Friday, January 7, 2011

A Piece of Cheese

Cheese is used most commonly for cooking and eating and at our home we keep a variety of different types in our refrigerator.

We usually shred our own cheese especially when we make tacos. (My favorite taco recipe is at the end of this post.)

However cheese does have other uses too. You are probably thinking about the old fashioned mouse traps when cheese is used to catch an unwelcomed critter. I have also used peanut butter on a mouse trap and that works well too.

Let me share with you another use for cheese that has helped us with a problem with our dogs. We have three great dogs, and we try our best to keep them healthy.

Each month we give them a preventative pill to keep them free from Heart Worms. They like the soft chewy kind, but on my last purchase I ended up with some firm pills that they did not want to accept.

My husband had the perfect solution and this is what he did. He took a slice of cheddar cheese from the refrigerator and cut it into three even strips.

Next he cuts one third off of each of those slices. Taking the larger two thirds, he wraps the pill and made sure our dogs could see the other small piece waiting.

It is a good thing our dogs like cheese, so as he held up the small piece so they could see it, and offered the wrapped pill, they quickly took it knowing they could have the other piece as well.  It worked like a charm, and their prevention is good for another month.

If you have dogs that need tablets for a cause, you might try this next time, if they hesitate to take their pills. Cheese is good and it deceived our puppies into taking their medicine.

In life, we need to be cautions because Satan often tries to hide something undesirable by making it look decent and respectable. That is what he told Eve, Just take a small bite and prove to yourself that you have been kept back from something good. As Christians we must be wise and harmless as a dove and watch out for that old trickster!

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Tacos (Home Made) Hint: Do not use Taco seasoning mix (use chili powder)
One pound hamburger, crumbled as you fry it, and then drain the fat.
1 tsp chili powder, ½ tsp salt, optional 1 tsp dried parsley flakes.
1 can tomato sauce

Fry corn Tortillas in hot oil and lay on a paper towel.
Fill each tortilla with a big spoonful of the hamburger
Top with: Shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped onions, chopped tomato or Salsa
Wrap in a napkin and enjoy. For tostadas use flour tortillas.

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