Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Zim's Frozen Treats

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:

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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":

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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:

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Zim's Frozen Log Treats

Toss that into the freezer section, too.

Let's check to see how our other Frozen Treats are doing, OK?!!? Here's a look:

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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?

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"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!

Play bows,
Zim

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.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Zim,

    Wow those look yummy! Even mommy said she would mind trying one!

    Bone-ate-potty!

    Luv ya,
    Riley and Star.

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  2. What a GREAT idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I have my chef hat on and am going to get Beth right now!

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  3. You sure have a nice mom to do all that for you. We're wondering if Jan tried that baking thing once and that's why she doesn't turn on the oven any more. But now that it's warming up, frozen treats will be welcome.

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  4. Hi there Zim!!! That sounds so delicious! Mom and I both love frozen treats but she usually has me on a special diet so this is just great!!! Thank your mom for us....we can't wait to try those! Yummy!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  5. They look yummy.. I wonder if I would like those.. Hugs GJ xx

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  6. "Watering mouth....drool....barking at Mama to get in the kitchen and get going!!"

    Smileys!
    Bilbo

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  7. Those look great and I bet even my kitchen impaired momma could figure it out.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  8. Excellent Zim, you are so smart, especially with summer comming we could make pupsicles to cool off with, especially after the dog park visit or our walkies.

    Our Dad was looking over our shoulder while we were reading and said something about taking lessons learned from your Mom and Dad. He says we get into enough smelly stuff and nothing will be baked in our oven that requires all the windows open and the whole house fan going. We're not sure what his problem is either.

    Thanks Zim,

    Remy and Flash

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  9. Zim, you are so lucky...those look very yummy!

    And about your disclaimer, what is wrong with people?

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  10. Mmmm...Zim, your recipe sounds good enough to tempt a raw girl back onto kibble! Hee! Hee! :-)

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

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  11. I wonder why I did not see your post about Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats!
    Looks delicious!
    And this other recipe with kibble too!
    Thanks for sharing them!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  12. Those look very yummy Zim! What a great treat for summer especially! Do your sisfurs and brofur eat them too or are they your special treats?

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  13. you lucky dogs!!!
    Benny & Lily

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  14. Zim,

    Dude! You seriously have the bestest momma ever! She is so savvy in the kitchen. Our momma loves it! She is most jelly of her skills!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

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  15. even i want to take a bite! i freeze those yummers at a bottom of a plastic cup and let Sapphire lick the goodness out of it. takes up longer time ;p

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  16. Wow, those look really tasty. I like the idea of the peas too. My mom's grandma always said that you should have something green with every meal, so I guess that would apply to snacks too!

    Steve

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  17. Wow you are so lucky to have your mom prepare all those treats for you! Your house must've smelled wonderful with the smell of your cookies...hmmm

    Teddy

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  18. Hi Zim!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    It's been awhile since mommy baked something for me...this should get her started again!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  19. Wow Zimmie, you and your mum are so clever to come up with those treats!

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  20. Woooos Zim! I am so impressed with how hard woo Mom works fur woo and your treats! Mom shared the last recipe at do school and do so again fur all of the pups out there who are on a prescription diet.
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  21. Hi Zim
    Those treats look very nice indeed and you are lucky that your mom is so good to you.
    We will have to be having a chat with ours.
    We loved the pretty flowers in yesterdays post too - we have had some trouble with our comments page loading on quite a few blogs.
    We can read the blog OK but when we click on 'comments' we get a big white box that will not allow you to type.
    It has been very frustrating! Thankfully it seems OK today.
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  22. You are quite a mater in the kitchen. You have some most tasty looking recipes!


    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo & Uncle Puppy by Proxy

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  23. You are such a lucky boy to have such a smart mom, Zim! Your treats look delicious!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  24. YUM! Those look tasty! I sure wish peas were a part of my diet, but mom says no no to veggies, especially green ones!

    It's so cool that you get your very own tasty treats!!! :)

    Mochi

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  25. It's been up in the 100-105 range for the last few days - although thankfully colder at night.We trial tested this recipe out tonight while they were sitting out on the shady terrace. Wilf managed to eat his and also Digby's.

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  26. Another great treat idea! We are going to have to try those - summer is coming up here and we can no longer by Frosty Paws. The boys are going to want something cool to snack on.

    Sam

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