Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Birthday Boy ~ He's no April Fool . . .


Happy Birthday Webster!

Today is Webster's approximate birthday. He was 9 weeks old when I adopted him from the animal shelter seven years ago. I had to work backwards for his birth date. Today he's 49 in people years but he still acts like a pup.

I "baked" some homemade treats for him. Made up the recipe and cooked these little "silver dollar pancakes" on the panini press. He would flip over backwards if he could. They are really good...like miniature hoe cakes.

I used 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup dry powdered milk, one egg, about 1/4 cup olive oil and enough soy milk to make a stiff batter. I dumped in some Bacos for flavor. I would have used beef or chicken broth for the liquid but I didn't have any on hand. I dropped small spoonfuls on the panini press preheated to its hottest setting. They were done in an instant ... watch the steam ... you'll know.

I ate a couple myself. They're quite good and organic too.



Content in a Cottage

15 comments:

Gal Friday said...

Please wish the young pup a very Happy Birthday for me and Jewel says "Whoo woo woo"(which may translate into "can I have some of your birthday treats?"
I hope you and and Webster have many years together ahead of you.

Leslie Rowlands said...

Well always a fun time when it's a doggie birthday! Woof woof Webster!
Cute, my sis has Labs so I am an auntie to 2
Leslie
lamaisonfou blog

wendy presseisen, said...

what a great idea rosemary! im gonna bake some up for my poppy petunia - she is picky but think she will love these. i dont have a panini press - can i do them in the oven?

Oh and HB WEBSTER! have a fun day today!

Content in a Cottage said...

Wendy...You could cook them on top of the stove in a cast iron skillet or grill pan...just mash the blobs to flatten. I think the top of the stove would be better than the oven. If you use the oven, roll into a log and slice or roll into balls and mash down with a fork (like peanut butter cookies). Do you have a George Forman grill? You could use that too. Webster thanks you for your birthday wishes. ♥Rosemary

Gail, northern California said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Mr. Webster, happy birthday to you. (Be grateful you didn't have to hear that rendition - dogs' ears are very sensitive.)

Tracy said...

What a lucky dog!! Happy Birthday, Webster! And thanks for the treats recipe, Rosemary... cracks me up that you added Bacos :) Think I'll break out the grill so my Bob can be a lucky dog too!

Teacats said...

Brillant idea! And many happy returns of the Day to dear Webster too! He is a truly handsome fellow -- and so lucky to have a such a delightful home. Many blessings on your dear heart for taking him home too!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage (I adore your blog! please could you show us more of your cottage?)

Stacey Snacks said...

We love Webster! Happy Birthday handsome!

Sabina said...

XOXO Webster!! Happy birthday!! You are one lucky guy to have such wonderful treats homemade just for you!!

Deanna said...

Awww, Happy B-Day Webster! You da man! Err, dog!

Millie said...

The happiest of birthdays to our beautiful & most handsome Wonder Dog! Without a puppy of own at the moment, I hope you don't mind sharing him with your Aussie mates!
Millie ^_^

Erica Lee said...

Happy birthday Webster!
You're wonderful!
Erica Lee

Lady Laura said...

Who says dogs don't smile?

Kristie said...

Awww, happy birthday handsome!!

I am going to try to make these for my "brother", Maxwell. He's my mom's black lab and he does love his treats.

kathleen said...

That's one happy looking dog. Best wishes for a very happy birthday!