During the fall season, there is a “big” push by pharmaceutical companies to encourage you to get your FREE flu shot. Is this simply an promotional effort by the pharmaceutical companies and big government to encourage Americans to restock their medicine chests for the cold winter?
While I (Rick) resisted the FREEBIE for many years, my wife Sheila thinks differently and has convinced me to queue at Town Hall each year for my friendly dose. Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned remedy: Chicken broth.
Organic Chicken Broth
- Carcass of an organic chicken,
- A carrot cut in three large pieces;
- A stock of celery cut in three or more large pieces;
- Half of an onion cut in a couple of large pieces,
- A sprig of thyme,
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Preparation (makes a 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
- Most people can get about four servings from a roasted chicken. For broth, simply strip the chicken meat from the carcass and break down the carcass so that it will easily fit into a large sauce pan;
- Cover the carcass in cold water, add the carrot, celery, onion and thyme and bring to a boil;
- Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer uncovered for about an hour or so until most of the meat is off the carcass;
- Strain the broth through cheesecloth or a very fine wire mesh strainer and discard the carcass and veggies.
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