Have you ever made chicken stock? Talk about a frugal idea!! This is a great way to save $10 or more using food scraps and recycled pasta sauce jars that would be otherwise deemed as garbage.
I figure I just saved about $10 now since this recipe gave me four-26 oz. jars of stock, and you can add 6 ounces of water to it to make 32 ounces, and I won’t pay more than $2.50 for a 32 ounce box of chicken broth.
I can’t believe I haven’t done this more often, as I do keep broth on hand in our pantry. Now over the years I have used the drippings from a crock-pot whole turkey or chicken before, froze that in glass jars and have added that to soups or risotto. I think this stock is better!
The Verdict: I have done this using turkey also. It is really so easy to do. You just have to do it!
**Update 10/1/12: I have been freezing my vegetable scraps in one gallon size freezer bag, and throwing that into the stock. That way I don’t waste valuable scraps.
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