It can cause you to buy $7 worth of chicken leg quarters (at $0.69 per pound), and cook them up for lunch for chicken and veggies for lunch, the remaining chicken picked off the bones to be used for chicken salad sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunches. The bones, skin, and $1 worth of veggies and a cup of vinegar went back into my 18 quart electric roaster with 3 gallons of water, and simmered away for 18 hours to make LOTS of flavorful, and nutrient rich chicken stock for future meals and soups.
It can also cause you to buy $11 worth of beef back ribs (at $0.99 per pound) and roasting them, picking off the meat for tacos, and then putting the bones, another $1 worth of veggies, and another cup of vinegar again and of course another 3 gallons of water, back into the 18 quart electric roaster. Simmer for 12 hours, and you get a very rich flavorful beef stock that has more calcium and minerals than you can shake a stick at! It’s all in the freezer in 2 cup portions just waiting to be made into wonderful, delicious meals.
That’s what happens when you read the ingredients on a can of chicken broth that you innocently picked up to make barley pilaf! Anyone else do that? 🙂