In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane; Winter Meal Planning Calendar and Shopping Lists for Weeks 3 & 4

Click on the “In the Kitchen with 11 Magnolia Lane” Button to read about our new series

I know you have all been anxiously awaiting the second half of the Winter Monthly Calendar Weeks 3 & 4 as well as the shopping lists for Week 3 and Week 4.

Thank you for your patience and I hope your taste buds are ready for some yummy and healthy winter comfort foods.

I will be posting the recipe with printables this week and next.  Please remember that you can click on the above button to catch up with this tasty and healthy meal planning series.  I also wanted to share that the attached winter monthly calendar lists the entire month of meals so make sure to scroll down past weeks 1 & 2 to view weeks 3 & 4.

Chicken Stock for the Soul:

 

CLICK HERE: Nourishing Days Chicken Stock

I mentioned on my last post that I was going to share how to make your own chicken stock but I cannot take credit for this recipe. Shannon over at Nourishingdays.com was my inspiration for this post as she taught me how wonderful and easy making your own stock can be.

Making your own chicken stock is an unbelievable experience and it is so easy to do!  I just began making my own stock a couple months ago and kick myself for not doing this earlier.  I personally felt I had to be an older and wiser woman in the kitchen to truly understand the art of stock making, something only my mother or grandmother could understand how to do.  But, no– you do not have to be older, wiser or even a good cook to be able to make your own stock!  It is seriously simple and everyone and anyone should be doing it for the health benefits alone.

Here are just a few reasons to make your own stock:

1) Your house will smell like Thanksgiving dinner. The aroma is wonderful, nostalgic and makes you feel warm and cozy inside.  It just delights your senses and makes working at home a joyful experience.

2) You are recycling all the bits and pieces of chicken and vegetables that you may normally throw away which saves you money and offers many health benefits.  Those bits and pieces of chicken bone, cartilage, and veggies offer a bounty of nutritious minerals that our body’s can easily absorb.  It is full of calcium and aids in digestion.  Lastly, what is more nurturing than a bowl of hot homemade chicken soup when you are sick?

3.  It is too EASY not to make your own stock and it truly makes all your recipes taste better.  Move over store bought stock filled with MSG, you are no longer welcome in my recipes!

Thanks again for stopping by and cheers!! I will be back with more recipes for the monthly menu, so stop in again soon.

Thanks for stopping by~

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