...Not a do-it-yourself blog.
Not an advice blog.
Not a gardening blog.
Not a photo blog (not good ones anyway.)
Not a knitting/sewing/crocheting blog.
Nor a quilting blog.
Not a home repair, organize, cleaning blog.
and more than anything else,
NOT a cooking blog.
So against all odds, I am going to make/cook something today.
Don't get too excited, it takes no talent, or much time, no measuring, no baking...just my type of cooking. BUT it is healthy, and full of all sorts of goodness that you can add to many other things to make them taste better or sneak in some veggies. Ready?
Homemade stock. This is vegetable stock, the only kind I make so that I can share it with the vegetarians in my family.
I noticed this week when I cleaned my veggies that I had so much 'stuff' leftover and a few things that were past their prime but in no way needed to be thrown out. No mold or slimy on anything please.
So I got out a stock pot, the largest one you own works best. And into it I threw, literally, the ends of all the veggies I had just cleaned. Peppers, leeks, carrots (including the peels after washing), celery, a few tomatoes, cabbage leaves and some mushroom stems. Fill with cold water to cover the veggies, this is where I add salt and pepper but that is completely optional, cover and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to simmer and let it go for about two hours while you clean, or play with your grandbaby, or read, or go for a walk...
I had forgotten how quick and easy this is to do and it's been quite awhile. But now that stock in the grocery store is close to $4 I decided to rethink this. This budget thing is going to work, no matter what! Happy Monday peeps...stay warm and indoors if possible. It looks miserable out there...still having freezing fog here!