Once a month on the weekend is usually when I make my chicken broth. I use quite a bit of it in my cooking, so it's worth my while to make-up a huge batch to freeze and store.
We have roast chicken at least once a month, either from the grocery store already made, or for a Sunday dinner. When we're done our feast, I throw the bones and whatever meat is left in our slow cooker, add some carrots, celery, onion (all sliced very big), add some Montreal Chicken spice, fill it with water, cover and turn it on low until the morning.
In the morning I put a huge pot in the sink, place our colander over top, then pour the whole slow cooker pot into this. After it's strained I remove all the chicken meat from the colander and save it in ziploc bags, then place them in the freezer for chicken soup later and throw out the left over bones and veggies. The broth in the pot is then saved and frozen as well. Done! Now I have enough broth for the month for all my cooking needs.
But of course, before I feel too accomplised I must remember this story ;o)
From "Classics to Grow On - Aesop's Fabels" 1964 Parents' Magazine Enterprises, Inc.
I am a stay-at-home mother to our 2 beautiful children, daughter age 9 and son age 4. I am from Nova Scotia, Canada and my husband is from Maryland. My husband's job brought us here to Kansas and, while we desperately miss seafood and the ocean, we've grown to love the magnificent skies, scenic countryside and the people.
I am the Founder of our local MOMS Club chapter www.momsclub.org. MOMS Club is a non-profit support group for at-home mothers. I'm also a Junior Girl Scout Leader for our daughter's troop.
I started this blog in July 2009 to share my gradual change to making our meals from scratch using natural ingredients and to record my recipes. I do my best to feature recipes with ingredients that are in-season, purchased local, and homemade from scratch.
I am crazy about books, especially children's vintage books, believe strongly in volunteerism and giving back to our community, enjoy talking with other mothers and sharing tips and inspiration, and supporting local businesses.
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