Straight From Your Kitchen 4

Meowllo everypawdy hope your weekend was great. With all da excitement dat went on last week we didn’t get to post a new treat recipe. It’s still stormin’ here and mommy has her regular monthly doctor’s appointment today so looks like we won’t get much catputer time.

 Dezi close up on arm of chair

Mommy had called to check on mr. W and he started orderin’ her around. Yep he sure did. He’s very gruff and told her to get under his bed and find his phone and bring it over to da hospital to him (45 miles away). Now let me tell ya’ mommy’s gotten on to him fur this very thing befur, and so of course she lit into him with da force of da lightnin’ from da skies and backed him down to purrleases and thank yous. Of course mommy ain’t gonna go crawlin’ round on his dirty floor lookin’ fur no fone. But she can take a broom and swoosh under there. As fur da goin’ over there? Well she told him da only way dat was happenin’ was ifin she was drivin’ his car, usin’ his gas and puttin’ da wear and tear on his vehicle, and then and only then, at her convenience. He’s got kids ’round here dat he could have do these things, but nopawdy likes to be ordered around. Well anyways, dat’s kinda what’s been goin’ on here.

 

Now let’s get back to da recipe. Purrlease remember these are treats and not nutritionally complete. You may substitute any meat for the protein ingredient, and they can be eaten by all the meat eaters in your house. So today we’s gonna give ya’ a recipe fur some moist treats.

Moist Bites 

1/2 Pound ground beef/chicken/turkey (or whatever protein you want)

1 Tbsp. Grated Cheese

1/4 Cup Dried Catnip

1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs

1 Egg (beaten)

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

Preheat oven to 350°   Makes about 2 dozen

1. In medium bowl mix ingredients in order of listing 

2. Using your hands, Roll mixture into walnut sized balls

3. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet

4. Bake for 15 minutes till balls are lightly browned and firm

5. Cool before serving or storing in an airtight container. May also be frozen 

Dezi sitting in a purple frame with flowers, butterflies and a bird.

Have a Great Day!!!

 

Well there ya’ have it, moisty bites fur kitty. Or doggy, human or any other meat eaters in your house. Me’s gotta go now so mommy can go feed Buddy and get ready fur her ‘pointment. We’ll be by to visit just as soon as we can. And hey, don’t furget to enter me’s Give Away here.

 

 

Till da next time………………………………….Be Blest!!!

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

Yummy Drops Straight From Your Kitchen 3

Meowllo everypawdy. Me’s gonna switch it up a little this week cuz Furiday be Hairball Awareness Day and me has somethin’ special planned fur you then. So today you’re gonna get another Straight From Your Kitchen Treat recipe. Me’s really enjoyin’ sharin’ these with ya’ll and hope you’re tryin’ one or two out. We would luv to hear how any of da recipes worked out in your homes.

Dezi looking up on the steps

Now as me said, this is a treat recipe and therefur not nutritionally complete so it shouldn’t be da only thing you feed. And as with all these recipes, it’s purrfect fur all da meat eaters in your house includin’ da humans. You can substitute any protein (meat) that your furry purrfurs. As me’s told ya’ we don’t eat fish, so mommy replaces any fish in recipes with chicken, duck, lamb or beef. Me wishes she’d find a rabbit market, but alas…Well let’s get on with da recipe. 

 

Catfish Drops/Chicken Drops/Liver Drops

1/2 pound dried Catfish or Cod or Chicken or Liver (you can also combine 2 or more proteins) 

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1/2 Cup Corn Meal or Cat Nip (mommy likes half and half)

1 Egg or Egg White beaten

 

Preheat oven to 325° Makes 20 – 30 Drops 

1(a) Fish only: Put fish in bowl and add boiling water and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then drain 

1(b) For Chicken or Livers: Cook Chicken or Livers and let cool (you may use canned chicken drained and dried)

2(b) Dice Chicken or Livers in kitty bite sizes

3. Mix Parmesan Cheese, Corn Meal and/orCatnip and beaten Egg in a bowl and add protein (fish, chicken or liver) and mix

4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet

5. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes

6. Cool and Serve

Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

 Dezi cleaning her face from atop the Liberty Cat Tree

Hmmmmmm Me thinks mommy needs to make me some chicken drops. Or better yet, some duck drops. Yummy Anyways, hope you all like this one. It’s purretty tasty. Me’s gonna wrap it up fur now. We had some really bad storms yesfurday and last night so me has some nappin’ to ketch up on.

 

Original Catfish Drops from No Catnapping in the Kitchen by Wendy Nam Rees. Alterations and substitutions by mommy (Audra High)

Till da next time…………………………………….Be Blest!!!

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

Fridays’ Straight From Your Kitchen 2

(Dezi sings and dances) ♫ ♫

WooHoo it’s finally Furiday. WooHoo it’s finally Furiday. Da sun is shinin’ and da rain has stopped. Me’s so excited me’s gonna blow me’s top. WooHoo

 Dezi laying on cat tree and meowing

Oh Meowllo everypawdy, are you all happy dat it’s da weekend? Well me has a special treat fur you all today. Yep, me’s treat recipe posty was a big hit and so we’s gonna post another one fur ya’ today. Now ‘member these are treats straight from your kitchen and NOT nutritionally complete. We had one negative comment ‘bout how da last treat wasn’t species appropriate. To dat we replied, Not any worse than most of da pet food and treats on da market, and you don’t have to make it. So anyways let’s get on with our new recipe.

Sweet Dezi on cat tree

Now me wants to remind you dat you can use different proteins (meats) in most of these recipes. Mommy doesn’t like to feed us fish, so she often substitutes chicken, rabbit or duck fur da protein source. And these treats are edible by all da carnivores in your family. Another trick me furgot to tell you ‘bout last week is dat mommy often adds catnip to da recipe. Today we’re gonna take a little trip down under to Australia fur our recipe and we’re gonna make Kangaroo Hoppers. This recipe makes approximately 20 – 30 small balls.

Kangaroo Hoppers

1/2 pound shrimp, cleaned 

1 Tbsp. Kelp powder or catnip

1/2 tsp vegetable or olive oil

1 Cup crushed Corn Flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°

1. Clean and de-vein shrimp.

2. Boil until pink and cooked through

3. When cool, Puree shrimp and add Kelp powder/Catnip and oil

4. Roll into small balls and then roll through the Corn Flakes to coat (Corn Flakes add a little crunch)

5. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment paper for 10 – 15 minutes.

6. Cool and Serve.

7. Store leftovers in airtight container in fridge

Alas, no kangaroo in da Kangaroo Hoppers, but they are good. Now some of you are saying…kelp powder? Yeah, kelp powder is actually full of minerals and Omega fatty acids. It’s also a source of protein. Now we all know there’s nothin’ nutritious bout da corn flakes, but they do help add a little crunch to da bite. Ifin ya’ try these, let us know how they went over in your house.

 Dezi lays in the cat bed

Me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Parade Blog Hop as always. Mommy told me last night dat she had some secret plans dat might result in a surprise fur me, so we’ll be ‘round to visit ya shortly. And me guesses we’s all gonna have to wait to find out ’bout mommys’ secret plans.

 Dezi coyly looks at the camera from her perch on the cat tree

Do you like soft or crunchy treats better?

What are some favorite proteins in your house?

Recipe edited from No Catnapping in the Kitchen by Wendy Nam Rees

Till da next time…………………………..Be Blest!!!

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

 

Morsels For Kitty: Straight From Your Kitchen

Meowllo everypawdy it’s finally Furiday. Mommy and me have been tossin’ around an idea fur a while now and we decided to bring it to you all today. So purrlease let us know what you think and ifin you would like to see more of by commenting and sharin’. 

Dezi cocks head to the side in thought

You know these days pet pawrents are concerned with what they’re feeding their furry furmily members. They wanna know things like what’s in it and where’s it made and is it nutritionally complete and so on. This movement has caused more and more pet pawrents to choose to make their furries food at home. But there are still lots of peeps dat can’t do dat or fur whatever reason don’t want to. We’s not makin’ any judgements here, dat’s not what this is about. We all want da bestest fur our family members whether they have fur or not. So we thought we’d bring you some easy peasy recipes you can make right in your own kitchen. You will have complete control over what goes in it and so you’ll know da treat you’re feedin’ is good fur “Fluffy”.

Dezi eating treats from mommy's hand

These are treats and therefur NOT nutritionally complete. They can also be used to administer some medications. Mommy used them more than once with sis Lexi. Keep in mind dat you can change da protein up. We are not big fish eaters at our house so mommy offen uses a can of chicken or some other protein. And just cuz da name sez “Mature Cats” doesn’t mean younger kitties can’t eat them.

 

Minnie’s Morsels for Mature Cats

1 can Sardines, packed in olive oil or water

1 Cup whole grain bread crumbs

1 Egg beaten

Preheat oven to 325°

  • Pour entire contents of Sardine can (or protein of choice) into a medium size bowl.
  • Using a fork, mash the Sardines into tiny pieces.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Drop 1/4 teaspoonfuls of mixture onto lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 7 minutes
  • Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

So there it is. Easy peasy right? These treats are really good and easy to make. Can’t tell ya’ exactly how long they last cuz we eat ‘em up befur they go bad. We have lots of recipes and recipe books. At one time the only folks makin’ Fido and Fluffy’s meals were da elite, but today we can all be da elite. We do hope you’ll give this a try and let us know what you think. As me does every weekend, me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da Pet Parade.

 Dezi inside a water splashed shaped heart

Would you like to see more treat recipes?

Would you (or you the human) make treats for your furry if they were easy?

Till da next time…………………………………Be Blest!!!

Recipe from Cat Nips! by Rick and Martha Reynolds

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi