Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My mom got herself another birtdhay present... that will work in my favor!

Last year, a friend of my mom lent her a dehydrator to make chicken jerky for me. She made it a couple of times and then she gave it back to her friend.

We were looking for one of those machines here in Mexico and we could not find any. One day she visited a site that is more or less like ebay. We found one. Used. At a price of around $500 usd... Haaaa! My mom thought that she is crazy... but not enough to pay that price!

One week ago, another friend of my mom told her that she was going to go to the States and asked to her if she needed something from there. Yeeees! That was our chance. My mom gave her some money and told her what she wanted.... and today we got it!


You know me, right?
I had to inspected it...

Then, my grandma cut the chicken breast and a yam... and I was there making sure she did it in the right way!

The yam... or sweet potato... or camote (hmm... sounds better in english!)

The chicken...

And out to the patio...

It is 8:15pm and I am still waiting for them to be ready.
Wish us luck!

Have a good night


Cole said...

I'm sure your treats are well worth the wait! :-)

Sam and Pippen said...

Let us know if that works because that looks like something week need our mom to buy us for our birthday...

You are a very lucky girl!

Sam and Pippen

Lola said...

Wow. Now that is a great, really fantabulous thingy. Alpha Mom's birthday is this summer. I wonder if she'd like one of those. Probably not so much since she's a non-cooking vegetarian, but it would save a lot of money in the long run. Those chicken jerky treats cost a lot more that just getting the chicken. And I bet home made is like a whole different experience. Hey, have you ever had duck jerky treats? Sometimes they have it at the Wal-Mart around here. I love it!

wags, Lola

BRUTUS said...

AWESOME! Home made jerky and all kinds of stuff? You are one lucky girl, Lorneza!

Brutus the Frenchie

Twix said...

Lorenza, I'm on my way to help you eat those. I know it is too much for one doxie ;o) You sure are lucky!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yeah! Looks like some tasty tidbits will be coming your way soon.

By the way, what's a yawn?

Maggie Mae said...


I will helps you eat those yummys too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Thor said...

Que presente fantástico! Aposto que tudo ficará delicioso! E você é uma garota sortuda!

Frankie Furter said...

Lorenza, I know you got a good one, beclaws my mom has one just like it!!! We also have a different type that works well,too. It smells sooooo yummmy when she makes jerky. Tell your mom that she can also do bananna chips for you and.... SWEET POTATO CHIPS.... My mom soaks those in honey and water furst. Happy Snacking !!!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Be sure to let us know how they turn out, Lorenza. Our Mom has been thinking about getting one of those too.

That was a very nice thing for your Mom's friend to do.

We LOVE yams.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Lorenza! Wow, sounds yummy!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope we can be friends!

Your pal, Pip

Wyatt said...

Hi Lorenza,
Hey, we have one of those gizmos. We use it to make dried fruit, like apples and pears. We never thought of it for dog jerky, Great idea. Thanks!

Wyatt, Stanzie and family

Niamh said...

With all that great stuff in the dehydrator, we can see why you are keeping watch on it. Can't wait to hear about all the delicious treats you will be enjoying.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mayzie said... Most Wonderful and DEE-lish! I can't wait to hears how it all turns out! I gotta talk to my mom abouts getting one of those things.

Wiggles & Wags,

hero said...

It's always seem longer when one is waiting for food... nice of momma to get the cooking thingy just for you.

Licks, hero

Sam said...

I wish we had known you were looking for one - I could've picked one up for you and sent it to you.

The treats really will be worth the wait!


Dory and the Mama said...

WOW...we can't wait to hear how they came out!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

TINA said...

Lorenza, necesitaras ayuda para comer todo eso.

Stella said...

Be sure and tell us tomorrow how the yams and chicken turned out. I think it would be a most good thing to have here!


houndstooth said...

I hear that a watched pot never boils. I hope that's not true for dehydrators! Chicken jerky sounds really yummy right now!


TwoSpecialWires said...

You've got a good friend. And a good moma. And a good new treat machine! After a batch of chicken jerky, OurGirl recommends turkey jerky. It's one of her favorites ... and we like everything she eats!

Let us know what your favorites are! We're pretty sure the list will be long.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Dewey Dewster said...

Geez Lorenza.....there weren't any dehydraters in Mexico ??? My goodness we have a ton of 'em here....Pap used ta make beef jerky....we shall have ta make sure he gets it out again ta make us chicken....just like it is yummy....enjoy it....

Dewey Dewster here....

the booker man said...

miss lorenza!
you are totally a lucky ducky! how awesome that your mama has her own personal foodable drier thingie now, and you can have all-you-can-eat chicken jerky any time you want!!
i have a question...what is a yawn? is that like a yam or sweet potato?
the booker man

Life With Dogs said...

Lorenza, you are going to have one yummy summer! :)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! That's exactly what we want so let us know how you like it. YAH! I heard it takes a long time ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Holly and Khady said...

That's the only bad thing about those dehydrators....they take furever!!!!

I hope you get your tasties soon!


Alli and Frankie said...

How were they?!

Dragonfly said...

Gee Lorenza, you are so patient :-) Hoping the taste is worth the wait!! Enjoy!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh my, dehydrated treats are super yummy! I hope you'll get them soon, Lorenza! *grins*


Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Lorenza, we are not so patient when it comes to treats!
We will be interested to know if you like your treats Lorenza - that is such a good idea for a present.
We just love presents for moms that mean treats for us - it's a win win!!!!
Hurray and let us know what they tasted like.
Martha and Bailey xxxxx

Noah the Airedale said...

What a great idea. We love sweet potato.

Noah x

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Lucky you, Lorenza! I want Mom to buy a dehydrator to make me treats, too.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That looks like a magic machine that makes chicken jerky. We had never heard of it before, now Mum is intrigued. We cant wait to see the 'after' photos of what your food looked like, nummy!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Marg said...

That looks really Yummy. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. It should make some wonderful treats.
Have a great day.

Mango said...

That is a wonderful invention. Good luck. I cannot wait to see the results.



I want one of those. I'll take one yam anf one brest please. I'm not greedy, just hungury.


Daisy said...

We have been thinking of getting one of those, too. I can't wait to hear how it turned out!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

wow! I have never seen a thing like that before!

Sweet Potatoes are beaut!

Sorry I have not been around - we are having internet connection probs, yet again,

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mama!

love from Marvin and Jeannie xxxxx

Madi and Mom said...

Wow Lorenza it is pretty nice of your mom to get herself a pressie that will also be for you!!!
We hope you finally got some of the goodies.

Mom and I want to wish your Mom a Happy Birthday early we know it is Friday, June 25!! We have company coming tomorrow we might be late checking in.
Big b-day hug from
Madi and Mom

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Your Mom deserves it. Happy Birthday, Lorenza's sweet mom.
I'm making a list of beef jerky, turkey jerky, "hot dog" jerky so you can demand your grandma makes them for you soon.
Looks like you're the pawson who gets most benefit from the dry machine, heheh!

Mack said...

I bet you had some delicious treats!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Lorenza
We bet it smells so good out on the patio. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Love Ruby & Penny

Asta said...


Is it weady yet???
I suwe hope so..what a gweat idea , i hope you get lots ow tweats on a wegoolaw basis fwom this new contwaption
smoochie kisses

Fred said...

Good luck! All of that looks so yummy!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Lorenza, your mom sure does take good care of you. you are such a fortunate pup to get home made chicken jerkey and yams. we bet it is going to be delicious!


Kari in WeHo said...

ooo enjoy!

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Sounds snacktastic! We didn't know you could get jerky out of sweet potatos.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Pee-Ess: Remember about oh 200 million years ago we asked your mom for your address? If so we wanted to let you know we mailed you a package on Monday. Hope you like your present! We don't have any pictures as momma went to the un-dogfriendly post office. Bark at ya later!!!

3 doxies said...

Now that is what a call a doxie life. I bets your mom just wanted one of those dehydratorsto makes you healthy foods. You so gots your mom trained...hehehe!

doyle and mollie said...

oh you are SO gonna get treats from that machine - loves and licks

Homer said...

Did we miss your mom's birthday? Sorry if we did and we hope it's not too late to wish her a Happy Birthday!

My birthday is also coming, just around the corner and I think I want this Jerky Machine too and hopefully it won't cost 500USD 'faint'..


Anonymous said...

Wow, $500. is a lot, lucky your mom had a friend. Can't wait till it's done.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - home-made chicken jerky?! You very lucky pup!!!

Clive said...

What a cool machine!

Those treats sound yummy!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that looks like some yummy stuff. All the fun is in the waiting right?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - that looks like it will be really good.

The Army of Four said...

That's so cool - your very own stinky goodness machine! Make sure your mom knows about my recipe for Zim's Stinky Goodness Jerky Treats. The recipe is in my blog sidebar!!
Play bows,

Ike said...


Sherry said...

How long will it take? I'm thinking this is a good way to make dried liver training treats--outdoors because liver is stinky.

kalyxcorn said...

luckee!!! :)

MadameMoiselle said...

That is a fabulous gadget.. Wish my mommy had one too so she can make me lots of treats. The chicken jerky looked so yummy...

Hopefully you will get the jerkies in no time and they taste absolutely yummy...


Coco - The Princess said...

Dried foodables are the best! and you are SO lucky that you mommy can do that for you!!!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! It's your mom's birthday and you scored! You are going to be getting so many yummy new treats, Lorenza!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dennis the Vizsla said...

So THAT'S what became of Darth Tater!

A MilShelb Mom said...

Wow! That looks like a yummy treat for you!
~Milly and Shelby

ocmist said...

We totally LOVE Chicken Jerky and we like yams raw. Maybe we should ask Grammy to use her dehydrator to make us some dried yams? We wonder about dried carrots too?
Grammy loves her dehydrator. She makes beef jerky and rabbit jerky for the people, and dries several different kinds of fruits, too, like figs and persimmons… They’re pretty good, too! The CCC

Oskar said...

That looks like quite a good & delicious investment!