Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekend Cooking for the Greyhounds

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This is my first post for Weekend Cooking. I am the kind of cook that experiments often. I don't write things down and change a lot of my recipes from time to time, so this will be a challenge for me to share some of my cooking with you. Watch just kidding.

I decided to pass on a recipe I got from my friend Donna's mom. She would make this recipe for her dog Rusty and she kept telling me how much he loved it. Well, having three greyhounds, who normally have very sensitive stomachs, I was reluctant to try this recipe for Frosty Paws. I have seen similar recipes online, so I don't know where this originally came from. Here is the is sooooo easy.

1-32 ounce container of plain yogurt
1-banana-ripe is better
2-T peanut butter
2-T honey

Combine all the above ingredients in a blender and mix until it is blended like a smoothie.

When done you have to freeze this in cups or something for your dogs. At first, I thought of using ice cube trays. This works ok, but when I gave them these they gobbled them up in two bites. So I began to think about alternatives. I remembered my recycling bin where I had plastic cups left over from prepared pudding. I save these to root plants and plant seeds in, but I had so many saved. After rewashing them, and using a 12 cup muffin pan for support, I placed a plastic cup into each spot. This makes it easy to fill, freeze and serve.

I was so excited the first time I gave them these in the plastic cups. They were so happy as they caressed their cups and went to town licking their yummy treats. Now of course, every time I go to the freezer they think it is Frozen Yogurt treat-time. This is Lion with his treat, who sometimes thinks the cup is to be eaten as well.

© [Wisteria Leigh] and [Bookworm's Dinner], [2010].


bermudaonion said...

Milou loves the Frosty Paws you can buy at the grocery store, so I'm sure she'd love these. Thanks for the recipe!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This sounds like a recipe that both fur and non-fur people could enjoy!

The Bookworm said...

very nice idea! i'm sure the pups loved it!

wisteria said...

Bermuda...Your's really so easy to whip up.

Rhapsody..Yes, I tasted it and it's good.

Naida..They go nuts for this treat.

Alyce said...

This looks like a great recipe! If our dog wasn't trying to lose a little bit of weight right now I would make it for her. Maybe I'll save the recipe as a treat for when she is a little bit more fit.

Ladytink_534 said...

This sounds good to this human too lol. Lion is such a cutie.

Darlene said...

This looks like a great recipe. I wonder if Buddy's tummy would tolerate it. You're going to need a separate freezer for these - it's going to be a battle every time you need to go in your freezer now and it'll probably only get worse. lol.