Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Garfield Recipes with Cattitude Cookbook Review

Meow! I always think of lasagna when I think of Garfield the cat. His favorite foods are clearly pasta, lotsa lasagna and pizza! Gooseberry Patch created a cookbook with over 230 recipes just to featured Garfield's favorite recipes!
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I'm an Early Bird Reviewer for Gooseberry Patch. I love getting early sneak peeks at their cookbooks before they are for sale! This allows me to post a review of some of their recipes and offer one as a giveaway to one of you!

This cookbook is unlike any of their other cookbooks that I have reviewed. Instead of a particular food or event theme this book is based on a fat cats love of food! The dedication page states, "To fans of Gooseberry Patch and Garfield everywhere...brought together by a common love of yummy homestyle food!" You will find quite a few pizza and lasagna recipes in this book!

Below you will find a chapter by chapter review of some of my favorite recipes that I will try or have already tried.

Breakfast is Served...Time to Get Up!-Creamy Scrambled Eggs & Chives, Cheesy Scramblin' Pizza, Brown Sugar-Glazed Bacon, Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts (recipe coming soon), Kitchen Cafe Mocha (recipe soon), Upside-Down Apple Muffins, Lazy Cat Pancake, Breakfast Banana Split

First Lunch, Then a Catnap-Happy Burgers, 5 Alarm Chili, Lazy-Does-It Beefy Lasagna Soup, Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly, Baked Chili Fries, Horseradish Dill Pickles, Jim Davis (Garfield's creator) Spicy Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Pizza Sub

Snack Attack!-Garfield's Pizza Bites, Chef's Surprise Tangy Meatballs, Yummy Tuna Spread, Pizza Pretzel Nibblers, Peanut Butter People Chow, Pull-Apart Pizza Bread, Mexi-Corny Popcorn Shake, Pizzeria Popcorn Sprinkle, Chocolately Moo Cow Shake, Sweet Rainbow Popcorn

Lotsa Lasagna, Pasta & Pizza-Classic Lasagna, Bachelor Style Skillet Lasagna, Bow-Tie Lasagna, Emergency Lasagna, Creamy Chicken Lasagna, Ravioli & Meatballs Pronto, Upside-Down Pizzeria Pot Pie (making soon!), Hot Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Fresh Bruschetta Pizza, Cheesy White Pizza

It's Dinner Time...Now!- Delicious Drummies, Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Newfangled Tuna Penne Casserole, Chicken Chimies, Smoky Grilled Corn, Salad on a Stick (making soon), Mustard Glazed Carrots

Dinner is Over...What's For Dessert?-Garfield's Birthday is June 19th so pop back in to get his Golden Birthday Cake & Best Ever Bakery Frosting Recipes, Picnic Basket Cake, Luscious Strawberry Pie (post recipes in a few days), Frosty Butter Pecan Crunch Pie, Jumpin' Java Soda, Fizzy Milk Punch, Odie's Peppermint Bark

Animal Snacks- Garfield's Tuna Treats for real cats (we are making these) and Odie's Sit Up & Beg Biscuits for real dogs

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Chef's Surprise Tangy Meatballs (sub)

Ingredients
2 lb ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 1/3 c. chili sauce, divided
1/2 c. grape jelly

Directions
In a large bowl, combine beef, eggs, salt, oats and 1/3 c. chili sauce. Mix well with your hands; form into one-inch balls. Place in an ungreased shallow 13"x9" baking pan. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes, until meatballs are browned; drain. 
Meanwhile, combine jelly and remaining sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until mixture is well blended. Add meatballs; simmer until heated through. Meatballs may be kept warm in a slow cooker while serving. Makes about 5 dozen. 

Kitchen Tips: These are great to make sub sandwiches. Make them ahead of time and wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm.
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Chocolatey Moo Cow Shake

Ingredients
2 c. milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
3 T. chocolate syrup
optional: crushed ice

Directions
Combine all ingredients except ice in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into 2 glass over ice, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Kitchen note- We crushed our ice with the shake.

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(Photo by Anna)
The cookbook is full of Garfield cartoons, pictures, freezer meal and kitchen tips! Even Garfield has tips on how to cut calories and fat without giving up flavor! What a fun cookbook for teens, newlyweds, new moms and any Garfield fan! Never forget that that the four basic food groups are meat, vegetable, dairy and catsup.

(OVER) Want to win your own copy of this mouth-watering cookbook? I'm keeping this super easy for you to enter. Giveaway ends 6/7/13


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