Make Broth from Vegetable Scraps

The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Marcia:

I rarely buy vegetable broth or chicken stock because it is so easy to make at home. Whenever I prepare a meal, I save the unwanted parts of the fresh veggies. I keep the carrot peels, potato peels, tough broccoli stalks, ends of celery, outer (non-papery) layer of onion, etc. in a plastic bag in my freezer.

When I need some vegetable broth, I put the frozen vegetable scraps in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for an hour. Strain the veggie scraps out and you have vegetable broth!

You can do the same thing with chicken bones, pork or beef. Just put the bones in a bag in your freezer and boil them in water when you need a broth. It is easy and it is FREE!

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 18, 2012

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