Dog food components are in these pots.
The recipe has evolved since then, taking advantage of whatever I have on hand, but the basic ingredients remain the same. I offer it to you, in case you may be inclined to try something like this for your own dogs.
Connie's Dog Stew
In the smaller pot:
2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds ground turkey
1-2 pounds pureed/ground organ meat (today's organ-du-jour is chicken liver)
In the larger pot are lots of colorful vegetables ... frozen ones today, fresh ones when I can in summer:
One package each of peas, carrots, broccoli, lima beans, green beans, and kale, simmered till tender with just enough water to cover them in the pot. No corn! When the veggies are tender, I puree them in the pot with my hand blender. I do this because Ruby eats so fast that she almost doesn't chew, and Winnie has only one tooth and she can't chew. Stir in one large can of pumpkin puree (or add orange squash to your original veggie mixture)
Cooked rice. I use half white rice and half brown rice, two cups each when uncooked.
Kibble, amount varies
I mix the meat and rice, then stir this mixture into the vegetable puree. Add kibble, one cup at a time, until most of the extra liquid is absorbed. I divide the stew into plastic containers, 600 grams each, and store it in the freezer.
Not picking out that one extra gram from this container just to get a perfect photo.
I know that cooking food for the dogs like this is better for them, and it makes me feel good to know that they are happier and healthier because of my efforts ... all of this cooking and mixing sure does crap up the kitchen, though.