First off, I’m a zombie today. I lost a couple hours of sleep this weekend and apparently I’m still recovering. Coffee, coffee, coffee. I keep telling myself one day I’ll drink less.
I’ve been working on bringing fun new meals into our house for dinner, but I’m still relying on our favorite staples a couple times a week. I am obsessed with roasting chickens. Sometimes I roast them as often as once a week. I not only love the whole chicken, but I love that you can get two meals in one.
After I’m done roasting & eating the chicken, I’ll pull off the rest of the chicken and then make a huge pot of chicken stock. It’s so super easy and such a waste not to do it. We’ll have soup for the week and sometimes I’ll freeze the extra. I love using stock to make rice or other grains.
Making stock is as simple as putting the bones in a large pot and filling it with water. Really. That’s it.
Basic Stock Instructions
1. Put bones in large pot. Fill with water, about two inches from the top.
2. Add salt, pepper & herbs. I typically do about 1 tsp salt, 1/2 pepper and some chopped fresh parsley. Add any veggies you like. I typically do onion, carrots & celery.
3. Turn on medium heat, let boil and then turn down to simmer for about 4-6 hours. I usually simmer it uncovered. You can also let it simmer for even longer. Skim foam off the top if you’d like (I typically don’t).
4. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
5. Remove bones (using a strainer or slotted spoon) & enjoy in whatever way you want. My favorite way is with some pasta and a lot of pecorino romano.
If you want to read about the benefits of making your own stock, check out this post from Wellness Mama.
Have you made your own stock? It’s so super easy, I hope you give it a try!
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