My Sunday was spent making chicken stock as our freezer was stuffed full of chicken carcasses. Standard ingredients: chicken bits, water, celery, carrot, pepper corns and bay leaves. I used some green onions instead of a yellow onion because they needed to be used. It wasn’t as clear as my normal stocks, as I wasn’t paying too much attention to it, so it boiled a bit hard. Despite the cloudiness, it is quite tasty.
I used some of the stock as a base for an adaptation of Rick Bayless’s ranch style chicken soup. Ingredients include onions, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, corn, and chicken (I used what was left from a rotisserie chicken I bought earlier in the week). The recipe called for fresh mint to be added to the simmering vegetables, which sounded a bit strange but really added a good flavor.
This weekend has really been lazy, though. Not doing much at all. Friday night we went to a friend of ours first book signing even. Her first book, Rosemary and Rue, is a well crafted urban fantasy that I devoured on the plane last week.
Saturday we went to the farmer’s market and bought some random veggies and other food. We also bought a panini press that we’ve been looking at for years and picked up a technical book Steve had ordered. I did a quick clean on the fridge when we got home and then loafed for the rest of the day.
Tomorrow I’ll probably pull the grill out and make us something nice. There is a piece of steak in the freezer, and some carne asada. The other option is grilled veggie enchiladas. Not sure which will be better