Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cheap soup stock

Cold weather is upon us, which makes it the perfect weather to eat soup!

Soup can be very frugal, especially if you start with your own stock. I make my own from the turkey or chicken bones after I roast one of those meats. I have two ways of making broth. The quick way is to make chicken broth in a pasta pot. Put the bones in along with carrots, celery, onions, parsley, and spices, and add water (not so much that the water will bubble up from the bottom pot). Boil, then simmer for two hours. Then just remove the upper part of the pasta pot and your stock is strained!

The slow way is to use my slow cooker. Put the same stuff in the crockpot, add water, and cook on low for 12 hours or more. I usually start this at night and let it cook all night. When we wake up, the whole house smells like chicken soup! The downside of this method is that the stock has to be strained, but its flavor is much stronger this way.

If you'd rather have someone else make the stock for you, you can still save! Check out these money-saving stock coupons from Coupon Network:

Even better... watch the Knorr video on the 65¢ off coupon page and your coupon amount will increase to $1.35!  Wow, what an easy way to save more!

Whether it's homemade or store-bought, I hope you enjoy soup this winter and save money as well!

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