Sunday, May 2, 2010

A birthday feast fit for Kess the Beagle

There is a saying that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. The same is true for a beagle. My humans, knowing this beagle's heart, decided that the best birthday treat for my eighth birthday is food, food and more food.

Note: this post comprises of lots of pictures of food. So, my fellow dog bloggers, proceed at your own risk if you haven't eaten. This beagle will not be responsible for any damage to computer keyboards as a result of excessive drool!

To kick off the celebration on Thursday, instead of my usual 1/2 cup of Innova kibbles for breakfast, I had a hard-boiled egg, with half a yolk. Mum said yolks are high in calorie, so she removed half.

Unfortunately, mum had a project due on that day and could not make the special home-made dog treat for dinner . But she made up for it the next day with a homemade beef burger pattie. Mum says it is unbelievably simple and can be combined with the makings of a human dinner and muttered something about killing two birds with one stone (I don't think she meant it literally!).

Kess' birthday dog burger pattie recipe:
300 - 500 gm lean minced beef
1 egg, beaten
1 slice of bread, crumbed
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to about 375 degree fahrenheit (190 degree celcius).

Mix the ingredients above. Use a tablespoon to scoop a large portion of the mixed minced beef. Flatten to a pattie. Repeat for as many as you wish to give your dog.

Kess' mama's meatball recipe
For human dinner, season the balance of the minced beef with salt, pepper and herbs. Scoop into meatballs/patties, as desired.

Lay the doggie home-made treat and the meatball for human dinner on a lightly-oiled tray. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let it cool before serving this healthy and delicious treat to your very excited dog. This beagle had her beef pattie served on a bed of sliced raw carrots and a slice of freshly-baked wholemeal baguette.

For humans, cook some pasta and serve with a classic tomato sauce.

The results:

Dessert was also very healthy - an apple, de-seeded. Apparently, an apple a day keeps the doctor (our in this beagle's case - the VET) away.

Burrrppp..this is one happy beagle! What a great way to turn eight years old.

A birthday quiz - Which did Kess eat first?:
1) Beef pattie
2) Wholemeal baguette
3) Carrots

Leave a comment or select your answer in the poll posted on the top left corner of my blog.


Tracy Tan said...

Happy Birthday Kess!

Martha said...

Happy Birthday Kess. That was a great birthday feast you had - wish we had been there to help you. You are looking very good at eight - thanks to your super healthy diet we are sure!
We think you ate ate the bagette first - cos we would have.
The pattie second and the carrots third!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Kess!!

That is a SCRUMPTIOUS birthday feast! I would have gone for the baguette first coz I LOVE bread - it is my favourite treat!!

Honey the Great Dane

Sapphire said...

Happy birthday (: sapphire's sleeping. i'm drooling ;p

oh which pic did u see bokeh? i'm using a nikkor 50mm, f 1.8 to get better bokeh effect. besides the kit lens, we also using tamron (17-55mm, f 2.8) and tokina (11-16mm, f 2.8). original nikons are too expensive.

say i'm thinking, it could be fun meeting up so i can have another beagle model ;p

Molly the Airedale said...

Thank you for the drool warning, Kess. Mom covered the keyboard for us! What a birthday feast that was! We voted for the beef to slide down your throat first!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Happy BirthdayBarkday Kess!

What a pawesome feast!

We are drooling here too!

PeeEssWoo: I voted kharrots bekhause I LOVE mine!

Lorenza said...

Kess! Happy Birthday!
Your meals to celebrate your big day sure were delicious!
An egg instead of the kibble sounds great to me!
Glad you enjoyed it a lot!

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Happy Birthday Kess!!

I would have gone for the beef pattie straight away! So did you, didn't you? But, Cookie might have gone for the carrots as he loved vegetables.


River said...

Happy Birthday Kess! You are just getting better not older! I would eat the burger first so I say you ate the burger first.

love & wags,


Happy Birthday Kess. Yes what a way for a beagle to spend a birthday with all that yummy food. We love apples too. Tomorrow its Dixie's 4th B'day and in two weeks Jazz's 7th B'day so we are expecting yummy treats and cake. Hope our birthdays are as good as yours was.

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One Little Birdie said...

Happy Birfday, Kess. Sorry we're a little late. Boy does your birfday feast look good.

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Birthday Kess! What a great feast you had! Sorry I am too late.
lots of licks,

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Princess Patches said...

Happy Barkday, Kess! Sorry we're so late. We seem to be late a LOT lately! We think you ate the patty first. At least, that's what WE would do!

Penny & Patches

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