Friday, April 20, 2007

This post is for the Fido in your house!

First of all....before I get to the actualy post.....I have to say that I am shocked at myself. I had the thought of not changing the roll of toilet paper...to save time so I could get back to the computer faster to get this new post in. I was thinking of just setting the roll on top of the empty roll. For anyone that has lived with me...they will know that this has been one of my "pet peeves"...so perhaps this blogging thing is getting out of hand? No...couldn't be!

Now...here is a yummy recipe for your dog.

Canine Casserole

2 cups brown rice, uncooked
1/2 pound ground chuck hamburger
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1. Cook the rice in a steamer
2. Steam the carrots and broccoli until tender.
3. Warm the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the hamburger and garlic and saute until cooked through.
4. Combine all the ingredients.
5. Allow to cool before serving. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
OK....so for some of you who have met my dog you will know that she does not get ANY people food at all! Well there is about to be a change in her life that she is really going to like. I have had to take her to the vets a couple of times due to ear infections and put those nasty drops in her ears....which she used to hate...but now tolerates because she knows that she will get a treat after enduring it. The vet said that she is allergic to her food. Which got me to investigating other options for her and since most of the typical dog foods out there have a lot of the same ingredients I decided that I would have to start to cook for her myself. Then came the poison scare in the media about the bad dog food. That confirmed it to me. So now I have a brand new book called "Real Food for Dogs"...by Arden Moore and also "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete guide to Natural Health For Dogs & Cats" by Dr. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. I still have one more book on the way with recipes for my Cat also. (why should he miss out?)
The challenge in this is going to be keeping my precious ones from begging at the table. Their food and our food is going to start smelling quite the same sometimes. I really don't like it when a dog or cat begs. We will try to keep ours from doing so by not giving any tidbits or last bites from our plates. We shall see how it goes.
Well...I am off to pack for the weekend and get a shopping list for things I will need for Shyla!:o) She is REALLY gonna like her new menu!:o)
P.S. When I was out looking for a book with recipes and nutrition info (Elizabeth was with)...one lady actually asked if I was cooking dogs...I couldn't keep myself from making fun of her comment most of the rest of that night! How could one think such a thing never mind ask it??!

10 comments:

Amy said...

OH TAMMY...
You need a child. (other than Tom and a dog!) LOL!! JK...whatever works for ya girl!

Tamatha said...

I just new that someone was going to say something like that!lol

Tamatha said...

P.S. I already have one of the two books read....and have the second (the larger one) started! I am SO looking forward to a weekend at Cindy's to just read as much as I can of it. (and take Shyla for walks of course between chapters)

redeemed diva said...

Tammy--I just want to say that I just reasonably can't eat something that is called Canine Casserole.I'm sorry, I can't.

Tamatha said...

lol....it isn't for you it is for the dog. That is one of the recipes in the book for my new menu for Shyla to eat. (although I will likely eat some of them myself also!)

Rhonda said...

I love my dog. We have a golden retriever named Kandi. But, you won't catch me making home-made dog food.

Tamatha said...

Rhonda,
I never thougth that I would be serving up ppl food as dog food but now that I have plunged in I am so glad that I did. I have been reading up on what is actually in dog food...and it is scary.
Tammy:o)

Shari said...

Tammy
You rushed from the bathroom and thought about not changing the toilet paper roll BUT PLEASE tell me you "Washed Your Hands" before coming back to the keyboard.... lol

I love to cook but cooking for a dog is not happening in this household. Honey, you may need help!!

Tamatha said...

Yes Shari....I did wash my hands!lol And no I don't need help...I have finally seen the light!:o)

Aimee said...

Yep, cooking for your dog is a good way to go. I am surprised that the recipe calls for hamburger though, our vet said that was a no-no and to use ground turkey only. Good luck with the new diet, I bet your dog will feel so much better. Ours sure has!