A Fall Feast for the Pups

As most of you know, my fur babies are my children. We have two big dogs, one St. Bernard, Vinnie, and one malamute, Juneau, aka Juni Bug, who is still a puppy, though she is growing like a weed. She will be 11 months old in just a few days. We also have two cats, who we lovingly refer to as our puma, Otis, and our panther, Nicodemus or Nicky. I do not cook food for the cats, but I do cook the wet food for our dogs, about once a week. I have been doing this for years. It is much healthier, I know exactly what they are eating, and they get a wide variety of foods too. When I make the kids’ food, I always have helpers. I have the little stuffed helpers, Fritzie and Sitka, as well as the real helpers, Vinnie and Juneau. Vinnie and Juneau are always so eager to help out however they can, especially when it comes time to eating everything up. They are also always at my side, just in case something should on the fall, in which case, they are a great clean-up crew.

It was that time of week again. Lately, they have been eating a lot of ground beef because we received about 50 lbs of fresh grass fed beef from our nephew’s cows. Though there is nothing wrong with this beef, something was a bit off, so it does not taste good to us. The kids don’t mind though. But this time they got a break from the ground beef and are enjoying a fall feast with chicken, rice, blueberries, celery, pumpkin, and yogurt instead.

I keep it simple, with NO spices, except maybe cinnamon. They eat lots of protein rich foods, as well as rice, potatoes, (peeled) and sweet potatoes, with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Sometimes I make a gravy and other times I just mix it all in yogurt, like I did this time. The kids love it. I’ve never had a complaint yet. šŸ™‚

Once everything was cooked completely, Fritzie, Sitka and I mixed it all together with the yogurt then put it in the fridge to cool. I have learned the hard way to NEVER serve it hot.

At first Vinnie and Juneau just thought I was cooking for Mommy and Daddy and weren’t all that interested.

Then they realized I was cooking THEIR food, and all of a sudden, their interest level really perked up.

You can never have a bad day as long as you have fur babies around you all the time.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “A Fall Feast for the Pups”

  1. Your babies are beautiful! We don’t have dogs, but we do have 3 cats. And somehow they can tell the difference between the clanks of the dishes and always come running for their food! I wish we could make food for them, but it’s complicated with cats.. as I’m sure you know. And to your last comment, yes, no bad days with fur babies around!!

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