Tasty Tuesday – Tail-gating

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our tenth  participating post!

The NBA Championship begins tonight between our Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Here at Casa Jet, we will tail-gate… RIGHT MOM?  In case Mom needed some K9 inspiration, I shared the following link from Rodale for 5 healthy treats.  HINT, HINT!   What?  These require a dehydrator? Hmpf… this will not do… at least for tonight…

What Mom? … Mom asked me, one of her Kitchen K9s,  to share a human recipe capturing the Miami Heat theme as well as the backyard mangos which have started to drop. Then she requested a K9 recipe capturing the Miami Heat theme, however, with different fruit, since mangos are not the best for K9s. Scooby Doo Academy trained Investigator Jetty on the job!

Pineapple-Mango Chili Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions:
  • Start off by making simple syrup – bring water to a boil, add sugar and stir until completely dissolved.  Set aside to cool.
  • Add mango and pineapple to a blender or food processor and puree.  Mix in simple syrup, chili powder and cayenne pepper.
  • Pass the mixture through a strainer, and discard all solids.
  • Pour into Popsicle molds, and wait patiently while the freezer works its magic.  (Mom, The Kitchen Counselor, says you can make a granita if you do not have molds!)

Smoothie Dog Treat

  • 1 cup melon (no seeds) – (Jet: must be cantaloupe for Heat colors, unless you find a deep reddish color watermelon!)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana

Directions

  • Puree the fruit together in a blender to make a smoothie.
  • Once you have made the smoothie, you can either serve it straight away, (freeze in ice cube trays – our idea!) or freeze in containers to make a special fruit Popsicle. .
  • Don’t forget that you can stir in applesauce instead of pureeing apples for your smoothie.

Another, Let’s Go Heat, Let’s Feed Jetty, day!

We’re Being Good But…

Hey It’s Jet Here.

JJ and I have maintained “Best Behavior” status as far as Mom knows. She zipped in yesterday after Job 1, organized for Job 2, grabbed an hour of sleep, unloaded and packed all of the frozen fruit for Job 3 in addition to packing items for Job 2 and loaded car. JJ accompanied Mom during each loading trip. She thought Mom might like her to stay in the car to make sure nothing moved. I waited at the door in case they needed last minute assistance.

                                                       

Six hours later, when Mom returned, JJ kept Mom company while she unloaded items from Job 2. My human sister, Rachel, thoughtfully with a few chuckles thrown in (because we had MORE fruit), placed the now frozen bananas in the freezer for Job 3 today. Mom said that Miss Mary Ann graciously allowed Mom to fetch the bananas even though the clock reflected a late hour.

                                                   

The three of us then headed out for an abbreviated constitutional. JJ and I did our business faster than usual and sniffed and smelled the wonders of outside less than usual. We sort of understood not receiving our dental snack because of the late hour and Mom had a few other things to do before sleeping.

Then… I learned that Mom’s class made Moroccan Chicken in Puff Pastry, Arugula, Feta Triangles with Cilantro and Puff Pastry with Strawberries and Cream. What did she bring her faithful family? ZIPPO! REALLY MOM!

Jetty, the class participants eat what they make and take any leftovers home. I did not eat any of the items either if that makes you feel better. Just slightly Mom, just slightly. After this week concludes, we need to have a CHAT!

Anytime after Thursday my boy…

Another great but left out of the tasting loop day.