Over the weekend we went to Costco, and let me just tell ya, we love Costco! I get almost all of my baking supplies there. Then there’s cheese,milk, sour cream, paper goods. A big bag of pepperoni for homemade pizza. That ginormous bag of chocolate chips to make cookies and granola bars 🙂 I even got a pair of glasses there last Fall, because sometimes Contacts and me don’t get along too well. They are always kind enough to readjust them for me, because Elijah likes to grab them. We even ended up getting a nice faucet, because mine was leaking, and a similar one from a hardware store was about triple the price.
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I think my favorite part is the Rotisserie Chicken. 5 dollars for a seasoned and cooked chicken? You just can’t beat it. We like to take one home to keep us from hitting the drive-thru on the way home(that’s when we don’t end up eating Costco pizza).
We ate some for dinner, and I saved the rest to mix with beans and rice, to serve wrapped in tortillas(also from Costco).
But that’s not the end. No sir. I don’t throw the bones away. I’m that cheap. Here’s how to make amazing chicken broth that’s practically “free!”
Crock-Pot Chicken Broth
Take the bones of the rotisserie chicken and add to a 6 quart Crock-Pot.
Add a peeled and quartered onion. Add water until chicken is covered.
Cook on low 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
Place a strainer on top of a large stock pot. Carefully pour broth through the strainer.
Some people like to chill the broth and strain the fat. I don’t get a whole lot of fat with this method, so I skip that part. I did chill the broth, because it was ready late at night, and I didn’t want to mess with it then.
Pour the broth into mason jars. If you’re going to freeze, then only fill half to 3/4 of the way. I’ve sadly lost chicken broth and mason jars, for overfilling and they bursted in the freezer. Don’t be like me.
Label the lids. Just do it. I’ve skipped this part before, and I never remember what’s in the jar.
If you do a lot of Crock-Pot cooking, you know that you’ll need lots of chicken broth. These are so nice to pull out of the freezer. I used some last week to make All Purpose Crock-Pot Chicken.
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