It'll last me 2 full weeks!
Here's what I put into it...
6 quarts of water
3 cut up carrots
Leafy ends of celery stalk
Handful of parsley (from my garden)
Handful of Rosemary (garden)
Handful of Lemon Thyme (garden)
onion chives (garden)
5 huge garlic cloves cut into two halves
20 whole peppercorns
4 dried tomatoes
4 bay leaves
1 cut up onion
cut up green peppers (garden)
Bring to boil, then simmer for 2 hours until the veggies have given all they can.
If you want to make your own stock, and live close by, come to my herb garden and pick till your hearts content.
Otherwise, instead of buying them from the store, use dried herbs the last 10 minutes of cooking the stock.
Strain well, discard the veggies, cool the stock and refrigerate until you need some!
I have never made stock before. I love it! It tastes awesome, not salty or oily like the store bought brands, and it made a ton!
I'll be making rice, soup, lots of other things with it!
Try it! It makes the house smell divine!