Monday, January 9, 2012

Frugal Tip #1: Make Your Own Chicken Stock

Make your own chicken stock.

  Save your scraps. If you cut a backbone out of a chicken or the extra parts that always come with a turkey throw them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. It takes up no room. Any veggies that are past there prime, meaning limp and not appetizing for raw eating but not moldy, throw in the bag as well. When you have a bag full and are going to be hanging around the house throw it all in a big pot add lots of water and let 'er go. You might want to add some spices and herbs. Do an online search for specific recipes. Check occasionally to be sure it didn't boil dry. You don't even need to chop anything just add whole.

   It's also healthier. Store bought has lots of salt and you don't know what quality the ingredients were. It usually has some kind of preservative added too.

   This is so easy but does take a little time. Try it sometime!

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