Monday, August 24, 2015

Kitty Belly and Rice Pudding

But before we get to the FOOD,
let's talk about the cats!
Look at that silly Allistair above, showing us all his sweet soft belly!

And here's Stephen, peeking out from his hiding place under the flap of the couch.
I think the mail delivery person had just delivered something (SCARY!)

Greg and I set up this automatic water dispenser for the cats
(particularly the kittens, who like to drink from the bathroom faucets),
but they hated it so much that they wouldn't go through the laundry room to get to the litter boxes in the garage . . . someone had a little accident on the rug in the bedroom because he was afraid of this fountain, in fact.

The fountain got removed after one day,
and the kittens went back to drinking from the faucet when they need to.

We've had some more blooming cactus flowers. 

The desert may be mostly brown, but when it blooms, it's colorful!

The other day, we had many, many weather alerts!
1.  dust storm warning
2.  excessive heat watch
3.  arial flood advisory
4.  dangerous thunderstorm alert
5.  severe thunderstorm warning.
I think there may have also been an excessive heat advisory.

Don't worry, we snuggled and stayed safe!

Juvy likes to sleep on the baskets of blankets underneath the Foosball table.
She was playing with the little ties.

Sometimes she likes to hide behind the draperies and peek out
(because she's a fierce huntress!)

Allistair weighs 14 pounds, but he still believes himself to be a tiny kitten, and he wants to curl up on top of my laptop.  He doesn't fit, as you can see!

He's 14 pounds of sweet cuddly affection!

Stephen only weighs 10 pounds, if I recall correctly.
He's a very different build - long and lanky and slim like a ferret.


So another recipe I tried lately is rice pudding.
I don't remember ever having had it before, and I'm glad I tried it - I like it!

my meal ideas

I tried white fluffy rice first, even though it's less healthy than brown.
I just made some brown rice rice pudding last night.
It's good, too, just a little chewier.

It looked like this as it was simmering.

It is really good when I'm having a bit of a Crohnie flare.
Soothing and slightly sweet, but not too sweet.
It's only rice, raisins, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and soy milk.

Highly recommended!

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