Monday, September 3, 2012

Just Me the Dogs and Cake

Carl left this morning on his trip to Kentucky and Wisconsin to see family, and our company that was here for 4 days has also gone.  I've always enjoyed people coming to visit and staying at our home--But the only requirement is an obvious one, is that they MUST be dog-lovers!   Aside from that one rule that is truly etched in stone, I try to look at the positive that my house is just a little bit cleaner than usual.  And before company arrives it's a good feeling because I've even gotten to a few things I've been meaning to do.  With a house guest it also gets me out of my routine and I get to do a few things I wouldn't normally make time for.
I also have to admit that I don't even mind the extra cooking that goes along with it.  For this visit with our friend, I made 'my special' chocolate cake.  However Carl was supposed to take the leftover cake to Kentucky  for he and my brothers to enjoy and he forgot it.  So, as the dogs who are worn out from all the activity are enjoying the peace and quiet, all I'm hearing is the cake calling to me from the kitchen.  What is a girl to do?

53 comments:

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Darn those chocolate cakes!!

S. J. Qualls said...

A Girl is supposed to package it up and put it in the freezer. A woman, however, left alone to her own devices must get out the cold milk and eat till she's stuffed! Enjoy!

Nancy K. said...

I think it is best if you just sacrifice yourself and eat THE WHOLE THING before it makes it's self too comfortable....

(I've missed you!)

Lori Skoog said...

That cake!!!! Yum!!!!

Sharon said...

Love your picture!

I think I heard that cake call my name too! I'll be there in about two hours. Start the coffee.

Kidding, of course, but if I lived closer I'd be on your doorstep...

TexWisGirl said...

i would cut off a hunk and freeze it for another day - which would probably be tomorrow. :)

Carolyn said...

Sounds like Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to me! :)

-Carolyn

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANKS for the suggestions so far, I have to admit that for some reason, I never thought of freezing it...How do you thaw a chocolate cake though?

The Teacher's Pets said...

I think you deserve a piece of cake after all of the entertaining, cooking, and cleaning you've done! Go for it!
Also, I'd like to thank you for displaying the blogs you follow on your sidebar b/c if you didn't I wouldn't have discovered "Dear Helen Hartman"! What a hoot to look at vintage photos, to see where she shops for vintage items, etc!

KT and Easton said...

You, the dogs and chocolate cake!! You're describing heaven......right?

Meeka said...

Too bad chocolate is bad for the pups if not there wouldn't be leftovers.
Wishing CarrieAnn a speedy recovery.

Friko said...

A doggie blog, that's very painful yet irresistible to me.
I've just lost my beautiful big black labrador so coming here and admiring all the doggie members of your family is a bit of therapy for me.

As for the chocolate cake: is there still some left?

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh mom LOVES LOVES LOVES chocolate cake. Be careful ... remember Lots of SUGAR. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sue said...

Let her eat cake!!

I never found the cake to taste right after being frozen. In your place I'd cut some nice big pieces , make a pot of coffee and enjoy.
Sue

Geetalima said...

Yum!NOT fair!

Aren't you glad Carl forgot to take it for his family? :O)

I'm so very very glad Carrie is doing so well...Love that picture of her smiling. What a lovely smile!

rottrover said...

THAT'S that faint voice I'm hearing... Too bad you're so far away... Enjoy the peace and quiet!!

Bobbi said...

I must admit... it was the cake part that sent me quickly over to visit you today... and I must say, I am not at all disappointed. Chocolate is my favorite and this looks like the perfect cake to me!! I'll be there soon... leave the light on. lol
I love the picture of Todd and Charlie. What a sweet pair they are!

NanaNor's said...

Girl, This is one day I'd love to just drop by and have some cake; o.k. every day would be like that. Glad you are having a restful weekend with the dogs. So glad CarrieAnne got through the surgery fine with no lingering problems.
Hugs, Noreen

Val said...

If it wasn't so far and I didn't have to work tomorrow I'd be there to help you enjoy it!! Have a great day Kim--give the pups a hug for me.

harrispen said...

I sure wish I lived within driving distance to you. I would be happy to share the delicious looking cake so you don't have to eat it all ;-)

Cindy

Anns Art said...

Exactly, EAT CAKE. Yum!

Joanna said...

That is a A LOT of chocolate cake, now be a good girl and SHARE.......!

xx

Jill said...

Boy does that look GOOD!

Finn said...

I'm on my way over. You can't eat that alone. I will bring the wine, ok?

marejohn said...

Kim, I don't understand...just what is leftover cake???
Just kidding...well, kind of!
I would just set frozen cake out on the counter to thaw, making sure it is covered but not touching the icing..anyone else? Not that I've ever actually had leftover cake...just sayin'...(ok, I actually have, but it's RARE!)

Inger said...

I would go with the EAT CAKE comments above. But maybe I'm a bit late and the CAKE is gone already!?

scotsmad said...

Answer the call! Then take the dogs on a long walk to get over the guilt.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

The Life of Riley said...

That cake is calling out to me too!

dougall.dog said...

That cook looks pretty good, I know what I'd be doing!

Jo's World said...

Kim it looks like there is about 4 pounds of frosting on a 2 pound cake which is correct proportioning for me. Just very yummy. So cut some pieces for you, then take the rest to work, where people will groan and moan about how they are gonna eat all that, and then they do it quickly.

Cheers & hugs,
Jo, who also recommends starting with the frosting and then working down to the cake.

Karine said...

Eat half and bring the other half to your coworkers :o)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh look at that chocolate cake! It looks so good.
I know you will enjoy it, and Carl will be missing out on it. Oh dear!
love
tweedles

LindaG said...

Haha.
Enjoy! :o)

Murray's Mouth said...

That looks delish!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Life is short, eat the cake.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


PS thank you for the lovely comment, I really appreciate everyone letting me know that this is a normal feeling, and time will make it go away.

Jodi said...

Sometimes we just have to take one for the team, Kim. ;-) Make a cup of tea and enjoy!

missing moments said...

One must eat cake ... hope your day was filled with doggie love and relaxation!

Sheila and Bob said...

Kim,

Answer the call !!!


Sheila & Bob

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Kim, I`ll pop in and have a big piece of that yummy chocolate cake with you and the dogs,tee hee. So glad to hear Carrieanne is o.k. from the other post, bless her. Take care,Francine.

2browndawgs said...

That cake is calling all of the way to Michigan! :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Since you can't feed chocolate to the dogs, you know you must save them from it by eating it yourself. A cold glass of milk and a big slice of cake sitting in a rocker on the front porch sounds good to me.

Love the picture of Todd watching...

xo
Lynn

Suz said...

hmmmm I don't think he forgot it...
And yes, having company or houseguests does get us to do things in our homes that we put off......

Doc said...

Nothing better for breakfast, cake and coffee.....yum

John Gray said...

dogs and cake
Wonderful

Sam said...

OMD! I'm packing up the car right now and heading over to help you eat that cake! It looks delicious!

Sam

Catherine said...

Yup ~ if you don't like pet fur or chocolate, you aren't welcome in my house! LOL! Oh my stars that cake ~ YUMMY!!!!!!

xo Catherine

KB said...

I'm so glad that CarrieAnn was okay. I've been awol because life has gone temporarily insane. But, I am so glad to come back and see that your biggest problem is that you have a huge chocolate cake to eat! I can come over and help!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

i would so have a piece right now. I am craving chocolate for some reason lately. Maybe its the nerves. I have been in the dumps lately. Last weekend Roscoe was limping so we took him to the vet and they told us they saw a growth on his elbow. The said it could be 3 things, merca, arthritis or cancer. I am praying it is not cancer and ask if yo could pray that he will be OK. He is only 4.
Have fun with the dogs and indulge yourself with the yummy chocolate cake.
ANA

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

So happy you seemed to have a nice weekend. I share your sentiment that guests just mean the house gets even cleaner! Great outlook. Hooray for chocolate cake.....sometimes it's just meant to be. :-)

Bassetmomma said...

Yay! Let's all eat cake! :)

mimi said...

Everytime I see chocolate cake I think of the comody of Bill Cosbey. The one where he sings "Dad is great--he lets us eat chocolate cake" hehehehe That one sure looks yummy!!!!! My vote is to eat it :)
xoxo

The Teacher's Pets said...

Thank you so much for re-following me! You are too kind to do that again!
I enjoy your blog so much and always have! I'm one of your biggest fans even though I don't comment every day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The only thing to do with chocolate cake is to ENJOY it preferably with a glass of cold milk!