Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Firsts - Home made Stock

Friday Firsts


Happy Friday everybody! Thank you so much for those of you who linked up last week, it was exciting to see this little project of mine have some love in its debut! For those of you who are new, click the graphic above or on my side bar for more information!

I actually have two firsts this week. The first is that I used my waffle maker for the first time to make a big batch of waffles. But the second is the one I'm going to share with you because it's the one I'm most excited about and proud of!

A few weeks ago I used our saved veggie scraps to make about 2 gallons of home made stock! Earlier this week I used that stock for the very first time in chicken and orzo soup!

To participate in Friday Firsts create a blog post featuring a "first" of yours. It could be the first time you've used your new cookbook or the first time eating a dish at a restaurant! Any culinary first will do! Next, link that blog post below using Mr. Linky and tell us about it!

Don't have a blog post to link to? Just link to your blog's homepage! Then make sure to tell us about your first in the comments! The same goes for those visitors without blogs - leave a comment with your first! Any and all participation is welcome! Remember, this is a place to share the enthusiasm, adventures, and creativity that bonds us all through cooking and eating!



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19 comments:

sophia said...

There it is! My first time baking scones! And many more to come!

OH oh oh ! Making your own stock...that's what I plan to do soon with my new (da-da-dum...) SLOW-COOKER!!!! WOO HOO!

Laura said...

This is my first time making butter! Loved it.

Betherann said...

I tried a new form of pancakes -- eggpancakes! :D

Astra Libris said...

Hooray for your first batch of stock!!! SO awesome!! I LOVE all your gorgeous waffles, too - such a fantastic idea to freeze them!!

My first for this week is a batch of caponata... I'm so excited to participate! Thank you for this awesome blog event! :-)

Betherann said...

I posted even more Friday Firsts, in a massive food roundup! :D

biz319 said...

Happy Friday Christina!!

Molly said...

I forgot to do a first post this week, so I linked up to our meal last weekend of caviar and blinis, we make them once a year for Valentines Day!

Health Foodie said...

Hi Christina,

I am new to your blog. I love your name! *wink wink*

Love the idea of this post.

Today will be the first time I use my new camera to photograph a meal that I cooked. Does that count? :)

Here is my blog


- Christina

The Diva on a Diet said...

Christina - I just love this new feature! I'm going to be a frequent Friday Firsts visitor!

I also really love chicken orzo soup. It's da bomb! Looking forward to checking out all the other "firsts" as well.

Congrats on the success of FF! :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oops, I added my link but forgot to tell about it ... my "first" this week was a roast beef tenderloin. Hard to believe, but in all my years of cooking, I've never made any sort of roast beef.

Your series inspired me to try something new ... and I loved it! :)

Christina said...

Thanks again for all your support everybody! I've enjoyed looking at the "firsts" so far this week and already has me realizing 100 more things I've never tried! Your guys firsts are inspiring!

Betherann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog through this "event," everyone, and thanks to Christina (the Chicagoian) :) for hosting it! :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

The first time I used Sofrito, kind of like green salsa (minced peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, etc...) and made Sofrito chicken and rice!

Simply Life said...

oooh this is fun - okay so I added my site- do I need to do anything else now? Thanks for reminding me about this! :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I just got a chance to really read about Friday Firsts (I'M SO SORRY FOR TAKING FOREVER). Great idea, Christina. I'll be linking something fo sho :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

The first I linked was cooking with leeks for the first time--by myself :) Without my Poppa!

BakeMe said...

I'm new to this exciting event but can't wait to see it expand. I've linked up my "first": veggie patties!

Molly said...

I posted my blini link again, hopefully it works!

also, I have a Le Creuset giveaway on my blog if you're interested.....

Jessie said...

I'm late for Friday Firsts because I didn't make my first until today! Oh well, I'll save it until next week :) I love these Friday Firsts - it's so much fun to see people being so creative!