Monday, April 23, 2012

Polenta for the pooch (and you too!)

Written for dogs by a dog
I'm a sucker for doggie-centric things. And you know that I love to cook. So, I adore my 'Throw me a Bone' cookbook, written by a sweet Cocker Spaniel named Cooper Gillespie for his canine friends.  

'Polenta Squirrels' are a particular favorite from this cookbook. Cowboy Jack absolutely LOVES them. They're super easy to make. I cut the polenta into cubes, freeze them individually on a tray, and throw them into a Ziploc bag for freezer storage. I pop out one or two at a time, and Jack is happy to eat them frozen. 

This recipe can easily be doubled and you can take half for the Humans, add your favorite spices (such as Campfire Dust from Van Roehling), cut it into big squares which you can sear on both sides and top with a homemade tomato-basil sauce. 

There were four cubes on the plate. Jack stole one as I was taking the photo!

Polenta Squirrels
4 1/2 cups of water
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Bring water to boil. Turn it to low. Gradually whisk in cornmeal, constantly stirring so it is not lumpy. Allow it to gently finish cooking, still stirring, about 10 minutes. 

Stir in parsley and cheese. Pour into 8"x8" glass dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into small squares or use a cookie cutter to make them fancier.
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  1. what a fun cookbook!
    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. Sounds good, but I'd wanna eat it for myself.

    Cute blog!

    FEST (food, style & travel)


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