Super cute and oh-so-versatile! Day Three's offering is an extremely well made high-waisted skirt that seems to have been hand sewn in the Gunne Sax style, then had two sweet lace straps fastened onto it to make wearing it as a dress an option too.
I'm liking using these prairie-dress-a-day daily posts as an excuse to share the million little things I always consider blogging about but never find the time for. This here is my first ever batch of homemade chicken broth. It was DELICIOUS. I roasted a chicken, picked all the meat off of it, then put the bones and skin in a large stock pot with onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, celery, a bay leaf, a piece of kombu seaweed, whole peppercorns, and a splash of lemon juice and brought it to a boil then simmered it for 24 hours. Then I strained it out and made chicken noodle soup with the broth, some veggies, noodles and, of course, the chicken meat. We all loved it, and the girls gobbled it up. We made a casserole with the leftover meat (next time I'm doing enchiladas, and barley in the soup instead of noodles), and then I made risotto with the stock that was left over. I recently read Alice Waters' book The Art of Simple Food, in which she emphasizes how important good, homemade chicken stock is to have on hand if you want to be able to make delicious and nutritious meals for your family. Store bought stock or bouillon cubes do not compare. I had felt intimidated about making stock for years, but it was easy and fun and SO worth it. I'm going to do it once or twice a month from now on, if not more. There are lots of recipes you can find online. I just sort of perused a bunch of them, dipped into Nourishing Traditions a bit, and got some tips from Adam's sister-in-law who is a fabulous home cook, and then did what felt good to me. Bone broth is one of the most nourishing, nutrient dense food items in the world. When Dr. Weston A Price travelled the world in the 1930s documenting the diets and health of traditional cultures, he found that bone broth was common among absolutely all of them. An South American proverb says that "Good broth can resurrect the dead". It has long been referred to as "Jewish penicillin" for that culture's use of it as a healing food. Check out Sally Fallon's article Broth is Beautiful for more information. To your health!