In Response to Re: Homemade Vegetable Soup:
Paul, next time you pick up some of the bones, roast them until they are brown and there is a bit of brown drippings in the pan. Then put it all in a pot and let it simmer for a few hours. Refrigerate and remove the fat that comes to the top. I think you will get more flavor from the bones. The dogs will love the roasted flavor as well. I think there are so many people doing this that what used to be inexpensive cuts are getting more expensive. Things like Ox Tails, shank cuts and even the bones used to be almost give a way items.
Posted by nikki p
Hi Nikki, I do roast the bones at times. Sometimes I am just to lazy and it is so easy to huck them into a stock pot and walk away. lol I agree roasting does add a very nice flavor. I don't think one can ruin a bone for a dog. Bones are expensive these days, heck everything is expensive these days. I guesss they butchers figured that there is a market for them. Bummer for us folk though.
My family hunts and we process all of our own meat. When we make burger or sausage we use to buy beef suet. Suet is now as expensive as the cheap burger is when it is on sale. We have started buying the burger to add, that cheap stuff has lots of fat in it, and it extrends the meat we are processing. And our current administration says there is no inflation that affects use poor folks that are on SS so no help for us. I am glad gas prices are not included in the inflation calculations. sry for getting off subject. lol
Roasting does help. :-)