I have been cooking for my furbabies for several years. This is my basic recipe that I sometimes change by adding 1/2 cup of barley and/or 1 cup of oatmeal.
I cook in a very large dutch oven pot and do not skin the chicken until it is almost done.
I use a whole chicken or sometimes a 10 pound bag of thighs and legs. While it's cooking in boiling water, I brown 1 pound of ground turkey or 1 pound of ground beef in another pan with a little olive oil. I put the veggies through the food processor (several carrots, 1 sweet potatoe, 1 Zucchini, 1 or 2 yellow squash, broccoli, and green beans). Remove the chicken to a plate to cool so you can skin, debone and chop. Add 1 cup brown rice to the pot and cook acording to directions on rice package.This would be the time to add the barley also. Return chopped chicken and ground meat to pot. When almost done I add the veggies so they just steam. Mix everything together and take up in freezer containers. I use one pound butter containers and one will feed 5 small (maltese/yorkie size) for one day. I take one out of the freezer to the fridge to defrost and then warm in the microwave to feed. This makes about 12 or 14 butter containers, enough for my five for about 2 weeks.
When I am ready to feed them I sometimes add salmon, or sardines, or scrambled eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, or yogart to make it a little different for them. My furbabies love this food and have stayed healthy for about six years eating it. I also free feed kibble.
For snacks they like apple, carrots, asparagus, sweet potatos, green peas, brocolli or green beans (all raw). They also like Cherrios and Vinna sausage.