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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Elk Soup Stock

Thursday we spent the day with Ernie's hunting buddies. One of the guys got an elk and it was cut it up day.

As they were cutting meat off the bones, I saw the door open and a big hunk of bone went out the door and the dog jumped on it before they heard me scream! But they heard me! I brought home a lot of soup bones.

Today is cook day for my bones. Into the pot goes the bones, onion, garlic, celery, salt, pepper and water. Put the lid on, turn it on high, bring it to a boil, turn it to simmer and enjoy the smell of goodness. After a few hours, I'll have a bit of work to do and tomorrow morning the stock will be ready to skim and process. I'll have good organic stock in my pantry and enough meat for a huge pot of soup.

Edit: I just clicked over to Patchwork Times to see some more stash reports and Judy L had posted a Gross Chicken Alert........I guess I should change my title to gross stock alert. Too funny!

Another edit: This pot yielded 7 pressure canned quarts of stock, 5 little containers in the freezer and 4 freezer bags of ready to use stew meat. Not bad for what was going to be dog food.


Teaquilts said...

I just had to laugh at your post because when it first opened I wondered what is this gross picture. As I read, it made a lot of sense and then you added Judy's blog title. You two must be on the same wave length today.

scraphappy said...

It may look a little gross, but I bet it will taste quite delicious.

Amy said...

My husband is jealous!

He's wondering if you need some company over yonder to help decrease the Elk population even more :0) Just lil' ol' White Tails around here.