Friday, August 14, 2009

A Healing Chicken Broth for Colds and Flu

When was the last time you had home made broth?  I mean the rich stuff--boiling the bones down all day to get that rich dark yellow broth.   Never had it?  Or has it been so long ago you don't remember when?

Here's how to make your own chicken broth and you can store it in the freezer and use it as you need it.

You need chicken bones.  These could be the bones you save from other dishes, like roasted chicken, fried chicken... just put them in a freezer baggie and freeze til you're ready to make the broth.  Now put all the bones in a big pot and fill with water.  Bring to a boil, cover and then put on simmer to medium heat.  Keep it on the stove all day while you do your other house chores.  Just keep checking it and refill with water when needed.  Also, you can skim off the gunk and foam at the beginning.

By late afternoon you should have a deep golden broth.  Just strain off the bones and store the broth in containers in the freezer.  Keep some in the refrigerator too, to add to a quick 20 minute soup during the week. 

Chicken soup has many healing properties, especially for colds and flu.  So make sure to keep it on hand.

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