Yesterday I made a big stockpot of kibble topper, with these ingredients:
--half a pound or so of Canadian bacon that I did not like the one time I tried it, and that had pretty good freezer burn;'
--a package of frozen chopped broccoli;
--a package of frozen dinner vegetables (no onions in the mix);
--a box of pasta, I think elbow macaroni.
Dumped it into the stockpot, filled with water, brought it to a boil and then simmered it for about an hour. All the dogs had it last night on their dinners, and now it's in the fridge and will be kibble topper for the senior dogs for the rest of the week. I think the total cost of the ingredients was somewhere around $5.
Also at the local Mariano's today, found packages of what they call 'end meat' -- the ends and scraps of roast beef, and of turkey, that had been sliced in their deli, shrink-wrapped (separately) and marked for sale at $1.19/pound. End meat = kibble topper and nosework/training rewards!