Have you ever....

By thabrat30 Latest Reply 2010-09-25 20:37:15 -0500
Started 2010-09-22 11:58:51 -0500

gone to the grocery store and picked up some chicken stock (broth) and wondered around the produce section and picked up stuff for soup? I never had and boy was it worth it!

I put carrots, green beans, celary, a little yellow sweet onion, zuccinni and chicken breast into my chicken stock. I added a little garlic, salt and pepper. FABULOUS!!!

My boyfriend tried it and really enjoyed it too! He said that it is something we could make with the kids and take them to the store and have them help pick out what is going in it (with in reason… we have pre teen and teenagers).

When I did this I was a little down about what I can and cant eat. It makes it harder when, except for my boyfriend, my mom and the kiddos, I hear "Everything in moderation!" from everyone! They don't seem to understand that I feel better with out the sugar and alot of bread and carbs.

I hope that if you are having a rough time with this, you will try this. It worked great for me!

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Guardianstone 2010-09-24 17:12:09 -0500 Report

I started making homemade veggie soup, but it ended up beef stew. WE LOVED IT, and I'll never be able to recreate it. I have no memory of what I did.
I am so depressed now. My earlier walk didn't help my mood any. Time to try again.
Gods gifts to you and yours.
Guardian stone

thabrat30 2010-09-25 20:37:15 -0500 Report

I am sorry that you are depressed! It isn't a wonderful feeling. I had some issues earlier today with slight depression. I feel a little better now. I brought the boxes of Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations up from the basement and have gone to town redecorating my house… Mostly Halloween stuff but some plain pumpkins are scattered here and there. Find something that makes you smile and run with it!
God bless,

GabbyPA 2010-09-24 21:12:37 -0500 Report

That is the magic of home made soups. They clean out the left overs in the frige and make a great meal. My meatloaf is the same way. I never make the same one twice. LOL

GabbyPA 2010-09-23 12:57:49 -0500 Report

Homemade soups are so much better for us. They have no preservatives if you make your own stock which is so easy to do. When I cook a whole bird, I keep the carcass and put it in water and cook it for an hour or so. Or if you like to make chicken wings, just cut off the tips of the wings and put them in a pot of water and there you go...broth. Sometimes I put celery or carrots in there, but no salt. I make is basic so I can use it how ever I need later. I pour 2 cups of cooled stock into freezer bags and then I know how much I have for a recipe in the future. I also do it with beef bones from steaks.

Soups do a body good in so many ways and homemade ones are best! you will have to share your recipe in our Recipe section. Plus you can freeze the extras and use them for quick lunches. Yum and made with love....better than Campbells any day.

CaliKo 2010-09-23 13:11:26 -0500 Report

I agree! I just started making chicken broth myself this year, so much better than store-bought and it is easy! The instructions I started with said to add a little lemon too to keep the broth clear, which is easy when I'm using a roast chicken with lemon (my favorite!) carcass. I just leave the lemon halves (and the garlic, onions and herbs) with the chicken bones and it works. I use it so fast that I haven't frozen it, but thats a great idea to have measured amounts in zip locks.

GabbyPA 2010-09-23 20:19:03 -0500 Report

The lemon is a neat idea. I never thought of that. Mine says pretty clear unless I have used a lot of dark spices in my roasted chicken. I use a lot of cinnamon and sage in my roasted chicken.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-09-23 08:11:16 -0500 Report

It alwys feels so good to find something easy and very good for you. I get tired and frustrated when reading lables and so many things are no-no's for me. Thanks for sharing, we use the chicen broth without added salt often in our cooking.