I swear I didn’t cry when the widow drove Tod out to leave him in the forest. I was cutting onions…cuz this is a food blog. No crying here, just onions. Man, this movie is good, and so sad. It could be because dogs and foxes are so cute. There wasn’t too much food in the movie, but the highlight was the widow’s raspberry jam!
There are a few times where fresh milk is shown.
There really isn’t a recipe besides buying a cow, and milking it. But we wanted to experience what Tod experienced. Selling raw milk is illegal here, except if the milk is sold directly from the farm. So we drove 1.5 hrs outside the city to a dairy farm and got a gallon. Man, it was delicious. So rich and creamy. Some people even claim it’s better for you. So if you’re in an area where you can get some fresh milk, I highly recommend it.
Widow’s Raspberry Jam
When Tod is getting chased by Amos Slade, we see the widow cooking something on the stove.
We’re not sure exactly what it is, other than it is some red substance in a pot. I figure, why not make some raspberry jam. It makes sense that the widow would be making something like that.
I had no idea that making raspberry jam was so easy! It turned out delicious.
- 4 cups mashed raspberries
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
- Place raspberries in a large pot
- Using a potato masher, mash the raspberries
- Heat the raspberries on high until they reach a full boil
- Boil for 2 minutes
- Remove from heat
- Add the sugar and lemon juice
- Place back on stove and bring to boil again
- Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly
- Remove from heat
- For a thicker jam, beat with an electric beater for 4 minutes
- Pour in jars and refrigerate.
Tod’s Birthday Cake
In the saddest part of the movie…that I definitely didn’t cry in…the widow is driving Tod away. She looks at a photo of him on his birthday with a big ol’ cake.
We have experience making treats for dogs from the 101 Dalmations post, so we decided to make a doggie cake because foxes and dogs are pretty similar, right?
Our dog loved the cake.
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 4 pieces bacon (save grease for frosting)
- 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 package of cream cheese
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- bacon grease from cooked bacon
- 1 tbs milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold.
- Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and bacon, mix thoroughly.
- Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the mixture.
- Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
- Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Place package of cream cheese in bowl
- Add in the peanut butter, bacon grease, and milk
- Beat with electric beater until smooth.
- You may add veggie oil to thin it out or corn starch to thicken it up as desired
The milk was amazing. The raspberry jam might be one of my favorite recipes. We tried it on crepes that day too and it was divine. Our dog loved the foxy cake (and it wasn’t HORRIBLE for human consumption).
Now go watch Fox and the Hound. It’s on Netflix.
Milk – 7/10
Raspberry Jam – 10/10
Foxy Cake – OHMYGOSHFOOD!/10 for dogs, 5/10 for humans