All The Extras, Please

This is Peanut Butter Brickle.If someone asks me if I want extra of anything, usually, well, I am going to say yes. Because how do you know if someone will ask again? And I think that I can at least save it for later. Or, I can give it to someone else. Like Fruitycake. Yes, I love that fruit loop.

When Girl Person asked me if I wanted dinner for breakfast yesterday, surely, I said yes. She said it was going to be a bit special. She was testing out some recipes for a turkey dinner with all the extras.

And I said, please. Please. I will take that.And more extra with my extra.

I am aware that not all dogs have the choice of whether to have anything extra at all. So sharing that turkey dinner with all the fixins’ and all the extras was very meaningful to me. Yes. I have had many special dinners in my life. I have shared special dinners with special people.

And I don’t take those for granted either. If you have a chance in life for anything extra, don’t take it for granted. And share it with someone else too. Your extras will go twice as far. I know this for a fact. Because the love we get from others helps us to help others.

So I thought that I would pass on the extras today and give you Girl Person’s recipes for the deliciousness she made me and Fruitycake. And…if you have any extra time…I bet your dog would love dinner for breakfast one day soon too.

Enjoy! Bone appetit!

Basil Mashed Potatoes

2 Golden Potatoes

Olive oil

1/4 cup fresh, chopped basil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wrap each potato in olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool completely in oven. Once cool, unwrap and mash with fork. Sprinkle with olive oil to taste and basil!

Baked Turkey Tenderloin

2 pounds of boneless turkey tenderloin

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon chopped, fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Coat turkey in olive oil and oregano. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn off oven and let cool. Slice into desired chunks.

Fancy Green Beans For Dogs

1 frozen package of organic French green beans if available. Or any frozen green beans will do.

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup boneless beef stew meat

Sauté meat, olive oil and green beans in a pan. Let cool.

Pumpkin Purée

2 miniature pumpkin

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap each pumpkin in aluminum foil. Bake pumpkins for 40 minutes and let cool in oven completely. Unwrap pumpkins when cool. Take peel off. And core. Leave seeds! They are great for dogs. Mash with a fork or spoon and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Now, you may think this is just a bit extra…well, I am extra. Fruitycake is extra. And your dog is extra too.

When someone does something that goes beyond the ordinary, we notice. And your dog notices too. Whether it is a meal, or extra time to sniff on our walks, we notice what you do for us, just like you know what we do for you.

-Peanut Butter Brickle

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