. She is ours now and is a joy. She was emaciated when she came to us and we had to feed her with a syringe for a good while. She finally snapped out of her funk when my husband gave her a bath. She started eating on her own and is now quite sassy. She has been with us for two years.

My sweet Llasa Apso - Bailey

My sweet Lhasa Apso - Bailey

Bailey - freshly groomed

Bailey - freshly groomed

Isn't she pretty?

Isn't Miss Calli pretty?

Sometimes she is camera shy

Sometimes she is camera shy

Bailey is laying on his towel. He is worn out after his bath.

Bailey is laying on his towel. He is worn out after his bath.

My sweeties

My sweeties

Of course, I have that other sweetie too. My husband! He is the tallest sweetie in the house!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Baked Acorn Squash
It even makes its own little bowel!

  • 2 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2, seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons  sugar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Assemble acorn squash on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of butter and brown sugar in each half. Add 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg in each and season with salt. Bake until golden and tender, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, basting flesh of squash several times.

Twenty minutes before the squash is done, sprinkle edges with sugar. Serve squash warm.

Today we are joining: Hooked on Fridays at Hooked on Houses and Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

12 Responses to “Southern Sweeties”

  1. Robin ~All Things Heart and Home Says:

    Oh they are darling! I’m an animal person too! Every time one of our kids left the nest we got a pup. We’re now empty nesters with 4 pups! (I also have a stray that showed up in the top of a tree in our back yard 🙂
    Love your blog! The squash sounds yummy!
    All Things Heart and Home

  2. Robin ~All Things Heart and Home Says:

    A stray cat that is!

  3. Karen Says:

    I love acorn squash. I prepare mine the way you do, but haven’t done it in years since my family isn’t so fond of it. But hubby will be out of town this weekend. Guess what I’m going to be eating!
    Thanks. I enjoyed your blog.
    Ladybug Creek

  4. cristin @ simplified bee Says:

    They are cuties!

  5. Fifi Flowers Says:

    LOVE all the animals… soooo CUTE!!!

  6. amy Says:

    Our children are gifts from God but our sweet pets are also. Love your Acorn squash recipe. I like simple and tasty.

  7. Amanda @ Serenity Now Says:

    I love the photo of them together! 🙂 So cute…love it when cats and dogs can be buddies. Great photos! Stopping by from Julia’s party. 🙂

  8. Mary Says:

    I love acorn squash and have a recipe that almost mirrors yours save for the fact you use brown sugar and I use maple syrup. Your recipe sounds delicious and your pets are very dear. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  9. food with style Says:

    your pets are adorale, the hidden kitty… be still my heart so cute~

  10. Debbie Says:

    What a collection of sweeties. Don’t you love the furry kind? They are fun and great. Thanks for the recipe. I love this kind of squash and love it covered with butter! Yummo! Great post. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  11. ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ Says:

    You are so sweet to take the little fur friends in. We did it too. Ours are all kittys that just showed up at the house. They make the best friends. Come on over and visit with mine.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  12. Gollum Says:

    Oh, what sweet little furkids! I love their expressions–they love their mama. I’ve been in the mood to fix squash; this recipe sounds perfect. Thanks for participating in FF.

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