— pl n
1. the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the heliacal rising of Sirius (the Dog Star)
2. a period marked by inactivity
Today was HOT! And inactivity seemed to be the theme of the day. Other than splashing around in the pool (Second day in a row) we did not do a whole heck of a lot.
The in-laws have a new addition to their home.
Fred. The Basset Hound.
He is adorable. If we did not have two dogs already, I would seriously consider dog-napping.
I could not do a post about Fred and not include our Izzy, since I did not include her in yesterday’s post. (She even swam today, but was not very thrilled about it.)
I did not bake anything today, nor did I cook. I did however, want to post a recipe, and thought a homemade dog biscuit one would be perfect. Our dogs love these. (well, they will eat anything really, but these are good for them, and they smell good)
Even if you don’t have a dog, these make great gifts for family or friends who do.
Peanut Butter and Banana Treats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.
Stir together the peanut butter, banana,honey and egg in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well.
Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.
Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.