I started making my own chicken and veggie broth a long time ago; it saves money and I have control of the salt and other seasonings that go into our broth. I have not made beef broth as of this time.
My bowl of fresh chicken broth
I cooked 9 chicken thighs/leg quarters today in my stock pot; because of their size I could only cook 3 at a time, each time I added a little seasoning to the chicken and a little water to the pot.
At the end of the day I ended up with 7 1/4 cups of broth, 5 1/4 cups will be used this week! I used a little under half of the chicken for dinner tonight, and froze the rest of it after I shredded it.
7 1/4 cups of chicken broth; 3 bags of 2 cups each, 1 bag with 1 1/4 cups.
I started counting calories again a few days ago; I have gained a lot of weight the past few months and have got to get this off, I feel miserable, it's not even about looks to me, I want to be at a healthy weight; I don't want the health problems associated with being obese.
I use Fatsecret to count calories. I used it before and lost over 50 pounds in 11 months; actually it didn't take quiet 11 months; I know that sounds like a long time for that little bit of weight, but honestly, most of that time, I wasn't exercising, just counting calories - according to the app I can have 2200 calories a day and lose weight; my goal is 1500, no more than 1800; that is what I did last time. It's more about making the right food choices and making every calorie count.
I did good today, I stayed 636 calories under my recommended calorie intake. And two and a half hours after dinner, I still feel full.
Tonight we had chicken tacos for dinner.
We used the little taco boats instead of shells; we had low-fat refried beans and I made some homemade pico. Our son and I love pico and it is such a wonderful way to get those fresh veggies! The boats were super yummy. I ate two of them.
I put a LOT of pico on my boats, lol. I like the taste, and it's free!!
Last week I made veggie broth.
I keep a large freezer baggie in the freezer with veggie scraps in it. Actually I have two. When one gets full, I take about half the scraps out, cover them in water in my stock pot, and boil until I notice it needs more water, add more water, boil and turn it off to let it cool.
I got 10 cups of veggie broth last week!
I am adding a new part to this blog, From My Kitchen. I do have another blog called The Gregg Café, but all of my attention goes to this blog, so, as I have time, I am going to move my recipes over here to "From My Kitchen".
Well, I guess I've rambled long enough tonight, if you have a chance check out the new page, and check back often as I add to it, thanks so much for reading this and for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? God bless you!
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