- much of the time you can do it with your kids
- it doesn't require packing everyone in the car and listening to them screaming from their car seats
- you have to feed people anyway, you may as well make it interesting
- if you are staying at home, in the first place, you often are looking for ways to spend less on food
- it's a flexible activity that often works well with interruptions
- it's controllable...a concept that pretty much goes out the window with babies!
I wanted to write this post because I discovered the absolute ease of making broth/stock. Those boxes of broth are expensive and have little flavor...but you need broth to make soup.
As you know, I get all my ideas from other people and am, myself, completely incompetent in the kitchen...which proves you don't have to be a good cook to enjoy it : ). So, here is me following vegetable broth instructions from this website and here is a DELICIOUS and VERY EASY chicken broth recipe from Heavenly Homemakers. I can't wait to make more...just waiting on whole chickens to go on sale!
BTW...I freeze this broth in canning jars (only 3/4 full) and pull them out when I'm ready for them. I'm trying to slow down my learning new things, lately, so that I can pay more attention to loving my 2-year-old...but when I have the time, I am totally going to learn canning!
BTW (2)...apparently, using veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc...will make your stock stinky...that's not what you want...so, Google which veggies to stay away from.