Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me, Zim. Remember a couple of weeks ago I shared a recipe with you for a little something we call Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats? They're treats we came up with to fit in with restricted, prescription diets. Based on the comments we received (and we'd like to thank all of you for the positive, constructive comments you left!) we thought we'd share another recipe with you today! How about we get cookin'?!?
Again, some of the prescription foods don't have coordinating snacks. We do keep some kibble in a little well-sealed candy jar on the counter, but sometimes a guy or gal needs something else! In addition to my Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats, we also have Frozen Treats!
Here's a collage to show you the first few steps:
Zim's Frozen Treats - the first steps!
Starting up there in the upper left corner - get about a cup of your special prescription kibble and about a 2-cup container. Make sure the kibble is good - give it a taste-test! Once you're sure the kibble is to your satisfaction, cover it with water, then seal the container. Mom says to make sure the container is well-sealed. I have no idea what that's about, but I always offer to make sure. After a couple hours, give it a look - make sure all the kibble has soaked up the water. You might have to add more water - otherwise, grab a fork and mush it all up.
At this point, you have all kinds of options. You can spread it about 1/4 of an inch thick in a pan and freeze it, then break it apart like peanut brittle! Mom even scooped some using a small cookie scoop and baked it ... but oddly enough, she only did that one time. I thought they were great - and I loved having all the windows wide open for a few hours and having the whole-house fan on! Mmm.... Stinky Goodness Baked Treats! That was sooooo good and Mom and Dad talked about how fragrant they were for days!! But I digress... here's another collage, showing one of my favorite things to do with the "mush":
Zim's Frozen Treats - the middle steps!
Get a plastic ice cube tray. Mom says "one you'll never use for ice ever, ever again"... but I have no idea what she means by that. You can just press the kibble mush into the trays as is - OR - combine that with something on your "permissible foods" list. Peas just happen to be on my list of things I'm allowed to have, so we often put a couple frozen peas into the bottom of the ice cube tray, then press the mush over top of it. Spread it all out real well, then put that whole thing into a big, sealable baggie. Our tray fits perfectly into a 2-gallon Ziploc! Seal it up, then put it in the freezer section of your Magic Cold Box. It'll take an hour or so before they're ready.
In the meantime... you might have some leftover mush! Here's another fave! Take that and some of the peas (or not) and put them in a little sandwich-sized baggie. Press it all toward the sealed end, forming a log. Like so:
Toss that into the freezer section, too.
Let's check to see how our other Frozen Treats are doing, OK?!!? Here's a look:
Zim's Frozen Treats - ready to eat!
Yeah! Just pop them out of the trays and store in the same baggie in the freezer! Look at those peas on the bottom! YUMMERZZZ!!!
Mom often breaks the Frozen Log Treats up into smaller pieces for me - I just love them! In fact... I think it's time for a taste-test, don't you?
"I ❤❤❤ Zim's Frozen Treats!"
Like with Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats, I hope this helps some of you out and gives you more snacking options! Bone appetite!
PS: Note from the mom of the Ao4: As with the post about Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats, any derogatory comments aimed at Hills or other pet food companies will be deleted. That would not be helpful, nor is it relevant to this blog post. Thank you for understanding.