Homemade Chicken Stock

I love homemade chicken soup.  There are also countless other recipes you can use chicken stock for.  You have much less sodium in a homemade stock then store bought.  I make it and freeze it.

To make things really easy I will usually use a store bought rotisserie chicken and a fresh soup package.(you know in the produce section where they have bundled up a package of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, dill, along with onions, turnips, carrots and celery stalks.) 

Place  chicken carcass with some meat and skin left on in a pasta pot with strainer. Cut the onions, celery, carrots in large chunks add to pot with fresh herbs.  Cover with cool water and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for about 2 hours or even longer.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cool and remove all vegetables and bones.  Strain stock.  Now it’s ready to use or freeze.  You can refrigerate and remove more fat once chilled.



Roasted Cauliflower

This is by far one of my favorite vegetables.  It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing!

Minced Garlic
2 Talebspoons Olive OIl
1 head of Cauliflower cut into florets
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley

Preheat Oven to 450. Mix garlic, olive oil and cauliflower together until fully coated.  Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes stirring a few times.  Top with fresh parsley.Try also topping with fresh grated parmesan cheese.  Broil for the last 2-3 mintues

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com.  It was so easy and tasted great.  I served this with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes.

(Again I did not take a picture since the chord to my camera has gone MIA. )

2 10.5 ounce cans  condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1 1ounce package dry onion soup mix
1 1/4 cans of water  (I used Beef Broth instead)
5 pound beef roast (I used a tri-tip roast)

Coat roast with flour, salt and pepper and brown on all sides.  Mix all ingredients in crock pot and add roast covering with mixture.  Cover and cook on High for 3-4 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.  I used a little cornstarch at the end to thicken gravy.


How well do you know your spouse?

I saw this on my friend, Beth’s site , and thought it was cute!

1. They are watching TV….. What are they watching?
Myth Busters, Fit TV, Dirty Jobs

 2. You’re out to eat.what kind of dressing do they get on their salad?
Balsamic Vinaigrette, or House Italian

 3.What’s one food this person doesn’t like?
Teriyaki things

 4. You go out for a drink. He/she orders…Alcoholic: Landshark Beer or Grey Goose Dirty Martini, Non: Diet Coke or Water

5 Where did he/she go to high school?

Glen Cove

6.What size shoe do they wear?

. If this person were to collect anything, it would be?
Hats or watches

8.What is their favorite type of car?
He would love an original Hummer

9. This person could eat __________ everyday?
Eggs or Lobster

12.Favorite sports team?
Yankees and Dallas Cowboys

10.Favorite cereal?
Whatever I buy he isn’t picky

 11. This person wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
Tight Jeans

13.Who will he/she vote for?
He’s still thinking about it- it’s really just the lesser of two evils

14.What is their sign?
On the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius

15.What is something you do that he wishes you didn’t do?

He hates the way I organize things because it makes no sense to him

16.How many states has this person lived in?
New York, born and raised

20. This person could spend hours….
Sleeping, Playing Sports, and watching TV

17.What is his heritage?

18. You bake them a cake for their birthday….What kind do they want?
Cheesecake or Canoli Cake

19.Did he/she play sports in high school?
Football, Wrestling and Lacrosse in High School and Football in College



Now… how well do you know your spouse? (JKnotties, this means you!)