My family has 2 dogs -- Muppet, my 9 year old Maltese and Rowdy, Dad's 4 year old rescue terrier mix. Muppet will eat pretty much whatever you set down in front of him. Rowdy, on the other hand, is the very embodiment of the picky eater.
I also have 2 American Buff Geese in the back yard, both females. Each Spring I get eggs, the exact number depends on how the birds are feeling. This year, not so good; but that's another story.
I usually collect the eggs, blow them out, then use them for crafting or just decorate them as gifts. Today was egg blowing day. I blew out 12 goose eggs. The shells have been washed and are drying. The edible portions have been put in half-pint jars and placed in the freezer for future cooking.
Most of the eggs will be used to make dog food. Following is the recipe I use.
1 goose egg
1 half cup frozen peas and carrots
Scramble the goose egg in a microwaveable glass bowl. Add the frozen veggies and scramble again. Be sure to break up any clumps of veggies.
Microwave bowl and contents, depending on the machine, about 3 minutes or until the egg is thoroughly cooked.
Cool. Break this omelet into bite size chunks and serve.
In our house, this will feed 2 dogs 1 meal each. And they LOVE it.
Bon Apetit, Fido!
Cooking as Creativity
Cooking can be a creative act. At the very least, unless you merely heat something up, it is an act of MAKING and gratifying as such. I cook as often as I can. Sometimes, though seldom, I work directly from a recipe; this is MAKING. Sometimes, I work totally from "instinct" using what I have on hand, considering the likes and dislikes of my family, thinking about what I'm hungry for, and coming up with something totally unique; this is CREATING. More often, it's something in between working with memories of recipes and the restrictions of the pantry. This last is less creative, but still qualifies. At either end of the spectrum, cooking can and should be fun and gratifying. And you get to eat the results!