Surprise party food

Possibly the most important aspect of a surprise party — other than pulling off the surprise — is serving up something delicious for both species.

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Sur-pear-ise party puddin’

2 cups cooked oatmeal

2 chopped pears

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp margarine or vegetable oil

1 jar banana baby food

Directions: Combine oatmeal, margarine, and baby food, mixing thoroughly. Fold in strawberries. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and microwave 10 seconds. Makes 6 small servings.

Accompaniments for people guests: Add bone-shaped cookies to the usual party fare. Sugar cookie dough works beautifully; steer clear of chocolate — just in case in any of the canines get the wrong idea.

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