Christmas Dinner Terrine for Dogs
Our pets are a part of the family, and many of them will be joining us for Christmas dinner. This is an ideal recipe to use up left-overs after Christmas dinner, and is a great way to involve your dog in the festivities. This recipe will make a large terrine big enough for approximately six meals for a medium sized dog. You can easily adjust the measurements accordingly depending on how many leftovers you have.
- Cooked left-over Christmas dinner turkey, pigs in blankets etc. (2 -3 large handfuls ideally)
- Cooked left-over Christmas dinner vegetables (parsnips, carrots and spouts are all fine for dogs, again 2 – 3 large handfuls)
- 150g mashed potatoes
- 4 sheets of gelatine
- 500ml chicken or turkey stock
- Chop up all your Christmas dinner left overs into bite sized chunks and set aside. Make sure to remove any bones.
- Soak the gelatine sheets in a bowl of cold water for approximately five minutes until soft.
- Warm the stock in a pan, then dissolve the softened gelatine sheets fully into the stock.
- Line a loaf tin or a large plastic box with cling film.
- Add your left overs to the tin a layer at a time, pouring over a little of the warmed stock and gelatine mix over the top of each layer. It looks particularly attractive if you layer each type of food – start with a layer of turkey, then a layer of sprouts, then some bacon or ham and so on, adding a little stock after each new layer.
- Pour the last of the turkey stock over the leftovers in the tin, then top with a thick layer of mashed potato.
- Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 12 hours, or ideally overnight.
- Once set, serve in slices for best effect, or simply spoon into your dog’s bowl and top with gravy.