Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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When my path was drenched with cream and
the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil
Job 29:6


LS:

Have you ever had those days when you are so busy with hardly any time to cook, yet at the same time you are so tired of take outs? Of late it has been like this for me. Desperation is the mother of invention. In my case, no invention but desperate enough to check out some simple recipes which I think I should be able to handle LOL. I've never thought I'd actually cook this dish as I've always ordered them at the restaurant.

So, this week I'm thankful for the person who created the recipe for Spaghetti Aglio-Olio. I don't know who that is (was) but I'm very thankful for the recipe. Fast, easy and yummy. It's certainly a heaven sent recipe for a dummy cook like me LOL!

I'm also thankful for olive oil. No, this is not all about food LOL. Besides for cooking, olive oil is good for our skin and hair, etc. Ever since I've started using it on Happy's hair, my time spent on grooming her has been greatly reduced. Plus, no more matting!


Happy:

I'm thankful for spaghetti too. Yummy! I'm supposed to be thankful for olive oil too? But I don't like the smell! Ok...ok...I'm thankful for olive oil because I don't have to endure so much grooming time after using it (phew!)


LS said my hair looks better with olive oil

These pictures were taken a while back when my hair was longer. Since then LS has cut it really short. I'm thankful for shorter hair too. Even lesser grooming time!

Although I'd very much prefer to look like this.


And especially like this!!!

Excuse my drooly face. It was very hot at that time. I even drooled on LS' jeans hehe...The sweet and dainty friend next to me is Beau. Some said we look like each other although LS said I look more like a ruffian. Do I?


Hope everyone is having a thankful time too.


Recently we came across Dogs on Thursday where a group of dog lovers blog about their dogs every Thursday. Rather different from most of us doggies where we blog about ourselves almost all the time. But still, it's always interesting to read about us from the human's version, don't you think? Do feel free to visit them and participate.

59 comments:

Denise said...

LS-That spaghetti recipe sounds really yummy.Glad you enjoyed it. Happy, you are so gorgeous, I love you both.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh... Spaghetti sure sounds yummy. I think you have very nice shiny fur Happy.

~ Girl girl

Lynn said...

What an adorable post. Olive Oil. Interesting as that was such a stapble in the early church.

Loved your post. Hugs.

Moco said...

You look lovely with long and short hair. I bet the short feels a lot better in the warm weather.
Tell LS to try Joe Stain's moms blog: idinealone.blogspot.com. She has great recipes and they are really easy.

Lacy said...

w00f's Happy, me likes s'getti tooo...and me thinks u looks bute ti ful all the time..me will go haff a look c on dat site.

b safe,
~rocky~

Pia said...

LS: a dummy cook? i call myself that too. hehe...

happy: stay cute as you are.

Princess said...

Spaghetti? Any time. That dog's so adorably huggable.
Enjoyed your post.

Cheryl said...

That does sound great!

Have a great day! I guess Ripley will have to check out the Dogs on Thursday!

Cheryl

Huskee Boy said...

Gosh, your coat is so super shiny!! Very nice!! (my mom EATS spaghetti but she definitely can't cook it..)

Amy said...

awwww cute little doggies! I have a 4 year old foxie, she's my baby :-)

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Your long fur looked fantastic & shiny last time! That Olive Oil sure worked well but I hate the smell of it too...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

sailorcross said...

Oh, I'm thankful for spaghetti, too!! I didn't list it this week, but it sure is an easy, quick, inexpensive meal!!

Happy--you look loverly today!!

Nancie said...

LS-The spaghetti sounds so yummy. Glad you found the recipe and enjoyed it.

Happy-Wow, your hair was so long and shiny last time. Glad you are looking even better with the olive oil. Stay cute :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom had pasta like that Tuesday night when she got to go out for her birfday dinner!

I might add woo all look fantastikh!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Toffee said...

mmmmm spaghetti....my mom says I cannot have any because I have gained a few pounds...oh well.

Ruby said...

Hi Happy

I've never had spaghetti, it sounds really good. You have gorgeous fur, long and short.

Love Ruby

Deetz said...

My mum says she is thankful for Italians because of their italian food and so am I really.
Deetz

Debra said...

Spaghetti in any form or fashion is always a treat! And you look mah ve lous!

Front Porch Legacy said...

Happy is certainly a cutie! I think Happy should be very thankful for olive oil.

Happy Thankful Thursday.

Genny said...

Hmm hubby love spaghetti a lot. Nice to know about your TT...

My entry

Mack said...

Ok so THAT is your beauty sceret!!
Your hair is always so shiny!

Jenileigh said...

This was sweet. Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

wildcatsthree said...

You might be a bit of a ruffian Happy but that's just your personality coming through. Rosie is especially admiring of it, as she's a bit of one too. First the baby bunny massacre, then standing up to the woodchuck, and yesterday she went after a squirrel who dared to walk across the top of our porch - what a rucus Rosie made so we'd come look.

Abby & Rosie

becky voyles said...

This was a cute post. Thanks for your comment on my blog last week.

flmom said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable pictures! Have a blessed week ahead!!!

Rebecca said...

What a fun post. I agree, easy meals and shiny hair - 2 things to be thankful for.

Thor said...

Happy!
I love spaguetti! That recipe is delicious!
Your shiny hair is so beautiful! You are adorable!

woof
Thor

Toknowhim said...

What beautiful dogs...

rampy said...

No wonder your coat is so pretty and shiny Happy!
I love spaghetti so much! We had it Tuesday night!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That spaghetti sound really yummy.. Mom cheats she uses Prego, fried up some burger and onions and boils the pasta... About 20 minutes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Peggy said...

Blessings Serendipity! Two posts in one that way I love it! TT & DOT!
I did each of mine separate but Thanks for coming to honor Nancie on my TT! It was real special when I saw that you had joined DOT when I did!

These photos are adorable! What a beautiful coat you have, Happy! Although I think you look very special with your friend also!

I am so blessed! Thanks!

Amydeanne said...

oh what a beautiful picture of your dogs! and Olive Oil! i've used it on my own hair, that makes sense my dog would like it too!

God Bless!

Pedro said...

Happy,

My mom wanted spaghetti so bad on Sunday. We have a Williams Sonoma outlet near us and she went and bought a jar of tomato basil sauce there and some Angus meatballs at BJ's and some sweet Italian sausages and cooked it all up in no time. It was delicious!!!! She says she's gonna do it again this weekend. I got to have a little of the pasta. maybe I'll get more next time!!

Pedro

pee ess - Isn't it funny to think that some people only blog about their pets ONE day a week???? And, I can believe how long your hair was!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh how pretty. The coloring is really pretty!! Your hair looks like silk! I love spaghetti also. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth K. Vogt said...

What a fun post...adorable doggies!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a cute thankful post. We love the pretty photo's of Happy. And thanks for letting us know about the thankful doggies. We will have to check it out.
Thanks for coming by and seeing us too.
Smiles,
Sherry and Daisy

ZAM said...

What an enjoyable thankful post. And I so love spaghetti! And yes, olive oil! I'm not a dog but I use it on my skin and hair at times.

www.makimeji.com

Kenyetta said...

OMG! Such a silk coat!
I haven't had spaghetti in awhile, time to make some!

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

That spaghetti thing sounds yummy...I would be Thankful if I had some of that...

I'm also Thankful, now, that my Mom takes me to the Spa to get my haircut...I don't think I would like Olive Oil on me...& my hair grows really fast...

Abby xxxooo

Cindy said...

Happy is absolutely beautiful. I love her hippie fur. Parted down the middle and natural. Such a pretty pup.

dogquilter said...

What a cutie pie!

Eric said...

I'm with Deetz, thanks for olive oil,spaghetti, all Italian food and for being a dog too!

Wags, Eric x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom tells everyone they can read lips too. They always seem to know what she is saying.. Maybe it is just a mom thing...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Charli and me said...

Your little darlings are so precious! I'm like you. I use Olive Oil for lots of things.I use it on my hair and face. It's great. I totally cook with it now.

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy, D makes spaghetti aglio-olio all the time with the addition of chilli and pine nuts. It's easy and delish.

Noah

Eileen said...

The fur, with the olive oil looks so beautiful! Your babies are so cute, you just want to hug and snuggle with them.

From one cooking dummy to another, that recipe sounds excellent!

XXXXX

jan said...

We love our elegant appearance some of the time, but really like the summer short clips like you have.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Ann and Billy said...

What a lucky dog to have his own blog. Well I guess he has to share it with LS. Thanks for visiting me.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
I love your shinny hair!
Spaghetti is delicious! sure is nice to have an easy recipe for it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Rambo said...

Happy,
we especially love spaghetti cause we live in a house full of Italians! They cook it all the time. Spaghetti Aglio Olio is spaghetti with garlic and oil. Simple and very good.
Rambo
ps. your hair is very shiny and beautiful

CoCo said...

My Mama and Daddy are not married yet, so they do not live together, and I live with Daddy. Daddy does not cook, so he eats a lot of take outs. Those recipes sound yummy, but Daddy will not lift a finger...he may get hurt in the kitchen!

Your long hair looks very pretty! Its too hot here for me to ever endure such a coat. Luckily I have fur and not hair!

Hugs,
CoCo

MyJourneyBack said...

Happy,
Come over to our blog today (Sunday) I told all my friends about you! You are the Dog of the Day!
Come see us and tell all your friends too.
I hope you have a Happy day!
Daisy and Sherry

Nancie said...

Hi LS and Happy! Just stopping by to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. Take care and have a blessed week!

Chef said...

I always have short furs. I'd like to know what it's like to have long, shiny furs like you. Maybe if I eat lots of olive oil, it'll grow. Y'think?

xox
Chef

BenTheRotti said...

Mmmm spaghetti, i love it when Mum cooks Pasta and lets me have some!
As always Happy I'm Thankful to have a friend like you. I've missed you while I have been on my blogbreak.

smooches,

Ben xxxx

Marla said...

What an amazingly silky coat! We love pasta here too as well.

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's the recipe with the olive oil and tons of garlic, right? Mom makes that often and it's to-die-for!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

We are always thankful for you and your wonderful posts!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Redbabe said...

hey... how to use olive oil on the coat arr? my kids are quite badly matted too. Just apply?