Wow - is it Monday already? How did that happen?
Last thing I new it was Wednesday, and I had promised to follow up Brutus' birthday post with another about the treats I made him! I guess things got a little hectic after that, as we had an agility trial to get ready for and compete in - more about that forthcoming, including videos. But for now I'll make good on my promise to tell you about the tasty birthday treats! After all, I left you hanging with this photo to make you drool:
We first heard about these treats on Lorenza's blog, then saw them again in a post that Sugar did a few weeks ago. Here's the recipe in case you haven't seen it yet:
Banana Honey-Nut Frosty Paws
1 ripe banana
4 oz of plain yogurt
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients in a blender, pour into ice cube trays/molds
Freeze for about 2 hours.
(it also says you can substitute 1/2 cup water for the yogurt)
Sounded pretty yummy & easy to make, plus it's been so blazingly hot there - thought they would be a perfect treat to make for Brutus & company. The whole production was closely snoopervised by Brutus, with Carmen and Mason hovering nearby (if you look closely, you can see Mason's snooter low in the picture).
They were really easy to make, just put all the ingredients in the blender and hit "liquefy". After everything was blended, I let the Frenchies do a little taste test to make sure it met their approval.
Hey, I said a little taste test! Great, another spatula with teethmarks in it.... And who's tongue is that??
OK, seriously Brute - we have to save some to freeze!
Brutus made sure I didn't spill a single drop of the tasty goo while filling the molds.
It took some work to convince Brutus that they really did need to go in the freezer.
Fast forward 2 hours, and voila! Home-made Frosty Paws!
Something tells me these will disappear fast.
Yep, I was right. This is the only picture I got of Brutus with his treat, since he woofed it down so fast. Even Carmen was shocked how fast he grabbed it!
I made sure Brutus shared (he would have gladly eaten them all), as Carmen was really licking her chops!
Mason ate his in one bite (hence no photo), but then also helped to make sure everyone's bowls were licked clean!
The treats got rave reviews from not only our clan, but also Brutus' classmates, who were happy to have a ice-cold treat after our agility lesson that night. I have to admit, I actually tried them myself, and would be happy to have one of my own for dessert! Thanks to Lorenza and Sugar for sharing the recipe - we love it!
What do you mean they are all gone??