A: When you're making your own homeade chicken stock.P and I made some delicious soup that was a version on Italian Wedding soup the other night. It was very tasty, but I ended up buying about $8 of chicken stock to make it, which was very salty and pretty basic tasting.
This inspired us to roast a chicken for dinner last night and drop the resulting CARCASS in the slow cooker for 15hrs (with onion, thyme, basil, bay leaf, carrots, celery) to produce some glorious stock. It just looks rich and so much better than the box or can....
L&P's meatball and whatever's in your fridge soup
1 lb turkey
1/2 c grated parmesan
1 c bread crumbs
1/2 c chopped onion (or more if you'd like)
Chicken stock (many cups, maybe 12 plus water)
Carrots, celery, onion, whatever is about to go bad in your freezer
1-2 bunches winter greens (we used chard because I couldn't find escarole)
Pepper (I found I did not need salt due to salty chicken broth)
Put all soup ingredients in a pot, boil then simmer until greens are tender, drop in your meatballs and simmer until done (10-15min).
Our super stock is chilling in the fridge right now in prep for eventual freezing. I see a lot of soup in our future...