FALL IS OVER, WINTER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED

Brrrr…the wind has been blowing since 3 am this morning, bringing with it WINTER. The past month has been exceptionally warm for this time of year, but it finally looks like the leaves are actually going come showering down off the trees.  The temperatures are expected to drop to 38 degrees tonight and by Sunday they say we might get some SNOW!

That means it’s time to get out the sweaters (this picture was take last winter, but Butthead looks too funny wearing my old baby sweater I had to share this…hahaha!)…Las Cruces-20121220-00153And it is a perfect time to have Mom make me up some BELLY WARMING BEEF AND WILD RICE STEW.

BELLY WARMING BEEF AND WILD RICE STEW

Ingredients:

1 lb round steak, cubed* (organic grass fed beef is preferred);

3 large carrots, peeled & diced*;

1 large apple, cored & diced*;

2 C frozen peas*;

1 C wild rice, rinsed*;

2 C water;

2 C beef broth (low sodium, or homemade is best);

1 Tbs organic coconut oil (or vegetable oil);

*Note – for small and tiny breeds the ingredients may need to be minced either by hand or in a food processor.

How to:

On the stove top, heat coconut oil over medium heat in large stock pot.  Add the diced carrots, apples, and steak…IMG_20131030_211624

Cook until the meat is browned on the outside.  Add your liquids and the frozen peas…IMG_20131030_212401

Cover and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, add in the wild rice, stir, cover, and simmer until rice is cooked through (approx. 30 min).  Allow to cool slightly, serve warm over regular dry kibble or alone.IMG_20131030_225929

NOTE:  ALWAYS consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding ingredients, serving sizes, & special dietary requirements prior to changing your pet’s diet.

1 thought on “FALL IS OVER, WINTER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED

  1. Walter, Mama brushes a whole doggy full of fur and wool off me and Nalle every week. We’d send you some if we could because we wuvwuvwuv the cold!
    p.s. Sorry you have to wear hand me downs Butthead!

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