Those who know me know that I don't cook. And I don't mean I'm not gourmet. I mean that I might not notice if the stove broke for 6 months to a year. I am a master microwaver. So it's a testament to my love for the girls that I decided to make treats. Add in the fact that Maggie is really particular about her treats and that I spend a fortune on them, it seemed like a no brainer.
I bought this silicone pan to make treats a couple years ago. And like me and many of my great ideas I did nothing with it. But someone had these at class last week and Maggie thought they were great, so I thought I would give it a try. It's really easy. The hardest part was finding the food processor in the cabinet (How did I even come to own a food processor? I don't think I've ever used it before! It must have been another one of my great ideas at one point.) But the result is treats that the girls are crazy about. I tried one and they're okay. I had one instructor who really wanted me to hold treats in my mouth and drop them while training. Something I wasn't willing to do with store bought dog treats, but I could do with these. I did a batch with chicken and a batch with tuna. I can't tell that they have a preference for one protein over the other. The one caveat is that they don't have preservatives in them, so it's a good idea to keep the excess in the freezer.
I wonder if there's a market for dog treats out there. Maybe that's my million dollar idea. I could quit my job and sell dog treats!