Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken "Meatloaf"

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Mmmmm, Tuesday, the tastiest day of the week!  I usually love to get into the kitchen and cook up something delicious, but I was just too exhausted this week.

So, when in doubt, I force the pug to do my work for me.  She decided to use Good Food Cookbook for Dogs for inspiration; that is the book that I told you about in my last Tasty Tuesday post.  It took her awhile to pick which recipe she wanted to try.  She moves so slow sometimes.  Ugh, if I hadn't been so exhausted I would have gotten up and done it myself!

FINALLY, what seemed like two days later, the pug picked something. 

She chose to use the "Mice on Rice" recipe for inspiration.

First, she had to grind up some chicken breast.  [sidenote:  the pug is a bit of a food snob - everything from scratch!]

Then she chopped up some carrots...

And some oats and an egg...

Thankfully, I woke up just in time to help clean up the oats that she spilled all over the floor.

While I was busy eating oats off of the floor, Lilo the pug mixed all of the ingredients together.

Next, the recipe called for the mixture to be shaped into a loaf.  Since neither Lilo nor I have thumbs, we asked our ape-like human for some help.  Lilo made sure to stay close by for quality control purposes.  

After the "meatloaf" was baked and cooled, Lilo cut it into small pieces and served it over some dry dog food (instead of rice).  

Then it was time to DIG IN.  It was delicious!  I think I will have to force the pug to cook for me more often!

Here's the recipe that we used for inspiration (from The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs, written by Donna Twichell Roberts (ISBN: 1-59253-067-2)

Mice on Rice


* 1 lb of ground turkey or chicken
* 1 cup of old-fashioned oatmeal
* 1 1/2 cups of grated carrot
* 1 egg
* Cooked Rice


1.  Place chicken, oatmeal, carrot, and egg in a large bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.

2.  Place meat mixture on a foil-lined baking sheet and pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.

3.  Remove from oven and let loaf rest for at least 15 minutes.  Using a mouse-shaped cookie cutter, cut loaf into mice.

4.  To serve, sprinkle cooked rice over dry dog food and place one or more mice on top of the rice.  Makes approximately 12 mice, plus scraps.

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  1. Mm! My two would love this! In fact, anything they could get their paws on, they would love!


    1. That's pretty much the case in our house, too - if we can swallow it, we eat it. LoL!

  2. How nice to have your own personal chef!

    1. It really is! Although, she doesn't have much of a choice in the matter LoL!

  3. I couldn't help but wonder what this photo shoot would have looked like if you had borrowed my pug. You'd get a blur of ingredients all over a messy face, I think. Liam will NOT sit still when there is food involved. Your pug is a much better model! @JeanDion from Welcome to the Menagerie

  4. I love the "Mice on Rice" title so much; I think I'll try a version of this - I know Laika will definitely appreciate it.

  5. And I have to say I'm very impressed by your manners. I caught Laika on the counter once and she wasn't so polite about it lol.

  6. I don't think Luna would have cooperated this much! She would have tried to gobble everything up before it was even finished, but the end result looks yummy!
    -Jessica from Beagles & Bargains

  7. Oh my goodness, Lilo the Pug SHOULD wear her cooking hat more often...I LOVE her pictures!!

  8. Is this for real?? A cookbook for dogs? I have to find out why all the other dogs get to play in the kitchen but me not fair!