I had tried to do that awhile ago. Even though you use good ingredients it wont contain all the nutrients (vitamins and minerals) a dog needs. My Vet did not recommend home cooking. One of the problems i had trying this is that inevitably i would run out of a batch at an inconvenient time or not have all the ingredients i needed. Its a lot of work. There are great foods rated 4 or 5 star on www.dogfoodadvisor.com
I feed my dog Freshpet (5 star) which comes in the refrigerated section of the pet store. Its a lot like fresh food.
I buy it at target or walmart who have the best price.
I buy a 6lb roll and slice off a feeding, chop it, then refrigerate the rest for next time.
Its not that I want a new hobby, its that I NEED to make something to last a few days. Three unexpected bills and we are out of money and dog food.
She doesn't eat dry, has 4 cans she will not touch, and half heartedly will eat moist.
I don't think 4 days of homemade food will bother her until my wife gets paid. I just have to make something "safe" for her to eat, and right now, I have a ton of conflicting info on the Internet.
If you're going to cook the food consider adding supplements like calcium and vitamins. Ive read that egg shells can be ground into a powder and a teaspoon added to a feeding. Hey, i know someone who feeds their several dogs the same food their Vietnamese family eats. You do what you have to do.
My dog has been a picky eater so i fry up (eith water not oil) chicken livers and add some to the top of the food and she will lick the bowl clean.
It's super active and I know that members make the food.
If she won't eat kibble you can try stirring in some warm water with plain yogurt or a tiny bit of beef broth, that might be a less expensive option. I am sure cooked ground turkey/beef with some rice would be okay too. I know mine love that.
What kibble/canned food brands have you tried? Sometimes it is a matter of finding one they like. Some pet stores sell sample size bags to try. I would not make homemade myself, because I would have no idea how to ensure a balanced diet. As stated above, important vitamins and minerals need to be added. I know of no one who makes a cooked homemade food. I know many who feed raw. All of the 'raw' people add supplements. I think the 'Freshpet' Cassie recommended could be a good choice for you. I doubt your cooked recipe will hurt your dog for a few days, but it may make him more picky to eating more appropriate food. People who feed raw feed meat, organs, bones, with additional ingredients to balance out the diet. A good quality kibble will do that for you.
Before giving your dog any people food, do your research to make sure it's safe. Never feed your dog toxic human items such as: chocolate, onions, grapes, raisins. Bland Diet for Dogs is very good, when an owner sees the sign of vomiting, diarrhea etc.