Last night from about 5:45pm until 11:30pm I was in the kitchen cleaning & cooking like a good wife. 🙂
After spending much more time than I intended removing the skin, fat & bones from 1 chicken leg quarter I fully realize why boneless, skinless, chicken breasts are more expensive. While my hands were covered in chicken goo I asked Terry for a quick hand getting a frying pan down & the garbage closer to me. Then I remembered Terry saying Abigail was playing in her room and my thoughts immediately went to her garbage. It has a lid but Abigail has been really curious about it and likes to pull on the edges of the bag.
Terry hurried around the corner to see Abigail standing up next to her garbage pulling dirty diapers out and tossing them on the floor. As soon as she saw him she tried to close the lid but she had already been caught! I really chuckled from the kitchen while terry deposited the diapers back into the garbage, washed both of their hands and firmly closed the door to her room. I wish we had had the camera ready because I would have loved to see the expression on her face! Abigail is really good at emptying containers, her other favorite is the laundry basket!
Now back to the chicken. I didn’t do a very good job cleaning the bones so I decided to make some chicken stock out of my leftovers. Basically you put some water in a pan toss your chicken bones in with whatever else you’d like (veggies, spices) and simmer for 4 hours. I started with 2 quarts of water, 1 chicken leg quarter with most of the meat off and realized I didn’t have any fresh veggies in the house. So I tossed in some dried onions, 1 clove of garlic, some basil, thyme & celery salt. I ended up with about 1 quart of liquid when it was finished at 11pm last night. I let it cool for about 1/2 hour and then poured it into square plastic freezer containers.
While the chicken was becoming stock I watched most of House, most of 24 and baked 9 dozen monster cookies. Terry brought 2 dozen to work today for a friend’s birthday and I hear they went pretty fast!
Abigail also turned 11 months yesterday. We’ve taken her to a couple of parks recently and she loves the swing! She just laughs and laughs and laughs! She moves really fast and we have to keep a much closer eye on her now. 🙂
Here are two pictures so you can see how much she’s changed. In the first one she’s 3 weeks and the second one she’s 10 months 3 weeks.
Yes, that is the same sweater!