Scouting dumpster finds and supervising projects is hard work. And Gwyneth is truly committed to doing her best. Proof – last week she found this:
This beauty has not moved since we spotted it last Wednesday morning. Every time we walk past it, Gwyneth speeds up with her little tail wagging. Then turns around and looks at me, beaming with pride for her discovery. And it’s a good discovery – the other side of the cabinet has some amazing shelving, and all it needs is a little sanding, wood filler and paint. We desperately want to give it a makeover and a good home, but this piece is still on the sidewalk for two reasons:
1. It’s roughly 7′ long x 4′ high, and despite all the furniture rearranging we’ve been doing in our heads, there is absolutely no room for it in our apartment. We’re up for giving it a shot, but…
2. It’s two blocks away, and we’re a little shy about asking the maintenance guys in our building to help us with this one.
So if you live in NYC and have the room, you can pick up your prize on West 28th Street and 10th Avenue. Alternatively, if you live in NYC, have a truck and want to enable our Dumpster Diving addiction, we’d love to hear from you. Regardless, someone please put us out of our misery!
So now you understand – Gwyneth is good at what she does. Which is why, rather than start another project for her to supervise, I decided to make Saturday, Dumpster Dive Scout Appreciation Day. We celebrated with lots of walks, uninterrupted naps and these homemade T-R-E-A-T-S. Here’s the recipe if you have a four-legged sidekick who’s earned a little extra spoiling.
Dumpster Dive Scout Appreciation Treats
Recipe from Gourmet Sleuth
Bone-shaped cookie cutters
3.5c all-purpose flour
2c whole wheat flour
1/2c skim milk powder
1T dry yeast
3.5c lukewarm chicken broth
1 egg beaten with 2T water
- Preheat oven to 300 F.
- Mix together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal and skim milk powder.
- Dissolve yeast in lukewarm broth and let sit 10 minutes.
- Stir broth in flour mixture until a soft dough is formed.
- Prepare cutting board and rolling pin with flour and roll dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
- Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough and place on baking sheet lined with foil.
- Brush biscuits with egg wash.
- Bake 45 minutes.
- Turn off oven and leave in overnight to finish hardening.
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