Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TREATS!!!!!

Yep, every now and the I enjoy rocking something out that has nothing to do with alcohol....not often! Muhahaha! But, because I am a mom to three cats, two dogs, and two little girls....oh and hell why not....a wife to a wonderful hubby.....I can't ALWAYS throw alcohol into EVERYTHING! Though that could be a lot of fun!

So where have I been? Taking care of said family. Pre-K is right around the corner and we have been busy getting ready for that. As well as raising the sweet little kittens. The two little boys are great with the kids. They act like rag dolls most of the time for my oldest. What a lucky mama I am!

The dogs you ask? Well, my faithful 10 year golden mix, Bubba, is spoiled. As he should be after 10 years of putting up with all of our shenanigans! Then there is our 2 year old boxer/greyhound mix. A sweet hyper active little thing that drives me nuts! We have on different occasions tried to find a home for her. Then said to hell with it. She is with us for a reason and isn't going anywhere! The two faithful watch dogs were due a special treat. So mama got to work on it!

 Treats

1 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats (old school oatmeal!)
1/2 cup whole grain
1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs

Preheat oven 300 degrees
Mix everything in a large bowl until you have a lovely crumbly mixture.
Beat the eggs first would by my only suggestion.
Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Use the bottom of a drinking glass to press them down to a nice thin cookie shape....think Thin Mint Cookies.
Bake 40-60 minutes.
You want them to be a nice golden brown color.
And to have a little bit of a "snap' to them.
They will be more bendable then snappy though.

Another awsome thing about this Treat.....you can give it to the dogs and KIDS!!!!
That will shut the yapping up! Well ....;until they finish the cookies!

For my vegans! Just use an egg substitute!
For those that are gluten free....maybe try making or using a rice flour instead? I'm going to try my hand at that one of these days!

I personally really enjoyed these as well. They were a great healthy munching snack. You know when you get that urge just to chomp on something.....these are great!

Storage: Treat these like you would any homemade cookie. They really won't last as long as a store bought dog treat. Don't keep them in the car either. They could spoil. So if you bring some along for the dogs treat them as you would a cookie for your kids. Keep them in your purse or pocket. Want to make them last longer? Store them in an airtight container in the fridge....maybe on the top shelf. It's always coldest there. But who says they will last long enough to worry about that!

Happy Baking.....and eating!
Dottie ^_^

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