Hello!! I’m back from our sailing trip around the Caribbean! We had a great time sailing to different islands around BVI and hanging out with our friends! This was my first time sailing and it opened my eyes to a whole new way of vacationing and I LOVED it! We would just jump off our boat deck to snorkel or swim to shore. The water was clear and beautiful and we saw all sorts of sea creatures. I think the highlight of the trip was when we spotted dolphins jumping around us and swimming alongside our boat! We saw turtles, too! Living on a sailboat for 8 nights was quite an adventure. I learned to shower with less than 1 gallon of fresh water a day, use just 2 squares of toilet paper and rinse dishes in the ocean. It was definitely a challenge for a princess like me but one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I want to go again!
Before I left for my adventure at sea, I made a whole bunch of dog treats and sent them to my furry friends around the country. My sister just got a Shiba Inu so I wanted to send some yummy treats to welcome sweet Bailey into our family. I searched the internet for recipes and found lots of recipes that used ingredients like bacon and cheese. I didn’t want to run to the grocery store so I came up with this recipe with what I had in my pantry. Bailey LOVED the treats! My sister said he’s a pretty picky eater and likes these better than the store bought ones!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup boiling beef broth
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg, beaten (or 2 eggs to make treats softer for older dogs)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
Combine rolled oats, margarine/butter, and boiling beef broth in a large bowl. Let stand and soften for 10 minutes. Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, peanut butter, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough comes together. Knead dough together so that it looks like this:
Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness:
Cut out shapes with cookie cutter. I had a hard time finding a bone shape cutter and almost made my own cookie cutter but then I randomly saw this 4″bone cutter at AC Moore:
I cut some smaller shapes using mini cutters for smaller dogs:
Place on cookie sheet. They don’t spread apart so you can fit a lot on a sheet:
All packaged up and ready to mail to my doggy friends all over!