Yum Day!

Mark your calendars.  Today is a BIG DAY.  Thanks to our good friend Louise, Mom was alerted that today, February 23rd, is National Dog Biscuit Day.   We’re having trouble tracking down the origins of the day, but who cares?!  I mean… Mom and Gretchen seem to want to waste time with all of that pursuit of knowledge bunk, but I just want to EAT!

Because of this whole diet mess, Mom actually wandered into the kitchen and made me   us some homemade treats.  She was inspired by a recipe on a gluten-free site, but in a rather out of character burst of creativity (she’s a baker and likes fo FOLLOW RECIPES), she just threw stuff together for me.

Cheesy Potato Bites

Ingredients

1 cup mild cheddar cheese

1/4 cup dry Parmeasan cheese

1/4 sour cream

1 cup potato flakes

1/2 cup water

Combine first three ingredients.  (I used a pastry blender.)  Add potato flakes, adding water in small amounts until a dry dough, just moist enough to hold together, is formed. 

Here, you could roll dough and use cute cookie cutters, but I also had to bake brownies for the Knight last night, so I just grabbed my smallest Pampered Chef scoop and dropped the mounds on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden.  Cool.  Serve.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze in small portions if you only have one dog.

Sissy here again.  Mom’s crazy.  They’re awesome as warm as you can stand ’em.   I tried to sneak one right off the cookie sheet while they were cooling, but the little buggers stick just enough on an ungreased sheet that I was busted and sent to the living room empty mouthed.

They’re nice and chewy this way, and Mom just cuts off a “side” for little Gretchie and I get the rest.    Mom is muttering about harder biscuits being better for our teeth, but it’s a holiday, right?!

Whether you NEED gluten free (and red-meat AND chicken AND corn free) or not, these are tasty, quick treats.  Made this way – with the scoop – it took less than five minutes from walking into the kitchen to shoving it in the oven.  As you can see from Sis’s mouthful here, they’re a hit at our house.

Let us know if you try them.  If your dogs like garlic, that would be a great addition, but with Sissy’s tummy issues, we went plain.  Pureed cottage cheese would also work just fine if you don’t have sour cream on hand.

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7 Responses to “Yum Day!”

  1. gaylen Says:

    Those look fabulous. I bet I could even feed them to the rotten poker peeps. Well if the dogs left any!

    And Sissy – Lucy would be right there. If they stuck to the cookie sheet she says “get it on the floor as quietly as you can, the bite them off.” g

  2. Marjie Says:

    They even sound fit for humans. What’s not to love about plenty of cheese? Glad you guys got a good celebration in; hooray for Louise giving us another holiday in the middle of a stinkin’ cold winter!

  3. scrabblequeen Says:

    Woof! Thanks Sissy for the recipe and the shout out about this most important holiday. We’ll make sure mom doesn’t forget to celebrate with us today. Maybe we can get her to bak us treats, too. “Sissy and Gretchie’s mom did it for the” might just be the trick.

    Sasha and Misty

  4. Kathy Says:

    I cut out a whole list of pet-related holidays for the year and National Dog Biscuit day was my favorite. I planned to celebrate it with homemade biscuits but:
    1. I forgot until this morning.
    2. I really don’t have time to bake during the week.
    Lucy will have to eat regular old store-bought biscuits today, like every other day of the year.

  5. Sue Says:

    I got a notice from Three Dog Bakery about the holiday. Somehow I suspect the dog biscuit industry thought this one up. Those cheesy potato biscuits look and sound good enough to be human and canine treats.

  6. nichole Says:

    Yum.

  7. Dianne Says:

    I’m definitely not going to let my babes read today’s blog post. That’s all they need – another excuse for more treats! Those cheesy bites look yummy, though!

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