Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wait! Save Those Turkey Bones!

Today I am making a turkey stock from our leftover bones. Stocks are an important way of getting essential minerals in our diet. And gelatin. Gelatin taken with food aids in digestion and helps many intestinal disorders. Gelatin (not talking Jello here) also contains amino acids. Stocks have been used for years to treat everything from colds to cancer. Grandma knew what she was talking about when she said eat your chicken soup!!

Turkey/Chicken Stock

save your bones and pieces that don't look so tasty (gizzards)
put in a crock pot with cold water
add: onion, carrot, celery (you can even just throw in your celery ends a chunk of whole onion and a chunk of carrot, it doesn't need to look pretty)
add 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (helps to leach out the minerals)

cook 12-24 hours
store in your freezer in a glass jar

pull it out whenever you make rice, soups, noodles, whatever for added nutrition and excellent flavor!

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