Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Bewitching Home Blog Hop

The Witch of Howling Creek is hosting a fabulously fun Bewitching Home Blog Party today and since this little witch loves to cook, that is what I will be sharing with you today.
 What do you do with those left over whole roasted chickens after eating all that scrumptious meat?  Well, whatever you do don't throw them away!  I put mine in the freezer until I have enough (about 3) to make a tasty stock.  Yep, homemade chicken stock is out of this world and so easy to make the only possible explanation is that a Wonderful Witch came up with it. 
 Place your chickens in a large pot with
 2-3 celery stocks
 2-3 carrots
1 large onion
1 Bay leaf
5 whole cloves
Salt to taste
 Cover the contents with water
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 40 min to an hour
 Once it is done I let it cool and pick out the bones, then with a hand blender I blend in all the celery, carrots and onion. 
 Look at that color! The true color of Chicken stock.
Use this as the base of your soups, to cook rice in and any other tasty concoction you can come up with and you will be instantly known as the best cook in town!
I used this particular batch in sweet corn chowder.
Also if your meat on the chicken isn't old you can pick it off and add it to your soups. 

\Thanks so much for stopping by. 
As a Thank You I would like to offer 1 lucky winner a tasty treat.
My homemade brownie Mix,
Ettrick's Brownies
Please leave your name and a way to get in touch with you in the comment section. 
Have a Great Bewitching Day!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Yummy Home made Stock, My Mum always does this but we tend to just buy Chicken breasts here. Want a whole one now, Thanks for the Wonderful Tip. Thanks for visiting my blog post too, Hazelx

Pumpkin Cottage said...

My I can smell that savory aroma! Yum-Yum!

Ann said...

Yum! And gorgeous photos! Thanks for this recipe for good, basic chicken stock. A great reminder to start the hot soup season now that the days are getting cooler! The rich fall color of your stock is perfect, too!!


Linda Wildenstein said...

Loved your post. I agree, chicken stock is the elixir of the gods. So yummers.
I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks so much, Oma Linda

Sandi McLean said...

Caroline, thanks for sharing! I confess to using prepared stock regularly but most of my cooking is from scratch. Don't put in the draw as you can't send me your brownie mix through the post to Canada. Lovely weekend! Hugs,

Ms Misantropia said...

That looks yummy! I have never tried making my own stock before, but now I feel I have to try it :)
Would love a chance at your homemade brownie mix too!

Liv said...

The color of your chicken stock is just lovely! Thanks for the post.
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Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea of blending the veggies into the stock. I'll do this next time I make Caldo. Stop on by for a visit.

Rue said...

REAL chicken stock is the best! Hmm...I've been wanting to make corn chowder too...

Goddess Findings said...

I loved how you concocted your chicken stock....liquid gold it is!!! Especially in winter brimming with lots of garlic and ginger. Thanks, I enjoyed my visit! Blessings,

Tenae said...

Mmmm, sounds delicious. Thanks for participating!

Victoria said...

Cmoh, this is a great post and I love your blog. But I'm embarrassed, because as I was looking at your blog I discovered you were also in the Carnival Mysterieux and I somehow missed your post and failed to leave a comment, so please let me say now that it was wonderful, imaginative and I loved reading it!

Blessings, Victoria

Anonymous said...

It looks divine! I am sure it tastes even better! thank you for sharing.

Mina said...

Oh, I love this recipe and will certainly try it out. I just told my husband not to throw those leftover roasted chicken carcasses out anymore. This looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Mina

Susan said...

I make my stock in a very similar way... but from cooking whole fryers...nice idea to freeze the rotesserie chickens!! What do you do with the fat?

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Artfully Musing said...

Oh wow that chicken stock looks good!