Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Best Chicken Stock, Ever

Right now, I can't eat carrots. I'm not allergic, but must stay away to due to the infection I talked about the other day. But never mind about that bit, because guess what? The chicken stock that I made without the carrots was BETTER than ANY stock that I've ever made with carrots.

Same thing happened a long time ago when I stopped using garlic and onions in my stock. I did it because the pups can't eat onions or garlic (and part of the stock is for them). But I had no idea that the stock would taste cleaner as a result.

I love when stuff like this happens.

And now, I'm about to have breakfast. A cuppa chicken stock with some cooked millet tossed in, served in a Halloween mug. After that, it's me and Harry Potter for the morning, followed by light chores throughout the day.

Low-key. Unplugged. Rest Day. 

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  1. I've never been a fan of anything with garlic or onions

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  2. Low-key. Unplugged. Rest Day, sounds about right! Hope you don't mind if I join you - virtually!

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    1. If we lived closer, you could have stopped in for a Potter marathon.

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  3. I'm having a restful day myself. No chicken stock though!

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    1. Hope yours was super restful.

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  4. I have been using my pressure cooker a lot recently, to braise meat quickly.

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    1. Thanks. It was lovely. How goes you, today?

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  6. No onions or garlic? But they're so tasty!

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    1. They do. But I use the stock when making dog treats, or dog food. Plus, I give them the leftover veggies, and whatever meat is still left on the bone. And dogs should not eat garlic or onions.

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  7. Low-key. Unplugged. Rest Day.

    ... sounds a good day!

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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    1. It was lovely. Gonna do it again, tomorrow.

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  8. I think I'm having a break down... please don't ever use the pups as an excuse, this make me laugh so much: "Same thing happened a long time ago when I stopped using garlic and onions in my stock. I did it because the pups can't eat onions or garlic" Really funny stuff!!

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    1. No, seriously. Dogs should not have garlic or onions. And since part of the stock goes to them, along with the veggies and any meat that might be on the used bones, I make sure the stock is pup-friendly.

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  9. I love onions and carrots in my stock although I don't use garlic. I am glad you found it tastes so good without them. What happened to yesterday's I love Onions?

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    1. I love onions, but part of the stock goes to the dogs and they can't have onions or garlic.

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  10. I might have to try that. I have a lot chicken parts in my freezer ready to be turned into stock. But I really love onions, garlic and carrots. Celery too!

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    1. I love those things too, but to be safe, I had to drop them. Since dogs shouldn't be feed onions and garlic and I share with them.

      Do you save your old chicken bones? We do. Even the ones we've eaten the meat off of.

      I simmer my chicken stock, 10 to 12 hours. I find this makes the best stock from the leftover bones. Very little meat left on the bones but what is left, I give that to the pups, too.

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  11. Love chicken stock :))

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  12. Homemade chicken stock is the best. The absolute best. So glad it worked out well for you. I am trying to catch up with blogs while I wait for my popcorn. It's hubby's turn to make it :)

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  13. Isn't it great when we discover something like this, when we least expect it? Love it. :)

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