Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday's Tip Jar

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At holiday time there are often ham and turkey carcasses left over after the yummy meals. I bring these home & use them to make homemade stock.

Cover your meat bone with water, add a small quartered onion, a couple of broken carrots & a couple of broken sticks of celery. You want to clean your veggies, but you don't need to peel them at all. Simmer for about 2 hourse uncovered.

Skim out all veggies & bones then pour stock thru a cheesecloth lined strainer. If you don't have cheesecloth you can use a nice clean kitchen towel, just make sure it's not a fuzzy one! I freeze my stock in 1 & 2 cup amounts to use in my soups.

It's really not a lot of work & the taste of homemade stock is totaly worth it!

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9 comments:

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great day my friend!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great day my friend!

Rebecca said...

Mmmm...I'm sensing that this produces excellent soup if yuor add a few more things. :)

Happy Tuesday!
:)
Becki@BlogMommas

Denise said...

That is a great idea. I have never made my own stock or soup but I think I need to try.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

That sounds yummy!

Kate said...

I love homemade stock and it's just so easy. Excellent tip!!

Jennifer said...

That's an excellent tip! Thank you!!

He And Me + 3 said...

My mother does this...so I pass the ham bone to her. LOL

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I do this too. I just love homemade stock - so much richer in flavor! Plus the savings of having to pay for cans.