One of my coworkers once commented that she expected my house to be spotless all the time, as my desk is typically uncluttered and clean. Sadly, this isn't the case. We pack quite a bit into this small space and if you don't put something back in it's place right away, thinks get out of hand pretty fast. Add in the never ending dust and it's easy for our place to look like a disaster.
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Anyone else spend this rainy weekend cleaning up?
And since we were doing a bit of spring cleaning on this nice fall day, I make some homemade chicken soup. Hey, if we're going to spend the day cleaning, we might as well have a tasty dinner after all that hard work. When we made homemade fried chicken we get a whole broiler/fryer from Kaufmann Poultry at the West Side Market. I break it down into quarters and fry it, but I freeze the backs, wings, extra fat and skin for just such an occasion.
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Then I tossed in a bunch of spices. Whole peppercorns, coriander and cloves. Ground sage, ginger and nutmeg. This and that, whatever I happen to find in the spice cabinet. And then bring that to a simmer and keep it there for four hours or four days but not a minute more. Straining of the solid bits is recommended because they've given up all their flavor to the stock.
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And it was so good, we didn't even take a photo.
Did you make anything tasty this weekend?