It was a wild autumnal wind today, with an hint of winter.
Me and the kids trekked across the park to the supermarket and narrowly avoided hail on the way back.
When we got safely inside, we hit up the homemade hot chocolate (I love the sense of occasion 4 year olds bring to a hot chocolate and 3 marshmallows).
And I put on the chicken stock. Ahhhhh…
We had a roast chicken yesterday so today I just threw the bones into my stockpot, covered it with water, and let it simmered for 90 minutes.
I’m a little bit smitten with my new stockpot.
I resisted getting one for a while – I used a large saucepan to make stock, soup and sauce and was happy enough with that.
But the family has grown and it gets frustrating not to be able to make ahead. A meal prepared in my largest saucepan is enough for one meal alone. Gone are the days when a tray of lasagne did for several sittings. A happy problem to have.
So, I invested in a large, tall stainless steel stockpot and it hasn’t disappointed.
I had a little hunt to find the prettiest stockpots for you, because the aesthetic matters, not just the delicious chicken stock smell.
Rachael Ray comes up again and again for me. Check out the Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 6.5-Quart Stockpot, Red Handle.
These stockpots are all available on Amazon – the prices aren’t listed because they are subject to change, so click on the photo to see the current price.
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I do love the look of this stockpot, but it isn’t so much bigger than my biggest saucepan. I needed to find something a little more like this:
This is the Rachael Ray Enamel Nonstick 12-Quart Stockpot, Marine Blue. Beautiful beautiful blue. And a very practical size. It’s such a good value piece! It’s possible to spend a. lot. of. money. on a stockpot, but I don’t see them getting the punishing treatment of casserole dishes and so on. So I’m pretty sure this will stand the test of time.