Saturday, October 10, 2009

NOW THAT I'VE GONE TO DOGGY HEAVEN, GRANDMA DIANE WILL HAVE TO ADD ANY NEW RECIPES SHE FINDS....

Doggone, life has been great and I've had a lot of fun this past year as I felt my tired body struggle with the aging that all of us go through.
I enjoyed my last long vacation with Lisa and Chris, as we went up to Canada; into Montana, and I rode happily in the back of their jeep for over 6,000 miles before we got home.
I cuddled with Lisa and Chris the last night before the vet' came to give me a special 'treat', that would let me get some long and well-deserved rest; would alleviate my pain, and take me to Doggy Heaven where I can now share my recipes with all those wonderful canines who got there ahead of me.
I know Lisa, Chris, and my first owner (Bruce) will be sad I'm no longer with them. I also recently lost one of my best play-mates (Lucy); she lived with Bruce and his wife (Shelby), and we pretty much 'aged' together. Lucy had quite a rough year; she was wobbling around like I was, and the people who cared for us did their best to make our last months as comfortable as they could.
Lucy and I were both loved by so many; Lucy didn't get to write up any of her recipes like I did, but I bet she had some in her head, that would have been almost as good as mine.
I wanted to say good-bye to all of you who've visited this blog; I trust Grandma Diane will add to it now that I'm an angel with huge wings; learning to fly will now occupy my time, and I'll leave the chili-cooking to the rest of you.
Love, Dexter - departed October 9, 2009.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

You ain't nothing but a hound dog - crying all the time...

You ain't nothing but a courageous dog; certainly not crying all the time. You ain't never caught a rabbit, but you sure are a friend of mine.
You are an inspiration - a reminder of what we all can do. Now Dexter is really impressed; counting his blessings that he has all four legs, and can run and chase those rabbits. Dexter's retired now, and I hear he's practicing walking on his hind legs too....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've given you all my CHILI RECIPES - if you don't like it.....

...and to make you laugh, I've put some jokes at the bottom of this blog so your visit is even more fun. I'm off for the summer; if I find a new chili recipe, I'll bring it back and put it here in November. Have a great summer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Now that's a CUP I can fill with my CHILI

Well, I guess putting that STANLEY CUP picture up the DAY BEFORE WE WON, must have been good luck! Now I'll fill it with my great CHILI!

"Hey, I'm not a mean dog, but this place if for PEOPLE to get my recipes; not a bunch of other critters to post their recipes!"

I don't know how many times I've come back from chasing squirrels or deer, and found some critter putting his CHILI recipe here! They just came in; I was out, and when I came back, there was another recipe.
So, this is the sign I've put up to keep those critters from playing with my CHILI RECIPE blog! Of course, the reason they'll be shot again is because I only use a paint gun filled with orange paint.......

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'LL LOOK THE OTHER WAY IF YOU SAY YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CHILI....

...no harm - no foul - here's a complete explanation for you - check it out before you try my recipes. Dexter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili_con_carne

Thursday, April 10, 2008

WOW - BOW, WOW, BOW! MAYBE LISA WILL CHECK THIS OUT!

Hey! I found this link! Do you think I'd
look good on a mug?
Okay, if not - check it out; maybe one of your
critters would....
You could use one of those mugs to put your chili
in!
Maybe I could see if they'd put my name on a
mug...
Let's see: "Chili-Dex" - might be a good nick-name for me.
(Whoops, I just think I heard some say: "Chill,
Dexter...")

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

'GAD, I HOPE THEY'RE MAKING MY CHILI RECIPE THE WAY I WROTE IT!'

'Wow (or is it bow-wow), did you see those people's faces?' I sure hope they're using the right amount of chili powder - gotta take it easy, folks....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

LOTS OF GOOD CHILI HERE - I JUST MIGHT CALL THIS 'BLOG' A DONE-DEAL! DEXTER

Hey, it's my 'blog' - my picture
stays on top at ALL times!
Whew - glad I came to check this
again....
Seems like I gotta watch that crazy Grandma of mine - she puts up pictures of napkins when everyone
knows
a
dog
doesn't need
one!
I do wear kerchiefs now
and
again....that's different!
I'm pretty happy with all the recipes we've got right now - I
think it's time
to put the rest of mine on
my other
blog:
Lots more variety; I want this to be pretty much just
'CHILI'...

Monday, April 7, 2008

NAPKINS, GOTTA HAVE NAPKINS WITH CHILI!


Even if you don't sign the napkin, like Lisa, Chris, & Bruce did when we went out a few years ago - you gotta have NAPKINS with your chili! Sure glad I popped in because I see Dexter didn't mention these - of course, he never uses them.....
Grandma Diane

WELL IF BRUCE CAN SHARE; LISA CAN SHARE - GRANDMA CAN SHARE, I CAN SHARE THE CINCINNATI CHILI RECIPE NOW!

You know, I thought I'd get to take off for a while. I've been having a great time chasing all the critters out in Lisa & Chris's woods!

Well, I heard everyone was working hard putting chili recipes on my blog - this DOES belong to me, you know!

I'd thought I'd wait until I got done playing to put my Cincinnati Chili recipe up here, but nooooooooooooo......


Nope, they all started playing with my 'page',
so I had to come back, and 'protect it'.


Anyway, I saw Bruce finally 'fessed up' with
his recipe; nothing more to do but 'share'.



This is a pretty involved recipe - plan on having a few more
minutes in the kitchen with this one...but it will be worth it.


You can serve this chili over spaghetti like they do in
Cincinnati. They pile it high with grated cheddar cheese; lots of chopped up onion - they put on extra beans sometimes, and really drop a lot of that hot red-pepper sauce on it too! Then they sprinkle those little oyster crackers on it - it sure is good with a big Pepsi; and a couple of coney dogs too (hey, now that's a dog that doesn't look anything like I do).


In a large skillet or big pot (I use a big pot because I make a
lot):



Brown up about 1-1/2# of ground beef - add to that about 2 medium chopped onions. Don't forget to put in 2 cloves of garlic; or buy it already minced - 2 or 3 Tablespoons of that stuff is great!

Once you get all of that browned, drain off any excess fat - people and dogs don't like that animal fat in our systems.

Now add: 1 cup of barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup of water; bring it to a boil.

Add all of this stuff:
1/2 ounce unsweetened grated chocolate
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
Simmer all of this for about 2 hours - add about 16 ounces of vegetable juice; 8 ounces of tomato juice.
Now make up your favorite spaghetti - this is called a 'FIVE-WAY' (just like my blog).
When you serve it: Put down the spaghetti - pour on the chili; top with red kidney beans that you've heated through; lots of shredded cheddar cheese, and a good helping of oyster crackers.

Don't forget to save some of that chopped onion for
the top - it can't be a FIVE-WAY without those onions! I like to put
hot-pepper sauce 'all over' that stacked up spaghetti &
chili!
Now get some hot dogs - simple; nothing fancy.
Put some of the chili on that too - add mustard; onion - I don't bother with any
beans; just lots of cheddar cheese and hot-pepper sauce on
top.

Okay, now that's done - back to seeing where that squirrel went......

'HEY, DEX - WHO USED TO BE YOUR DADDY!"....OKAY, MOM - YOU WIN, I'M SHARING...


Everyone cooks in our family - darned good too!

Back in 1981 I wanted to make some chili for mom; didn't have much in the house, but what I fixed mom just loved! She's been trying to get 2 things out of me for years - a neat picture of Ziggy (we both love him), and my recipe.

A few years ago I popped her a Ziggy drawing - even had Tom Wilson sign it - and put my name on it too - she sure loved it for Mother's Day!

Guess it's time for me to share that 2nd thing - I think she's pretty well remembered it, and might be able to make it by now - but, just in case.....

Get your 'burger meat' - I had only about 1# back in 1991 - but it did the job for me!

I found a big can of diced tomatoes - I put all of that in.

I found 2 cans of tomato soup - I put that in too.

Lucky me - I had 2 cans of kidney beans - I threw those in.

I found these white beans - 1 can of those, so I tossed those into the pot.

I didn't have any fresh onion, but I had onion soup mix because we love to make that 'dip' with sour cream, so I put a package of that in.

I didn't have the normal chili peppers, but I had 2 jars of banana peppers - tossed those into the pot hoping mom wouldn't notice they weren't all that 'red hot'.

I seasoned it with black pepper; some salt, and plenty of garlic powder (we love garlic bread with our chili).

I didn't really brown the meat all that much - I was in a hurry; figured I'd just simmer it all afternoon while we were out at the pool, and it worked great!

I came back from the pool; realized I hadn't put in any chili powder.

I added some chili powder - tasted it; didn't seem that hot. I added some more - got nervous, and asked mom to come and taste. We tasted - needed more, and put another dose in the pot. I'm guessing I put in about 2 tablespoons before we agreed it was hot enough.

Back to the patio - another hour or so on simmer - we tasted, and it was darned good!

Mom claims she loves this chili more than any other she's had - don't know if she's trying to make me feel good, but - darn, it sure tasted good to me.

Personally, I think before you start putting all those chili pepper in; all that cayenne pepper or chili powder, you should taste it and make sure you like it; sometimes recipes can be good for a few people, but not all.

That's it - gotta get back to selling cars - but, try this one; I still like it just about the best.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

HI - WE LOVE WHAT DEXTER'S BEEN DOING - HE'S OUR DOG, AND HE'S SPECIAL....


We were reading about the idea of putting a VEGETABLE CHILI RECIPE here - when we think about what that deer asked in his post (below), we figured we could share one that we use.
Cook up about 8 ounces of Basmati Rice
Fry (gently) 1 small finely
chopped onion and 1 large boiled potato that's been chilled (left-overs are good
if you can keep them away from Dexter).
Add: 1 large diced red pepper; 1
large diced green pepper - a nice hand-ful of string-beans and any other
vegetables you might have managed to keep Dexter from gobbling
up
.
Take 2 fresh green chilies - chop them fine (Dexter doesn't like these) - Add to this mixture - then some DRIED chilies of your choice (lots to choose from in the grocery store).
A large can of kidney beans -
about 14 ounces of canned diced tomatoes. Now put in a small jar or can of
tomato PASTE. Stir this all around - mix thoroughly.
Simmer all afternoon - we take
Dexter out for a walk, and then a romp in the park.
When you get home, serve with a
bit of fresh parsley; a bit of sour cream on top - and a dab of butter just for
fun!
Oh yes, we love the music - Dexter has good taste.

SO, I CAME BACK TO SEE WHO'S BEEN POSTING ON MY BLOG....


I figured I'd better check out who's posting on my 'blog' - I already checked the one where the people recipes are; see there are some here.

I like people recipes - the kind where the left-overs are good to feed to me.

I'm 12 years old in this picture (that's about 84 years old in 'doggie' years). As you can see, I've been eating right; Lisa, Chris, and Bruce have all taken great care of me!

Today I heard grandma Diane was making a recipe that I figured I'd probably not like one little bit!


She took some beautiful salmon; baked it - it smelled darned good! Then what did she do? Well, she promptly put it into the refrigerator until it was chilled. I still thought it would be tasty, but....

She made a salad - lots of red onion and avocado - then she diced up the salmon and ruined it - she put it into the salad.

Well I do NOT like avocado - I don't like red onion; all those great salad greens she used don't appeal to me at all. On top of that, she put a vinaigrette dressing on top of that - ruined, ruined, ruined...for dogs, that is!


Okay, I guess I can take off again - it's spring, and I love chasing all the creatures in the woods where I live.

Have a great April - I think I'll take a couple months of 'rest' - Christmas was pretty hard on me because I ate a lot and wore myself out opening all those gifts!

Dexter.

DID YOU SAY USE TURKEY OR CHICKEN? I'M GLAD NOT VENISON...MAYBE YOU COULD MAKE IT VEGGIE...


WHITE CHILI

A TABLESPOON CANOLA OIL

1-1/2 CUPS CHOPPED ONION

2 4-OUNCE CANS CHOPPED GREEN CHILES

1 TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO

1 TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN

1/4 TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER

3 - 15-OUNCE CANS GREAT NORTHERN BEANS, RINSED

4 CUPS REDUCED SODIUM CHICKEN BROTH

4 CUPS DICED COOKED SKINLESS TURKEY OR CHICKEN

2 TABLESPOONS CIDER VINEGAR

ONCE YOU'VE HEATED THE OIL; ADD THE

ONION - SOFTEN THE ONION FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.

STIR IN:

CHILES

OREGANO

CUMIN AND CAYENNE.

COOK; STIRRING OCCASIONALLY - 5 MINUTES.

ADD THE BEANS AND BROTH - BRINGING IT DOWN TO A SIMMER.

COOK - STIRRING OCCASIONALLY FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES

ADD TURKEY OR CHICKEN AND VINEGAR

COOK FOR 5 MINUTES

YOU CAN SERVE - OR PUT ON LOW-SIMMER,

AND LET IT GET EVEN BETTER

AFTER 2 MORE HOURS.

JUST ONE OF MANY RECIPES - THIS IS ONE I'VE TRIED AND LIKE!


Road Meat Chili
World Champion 1991
Source:
Randy Robinson
Submitted By:
www.chilicookoff.com



Ingredients:
Phase I

3lbs. Beef

8 oz. Ground Pork

1 T. Flour

1 T. Wesson Oil

1/3 Cup Onions

1/2 T. Granulated Garlic

1 can Beef Stock

2 cans Chicken Stock

8 oz. can Hunts Tomato Sauce

1/2 T. Cumin

1-4 oz. can mild green chilies

1 JalapeƱo Pepper

1 t. Black Pepper

3 T. Gebhardt Chili Powder



Phase

2 4 oz. Hunts Tomato Sauce

4 T. Gebhardt Chili Powder

2 T. Mild New Mexico Chili Powder

2 T. Cumin

1 t. Granulated Garlic

1 t. Tabasco

1/2 T. Brown Sugar


Instructions:

I - Saute meat in Hunts Wesson Oil, drain and add to a 4 quart cooking pot.

Add all other ingredients and simmer covered 1-½ hours.II -
Uncover, add all ingredients in Phase II and simmer 45 minutes.

CHILI - TWO THINGS IT ALWAYS REQUIRES: ONE BIG COOKING POT - AND CHILIES!


You've just got to have a good-sized pot for making CHILI - don't try to do it without one that will hold all the good stuff you're going to put in.
We just went to a CHILI-COOK-OFF - they told us that
to participate in an 'official' cook-off means NO BEANS in the chili! Wow,
I'd miss the beans I think, but you could always put in SHELLED CORN (I still don't think they 'flies' with the judges in a contest).
I was out of my regular beans; put in frozen sweet corn with my ground-up turkey and it was darned tasty!
IF YOU GO GREEN: It's all about the green
chilies - tends to be a lot hotter too. If you think it will be too hot,
use part of that batch as a 'topping' for tortilla chips - think DIP, and it's done.


Take the rest of the GREEN, and GO RED; you can reduce that heat, by adding one can of PORK AND BEANS; and 2 cups of STRONG
LEFT-OVER COFFEE. This will salvage that GREEN STUFF if you tried out that recipe, and your family started screaming for WATER!

You can also use that 'too hot green stuff' to marinate your WHOLE CHICKEN - as it roasts, 'baste it' with that marinade - one or two cups of ginger ale in the roaster will keep it moist, and further reduce 'the heat'.
I promise the Cincinnati Chili Recipe will be
up here after I throw a few more ideas in front of you.


ENJOY THE CHILI FACTS AND HISTORY LINK - IT WAS
INTERESTING TO ME.

Friday, March 28, 2008

LASSIE DOESN'T DO 'CHILI'...


Saute bread-rounds. Remove center portion. Spread cavity with pate de foi gras puree. Put a poached egg on top; a teeny weeny bit of sour cream on the top.



Saute bread rounds. Remove center portion. Fill cavity with sliced mushrooms; put a poached egg on top - a bit of sour cream and a sprinkling of parmesean cheese - a few pimentos to top it all off.

'WE BIRDS CAN'T EAT CHILI - MAKE THIS FOR US SO WE GET OUR BREAD CRUMBS!'


Saute bread-rounds. Remove center portion. Spread cavity with pate de foi gras puree. Put a poached egg on top; a teeny weeny bit of sour cream on the top.

Saute bread rounds. Remove center portion. Fill cavity with sliced
mushrooms; put a poached egg on top - a bit of sour cream and a sprinkling of
parmesean cheese - a few pimentos to top it all off.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

'WE WERE READING THAT POST DEXTER MADE; WE READ ABOUT PEOPLE TOO, HERE'S A THOUGHT FROM US."

Dexter's reading that book about how to WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE - he's right, people don't often use logic - and a lot more emotion.

However, we also have been reading that book - and one called the BIBLE. The BIBLE talks about a lamb laying down with a lion.

I don't think we're quite ready to bunk in with a lion yet, but we are ready to offer some thoughts from the same book Dexter's reading.

There was this rich guy named ROCKEFELLER - he always used SINCERE APPRECIATION when he dealt with his people. Why even when EDWARD T. BEDFORD lost the company millions of dollars by making a bad deal, Mr. Rockfeller only said that things like this happen. Instead of what had been lost, he focused on what Mr. Bedford had accomplished: Mr. Bedford saved the company 60% on overall expenses. Mr. Rockfeller simply said: "We don't always do as well as that upstairs."

I guess upstairs must mean some place in a company where people go when they've succeeded, and are promoted. We lambs prefer to remain on the ground - call it a 'ground-floor opportunity' if you want.

One thing we did learn from that book: CEASE THINKING OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND YOUR WANTS - SIMPLY FIGURE OUT THE OTHER PERSON'S GOOD POINTS, AND GIVE HIM HONEST AND SINCERE APPRECIATION.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON SAID: 'EVERY MAN I MEET IS MY SUPERIOR IN SOME WAY; IN THAT, I LEARN FROM HIM.'

This sounds like 'good FOOD FOR THOUGHT' - and we hope no one is thinking of lamb-chops.

THIS IS A 'RECIPE' YOU DON'T COOK; YOU ENJOY, AND YOU DON'T GAIN WEIGHT EATING IT!


PUT OUT YOUR PRETTIEST PLATE FOR YOURSELF!

ADD: ONE CUP OF GRAPE TOMATOES

PILE ON SOME BABY CARROTS - ABOUT ONE CUP

ADD SOME CELERY STICKS - ABOUT ONE CUP - AND ANOTHER CUP OR TWO OF COOKED CAULIFLOWER THAT'S BEEN CHILLED AND MAYBE SOME COOKED CHILLED BROCCOLI AS WELL.
JUST DIP THIS INTO YOUR FAVORITE SOUR-CREAM/CHIVE DIP, AND
ADD A CUP OF GRAPES

ENJOY A LOW-CALORIE DINNER OF 500 CALORIES
(unless you add a big bowl of chili to it....)
6 OUNCES OF WHITE WINE - NOW IT'S 560 CALORIES


"Hey, Dexter - there's a 'wabbit' on your blog....."

DID YOU KNOW DEXTER CAN READ BOOKS TOO? TODAY, A FEW WORDS ABOUT 'PEOPLE'....



AS YOU CAN SEE, I KEEP MY EYE ON THINGS......

Aside from knowing that Lisa and Chris take good care of me, I also notice a lot about how they live. In fact, I notice a lot about what their friends act like when they come to visit. There is always a lot of laughter and 'people talk' going on when they have company.

They take me traveling all over the country - each
time we go somewhere, I notice how people act, so I took up reading a bit from
'HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE' so I'd know not only how to be a
better dog, but understand those humans too.


I've learned so far, that when dealing with people you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but emotion. Yes, that's from this book I'm reading. More from this book says people have certain prejudices and are motivated by pride and vanity. Hey, I don't think we dogs have any of that going on in us, but then I haven't read any people-written books on dogs yet. I'm guessing people will probably write books about us based upon how they see things - that could be interesting, but for now I want to know more about people.

According to Professor John Dewey (a philosopher),
he says the deepest urge in human nature is the 'desire to be important'. He gave examples of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens as examples since they were poverty-stricken.

I guess the chance to wear the latest styles in clothes; drive the best car, and live in a big fancy house are some of the things that motivate people and make them feel important.
Wow - now that takes a lot of hard work and money to
do all that I'd imagine! Anyway, it goes on to talk about 'heart hunger' - and I see it says that APPRECIATION OF EACH OTHER
satisfies that 'heart hunger'. Hmmmm - I'll keep reading this and putting a few excerpts from this book on my 'blog', when I get over being 'tummy hungry' - right now, I've got to rustle up something from the kitchen....let's see what Lisa made today!

More reading after my walk and my nap. Dexter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

THAT WEB-SITE CALLED IT GERMAN SHEPERD PIE; I'M SORRY, BUT YOUR MOM CAN MAKE IT INTO A PEOPLE CASSEROLE TOO!


THREE POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF - MIX IN 2 CARROTS (CHOPPED).
NOW MIX IN 2 POTATOES (ALSO CHOPPED)
NOW MIX IN 2 STALKS OF CELERY - CHOPPED
ADD IN 2 CUPS OF STRING BEANS (FROM A CAN IS FINE).
MIX IN 2 EGGS AND 1/4 CUP OF FLOUR.
PEPPER ONLY (DOGS DON'T GET ALONG WELL WITH SALT).
1 TABLESPOON OF CELERY SALT - NICE
1 TABLESPOON OF GARLIC POWDER (NOT GARLIC SALT)
SEPARATE 1/4 OF THE MIXTURE; ADD IN YOUR DOG'S VITAMINS - KEEP THE REST FOR YOUR FAMILY.
BAKE LIKE A MEAT LOAF - 350 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.
SERVE YOUR FAMILY THIS 'LOAF' WITH A SALAD; BAKED POTATOES - AND A FRESH VEGETABLE TRAY.

COOL THE LOAF YOU MADE FOR THE DOG; (IT SHOULD
ONLY TAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO MAKE UP YOUR DOG'S PORTION).


IF YOU WANT, SERVE A BROWN GRAVY - THERE ARE
GREAT ONES IN A JAR. STIR A 'WEE-BIT' INTO THE DOGS, OR PUT IT ON TOP OF HIS
PORTION; HE'LL HAVE A GREAT TIME LICKING IT OFF THE TOP.

....Sometimes you just gotta take a break from the CHILI - but a lot of these ingredients are used in good chili, so stock up.....

NOT CHILI - IT'S 'DOG FIXINGS'!!!

500gms of any meat
1 carrot finely chopped
1 small potato finely chopped
1 stick celery finely chopped
1/2 cup sliced green beans (string less)
1 tbsn Gravox


Place all ingredients into a large casserole dish. Cover with water and mix. Place lid on casserole. Microwave on High for 10 minutes and then Medium for 10 minutes. This should be cooked at least an hour before feeding so that it is well cooled

'HEY, THERE'S GOING TO BE PEOPLE RECIPES HERE TOO - DEXTER & I LOVE LEFT-OVERS!


YOU CAN BANK ON THAT ONE - IT'S A SURE-THING!



THE LADY WHO DOES THE RECIPES FOR THOSE HUMANS, IS PRETTY BUSY
LATELY - BUT SHE'LL 'GITTER DONE'....IN DUE TIME.




MEANWHILE, ENJOY THOSE PEOPLE LINKS - AND THOSE ONES ABOUT DOGS -
THERE'S A LOT OF READING TO DO, BUT YOU CAN'T LEARN TOO MUCH ABOUT TAKING CARE OF
US LITTLE FELLAS NOW CAN YOU!

WHEN SHE STARTS CREATING ALL THAT GOOD STUFF, YOU'LL FIND IT AT: HTTP://DEXTERSPEOPLERECIPES.BLOGSPOT.COM.



'WOW, AND BOW-WOW' - DOG BISCUITS!' 'I HOPE LISA WILL MAKE 'EM FOR ME...'


Alfie & Archie's Garlic Flavored Dog Biscuits - Dog Food Recipe
Yield: 1 batch
2 1/2 c Flour, whole wheat
1/2 c Powdered milk
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Garlic powder
1 ts Sugar, brown
6 tb Meat drippings or margarine
1 Eggs, beaten
1/2 c Ice water
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Combine flour, powdered milk, salt, garlic powder and sugar. Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal. Mix in egg. Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball. Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to half inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter or knife and remove scraps. Scraps can be formed again and baked. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from tray and cool on rack.
We hope your best friend enjoys this tasty dog food recipe!

FOOD VALUES FROM THE FANNIE FARMER BOSTON COOKING SCHOOL COOK-BOOK

Age 1 - 2 years 900 - 1200 calories per day
Age 2 - 5 years 1200 - 1500 calories per day
Age 6 - 9 years 1400 - 2000 calories per day
Age 10 - 13 years 1800 - 2200 calories per day
Age 14 - 20 years 2300 - 5000 calories per day
"Now don't you wish you were younger than 21?"
ADULTS - 20 to 60 years of age: 1800 calories per day (to reduce, 1350 to 1500 calories per day)
OVER 60: reduce the calories by 10%; by age 80 you need to reduce by 20% - 90 and over a reduction of 30% is needed to maintain a slender weight!

500 CALORIES PER SERVING - SAVE UP FOR THIS ONE!


SOAK 2 CUPS OF DRIED BLACK BEANS OVERNIGHT - DRAIN, AND COOK IN ABOUT 8 CUPS OF WATER.


IN A LARGE SKILLET: SAUTE ONE LARGE ONION (CHOPPED); ADD 2 LARGE RIBS OF CELERY (DICED) - COOK BOTH UNTIL SOFT. ONCE SOFT, ADD IN 1 RED BELL PEPPER - CHOPPED OF COURSE; COOK 5 MORE MINUTES.


ADD TO THE SAUTED VEGETABLES:


1 TABLESPOON OF MINCED OREGANO;

1 TABLESPOON CHILI POWDER,

1 TABLESPOON GROUND CUMIN, 1/2 TEASPOON OF CAYENNE PEPPER,

1/2 TEASPOON OF CRUSHED CORIANDER SEEDS,

1.5 TEASPOONS OF SALT

AND SQUEEZE IN THE JUICE OF ONE LEMON (OR 2 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE FROM THE BOTTLE).


NOW COMES THE SURPRISE INGREDIENT: WHEN ALL OF THIS IS INTEGRATED, TURN HEAT DOWN TO LOW - ADD IN ONE OUNCE OF UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE!


ONCE THE BEANS HAVE COOKED, STIR IN ALL OF THE VEGETABLE MIXTURE.


SERVE THIS OVER SPAGHETTI - YEP, OVER SPAGHETTI.


IT ALSO MAKES A GREAT TOPPING FOR HOT DOGS;


ADDING 12 OUNCES OF VEGETABLE JUICE, AND 12 OUNCES OF TOMATO SAUCE, TURNS IT INTO A NICE 'CHILI' OF A VERY DIFFERENT KIND!
Notice 'Dexter-Dog"? This is a great photo' my daughter took of her 12-year old dog on 3/8/08. I think Dexter will show up her more, now that we're talking food.