Doggie bags…as treats and extra Valentine goodies

The “dilemma” of leftovers and “doggie bags”.  
Is it a “dilemma”…or another opportunity for a thank-you
bon-bon for your patrons…furry friends too.
Think:  kitchen baked treats as extra panache.
…and just in time for Valentine goodies + uniquely elegant ways to express patron appreciation.
The Menu Shoppe has it covered…discover unique ideas and tips.
Here’s some kitchen-made treat ideas.  All natural goodness.
Easy Cheesy Dog Treats
1/2 cup shredded Cheese
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
Preheat oven to 325° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, kneading well after each addition.  Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a sweet cookie cutter of  choice. Place on your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
…and what about wintertime exercise.  So here’s extra goodness.
Low Fat Carrot Treats
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/8 cup water (you may need to add an additional 1/8 cup water)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350° F. Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana. Then pour in the applesauce and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture.  Stir until thoroughly combined. Knead the dough in the bowl.  Fold out onto a floured surface and continue to knead until a dough has formed.  Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.  Using a cute cookie cutter–cut out into 3 inch pieces. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place the cut-outs on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.  Let cool completely on a wire rack.
*tip: Leave the treats  in the oven overnight, and the goodies will be crisper.
…or gnaw on this…
Beef Glazed Green Bean Dog Treat
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, low or fat free
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup green beans, mashed (see note below)
1 cup beef broth, reduced sodium, plus 1/4 cup for glaze
1/4 cup milk, low or fat free
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350° F
Gently toss the cheddar cheese and the flour in a large bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, mash the green beans. Stir in the broth, milk, and olive oil to the green bean mixture. Make a well in the center of the cheese flour. Pour in the green bean mixture and mix thoroughly.
Knead the dough in the bowl until combined. Fold out onto a floured surface and continue to knead using extra flour. Knead until you have a firm dough. Cut out shapes. Place the cut outs on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of beef broth into a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the broth onto the cut outs. Bake for 30 minutes.
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