Friday, August 19, 2016

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie: Easier Than You Think

Chicken Pot Pie

All time favorite at my house.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Make Dog Treats At Home: Natural, Quick and Easy

Delicious Dog Treats Using Stuff On Hand 

The other night I was making a chicken pot pie from a chicken I had boiled earlier in the day.
I needed the broth to boil my potatoes and carrots in, it creates a richer flavor in the pie.
Well, you know how you get that chicken stuff that floats to the top of the broth.
Stuff that I skim off and toss. 
I thought to myself, "why are you throwing this away?, your dogs would love it"
as they were swarming around me.
It was like a light bulb went off. 
Make some dog treats with it!

I finished draining it and put that chicken stuff in a bowl.
Walked to the pantry and grabbed some good stuff for them.
I ended up grabbing oatmeal, Flaxseed meal and pumpkin seed meal.

Mix it all to a consistency that looked like it would bake well.
I happen to notice a half eaten apple that someone just left on the counter.
Wasn't that sweet of them.
So I grated it up and put it on top of the dough.

I used a round cake pan lined with parchment paper and 
pushed the mixture around the pan to a thin layer.

Baked it with the pot pie at 375 degrees.

When it looked and felt crisp, I took it out to cool.
After it cooled I was able to break into pieces.

The dogs loved it.
I love treating my doggies.

My hubby jokes that our dogs eat better than we do.
Really its because they don't complain about my cooking :)

These were so easy to make and were done at the same time of the pie.
Which was a bonus.  Dogs were happy and I loved having a treat for them.

I wanted to share this not really because of the recipe but because of the easiness of 
making use of what we have and not being wasteful.

My Dog Treats Ingredients were:
Chicken pieces (residue) and broth
Flaxseed meal
Pumpkin seed meal
apple pieces.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Chiari Malformation 2 Years After Surgery

2 years after Decompression surgery

2 years later....

Espen swam with a dolphin this past summer

It has been 2 years February 24, 2016 since his Decompression surgery.
I thought it would be nice if I would share with you how he is doing.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Coffee Table Makeover DIY

A friend asked me to redo her coffee and end tables for her.  She loved the quality and durability of her tables, just wanted a new look.
I have never refinished furniture for anyone but myself.   I was a bit nervous, 
due to being a perfectionist.
I told her I would and I am glad I did.  She loves them.

I wanted to share with you the before and after.
Refinishing furniture is pretty easy and I hope that you will be encouraged to 
tackle a piece of furniture in your own time.