A Thanksgiving Dinner… for your Dog!

 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means that we all will be busy gorging ourselves on turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole with the little marshmallows melted over it, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, maybe some ice cream on top.

The point is by tomorrow afternoon I’ll be laid out on the couch deep in a food-induced coma. I probably won’t recover fully until Christmas… and then I’ll do it all over again.

Now, all my furry pals will certainly be begging for scraps, but in our household, we don’t like to encourage bad habits. Plus, there’s always the concern of what human food is safe to feed to your doggo, and what isn’t.

We don’t risk our pets’ health by feeding them table scraps, but don’t they deserve a Thanksgiving feast of their own? Of course, they do! So, here is a fun and easy recipe for those of you who really want to spoil your dogs!

GOBBLE TURKEY

Ingredients

3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into quarters

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1 lb. ground turkey, white meat

1 cup peas

½ cup carrots, washed, peeled, and sliced into 1 in. pieces

Directions

Mix the apples and cinnamon in a sauce pan with 1 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are soft. Remove from heat and cool. Combine the turkey, peas, and carrots in a food processor and puree until the mixture is creamy. Take mixture and spoon into greased cupcake pan and fill to about 2/3. Transfer the contents of the sauce pan into the food processor and puree until smooth. Top off the meat mixture to fill.

Bake at 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes. Allow to cool, before removing from pan. Keep for up to a week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

 

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What is that I hear? Is someone making food… To the kitchen!!
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Quarter three large apples.
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Once cut, sautee in a large skillet.
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You’ll know when they’re finished because they’ll be a beautiful golden brown, and your house will smell divine!
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Hazel’s been reeeeeeal patient…
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Be sure to grease your muffin pan!
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The apple topping looks and smells delicious!
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O.K. Hazel, we get it. You’re ready to eat!
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Now the whole crew is in on it… Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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