To all of my followers, I must apologize for my recent absence in the kitchen. There has been an awful lot of upheaval in the house over the last month so I haven’t been doing much recipe development.
My Butler has also been very distracted recently. After The Rupert passed away, The Butler did not perform her duties to her usual standards. She was quite forlorn and walked around crying a lot, so I thought it a crass to ask her to help me in the kitchen when she was obviously quite upset. Don’t get me wrong, I miss The Rupert sometimes, as I was actually becoming tolerant of him by the time he died. I just didn’t think he warranted a two week mourning period, but I let Butler work though her grief, as it seemed the right thing to do.
I was wrong. I should have nipped the mourning in the bud and made life all about me again. I missed my window to convince her that I should remain the only dog in the house, and she went out and did something terrible.
She brought home another puppy!
She didn’t consult me, she didn’t ask my opinion, and I certainly would not have allowed it if she had asked me directly. This puppy is a monster. She is cute and bouncy and a GIRL so I can’t be very mean to her. She’s taken over my dog bed, she runs though the house, and she jumps on my head while I’m trying to relax on the couch. Not to mention, she chews my bones! I don’t generally chew my bones, they are honestly more for show, but they are still my bones and no one else should touch them. The puppy comes on all of my walks and the Butler insists on “teaching” her things while we are out and about so it takes longer for me to get to my preferred sniff spots. She also tries to chew my leash, which is very distracting when I am focused on my patrolling. At least Rupert knew the rules.
Needless to say, I have been very stressed out this week, so I finally cracked and decided it was time for some baking. This week called for full blown comfort food for me. I didn’t have a plan when I started mixing, but I liked how the results turned out.
Oswald’s Comfort Cookies
- 2 cups flour (whole grain)
- 1 egg
- 1/2- 1 cup chicken stock
- shredded cheddar cheese (as much as you want)
- bacon (as much as you want)
- bacon grease (as much as you want)
- anything else you want (I actually added some leftover mashed potatoes into the mix…)
Once I had the flour as my base I just began adding all of my favorite things into the bowl. I love cheesy biscuits so I started with that, and then there was some leftover bacon from breakfast so I crumbled that up and mixed it in. Then I decided to melt down some bacon grease and add that too, because, well, there can never be too much bacon.
The mashed potatoes were an after thought but were also a fun addition. I added the egg and mixed that in and the just used enough chicken stock to get it to a dough consistency.
Once everything was mixed, I asked Butler to roll them into small little balls, as I couldn’t be bothered to pull out the rolling pin and bone-shaped cookie cutters today. Then I baked them at 350 F for about 15-20 minutes, or until they seemed to be cooked all the way through.
They turned out really well, and will certainly help to ease my soul in this time of distress. Unfortunately, Butler insists on sharing my creation with the Monster Puppy that is ruining my life, but I will be sure to settle down with a bowl of them this evening once Puppy is in her crate.
Has anyone else out there ever had a puppy invade their life? I am also open to suggestions for framing her for certain household crimes in an attempt to have her removed. Unfortunately, she seems to have seen through my recent attempts (trying to convince her to chew shoes) so I fear I must think of something more cunning. I will keep you all posted.