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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Our kitchen smells doggone good




Grandma gave us a Kids in the Kitchen cookbook from Gooseberry Patch last weekend, and Fiona has been itching to crack it. I had been gradually assembling some supplies to be able to do some of the more "exotic" activities inside (like glycerin for huge soap bubbles outside, and Borax to make goo. As it turns out, though, the fabulous Helena came over today, and it was decided that we'd make dog biscuits for her dog instead.

Hoo boy, for dog food, those things smelled good. Both our neighbors and Helena's father Paul commented on the delightful scent of our kitchen when the stepped inside our home today. (OK, so Paul did give us some homemade bread to bake off today as well, but I'm sure the dog biscuits figured into the overall mingling of odors...)

We had fun with the alphabet cookie cutters as well as measuring, mixing, and the ubiquitous joy of bubbles in the sink that go hand in hand with frequent washings. Here's hoping the dogs of our lives are even half as pleased. Now, for our encore, Easy-as-Pie Spaghetti Bake for dinner! Fiona is so pleased. She's had her eye on that recipe since she spied the book with Grandma last week.

With many thanks to Gooseberry Patch, I have permission to print our biscuit recipe below:

Barking Buddy Dog Biscuits

2 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c cornmeal
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 c oats
1/4 c molasses
2 T vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c milk
non-stick vegetable spray

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Stir in molasses, oil, eggs, and milk until dough sticks together and there's no powder left.

Roll dough out on a well-floured surface to a 1/2" thickness.

Cut out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutters.

Place biscuits on sprayed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Turn the oven off, but leave biscuits in the oven for another 20 more minutes to harden.


Thanks again, Grandma and Toot Toot! And Gracie, there's a treat waiting the next time we see you!

2 Comments:

At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lucky bunch! Fun things to do and a mom who isn't twitchy about messiness, what more could a kid ask? Here's to you, Jen...love mom

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Lisa Upchurch said...

I used to make dog biscuits for Sprocket! I have bone shaped cookie cutters in three sizes.

My recipe was simpler than yours--cooked, pureed liver, whole wheat flour and garlic powder. I was never too picky about measuring--I just dumped in flour until it felt "right" and then rolled and baked 'em.

And, um, I tasted one. It was not good. Probably that's why Sprocket loved them so.

 

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