Complicating the Details

Why do we get so hung up in details? It truly is an all-or-nothing attitude, an it drives me crazy!

I’m making chicken stock for the first time. I was going to make it over night, but I didn’t plan my bird-cooking time right at all. At 3pm the chicken was ready to go. So I needed to start the broth.

Hindsight: I guess I could’ve put everything in the fridge until later… But that didn’t occur to me at the time. Haha!

I froze. The recipe I happened to be looking at said “low for 8-10 hours.” that would be late though! I don’t want to stay up! Is it ok to leave the bird drippings and bones on the counter until tonight? Again, the fridge has not occurred to me at this point. Oh my goodness! What do I do!?

I looked at other recipes: “high for 6 hours” “simmer for 12 hours” “low for 6 hours.” the cook times ran the gambit.

Again, I froze. How do I know the right way!?

Then something occurred to me. I’m making broth for my family. This is a good thing. It’s also a simple thing. Carcass + water + heat. So why was I complicating it?

I filled up the crock pot and put it on high for 6 hours. I’ll take a look at it and taste it then. Well see if I want to cook it longer. If I do, I will.

So simple.

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About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

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