I love spending wintry Sundays in the kitchen or reading the NYT while something delicious is simmering away on the stove. Yesterday's culinary focus wasn't on food for the week, or prepping something comforting for a dinner party, but making a batch of homemade dog food for little Miss Mox. A while back, I borrowed Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs from the library and took note of a few recipes that used a slow cooker. I settled on a chicken and barley based "stew" with green beans, tomatoes & carrots, designed to be mixed in with her regular kibble to ensure she gets all the nutrients she needs. Economically, the enormous vat of food I made is definitely cheaper than the same amount of canned dog food, and she seems to like the taste, but I want to keep a close eye on her to see how she does on it. Stay tuned!