Originally Posted by taxlady
I'm making beef stock.
That sounds so simple.
A lot of the bones were from "that cow". They were huge. I tried to chop them with a bone cleaver, but they were just too thick. So, I am figuring they don't count as much by weight as if they were in smaller pieces. I put all the bones, carrots, onions, and celery in the oven to roast. I opened the oven door to flip stuff over and the smoke alarm went off and really startled me. I turned it off. Then when I was flipping stuff over, the upstairs smoke alarm went off. Stirling pulled the battery, 'cause that one doesn't have an off switch. Next time I wanted to flip stuff, the smoke alarm went off again. This is not increasing my Zen calm.
The next obstacle was that the Britta filter needed to be replaced. So I removed the old filter, washed the filter, and soaked the new filter. I needed nine
litres (almost 10 quarts) of water for the stock. That took a while.
I was going to make schnitzel for supper. I didn't have enough dry bread for enough bread crumbs for the schnitzel. I was going to make Danish cream potatoes. The oven was roasting bones and vegis and much hotter than the cream potatoes need. That's when I decide to have nukable Indian for supper. I'm glad we had enough cooked rice in the fridge. Supper was good.
The stock is simmering and I'm on my second glass of akvavit.
Feeling much calmer now.