Monday, December 22, 2008

Coffee cake

The snow that I mentioned in an earlier post did arrive, so I spent Friday at home. I am quite angry with my city right now. They never finished the work they started when the water main broke. It's unlikely that they will be able to finish it now until Spring, due to the snow cover. They have a barrier in front of my house, which means that the plows leave all of the accumulated snow right in front of my mailbox. I spent over four hours on Friday trying to shovel a path to my mailbox, but finally gave up. Accordingly, we are currently not getting any mail. Why couldn't they have finished the job before the snow fell?Since I had extra time on Friday, I made a coffee cake. Surprisingly, it was not from my favorite cookbook, but from the magazine Penzeys One. I love Penzey's spices, and when I was buying spices there last month, they gave me a complimentary copy of the magazine. This marketing tactic worked, as I will most likely subscribe since the recipe was a huge hit, with the humans and parrots in the house!Here are the greys, helping themselves to my piece as I was away, pouring juice:After I moved my breakfast, they moved on to Thomas:It was actually quite funny to watch them, since they were rather patient. Thomas was perusing the ads while eating breakfast, and they just sat there, staring at him. Occasionally, Max would say, "want some!" and they'd both try to take bites if the plate got near enough to them, but they were rather well-behaved.

Of course, Rocky was another story. When he realized what was going on, he climbed up into Thomas's lap and pushed his way to breakfast:
As with many of the things I show them eating, coffee cake is not very healthy for parrots (or people, for that matter!) However, we make sure they only get tiny amounts!


DoodleBird said...

I may have missed this somewhere...what state do u live in? We got some snow here (minnesota) but not too bad. It's the below zero temps that have been unbearable!

Mary said...

DB -- I'd prefer not to say what state I'm in since I don't want to identify the rescue where I volunteer. It's in the midwest, though, and we got Max from a breeder in Minnesota!

Normal amounts of snow I can handle, but this is ridiculous. We also had several days of below-zero temps that just about killed me. I had to cancel several days of running outside and the treadmill just isn't the same!

DoodleBird said...

I understand. :-)

It says we're actually supposed to get up to 37 tomorrow!!!! It went from below zero to this in a matter of days. That's how our weather is, in the spring the trees and plants get all excited and sprout bud only to have them frozen off the following week.