Saturday, February 4, 2012

While She Was Out Playing, I Was Inside Creating!

After we slept in, had homemade cocoa, she was out in it again!

Nearly up to her hips in some of the drifts! WOW!

I love this flop in the snow :)

While she was out in the snow, I was putting on my veggie end pieces from the freezer to make stock :)

I got the idea from a friend to save the pieces from the veggies I chop for other meals in the freezer to make stock in the future. It makes perfect sense, if you think about it, especially when you have to imagine that broth/stock companies don't likely use the very best pieces of veggies and such when making theirs. Not to mention that I paid just as much for the tips and tops of my veggies as I did for the central parts, so why not save them and use them again. Some of this is even made from $1 bags that were on quick sale at the natural grocery store because they were needing to get used.

I need to get better about making the broth/stock as soon as the bag gets full, because I have enough for 2 large stock pots FULL, so my system needs a little tweaking, but I will get there, I think. In this batch of stock, it is made from kale, cabbage, celery, onion, carrot, and fennel. Mmmm, good stuff! Just think of all the possibilities!


elizabeth said...

love the blue pot! very fun! and what a great way to make a soup stock!