Homemade dog food – Make it, portion it, freeze it, win!

Homemade dog food with chicken, scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy

A couple days after putting up the post on how to make your own dog food, I found some more pictures I had wanted to share.

The above is where I roasted a whole turkey, deboned it, and mixed it with cooked rice, peas, carrots, some leftover potatoes (not many), and some scrambled eggs. Below shows it with some gravy. Appetizing, huh? I swear, dogs dig it. :P

Homemade dog food with chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy

And this? This is a whole lot of plastic wasted, but it means it could all be tossed into the freezer and my mom could pull it out, one serving at a time (about a cup for Buddy), microwave it, and be done.

Homemade dog food with chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, rice, and gravy - Split up into ziploc baggies to freeze

I would also freeze a couple days’ worth in plastic bowls that could be thawed out in the fridge and then scooped out for each meal. For the sake of convenience, this made it just as easy as having store-bought food on hand.  And because it was only done once a month or two, the effort saved a bunch of time, money, and health in the process.

Turducken Week – Turdunkin doughnuts with coffee gravy

Turducken using dunkin donut doughnuts, hashbrowns, munchkins, tim hortons, coffee gravy, sprinkles

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a turkey brined in Dunkin Donuts coolattas, filled with munchkin doughnut holes, and covered with a syrup and sprinkles.

Turducken using dunkin donut doughnuts, hashbrowns, munchkins, tim hortons, coffee gravy, sprinkles....served as drumstick with mashed potatoes and gravy and munchkin stuffing

And what do you serve with a strangely sweet turducken? Mashed hashbrowns and the munchkin stuffing covered in a special coffee gravy obviously. You knew it couldn’t be a Dunkin’ Donut turducken without the coffee being thrown in there somewhere, too, right?

As usual, someone was nice (proud?) enough to share all the pictures, ingredients, and reviews of the whole process so we can indulge vicariously through their efforts. Do you think you would eat this?

Turducken Week – When 3 regular birds just isn’t enough

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Here’s the top 5 turducken variations I’ve seen that take the whole “chicken in a duck in a turkey” thing to another level.

1. 12 Bird “True Love” Turducken – Turk-oo-du-fo-mal-sin-ail-tridge-on-sant-en-duck

12 bird mega turducken 12 bird turducken

1. Turkey, 2. Goose, 3. Barbary duck, 4. Guinea fowl, 5. Mallard, 6. Poussin, 7. Quail, 8. Partridge, 9. Pigeon squab, 10. Pheasant, 11. Chicken, 12. Aylesbury duck

Holy cow, right? The ‘”true love” bird is modeled after the 12 days of Christmas, feeds 125 people, is roughly 50,000 calories, and takes 8 hours to cook.

2. 5 pound bacon turkducken – Turbaconducken

5 pounds of bacon turducken

Sure, it looks like just a turkey or maybe a “plain ol’ turducken” wrapped in bacon, but really, every bird piece inside was also wrapped in bacon, totaling 5 pounds worth of bacon.

3. Goochiphetridge and Quaducant

Turducken with different birdsturducken with different birds

The standard three birds are too boring apparently, so these guys mixed them up. The first is a goose, chicken, pheasant, and partridge. The second is only 6 pounds total with a quail breast and duck breast stuffed with Creole sausage and then placed in a deboned pheasant (quadruple threat).

4. TurBaconEpic

“A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig.” = 79,046 calories and 6,892g of fat

This was actually the first Epic Meal Time video I ever saw. If you’ve never seen any of them, uh, prepare yourself…it’s a lot of food, so not-always PG references, and maybe even a few gross moments of indulgence.

5. TurBaconEpicCentipede with Baconators

Same rules apply here with not-so-PG references, crazy indulgence, and a whole heck of a lot of food. Lots of birds, lots of bacon, lots of pigs, and lots of YouTube celebrities at this crazy celebration.

Turbaconepiccentipede with turduckens in pigs in a line