Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Been a While

Since I made chicken soup!

When I last roasted a chicken, I knew there was not going to be any time for a while to make soup with the leftovers (I think I was headed off to work), so my husband froze the rest of it for me.  In a bag, labelled, "One Really Dead Chicken."  Well, if that just doesn't make your mouth water, I don't know what will!

Knowing that with Thanksgiving this week the space in the fridge and freezer will be at a premium, it was time to make a batch of chicken soup and clear up more room.  So I boiled the chicken bones and meat with 3 quarts of water, some salt, pepper, bay and thyme.  When the meat fell off the bones, I took all the meat out and let it cool.  Then I added onion, carrots, celery, and 3 turnips (the last of the farm share turnips) and put the meat back in to simmer.  This yielded 10 pints of soup which are in the canner now (75 minutes at 10 pounds).  While I was doing that I made one of the sides for the big dinner - broccoli with a cream sauce.  It's one of my favorites, yet I only make it for Thanksgiving.  Why is that?

1 comment:

  1. I guess some things just have to be for Thanksgiving but I am finding now that I am growing more of my own food that my thoughts are changing on that.


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