Friends, sometimes it's important to point out the obvious. Today it is this: The purpose of making chicken & vegetable broth is to have a bowl full of broth, not a colander full of soggy chicken & vegetables.
I bought my own organic chicken at the co-op. I roasted it myself. It was beautiful, and I was proud. Then, before I was able to eat it, I came down with the stomach flu. Bummer.
Two days of recovery later, I decided I would make this chicken into chicken soup. I stuck it in a stock pot full of boiling water, added some vegetable scraps, and let it simmer for a while. Then, when everything had properly steeped, I poured the contents into a strainer over the sink... WITHOUT CATCHING IT ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!
So now the plumbing in my apartment got some yummy seasoned chicken broth, and I'm left with this:
Good job, Katie. And you call yourself... a cook? *sigh* I think I'm going to put a stop to the rest of my kitchen projects for the evening and see if I have better luck tomorrow. (These are the times I wish I had a dog to eat my mistakes...)