Keeping it Real: Cheese Chewies

People keep asking me if I’m ready for Christmas. It makes me anxious. But soon Friday will be here and it won’t matter if any of us are ready. And my darling children will delight us with gratefulness and Christmas cheer. Right?

 I love their sweet faces. Don’t you? These are the kind of faces that get lots of things in their stockings. Like lumps and lumps of coal. Speaking of faces and sweet ones, look at this old pic I found of my brother and I at Christmas. Don’t you love my perm? I especially like my puff paint shirt. Dude, it was all the rage. I think I had pants that matched. I’ll bet my mom loved washing those. Thanks, Mom.
 Yeah, so I had to share this with you to keep it real, and let you know I don’t wear those earrings anymore, and I love my skin in this picture. Plus, I wanted you to meet my brother Ken. He’s older now too, but you could pick him out from this pic, maybe. We had this tradition at Christmas that they girls and I are reinstating. You know what it’s called???!! Cheese Chewies!!!

So, this is a Christmas goodie for your pets. I guess you could make them for people if you want, but it would probably be people you don’t like…who have really sharp teeth.

Supply List:

  • counter to work on
  • wax paper
  • American cheese single slices
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • hole punch
  • ribbon
  1. So, line up your pets, and tell them in a high voice that you have a surprise for them. They will be excited. They won’t know why, but they will be excited. Pets are fun like that.
  2. Then, get some wax paper and spread it on your counter.
  3. Unwrap the cheese and use the cookie cutters to cut them into shape.
  4. Allow to dry overnight.
  5. Use hole punch to make a ribbon hole in the top of the chewie. You don’t have to do this part. You could at this point just pile them up in a bowl for presentation on Christmas morning.
  6. Or, you could tie a ribbon around the hole and hang the chewies on the bottom part of the tree where your dog can reach. I’m not sure why my mom allowed this. She was very meticulous with organization and my dog lived outside most of the time.
  7. Give to your deserving pets on Christmas morning. Or undeserving, depending on how gracious you are.

I love Cheese Chewies. And I loved making them with my brother. Love ya, Ken!

Hope your getting ready is fun and productive and free of angst.

Merry Christmas!


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