It’s that time of year again. For those who live for football, the best day of the year. For those who don’t like football, well, it’s a great excuse to sit around, eat great food and be with our friends and family, whether they have two legs or four.
It’s no secret that Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle is the man. A handsome gent of sorts who even breaks out his football on this one day of the year. Any other day would not be apprawpriate for a Sheriff, but even Brickle likes to kick back every now and then. Now, do not ask him which team he is rooting for. He prefers to remain mysterious.
What about Deputy Digby Pancake? Well, Digby loves pancakes. And more pancakes. And many more pancakes. But on this one day of the year, even Digby likes to change up his snack requests and hold his football while napping…before his snacks. When the snacks arrive, you better believe he drops the ball. Literally.
These 2 Traveling Dogs work hard all year to network shelter animals, show people how fun it is to get outside and how much fun it is to adopt! So for these guys, it’s a great excuse to serve them up some great snacks at their SuperWoof pawty! And we are more than happy to share the recipes. Actually, the Sheriff said we were arrested if we did not share. So here they are!
Nothing is more simple than this recipe. And wow, does it smell great.
1 pound of ground turkey
Mozzarella Cheese Cut Into Pieces
Cooked Sweet Potato Chunks
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take ground turkey and roll into balls. Stuff chunks of mozzarella cheese and sweet potato in the middle. Make sure to roll again to that the cheese and potato is on the inside. Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool. Serve!
Bury Your Boneless Chicken Wing Things
Chicken wings are one of the most popular football game appetizers. But we all know that dogs can’t have hot sauce, butter or fried foods. They won’t miss any of that with these pawsome chicken strips!
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders. Soft frozen makes them easier to slice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Juice from one lemon
2 Tablespoons Honey
Your choice of dog-friendly seasonings: parsley, rosemary, sage (preferably fresh and chopped very fine)
• Rinse the chicken breasts and remove any fat, which slows down the dehydrating process and will shorten the jerky’s shelf life. Fat may also go rancid quickly in dehydrator.
• Slice the chicken into strips about 1/4- to 1/8-inch thick; slicing with the grain. This will make the treats chewier!
Coat the strips with oil, lemon juice, honey and seasonings. Put in Ziploc bag and let marinate overnight.
• Place the strips on the dehydrator tray, spacing them evenly; make sure they do not touch. The drying process depends on adequate airflow between the strips.
• Put the tray in the dehydrator, turn it on and set the temperature for 140 degrees.
It will take between 3 and 12 hours for the strips to fully dry, depending on how you cut the chicken and the dehydrator settings. To determine the dryness level, remove one strip from the dehydrator, cut into it with a sharp knife and examine the inside. When the meat is completely dried, there will not be any moisture and it will be the same color throughout. If it needs more time, put it back in! Keep checking until chicken is dry but not brittle.
When your chicken jerky is done, store it in air-tight containers or zip-lock bags. Refrigerate the containers for an even longer shelf life. Safety first!
side note: If you do not have a dehydrator, follow the above directions, however, set oven at 200 degrees and bake for 5-6 hours. Let cool.
Sweet Pup-Tato Skins
These can be topped with any dog friendly ingredient that your dog enjoys. Versatile, fun and yes, you can share!
Two Large Sweet Potatoes (Preferably Organic) Baked And Cooled
One Small, Red Bell Pepper
Shredded, Cooked Chicken
Mozzarella Cheese Chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise in half. Scoop out some of the sweet potato to make room for the toppings. Fill with your dog’s choice of toppings (suggestions are listed above). Sprinkle with olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool, serve!
How much fun is a SuperWoof pawty? Great food and having an excuse to be together? Yeah, pretty great. But don’t forget before the game, during half-time and or after the game to get outside, take a walk, or a hike and let your dog get out some energy! These snacks are more calories than your dog is probably used to, and we want to make sure we keep our dogs fit and healthy. That way, game time will be fun for everyone and you will have many more games to enjoy together!
We hope your favorite team wins and everyone has a great day!
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ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR VET BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR DOG’S DIET! OR SHERIFF BRICKLE SAYS, YOU. ARE. ARRESTED.