Monday, July 19, 2010

Birthday Treats

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??


Unknown said...


Definitely needs to try these!
Wish we had one of those uber-cool bone molds butt I will settle for a regular ice cube tray

Dasha and Frankie the Frenchie said...

Those sound delicious! We will make some too and do our own taste testing :o)

Sonic said...

So yummy looking!

BTW, did you get our email about Flatty? Let us know, ya? Thanks!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

My mom is such a tight butt that she makes my frosty paws and flavor Ice in OLD Recycled butter tubs. SHeeeesh.
Hey Brutus... how are your wedding plans coming??? It is a real shame that you couldn't SEE the pic of Stell in her wedding gown. Va Va VAAAAh VOOOOOOM. You know you are gonna have to get fitted for a "monkey suit" don't you????? BOY is that ever FUN... NOT NOT KNOT!
I just booked the Elgin THUGS to play at our reception. I haven't even told the girrrls about it yet.

Anonymous said...

Drooling... Ah nuts! The paper I wrote the recipe on is all wet now and the ink ran.

Mom, can I borrow your blow dryer?
And your glasses?

Brutus, can I borrow your Mom?

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have made something similar to that but we like the addition of honey. Mom, please make us some. And can you also try to find one of those cool molds that Brutus, Mason, and Carmen have?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

Those sound like they'd be really fun to make. Where'd you get those adorable bone shaped ice trays? I'm so tempted to do something like that and bring it to class!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Brutus, that is just the saddest little face in that last picture. I hopes your momma is gonna make you more! My mom made me some sort of like that last night but we have to wait til tonite to eats 'em cuz they had to freeze. Humans are crazy like that. I'm with you in that I would just like to eat them "as is."

Wiggles & Wags,

houndstooth said...

Brutus, you need a chef hat for helping out there in the kitchen! Those frozen treats look delicious and I'll bet you have lots of good friends after sharing them in class! Happy Birthday again!


dw said...

That does sound real good! Mmmmm may have to do that for meself (without the dogbone shaped freezy thingy)

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Those look mighty tasty! We might have to print that recipe and leave it out for mom as a hint.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh you guys are lucky mom made those treats for you. I would have grabbed that spatula thing and ran. Careful of sis, you better remind her who the boss is..
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Glad you all enjoyed them!
Your mom was very nice making them for you!
Yes! Your mold is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Yummy dude! Where did your mom get that mold shaped like bones? Soooo cool!

Scooter said...

Thanks for the reciepe Brutus. I will have my mom get the stuff and make some this week. Cant wait!!


Cassie said...

That looks like a really tasty treat! The pics of you 2 with your tongues out are soooo cute. We LoVe to eat our peanut butter pops that mom makes for us in our kongs. Now whenever the peanut butter is out we make a run for the kitchen thinking it's for us!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Kari in Alaska said...

mmmm those look really tasty!

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Duke said...

We love your supervisor pictures, Brutus! Your serious glare really got the job done perfectly! You have us drooling!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

I was a little worried when I saw the blender come out, you know, fear of smoothies and whatnot. But turned out great.

Yeah, labradogs don't often chew their foodables. Just in one end and out the other.


Mia said...

The momma does something very similar with fresh berries instead of bananas. We call the puggy pops!! She usually has to make them on a much larger scale as they are quite popular at the mini meet up!! I'm gonna have to have her try it with the nanas next time!!



Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Those dog bone molds are pretty nifty! I must talk to Mom about those; she thinks she's all clever by putting yogurt in a Kong and freezing it (well, she's always got multiples in the freezer) thus making it 'a little work' for us to get to the frozen yogurt. It keeps us 'occupied' (or something). I think those bone molds would make getting at the frozen goodness all that much easier... I must say, the three of you did Most Excellent Snoopervising - no doubt that is why they came out so well!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

PeeEss: I went swimming yesterday - actual, feet off the ground swimming in the pond stuff. And no life jackets with nifty handles, either! (Apparently I am born of two "water dogs" and thus do not have the propensity to "sink like a stone" like some breeds I might mention... Heehee.)

Puglette said...

those treats look yummy! i have always wondered if they were tasty myself.

happy belated birthday, brutus!!
i hope all of your wishes came true!

Kitty+Coco said...

What a face in that last pic Brutus! You were such a good helper and looks like you licked the place clean. Mom is jealous of your bone mold. Where did ya get that?? Haha, Carmen's eyes were about to bug out.

Kitty and Coco