BONE Appetit: Country Breakfast Two Ways

Audubon Park Willow Tree // May 30, 2016

Audubon Park Willow Tree // May 30, 2016

My sister and I are city girls. We love our visits to New Orleans’ Audubon Park, but most of our outdoor adventures involve leash walks along busy urban streets and evenings at boisterous dog-friendly establishments. So we were both super excited when our humans told us that we would all be spending a weekend in the country. They said the location would be a big surprise, but the preparations for our getaway would start in the kitchen . . . which I think is the all-time best place to start preparing.

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Mornings in the country need to begin with a hearty breakfast–for dogs and humans–and any hearty country breakfast needs to include three key ingredients: eggs, bacon, and cheese. My human mommy turned to The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook from the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company, and that’s where she found a quick and easy breakfast treat recipe with just six simple ingredients: oat flour, rice flour, shredded cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, eggs, and water. You’ll notice from the photo above that the bacon we used was 100% natural with no preservatives. My human mommy must admit that she has never ever made this healthy choice when preparing bacon for humans. But the people from Bubba Rose suggested it for pups and people and, Mommy said, nothing is too good for Miss Harper Lee and Tallulah Bee.

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Mommy combined all the ingredients . . .

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 . . . while Tallulah and I watched. I was well-behaved and supervised from a respectable distance. Tallulah was a little more . . . shall we say . . . eager.

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We let Mommy roll the dough and cut the treats into pretty flower shapes. Tallulah and I would have helped with this step, but our lack of opposable thumbs and need for a little mid-morning  doggy nap prevented our assistance.

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 Tallulah and I had a tiny taste test, and let me tell you that we definitely approve of these bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast treats. Mommy quickly stored them in an air-tight container and told us that we’d get to enjoy more on our country getaway. The anticipation nearly did us in.

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And for everyone who thinks that my human mommy only makes doggy treats when she’s in the kitchen, I present to you a human breakfast treat that she made for our country weekend: Breakfast Bake Recipe. She used the leftover ingredients from the dog treats she made. Wait a minute: Don’t the dogs usually get the leftovers? Not at our house. 😉

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Here’s the human breakfast recipe:

4-1/2 cups seasoned croutons (about 10 ounce)

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

1 medium onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained

8 eggs

4 cups milk

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon pepper

8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  1. Sprinkle the croutons, cheese, onion, peppers and mushrooms into two greased 8-inch square baking dishes. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Slowly pour over vegetable and sprinkle with bacon.
  2. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to three months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Completely thaw in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Yield: 2 casseroles (6 to 8 servings each)

So you’ll just have to wait to see the human breakfast casserole finished product . . . just like Tallulah and I had to wait until we got to the country to enjoy the rest of our doggy breakfast treats. Any ideas where we went for our getaway?

15 Comments on “BONE Appetit: Country Breakfast Two Ways”

  1. u28ajb says:

    Yummy :).Hope you two enjoyed your trip away as much as the treats!

  2. Emmadog says:

    That all looks pretty yummy! You are lucky you don’t have to eat the human stuff…did you see it has fungus? My mom says mushrooms are fungus and we wouldn’t want fungus amongus 😉 She is good at picking the shrooms out of everything. Enjoy!

    • Oh, Emma, if only you could see the disgusting things my sister and I put in our mouths while we’re on our morning walks. Fungus is the least of our problems. 😉

  3. Jess & Mini says:

    We’re country girls and we have fun when we get to go to the city! By the way, that all looks delicious! Your mommy sure does make some yummy lookin’ human food and dog treats.

    • It’s so fun to experience different things. We live in a really flat place, so a mountain adventure would be really fun for us. Maybe one day. And Mommy loves to spend time in the kitcvhen. She says it’s her therapy.

  4. Your mom is a good cooker! I LOVE that the humans got to use up the doggie leftovers. So far, this sounds like a good country weekend.

    Love and licks,

  5. Oh gurls!!! YOu are soooo lucky! I can’t remembers the last time Ma made ME cookies!!! okays, yes I can…NEVERS!!! so wrong……butts I digress…..Those look mighty tasty, and I am thinkin’ you gurls need 87 containers of them, just in case you gets lost in the woods or somethings! Oh, and Ma says she can’t waits to see the human version all cooked and ready to eats!
    Ruby ♥

  6. Piglove says:

    Mommy says that I can overlook the pork products since I’m not that kind of oinker. And yes please. I would like a biscuit… of course minus the bacon… and some eggs please and thank you. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Jan K says:

    Both of these recipes sound great, and I have some of that uncured bacon in my fridge right now. Looks like I’ll be doing some cooking and baking soon!
    Hmmm…I was trying to think of where you might be going, and I seem to remember you have a favorite place in the country. I can’t remember the name of it though! We’ll stay tuned. 🙂

  8. Yum. Lots of good cooking at your house. Hope you had a nice get away.

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