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Homemade Vegetable Broth

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I love making homemade stocks and broths, not only because it saves me money, but because I can use up ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Whenever I have wimpy celery I know it is time to make stock and the other ingredients are fairly flexible. This can be done all day in the slow cooker or stove top in a large pot.


Ingredients1 onion, peeled and quartered2 carrots2 stalks of celery4 cloves of garlic, peeled3 other veggies (potato, zucchini, yellow squash, 1 c. mushrooms) or add more onion, celery, and carrot.1/2 tsp. black pepper2 tsp. salt1 tsp. oregano1 tsp. parsley1/2 tsp. thyme, basil, or bay leafwater to fill
DirectionsAdd all ingredients to large pot or slow cooker and fill with water. For slow cooker, set on low for 8 hours. For stove top, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 2 hours.Let cool some and then strain stock thought a fine strainer or sieve into freezer-proof containers. Carolyn and I use mason jars or reuse plastic containers tha…

ALDI takes credit cards!?!

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Just recently ALDI has started taking credit cards! My husband had been pushing me to shop elsewhere because we were missing out on hotel points with only using debit for groceries. Now I get to save money and get the points - SWEET!