Today was Meal Prep Roadie Food for the next 20 days.
Memories of when I was a young girl on my Great Aunts Farm. It was a sprawling 3000 acres. They had Bulls, Cows, Sheep, Goats and Chickens. Also Gardens, Rows and Rows of Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, corn … well you get the idea. They had 4-6 dogs on property for herding, hunting and companionship. I remember my great cousin going for hikes and coming back with Possums, or gophers, or raccoons to make a weeks worth of dog food. My Great Aunt would put all kinds of leftovers in the pot, make a gravy, toss in leftover crumbled bread, biscuits, cornbread. Before Winter she would load them up on fat from chicken skins and meats she cooked through the week. So they could fatten up and stay warm for the winter.
Well, I don’t go to that degree for my rescue pup. But I do make him Breakfast food to aid in Healthy skin and fur, and the Scoots (anal sac build up). Roadie has his issues, Terrified of Rain, Thunder, Lightening and Fireworks. He loves the Sunlight beaming in a window, playing with his shadow, all the while with a tennis ball in his mouth. We are His Pets, he protects us from every car that drives past, the squirrels, birds and lizards in the back yard. The Black 2 ft grass snake that lives under the walkway to the utility room. Every leaf that falls in the yard and the Mailman…Ayep, Roadies has his own world in which he lives. Him a Happy Rescue Pup. ( he’s about 12 now).
This is Basic Recipe to suit the needs of our Roadie. 1lb Ground Turkey crumbled and cooked with Olive Oil (good for skin and fur) then 2 cups Brown Rice sauted to brown for a couple of minutes. Add 1 cup Peas (I use frozen), 1 cup diced Carrot, 1 small to medium peeled and diced Sweet Potatoe. Add 2 Cups water and simmer on warm for 20 minutes with lid on or more til water is absorbed.
I put into 1/2 Pint Jelly Canning jars. I make sure I pack them by hitting the bottom of jar into my open palm a few times. I leave about 1 inch headspace. After they have cooled enough I put them in freezer. I defrost in our Microwave for 6 minutes and give him half of a jar for breakfast. This usual makes 20 days of meals.
I do not put in Garlic, Onion or any type of seasonings. I read that a lot of these are poisonous to dogs.
He dances and high steps every morning for his breakfast. And yes that is a fresh baked Mandarin Angel Food Cake in the pic. It was baking as I prepared Roadies food. A simple Recipe for a light weight summer dessert. I thaw some Frozen Strawberries and Bluberries to serve on top of a slice. I was told this Recipe 11 years ago.( A Weight Watcher Recipe?) A Box of Angel food Cake Mix and a small can of Mandarin Orange Blended with a Blender. Add the 2 together and follow mixing instructions on box and baking instructions…no need for anything else. Easy Peasy. 😊
I’m giving you a link to Roadies favorite treat. It has Pumpkin, Peanut Butter and ahem…Bacon Grease… need I say More? 😉
Waving 👋 Until next time. May your Today and all your Tomorrows be filled with Love, Laughter, Grace, and Peace .