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November 1, 2009 by Tails Magazine in Food, November 2009 with 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Dinner for the Four-Footed Family

By Morgan McMillan

Show your furry pumpkin some gratitude by preparing his very own Thanksgiving feast this year. Follow the recipes below for a cornucopia of nourishing treats that will make your pet roll over with thanks right along side of you.

Side dish

Sliced Apple

Baked Apples

Ingredients:
2 apples, sliced thin
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the apples in a greased ovenproof dish and sprinkle with the orange juice and cinnamon. Bake for about 20 minutes and let cool before serving.

• Pears can be substituted for the apples.
• If you don’t want to turn the oven on, you can make these in a skillet until the apples are soft.
• Let cool before serving.
• This recipe can be doubled because your dog will love them.

Main course

Cranberries

Cranberry Turkey

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
1 cup cooked egg noodles, small width
½ cup cranberry, jellied
½ cup green beans, drained
½ cup peas and carrots, drained

Place the diced turkey in a bowl. Add the egg noodles, cranberry, green beans, and peas and carrots. Mix well and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to three days.

• This is a no-cook meal that your dog will love.
• Cook up a whole bag of egg noodles and keep in the refrigerator to use all week.

Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Biscuits

Pumpkin Pie Biscuits
Yields 30 biscuits

Ingredients:
1 ½ cup unbleached flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ cup filtered water

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Measure the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger into a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
3. Make a well in the flour and add the canola oil. Mix on medium speed using a paddle attachment until crumbly. Add the pumpkin and peanut butter, and stir until combined.
4. Add the water all at once and mix until dough forms and all the ingredients are combined.
5. Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and gently knead until dough is smooth and soft. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick and cut the biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
6. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12–15 minutes until they are dry and firm to the touch. Turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in another 20–30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.

Baked Apples and Cranberry Turkey courtesy of:

Three White Dogs Cover

Three White Dogs Cookbook,
by P.J. Blue, iUniverse books,
ThreeWhiteDogs.com

The Everything Cooking for Dogs Book Cover

The Everything Cooking for Dogs Book,
by Lisa Fortunato, copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc.
Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Media, Inc. Co. All rights reserved.

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