Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Charley and a Rice Recipe


Last week when I was in Vegas I got a picture of the cutest little Pit Bull puppy from B, and he said that she just showed up at one of his properties. After posting found dog signs around the neighborhood, he took her home while we both posted her picture on our Facebook pages to see if anyone wanted her, not thinking for a minute he would want to keep her since I've been begging for a puppy for the last eh, year or so give or take.

The next day I got a text from him saying he wanted to keep her until I got home because he loved her and wanted me to meet her! What!? I was so excited to get home and hang out with her and sure enough she is the sweetest little nugget I've ever met! We decided on Sunday that we were officially going to keep her and make her part of our family... well, basically she is our family! So, now we are in the midst of potty training using a doggie door. So far so good but if anyone has tips or tricks I would very much appreciate them! I won't lie, she has not made for the best sleep the last few nights and it was rough getting to the gym this morning. We both sat around until the very last minute so I forced us to drink some Amino Energy and get our butts moving. Of course I felt a million times better after working out, and the saying "getting your shoes on and out the door is the hardest part" is totally true. 

Don't be alarmed if many pictures of Charley start showing up on the blog- I already have like 835 pictures (not really) and we've only had her for 3 days!

Totally switching gears, B and I went to a BBQ over the weekend and my parents friends house, and they had this awesome tomato basil rice that I recreated at home.

1 cup brown rice
1 tbsp EVOO
1 tomato, diced
1 package fresh basil (about a 1/2 cup chopped)
1/4 tsp sea salt
pinch of pepper

1. Cook brown rice as you normally would. I do 1 1/4 cup water, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until water is completely cooked off. 
2. Transfer rice to a bowl and add remaining ingredients. 
3. Serve rice at room temperature. 

This rice totally reminds me of one of my favorites- tomato and basil bruchetta. You can probably throw in some non fat mozzerella chunks and it would be like the real deal! 


  1. OMG OMG OMG I LOVE CHARLEY!!!!!!!!! You are SO lucky!! I have been dying for a puppy for so long now!! You're going to have so much fun :) Congrats on your new member!!

  2. Oooh that salad looks amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try once the weather starts warming up! And Charley is adorable!!

  3. Sooo adorable! I am obsessed with dogs and your life will now be changed for the better :)

  4. Your puppy is adorable! I love Pit Bull's, my friend is so afraid of them though haha. I want a puppy sooo bad

  5. Oh my gosh, what a sweet little fur baby!!!! I have a dog who is now three but I have puppy fever all over again..

  6. I love the puppy. I want a pit bull so bad but our chihuahua would never allow that.

    Love the brown rice recipe. I will try this soon.

  7. Your puppy is the cutest!!!

  8. You should check out The Daily Puppy for help on training and submit Charley pics. So cute! Love your recipes and thanks for all the inspiration!!! oh and thanks to B for rescuing this baby!

  9. She is a doll! My advice would be to be consistant as you can with the potty training. Take her out every couple of hours. I believe in crate training until they can earn your trust to be left out alone. I have done this will all my dogs and they usually are fine after a year. Dogs are such a wonderful addition to our lives you guys are going to be soooo happy you kept her!!!

  10. Recently I stumbled upon our blog, and so far I'm enjoying it very much! I have not commented, but I wanted to congratulate you guys for keep Charley! Adorable! Dogs are awesome, we have five! check them out if you can, but note I need to add more pictures of them all = )

    ~ L.

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