Let’s Face it, you need a BigArse Pot for making Chicken Stock!
Last night, I found some Bare Chicken on sale at Hy-Vee for $4. FOUR DOLLARS A CHICKEN!!! That is unheard of. The tricky part was those wonderful Organic, sort of Local Chickens “expired” tomorrow, so I had to either freeze them or cook them. I figured as long as I was cooking one of them, I’d cook both.
I’ve learned (the hard way) to always use a thermometer and/or a timer when cooking. I love my OXO digital thermometer. I am using this extra large pot I got from Dan’s Grandmother’s kitchen after she passed away a few months ago. It is quite large and has a copper top. I didn’t have a pot large enough for 2 chickens until now!
I like to shop online…and that includes shopping for produce! Danelle at OneFarm, understands that, and she puts her produce online once a week. I shop, place the order, and pick it up a few days later!
This time, I ordered a Bucketful of Basil! She let me take the bucket home (so I need to return it full of something….hmmmmmm) and it was then that it dawned on me that I actually had to DO something with all the Basil!
I asked some friends on Facebook and they came up with 368 different things I could do with it! I settled on these:
I ordered a “dinner bag” from One Farm and this is what was in it. I decided to try Roasted Cabbage with that head of fresh cabbage. It was actually pretty easy to make and turned out really delicious. Here’s where I found the recipe
I love a good soup. Any time of the year. Soup is an especially good treat in the summer! I made up this soup tonight with some of the vegetables from One Farm, but I was inspired by the Potatoes Danelle dug today. She planted and harvested 2 kinds….a red and a purple.
I used everything but the radishes in my Chunky Thick Rib-Sticking Potato Soup.
There are no real measurements for this soup…..I wrote down a recipe but you have to make changes as you go. This recipe is not written in stone. You may like a different vegetable or cheese or spice. You can do that with soup. Soup forgives.
I have made a million and one Monster Cookies these past few days. I shipped 2 boxes of my boys favorite cookies today. I hope they share them with others in their work areas and camp. My recipe, from the Blair Jaycees, does not use flour. I’m not sure if they are gluten free, but the are sure good!
We made some Chex Mix at TheHouseAtTheLake. It is the prefect Summer Snack. Even though the house SMELLS like Christmas, it is an easy snack to make and store, and even nutritious 🙂
You’ll have to go to the store and gather up ingredients. The Cereal (you can also use Crispix), Nuts, Pretzels, and maybe small crackers.
My mom always uses mixed nuts but I like only peanuts and cashews. You’ll also need butter or even coconut oil and the spice mix packet (that I use) or the real spices….Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder and Seasoning Salt. We also use the BIGGEST disposable Foil Pan we can find.
Read the directions on the box. Add what you like. Mix it up. Serve it to your family. Eat it yourself in Bed. Give it Away. But Make It!