Leftovers recipe of the week

December 5, 2007 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

This isn’t a recipe, so much as a tip. I haven’t done anything massively creative with leftovers this week. I tried a thing that involved fried rice, but it was vile and peculiar so you don’t want to know about it!

Anyway, I have recently discovered that you can make stock in the slow cooker! As I have a ferocious cooker, it’s quite difficult to keep the heat low enough as it is, which gives the slow cooker an advantage, but it is also so energy-efficient that it must be a more economical and environmentally friendly to make stock.

Just bung all the bones, veg, herbs etc you would normally put in in the crock pot, cover with cold water and cook for about six hours. Skim the fat off about half way through. When it’s done, just strain it into various containers/bags and freeze!

I’m making some onion soup in the slow cooker atm. The boy has a cold, and has very generously shared his germs with me, so I thought it would be a nice, health-giving thing to have for supper. And it smells divine while it’s cooking!

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