Thanks for the comments yesterday and the emails, as I had two emails asking how I make the dog food I thought I would devote todays post to that.
(all approx amounts)
1kg of beef mince
1.5 cups of raw rice (brown or white)
1 cup of raw Barley OR Lentils
1 cup of raw Pasta
2 cups of chopped Vegetables (anything you like but NOT onions or leeks)
1 tablespoon of Vegemite or Peanut Butter
Place all the ingredients into a large stock pot. Cover with water and stir to break up the mince. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and fill the pan up with some more cold water, stir and leave to cool completely.
When it's completely cold portion up to suit the size of your dogs. I get 12 meals for our two small dogs, I add either a handful of their usual mixer or half a slice of brown bread to the food when I serve them.
I always put that nights tea into their dishes, put a two portion tub into the fridge and the rest get frozen.
Label it carefully, because although it would be fine as a supper for your husband, it's not really to human tastebuds.....very bland according to Lovely Hubby!!
I spent ten minutes trying to get a shot of Suky licking her lips, because she was between each mouthful and I didn't manage it once!
It works out as 23p per portion if you have to go out and buy all the ingredients from scratch, if you use the supermarkets value lines for the mince, dried goods and value frozen veggies. Of course if you have all these things already in the house it's easy to use some of them for the dog food and keep the rest back for your own use as normal.
Pretty good value I think for a dog food that is not full of nasty additives and preservatives.