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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Homemade Dog Food?!?! Yes, I Did!

A few weeks I posted about making Homemade Doggie Biscuits and what a hit they were with Eowyn. She ate her last one last night. I guess I'll have to make some more, huh? After I posted that recipe I got an email from my brother. He had forwarded my blog post to a friend and his friend responded with another biscuit recipe AND a recipe for dog food. Hmmmm. I was intrigued. I read over the recipe over and over and came to the conclusion that I actually had all the ingredients on hand and it looked easy enough. All the ingredients were leftovers from previous Angel Food Ministries boxes except for the oats and the eggs.

I am stranded at home today due to Chris' van being worked on, so I decided to take the plunge and actually make this homemade dog food.

Here is the recipe:
Ingredients:

3 cups dry beans (I used pinto beans)
3 Tbs. minced garlic
3 cups rice
1 lb. finely chopped meat
2 lbs. frozen chopped veggies
1 cup rolled oats
4 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

Rinse beans and soak overnight in 6 cups of water (Or you can bring them to a boil, set aside, covered, for 2-3 hours until they are hydrated).

Add the garlic and simmer for 2-3 hours or until the beans are tender.


Here are the beans as they simmer away.

While the beans are cooking, brown the meat in a pot, then add 5 cups of water and the rice. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is done, then add the veggies, oats and eggs.


Here is the meat all chopped up.

Combine the beans, meat, rice, and veggies.


Yum!! ;-) All Done!

Place in containers to freeze.


All ready for the freezer.

Note: The recipe I was given says this is enough for 12 meals for a 45 pound dog (1 1/2 cup servings). Eowyn is 13 pounds, so I expect it to last much longer.


I think we have a winner!

However,


It appears Eowyn doesn't like broccoli either.

3 Readers Shared Their Love:

REAL ME said...

love it! what a neat post. and idea! What kind of meat did you use?

*carrie* said...

I've made dog biscuits before, but I never thought about making him food. I'm sure our springer spaniel would love it!

ames said...

My pups are such picky pants, they always prefer homemade, this looks great to try. Not big broccoli fans either.

I *love* your pup's name, Eowyn!!