Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

FREE chicken stock !

FREE chicken stock !
Roasting a chicken?
Might as well make some chicken stock.. it’s basically free.

Keeping it simple

I’m not a cook.
Heck, I don’t even call myself a homemaker.
So, when I cook something, it’s going to be pretty uncomplicated.

How I make stock
  • Roast a chicken or a roast, adding a cup or two of water in the bottom of the pan
  • Take the meat off the bones and put the bones into the Instant Pot
  • Add the liquid from the bottom of the roasting pan
  • Add enough water to cover the bones. 
  • Pressure cook for 3 hours 

Canning the Stock

I, then, let the stock cool so that the fats solidify on the top. 
  • I remove AND SAVE the fats for cooking
  • Put the stock in canning jars 
  • Pressure can 
  • (For me, it is 20 minutes for pints and 25 minutes for quarts at 10 pounds of pressure 

Freeze-drying option

I also love to freeze-dry my stock. 
I pour the stock into trays and freeze them. 
Then, I freeze-dry it.
Once done, I store it, crumbled, in pint jars, vacuum sealing the jars. 
This takes up a lot less space than canning the liquid.

How I use my stock

  • soups and stews
  • Having a cuppa’
  • Cooking rice, potatoes, 

Any other ideas?

a simpler life