The two older dogs, Smokey and Spot, are still looking a little thin, despite upping their dinner time portions of my homemade chicken and rice dinners I make for them. I guess even with the rice, it still resembles more of an Atkins type diet. They need more fat and more carbs. I am giving them pancake-shards as treats to increase their carbs.
One of the things I am doing to give them a little more fat, is to make my recipe with good quality 80/20 ground beef from my local WinCo, which has become my favorite store. What I do is brown the beef with a dash of iodized salt, and pour out about 2/3 of the fat, leaving just enough for the rice and vegetables to soak a little bit of it in.
When done right, the whole pack inhales it for every meal. Too much fat, though, and the whole mixture becomes greasy. The photo below is a good batch, where it soaks in the fat but doesn't end up greasy.
I am loving these cheap T-fal pans I got from Amazon. As always, clicking on one of my Amazon links on any of my blogs gives me a small commission and helps support the blog. When I had a big household, I used mostly high end pans from Calphalon and All Clad, and it seemed like the non-stick ones didn't last any longer than the cheap ones. This one has held up great for being used about 3 times a day. Yay for frugality.