Thursday, September 20, 2012

Freedom Fall Giveaway Winner

The winner of the giveaway  is Meari!  She has been contacted for an address so these very cute scissors and beautiful sampler will be on its way to her!

Congrats, Meari and thank you to all who entered and who take time out of their day to read a little bit of mine.

I'm getting used to the new Google format. Unfortunately, I have to figure out now how to upload pictures correctly. It may be my computer; however, will be on my agenda today to figure out.

Hope your week is going great.

Jennifer

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Abbie's Dog Biscuits---Recipe for YUM (for dogs that is)

Because Abigail doesn't think she is a dog (shhhhhhhh), I have to whisper this to you.
 
{{{in a whispering voice}}}
 
Ok, here goes..........with doggie treats of all kinds being made from China and causing health issues all over.......and NOT being pulled from the shelves..........
 
I've been wanting to make Abbie some dog biscuits. It made WAY more than she can eat but hopefully they will stay well in the airtight container.
She smelled them cooking and stood by the stove the whole time and actually growled at me when I gave her the first one in her really, light, prissy girlie growl........so these are Abbie-approved.
 
 
 
We ventured out to make homemade dog biscuits this evening!
 
I had a basic recipe but didn't measure a thing, and got the general idea of what's in these treats and put the following together:
 
1 can of chicken broth
2 eggs
4-5 tablespoons of veg oil
 
Mix all together with mixer on high speed and set aside
 
Then preheat oven to 350 degrees
 
  Take a huge mixing bowl and put about 2 cups of leftover dry cereal from the pantry which included a mix of honey and oats cereal, and chex mix cereal
+
about 1-2 cups of all purpose flour
+
1/2-1 cup of self-rising flour
+
1 cup or so of corn meal
 
Then crumble all the cereal into the flour by hand and crunch it well.
 
Add the liquid mix to it and mix with the mixer until cookie dough type develops
 
Put a light coating of flour on a cutting board.
 
Flour your hands lightly
 
Take a big ball of dough and knead and roll out with rolling pin like biscuits.
 
Roll to 1/4 -1/2 inch thick and use doggie treat cutters (or cookie cutters)
to cut out the biscuits.
 
Place on a prepared baking sheet of parchment paper.
 
Save some chicken broth to baste over the top of them.
 
Makes about 5 dozen dog biscuits.
 
 
 
Cook at 350 for about 25 minutes.
Some things I would change or alternate would be use bacon grease instead of vegetable oil and also add a bit of cheese to them.
 
Then let them cool on a plate.
 
Some of them still have excess flour you can shake off.
 
They are dry but have the chicken broth smell to them and Abbie ate 2 of them. She hid another because she was so full. :)
 
After they are fully cooled off, I placed in an airtight sealed container, which was actually a plastic gallon picture with top and handle. They really are very firm and she liked them ALOT.
 
Making them reminds me of cheese straws at Christmas time. :)
 
The gallon picture with a seal made the perfect treat dispenser for her.
 
Then with the excess dough we made shapes for fun.
 
 
It got kinda messy in the kitchen. :P
 
 Seriously.
 
Flour everywhere.
 
Well it was certainly an experience.......I can't wait to make some more around the holidays for her and this time will add some cheese and bacon bits.
 
 
From the flour-filled kitchen on Walton's mountain,
 
Jennifer

Freedom Fall Giveaway Ends tonight

Sunday morning, early before sunrise, I was making eggs and toast. Yup. Abbie was eagerly awaiting her treat and I hurried to make coffee and something to fill my growling stomach.
It's a cloudy-looking morning and some showers are coming, according to the weatherman. I love quiet days when reading and stitching, or watching a good movie are in store.
Yesterday I found the Season 2 Downton Abbey episodes on Amazon Video. I missed the entire Season 2, so episode one helped me get back on track and have quite a few to go. But that's one good thing about the Internet, is the ability to replay episodes missed.
 
On Sunday night, it's a tradition I usually cook up something sweet. It's a close tie between sugar cookies and apple cobbler tonight. I think Mr. Darcy will decide. He likes both :)
 
Remember the Freedom Fall Giveaway, which includes a beautiful sampler anf 2 pair of Kelmscott new Storklettes in blue and primitive, is ending at midnight tonight!!
Tomorrow night I will use the random number generator to pick a lucky someone.
If you missed it, put your comments here.
 
With whatever fills your Sunday, I hope it is blessed and peaceful.
 
Remember 14 weeks until Christmas!!!! Can you believe that?
I'm heading right now to get the Christmas cross stitch magazine that came out this month!
 
 
Let the holiday stitching begin!
 
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