Baking Prep And Homemade Chicken Broth

I’m in the mood to do some baking and I’ve assembled the ingredients for a batch of oatmeal cookies. I found a recipe in my parish cookbook and I’ll substitute dried cranberries and sliced almonds for the raisins and pecans. If they turn out the way I hope then I’ll make more for Audrey, David and the kids.

I measured my dry ingredients except for sugars into a container. All I need to do now is get the mixer out and toss in the sugars, egg, shortening, and vanilla extract, blend in the dry ingredients and I’ll be ready to bake cookies.

In the meantime, I have a pot of chicken broth simmering on the stove. I picked up a Lemon-Pepper rotisserie chicken at the market this morning and we had chicken, potato salad and pasta salad for lunch. I took the rest of the meat off the bones and put it in the fridge. Then I tossed everything else in the pot along with some chopped carrots, celery, red onion, red and yellow bell pepper, bay leaves, pepper corns, red pepper flakes, fresh garlic cloves, and sea salt, covered it with water and now the house smells so good!

I’ll let it simmer overnight on low and strain the broth off in the morning. I’ll add the left over chicken and some carrots, celery, red onion, more red and yellow bell pepper, and some wide egg noodles for chicken soup tomorrow night. And we’ll have some more cornbread with the soup.

Next on my list is some cinnamon rolls. I need to get Audrey’s recipe for Challah bread dough that she uses for rolls as well as bread. It’s awesome! And I still haven’t made my homemade biscuits yet! I think biscuits and scrambled eggs will be on the menu for breakfast in the morning.

Later tomorrow we have someone coming out to give us an estimate for some electrical work. We need a transfer switch at the box for our portable generator, we need to go ahead and order a Generex whole house generator, and the overhead lights in the garage and the exterior flood lights all need to be replaced after thirty years.

The dryer is buzzing and letting me know that my load of towels is dry so I’m off to take care of that. Have a blessed Wednesday evening, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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