Saturday, April 4, 2009

People Stew

My intention was to use the stew beef that My Beloved bought for Cora to make her a fancypants dinner to help her forget her sore ear. Heaven knows, an invalid's appetite needs tempting with some unusual treats and she has been milking us for sympathy ever since she got home from the vet.

But, oops!, when I told the vet my idea, he frowned. Not a good idea to feed dogs, especially recuperating dogs, people food. Nixed it. Phooey. Shoulda kept my mouth shut.

So, I made People Stew instead, a version of Beef Bourguignon substituting shallots for the pearl onions, adding lots of red wine, and simmering it
in the crock pot after browning. It was okay, not great, although the goozle at the bottom of the crock pot was once again stellar. I didn't cook it long enough and I forgot the bay leaf. Onions would have been better than shallots in this case. But, it was edible and we edided it.

Cora had no complaints when I slipped her one little cube of meat - she wolfed it right down. Shhh, don't tell the vet!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Chilebrown said...

Let's shoot for a week from this coming Fiday for Fava's. That would be the 17 I think. They are just starting to come in. You may get a couple of deliveries after that. I know you will love them.

Just bake you doggie some cookies and tell them they are from Mojo & Oscar.

Saturday, April 04, 2009  
Blogger Anna Haight said...

I'm sure Cora is feeling all your loving attention!

Saturday, April 04, 2009  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

Back in the day, when I had a dog, we used to make a "doggy stoo" every week. Meaty soup bones, varous veg, rice, all cooked up with some vegemite in the pressure cooker. It was suggested by the vet, we were trying to get some meat on the bones of said doggy. Worked a treat.

Saturday, April 04, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, okay, that date is on my calendar. If the vet pooh-poohed the stew, how's he going to react to bacon dog biscuits?

Anna, Cora is _soaking_ it all up! Turns out she's an accomplished dramatic actress as well as a great companion. :-)

Morgan, maybe it was the vegemite that did the trick? I'm inclined to agree that a little stew would have helped the healing rather than hurt it, but I was too shaken by the attack to argue the point with the vet.

Sunday, April 05, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

My vet is always the first to recommend some tender boiled chicken and steamed rice for sick doggies. Go figure.

Sunday, April 05, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, shoulda asked him why not - maybe he'd have relented?

Sunday, April 05, 2009  

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