Chicken stock and Goodwill
Why do I spend so much time making jam and canning fruit when what we go through more than any other canned food it probably chicken and vegetable stock. This was the revelation I had this afternoon.
Last night we had roast chicken(yes of course it was free range organic) for dinner so after I took all the meat off the bone to make chicken salad for tonight's dinner. I stared a pile of bones to give our dog and realized I should make stock: 5 jars are currently in the canner and 5 jars await.
I just keep asking myself why I don't do this more. We eat so many soups in the winter it's a bit out of control; from September through April not a week goes by where we don't use vegetable or chicken stock. So maybe this is actually saving us money rather than jam which costs us in fruit and sugar.
On another canning note, the first thing I canned two years ago was pickles. I forgot to add salt and overcooked them. They tasted like hell. I saved them though for well, two years. Today though, I decided I could let them go. I learned and have grown, but it is now time for those jars to be reused.
And finally, some simple delights from a trip to Goodwill this morning.
-They were tearing down the building next door. Junia and I watched for a good 15 minutes. It was cool.
-Birthday presents for someone's birthday in August all purchased today all from Goodwill. All chosen by the birthday girl herself.
-Inspiration for a children'sh Duvet cover from old sheets. Hopefully an update soon on an www.rdoll.etsy.com duvet cover for sale.
-Final delight. Something to take out to the garden for gathering greens, beans and other harvested goodness.
What projects are you doing this summer?