Monday, December 23, 2019

Puppy Presents

All right, if you want to be sticklers, the dogs are not puppies.  One is 12 and the other five.  But my dogs have always been puppies.  And puppies need Christmas presents.

What a jim dandy time to make the sweet potato chews I've been meaning to get to for... hmmm... a long time.

The recipe warns not to get the slices any thinner than 1/4".  I actually measured.

Then crank up the over to an easy 250 F and leave them for 2.5-3 hours, turning once.

This was at the 1.25 hour point.  Shrinkage occurs as they dry.

I think I may need to play with width and length of baking time.  Some of mine are crisp, not chewy.  And I may go lengthwise next time as well.

But for now there are two sloppily wrapped sweet potato packages in the frig waiting for Christmas morning.

Shhh.  Don't tell the pups.


  1. Ooh, if only I had some pups....
    Maybe I could make them for the neighbors :)
    Hope your Christmas celebrations are happy ones.

  2. Hope the pups enjoyed their Christmas treats - clever you making them. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year.

    1. Louise, did you give your hens any special treats for the holidays?

  3. My hens are spoilt rotten every Day!!! As well as their layers pellets they have cabbage, tomato, cucumber, mealworms (their very favourite) and help themselves to the wild bird food. They think every day is Christmas - but why not, I love them and spoil them - perhaps too much!! Oh and the cats have been promised some new toys - when I can be bothered to get to the shops.