Fight Those Seasonal Bugs with Fowl Brew

Tracey Heslip

by Tracey Heslip

This is the time of year that people are fighting the cold and flu. One home remedy that has been a favorite of mine is homemade chicken soup. It has the ability to just make you feel better.

Anytime you have chicken or turkey as a meal you can save the carcass. I put them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer. When I have someone in the house with the sniffles, I pull out a couple of carcasses, put them in a big stock pot with some onions and celery, add a few seasonings, and boil it. As the water evaporates I’ll add more. You can use your own judgment on how long you boil it down. Some days I simmer all day or other days I will boil for an hour. This boiling process pulls all the vitamins and flavor out of the bones.

After you remove the bones, the possibilities are endless. You can just add noodles and seasoning to taste or use the broth for rice dishes, potato soup, bean soup, etc. — I could go on and on.

So never throw away your carcasses…make “fowl brew!”



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