Dachshunds in Turtlenecks

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It’s cold out there! Put on your sweaters! 🙂

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The Husband and I walked a few blocks to a local store for some vino this evening.  It was SO cold.  We brought both dogs and they wore sweaters (Maggie doesn’t normally do walks, and I ended up carrying her the entire way).


The walk was well worth THIS:


Mmm. Pinot.


The wine went nicely with dinner:


Here’s a super easy recipe for you:


1) Prepare pasta according to directions (I threw in some cheese tortellini, too)

2) In a wok, heat sauce, shredded spinach, and Meal Starters from Morningstar.


3) Combine and serve.  🙂


So good.


Actually, my mid-afternoon snack was equally mind-blowing:


I cooked an entire apple per the Baked Apple method and make a single-serving sugar cookie (based on this recipe).  It was great and totally tamed my sweet tooth cravings!


I am now doing this:


Just call me a night owl.





  • Jen December 7, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Does the hubs take that picture of you? Who does?! Vino is good. Sugar cookies are better. 🙂

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:36 am

      Yes he did 🙂

  • Katie December 7, 2010, 8:50 pm

    I want to do more writing! I just can’t seem to concentrate at all lately.

  • emily December 7, 2010, 8:53 pm

    I cannot even express my jealous over your getting to carry a sweatered dachshund!

    • emily December 7, 2010, 8:53 pm

      *jealousy. Jeez, calm down, Emily! 🙂

  • Camille December 7, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Mmm, wine sounds so good right now.
    Darn, now I am craving apples, cookies AND wine!

  • Kelly December 7, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Haha, I like how you have the dogs in sweaters and you are wearing a tank top 🙂

  • Sarah Rigs December 7, 2010, 9:00 pm

    I sure do hope you post the recipe for the single serve sugar cookie!! 🙂

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:37 am

      I really just eyeballed the measurements and used about 1/4 cup flour 🙂

  • Kaitlin December 7, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Super cute puppies!! I love the easy dinner recipes– your recipes are always my go-to for meals because they’re so simple, whole and delicious 🙂

  • gabriella @ embracement December 7, 2010, 9:05 pm

    That sugar cookie looked awesome. And I love Maggie stories.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) December 7, 2010, 9:08 pm

    Great idea just making a single-serving cookie. Cuts down on the temptation of a plate of cookies lying around the house.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 7, 2010, 9:08 pm

    Bahahhaa Maggie made you carry her? Aww. For the sake of family walks, I suppose 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 7, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Tooooo cute! I can’t get over it!

    And walking to get wine is worth it in any type of weather! 😉

  • Samantha-The Life Abundant December 7, 2010, 9:09 pm

    I love the doxies in sweaters!

  • Annette December 7, 2010, 9:11 pm

    Have a great night typing away….p.s. that dinner does looke easy and delicious, I might have to make that soon!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 7, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Love that you can walk somewhere for wine. We’d have to walk to Wal-Mart and I don’t shop there.

    Pretty tree/wine photo!

  • Kristina @ spabettie December 7, 2010, 9:13 pm

    oh gosh… I just showed Basil (who is also wearing a sweater right now…) the photo of Maggie. he keeps looking at my laptop with interest… 😀

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:37 am

      Maggie says hi basil!

  • Wei-Wei December 7, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Loving your dessert! I usually have fruit for dessert but the sweetness usually isn’t enough. 🙁

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 7, 2010, 9:15 pm

    What cute little puppy clothes! We just bought a new puppy but don’t get him for another few weeks and I can’t wait! I love a good glass of red wine as well!

  • Jess @ LifeBeginsat21 December 7, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Writing with wine = best thing ever. 😀 Many a university assignment was started with the help of it. 😉 One of my lecturers even recommended it hehe. Of course I made sure to go back and edit the next day.. 😛

  • Kacy December 7, 2010, 9:18 pm

    I love dogs in sweaters. Instant smile right there.

  • G December 7, 2010, 9:22 pm

    A dog in a sweater is always fun, but TWO dogs in TURTLENECKS!?!? Made my whole night!! Sooooo cute!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 7, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I love recipe crumbles! I sweat they taste like the real thing- my dad and brother can’t even tell the difference. That says a lot for soy. 😛

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 7, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Maggie was super brave to be carried on the walk tonight. 🙂

  • Anon December 7, 2010, 9:31 pm

    How do you make a single-serving baked apple? Sugar cookies are fun with sprinkles.

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:38 am

      Same way you make the regular baked apples, but with one 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 7, 2010, 9:33 pm

    Neurotic Maggie looks so sweet and James looks very debonair in his sweater 🙂

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini December 7, 2010, 9:35 pm

    LOLOL–Maggie’s expression is priceless!

  • Ashley December 7, 2010, 9:36 pm

    You are so good! I have work I should be doing – maybe your hard work will inspire me to stop reading every blog known to mankind in my procrastination efforts & just buckle down to do work : )

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 7, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Are dachshunds low energy by nature, or just Maggie?

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:38 am

      It’s just Maggie. Normally they are crazy hyper.

  • Lee December 7, 2010, 9:37 pm

    I’ve never thought to make a single serve cookie. That’s a good idea.

  • Emily December 7, 2010, 9:44 pm

    Oh so cute! We have to put our dachshund in a sweater this time of year as well 🙂 That baked apple/cookie combo looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 7, 2010, 9:45 pm

    So cute! One of the reasons I want a dog is so I can dress it up. I don’t think my bird would take kindly to a turtleneck 🙂

  • Shari December 7, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Ah, I love the dogs in their sweaters! So cute!

  • Laura (Starloz) December 7, 2010, 10:23 pm

    love your pups in sweaters

  • Kiran December 7, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Maggie and James looks super cute 🙂

  • Amber K December 7, 2010, 10:34 pm

    The sugar cookie/apple has me drooling! Yum.

  • Ali December 7, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I think dogs in sweaters is the cutest thing ever! 🙂 Good luck with your writing!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous December 7, 2010, 10:41 pm

    Maggie is just the cutest. It’s funny that she doesn’t “do” walks considering how fit and healthy her mom is 🙂 Sounds like a perfect evening!

  • Jill December 7, 2010, 10:42 pm

    Baby it’s cold outside! Cute doggies!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 7, 2010, 11:28 pm

    The sugar cookie and baked apples sound AMAZING!!! I need to try the baked apples at least.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 7, 2010, 11:38 pm

    aww your puppy dogs are too adorable!!!!

  • kate December 7, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Im jealous that its warm enough for you to be hanging out in a tank!

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:38 am

      cranking up the heat!!!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence December 7, 2010, 11:45 pm

    Dogs look so cute!

  • Sarah for Real December 8, 2010, 12:12 am

    Well no wonder you’re cold sitting there half nekkid! Looks like you need a sweater too 😉

  • Mary (A Merry Life) December 8, 2010, 3:53 am

    Dachsunds in turtlenecks is probably the cutest thing ever.

  • alison December 8, 2010, 7:39 am

    I like that Maggie. She knows what she wants (or doesn’t want–walking in this case) and doesn’t settle for anything less. And she sure looks cute in her pink sweater!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 8, 2010, 7:42 am

    My little dog REFUSES to wear clothing– he stands perfectly still like a statue, and then starts shaking. It’s a pretty miserable sight.

    • Whitney December 8, 2010, 9:23 am

      Mine does the same thing! He will not walk if I put a shirt or sweater on him 🙁

      • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:39 am

        Hahah that is really cute.

      • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:39 am

        Hahah that is really cute. My inlaw’s dog does that with harnesses.

  • Jen December 8, 2010, 7:54 am

    Wow, your arms look fantastic! Keep doing that superflow!!

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 9:39 am

      Thanks! This compliment made my morning.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 8, 2010, 8:30 am

    That must be so handy to have wine within walking distance! 😉

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life December 8, 2010, 8:52 am

    That apple/sugar cookie thing looks great! Single serving cookies are a fab idea. In the past I have frozen cookie dough and used a toaster oven to cook up one or two at a time

  • Kris December 8, 2010, 9:20 am

    Your house must be warm! Second winter in a row where our doggie is sporting her turtleneck tennis sweater (so cute) and DH and I are bundled up. So much for FL winter!

  • LindsayH December 8, 2010, 9:55 am

    James and my dog, Sasha, have matching sweaters!

    • Caitlin December 8, 2010, 11:17 am

      Awww doesn’t she look like Father Christmas when she wears it?

      • LindsayH December 8, 2010, 3:45 pm

        Yes, I call her Sasha Claus when she wears it 🙂

  • Laurie December 8, 2010, 10:19 am

    Love the pics of Maggie and James! Maggie seems to be saying, like get this sweater off me, I’m not going outside! and James seems like OK I will go for a walk but baby its cold outside!!! So funny! Keep up the great pics!

  • Megan December 8, 2010, 10:41 am

    I think a daily Maggie and James pic is mandatory (bonus points for the sweaters!).. they are always my favorite !!! so cute.

  • Brittney December 8, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Ahhhh hahaha! I love the dogs in their sweaters. You will be seeing Clyde in his new red and white sweater tomorrow night! 🙂

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