Saturday Evening the girls and I were alone for the night as hubby was out with guys seeing Larry The Cable Guy live (unfortunately not a fun even t for him, he fell asleep, lol!). As we had to make a trip to the grocery store, I figured we I would pick up a rotisserie chicken from the deli, those are always sooooo yummy! So, for supper we had smoothies, chicken and jello (my what a combination!). I was just about ready to throw the carcass away when my bloggy brain screamed STOP!!! Umm, hello?? Make stock with this, silly woman. So I did. First time I have ever made my own stock.
It was crazy easy to do. I filled up my stock pot half full of water, then added the carcass, chopped up carrots, celery, onions, fresh parsley, salt, pepper, minced garlic and two bay leaves. I brought all this to boiling, and then let it simmer for about 4-5 hours.
I ended up getting 8 bags with two cups of stock in each to freeze. I was really amazed at the difference in flavor from good ole Swanson's Chicken Broth! Next recipe to come is Chicken Pot Pie with our homemade stock, delish!!!