The New Holiday That You Should Be Talking About

November 13, 2019
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We here at Mix 98.1 (at least Rebecca Wilde and Kat Simons) are excited to learn about a new holiday called Wolfenoot.  Pronounced Wolf-uh-Noot

From the official website, Wolfenoot is "when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. People who have, have had, or are kind to dogs get better gifts than anyone else."

Wolfenoot was created by a 7 year old boy who doesn't even own a dog! His mother says he is just a really good kid and she's never had to teach him to share. 

On Wolfenoot, you eat roast meat (because wolves eat meat) and cake decorated like a full moon (below) and make homemade treats for your dog (recipe below). But you can celebrate any way you want!  Vegetarians don't have to eat meat and you can eat pie instead of cake.  The creators only ask that you express kindness with kind acts or small gifts either for your pup or each other or both!

Wolfenoot. is on the 23rd November and if you do you are encouraged to post pics with #wolfenoot. You can find in on Facebook or get all the info and some Wolfloot on their website. Let's all HOWL about it.  

Here are both the recipes for the Full Moon Cake from the Chicago Tribune article about Wolfnoot:

Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 6 minutes (plus cake baking time)

Makes: 8 servings

They "took the easy way out with a packaged cake mix and packaged buttercream icing. If you’re really tired, buy the lemon curd for the filling too."

Filling:

3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed

1 box yellow or white cake mix prepared to package directions and baked in two 8- or 9-inch round layers

1 container (12- to 16-ounces) prepared white frosting

Blue or silver edible spray paint or spray food coloring

1 Make the filling: Combine lemon juice and zest, sugar, eggs and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the first bubbles appear on the surface and the mixture is thick enough to show tracks from the whisk, 6 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before using.

2 Place one layer of cake rounded side down on a platter. Spread the top generously with lemon curd. Place top layer rounded side up on top of bottom layer. Frost top and sides of cake with white frosting.

3 To make the stencil for the man-in-the-moon’s face, find an image you like on Pinterest or Google. Enlarge it to the size needed to fit in the center of the cake, then trace it on waxed paper or parchment paper. Cut out the stencil’s features with an Exacto knife.

4 Place the stencil on top of the cake and use the edible spray paint to color in the design, making sure the stencil does not curl. Several light coats are better than one heavy coat. Remove stencil carefully. Use both ends of an egg to make large and small “craters” around the face.

The DOG treats go as follows:

Wolfenoot dog treats

Prep: 25 minutes

Bake: 20 minutes

Makes: 40 to 48 treats

A batch of these will surely get you amazing Wolfenoot gifts. Pumpkin is a stomach-soother for dogs, so these treats are a good choice if your pup has a ticklish tummy. Make sure your peanut butter doesn’t list xylitol (a sugar alcohol sweetner) among its ingredients; it’s extremely toxic even in small amounts to dogs and many other animals. Birds and cats also like these treats. If you’d like to cut treats out with cookie cutters, add 1 to 2 cups flour to make a rollable dough.

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

1/2 cup each: peanut butter, applesauce

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups rolled oats

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 or 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray.

2 In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, peanut butter, applesauce and eggs. Stir with a rubber spatula until mixture is smooth. Stir in baking powder, mixing well, and then rolled oats.

3 Portion the mixture out by the tablespoon or small scoop onto the cookie sheets. They won’t rise much, so you can put them quite close together. Wet your fingers and pat the portions into flattish disks.

4 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until treats are lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing. Put a couple of days’ worth out, and refrigerate or freeze the remainder.

Woof

Enjoy!