Then, I ran across this article by Jenny McGruther of the Nourished Kitchen blog- simple, endless, steaming quantities of bone broth are now mine! But, I prefer the term Perpetual Soup...
Here is the blog article, which I saved to my new Pinterest page for your boney delectation and general health: Bone Broth
In a nutshell, I have 1/2 of a chicken in the crockpot, topped with a bunch of vegetables, some bay leaf seasoning, and some cracked pepper. I can pull out some cooked chicken whenever I'd like this week, and can strain out the broth from a ladle through a coffee filter... a week from today, after a solid week of perpetual soup steaming away on low in the crockpot, I will take what is left, along with the mushy bones that still have good nutrition left in them, and throw them in the Vitamix to grind them up, and make additional, freezable soup stock- perhaps this will become an additional ingredient in the daily Paleo Smoothie- we will have to see how this experiment works out, but it seems both promising and likely!
As always, I shall keep you posted,
actually the "Friendship Gardens" in La Crosse