I may be strange but I love this part of chicken and turkey soup

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    One of my favorite parts of making a good soup or broth is picking
    and cleaning the meat off the bones. Every little bit is a piece of one
    of my birds and can't be wasted.

    After I simmer a bird for 24 hours I put it on a cookie sheet and pick
    all the meat out. The fatty meats go in one dish for the dogs, the bones
    get chewed up by me or the dogs (very soft after 24 hours) and the good
    meat goes back in the crock pot. It's sort of therapeutic for me when I
    just sit down and pick the bones clean. Our dogs get excited too because
    they know they have a treat coming.

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  2. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had turkey noodle soup for dinner today. My turkey wasn't picked quite as clean as yours looks...I took it down and let the hens finish cleaning it up.
    The soup was wonderful and I have a bunch of stock left to make gravy for turkey and waffles tomorrow.
    Love those leftovers! [​IMG]
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm the same way.
    I keep cooked chicken carcasses in the freezer until I have a few, then I brown the bones before I make stock from them. I use the shreds of meat etc. for dog food. So much better than that over-salted supermarket chicken broth!
     
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea & lucky dogs. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very primal, PC.

    (did I mention I can't stand doing that job! Always gotta get someone else to do it!)
     
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  6. PurpleChicken

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    Thanks for the responses. I always hated that part too but now there
    is just something about it I love. Maybe it's just the fact I tell everyone
    to leave me alone or maybe it's the way my dogs look at me.

    I just love makin sure nothing goes to waste. My mom just shakes her
    head when she visits thinking like "what happened to the spoiled
    obnoxious and wasteful kid I raised?". [​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I like that description chickenannie, it is sorta primal. [​IMG]
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Dang!..i should have made soup with our leftovers!...[​IMG]...
     
  9. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now you'll be ready for Christmas soup! lol
     
  10. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband says when I get done picking the chicken from the bones there is nothing left for the dogs. [​IMG]
     

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