Merry Christmas to all our readers, hope your day is the best ever and your hooman's remember to save you some turkey (or veggie alternative)
Making a decorated plate for Santa Paws
This is a really easy project and took less than 10 minutes to complete!
You will need to sniff out :
Porcelain markers or Sharpie pens
A plain side plate (be sure to lick it clean)
A beaker and some milk (resist the milk, it's for Santa)
A cookie (a biscuit but cookie always sounds more festive!)
I made this, this a way :
Now with the help of your owner, find somewhere nice and warm to sit while you watch them do all the work. Get them to write a message around the rim of the plate saying how wonderfully good you've been (my hooman never bothered to draw this out first as you can tell by the obvious addition of the tiny DEAR as an after thought BOL)
Next get them to draw around the glass, freestyle a cookie (or bone shape) and finally a carrot.
Now leave it someplace where Santa will find it and place the milk, cookie and carrot where indicated.
(hint : do not leave any place your hoomans might STEAL the food and drink)
Just a word of warning that this plate is intended as decoration only - the sharpie pens will wash off in hand hot water and as with the porcelain markers - check the makers instructions as many brands do not claim to be food safe.
Sit on the kitchen floor (or balance on a kitchen stool if you want a better view) and watch while your hooman switches the oven on at 170 C, now bark at them to mix all the wet ingredients together in a bowl and then add the dry ingredients and mix really really well. How easy is this huh!
Now you need to supervise while your hooman spoons the yummy mixture into the pupcases and places them into the oven (stand well back for that manoeuvre)
Bake them for 15-20 minutes - this is YOUR moment to shine as you should go sit and watch them bake and bark a warning if you see them beginning to burn.
If your oven doesn't have a light then you'll just have to rely on the fire alarm sounding.
Decorating your pupcakes
This bit is the best part!
Whine at your hooman to streak a line of peanut butter along the inside of the piping bag, then fill it full of the soft cheese and pipe onto the cakes (they will hopefully give it a two-tone effect) or as in our case - make the reindeer look like they have mange BOL
Finally snap a milk bone biscuit in half and insert onto the cake to represent antlers, use carob drops for the eyes OR use a meaty chew snipped up into rounds.
We added a tiny red nose (hooman grade) for that extra naughtiness but you could use another carob drop instead.
Oven baked, paw shaped biscuits, which contain cereals, oils and fats, derivatives of vegetables, additives (I have not listed any of them) and minerals.
What are they like?
These cookies are actually larger than MY own paws, they smell a little bit like milk biscuits (and thankfully not smelly paws!) They were brought as a decoration for my egg nog drink the other day and I half munched that one as it tasted like the drink. Today I was quite interested in them but although I tried one, it remains uneaten.
Despite their larger than life size, they are easy to break up into smaller pieces - I liked the design and have not seen anything like it to date.
They come in a zip-lock bag to help keep them fresh.
Would you buy these again?
No, I seriously need to stop reviewing biscuits or at least smother them in peanut butter first BOL
Loved the packaging and the biscuit design but these were just not my cup of liquorice tea (don't ask!)
This is me kinda looking like The Grinch or a far less festive Incredible Hulk.
But I am here to remind you that now is the season to prepare your brussel sprouts ready for Christmas day ... best get cutting them crosses and boiling them little blighters to within an inch of their lives. You don't want soft sprouts now, do you???
So if you haven't guessed it by now, we are totally winging this blogmas malarkey and today, inspiration was in very short supply - until my hooman had a brain wave ... egg nog for dogs!!!
Now egg nog is not widely drunk over here so we used broogle and came across a few dog safe recipes (ones with no alcohol!) and used 3 ingredients blended together.
To make our version of egg nog you just need a tub of thick yogurt (we used 500ml of Greek yogurt) blended with one whole egg and a jar of baby food ... yeah you read that right, baby food (we used a 200ml jar of yellow-coloured turkey flavoured dinner)
3 x 150gm trays including chunks in gravy with duck, pate with turkey and mousse with game with no artificial colours or flavours and added vitamins and omega fatty acids to maintain skin and a shiny coat.
What are they like? Duck in gravy
Nice meaty chunks in gravy - demolished this in seconds and even cleaned out the tray. My hooman says it smells OK for wet dog food!
Pate with turkey
This is the more typical 'tray' meal - a more solid food that smells exactly like the duck in gravy one!
Again I loved it and tried to eat the tray as well! Mousse with game
My hooman said this looked like cheap dog food would do - pretty bland looking, with little texture and it smelt strangely like tuna! I still loved it.
Loved the presentation - great price point!
Ermmm ... can't think of anything ... they are too small?
Would you buy this again?
Ermm already have but now the store only have cat ones in (not cat flavour - ones for cats ... geez!!!)