My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Equine Breakfast

Like most recipes this might not be something you need or like, but for me it is essential. We have a pony, Napoleon, who is a senior citizen. Napoleon has really bad teeth and wasn't eating well, so a solution had to be found. My friend, Cindi, who has all kinds of animals had the solution I was looking for. Off to the feed store I send my brother, of course he wasn't happy.

Now on my "back porch" I have a fifty pound bag each of rolled oats, cracked corn and sweet feed. I am ready to save Napoleon.

In a microwave safe bowl I mix some of all of them, enough to make about a pound. My brother said not to over feed him. Chop two carrots and cook until tender; add to oat mixture; add about 1 cup of water. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes. It will be very hot but I want it to still be warm when I get it to him. Now stir in about 1/4 cup of molasses and mix well.

Did I mention you should be dressed, it's 10 degrees,(long underwear, sweatshirt, jeans, heavy socks, boots, down jacket, scarf , gloves) and ready to go to the barn before you start this. Now out the door with the oatmeal, being careful not to burn yourself, and don't fall, there is ice under that snow that's falling.

I hope this has helped with any equine feeding problems you may be having.

What sweet little pony wouldn't love a warm soft bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. He ate it all.

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