Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wow it's been a while since we both updated! As you can imagine, we're busy enjoying the spring weather outdoors. I went out with the family today and it seriously felt like summer already. Anyway, Saturdays mean prepping food for the week - things like baking, or pre-cooking and freezing food. Today it means CHICKEN STOCK/BROTH! If I'm lazy, I tend to resort to chicken cubes which are in fact high in sodium and probably a bunch of other things that aren't necessary to one's body. Instead, I make my own! It's a nutritious alternative to store-bought stock or broth because you control what goes into the stock.
Ingredients: fresh parsley, celery, carrots, onion, tomato, garlic and raw (bone-in) chicken
That's all. You literally put all that in one pot and cover it with cold water. Let it boil and simmer for at least 4 hours so that all the ingredients can really flavour the water.
No, seriously... Just throw it all in one pot. It's so easy you could probably do this blindfolded.
So hopefully, it'll inspire you guys to make your own chicken stock as it really is healthier. If you're a vegetarian, you can just omit the chicken and you get vegetable stock!
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What else to do while you wait for chicken stock to boil for a few hours?
Essie - Chinchilly (3 coats)
Happy Saturday everyone!