Wednesday, October 16, 2013

chicken soup starter {a.k.a. liquid gold)

With all of the hoopla of the Stock Your Freezer in a Snap launch, I neglected to tell you that I totally burned the candle at both ends. While I can rock dinner like nobodies business, figuring out the technological side of creating a make-ahead meal guide that was instantly download able to anyone worldwide resulted in many sleepless nights. No sooner did I finally have it all figured out, I felt the cold creeping in...

My remedy {when the MD sends your sorry self home empty-handed "because it's a virus... it needs to run its course... get plenty of rest and drink lots of liquids...and...} the reality is: you've got two young children, no help, a guest arriving for the long weekend, and a much-anticipated product launch? Mineral-rich bone broth. The name is super unappealing, I know. But I'm telling you, friends, this stuff is liquid gold. I wish I'd had it stocked at the first signs of that cold. But I hadn't gotten around to making this year's first batch yet. After suffering through this cold, I've learned my lesson and now have a freezer stocked with a big 'ol batch to get us through the next few months.

Want to make some too? My recipe for bone broth is here. When I make it, it takes several hours, so I make sure I have a good book or magazine handy and I make a BIG pot. I keep a supply of these heavy-duty 16 oz and 32 oz tubs on hand for freezer storage, but you could also cool the broth down and package it in heavy-duty Ziplocs if {you trust their zipper and} space is at a premium and you want to stack them flat.

I am giving myself one quiet day now to fully recover {or until the school bus rumbles up at 12:30}, and looking forward to a warm bowl of chicken-veg soup for lunch.

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1 comment:

  1. Is this different somehow that regular chicken broth/stock? Is it that you only use the bones and no chicken meat? Is that better for some reason?



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