Put your garbage to good use! GF. V. SF. NF.
You will need:
Veggie scraps (tops, ends, peels, ugly chunks, cores, seeds, etc.)
Large zip bag or big container with a lid (I use a gallon zip feezer bag)
A few jars with lids
During the week while you're chopping/slicing/peeling away, save the normally discarded pieces of veggies in a plastic bag
I'm talking carrot tops, bell pepper cores and seeds, onion tops and butts, celery greens, herb stems, garlic skins, and mushroom stems!
Seriously - whatever you have. Just clean them up and keep them in a sealed bag in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to make stock
When you have a full bag, grab your crock pot and get ready to make the easiest stock everrrrrr
Pack the contents of your veggie bag into the crock pot
Cover with water
Set to low
Go to sleep or work
Come home 8-10 hours later
Strain and discard the cooked-to-death veggies
Pour your beautiful stock into jars
Store in the fridge
Use in soups, sauces, or my fav - grilled rice!
Add in beet ends and greens for a pretty pink stock
Add in a handful of cranberries, a few sage leaves, and a few sprigs of thyme for the best thanksgiving tasting stock of all time
Steeler - S/T
It's a cold day in hell. Make yourself some stock!