Is it cheaper to make your own chicken/beef stock or buy them in those containers? What can you do with the little bits of chicken/beef left over? I'm just trying to maximize efficiency and costs here.
i make mine out of leftover bones and vegetable scraps.. i can it in pint jars
i guess the initial cost of the canner and jars needs to be factored in but at this point it's basically free
a cubic meter of water is about $1.50
cost to run the electric burner for an hour and a half to process the jars ~ $1.15
cost to run the slow cooker for 12-24 hours ~ $0.15-$0.30
an hour of free time in the evening or if i have a day off, it's not a lot of effort.. just take all the scraps, put them in the slow cooker and let it stew for a time, strain it and ladle it into pint jars and process yields about 12-14 pints
sooo.. $2.95 + an hour or so of cozy at home labor compared to $23.00 for roughly the same amount from amazon..
I would say buy a broiler chicken or game hen. Have an excellent meal. Then use the throw-aways to slow cook for hours on end to extract all the flavor for just the scraps you'd throw away. If you don't eat meat but aren't vegetarian, then just get the box stock.
I guess the only way to really economize this would be to use every part of the chicken before making stock. But then only using bones and scraps wouldn't taste as good as using real meat. Buying 3 dollar cans of stock isn't really so bad from that perspective.
You're not even calculating all the costs of making chicken/beef stock. How much of the chicken are you using before making the stock? Even if you eat all of the chicken you have to calculate the cost of vegetables and spices and the cost of time it takes to make it. So the real cost of stock is the chicken/vegetables/other shit/time versus maybe 6 dollars of store bought stock. It comes out pretty even in my opinion and making stock from scraps isn't as good.
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It really depends on what you mean by cheap. Do you mean the time you spend making it v what you might be making working or is it some day where you don't have to work but then have to watch it v quality.
That's pretty crappy for a daily rate if you're only working one day a week. They really fuck you on the daily rates especially when you're expected work really long hours.
Relax, have some fun and do it hourly, don't be a punk.
I'm on salary, dude. That's just a concrete example of what my time is worth, that's literally my value to the company as a cash generator. It's not exceptional, our top sales guys pulled in like $.5m last year after landing posh contracts, I hate that fucking snake.
recreation has a tangible and sometimes quantifiable benefit, it's not all about my extremely middleclass lifestyle
I make stock all the time, made and posted several go-arounds as OC here. I do it for the pleasure of making my momma's recipes and general cooking
Is it at all possible for you to work 24 hours a day? Because if not your opportunity cost constitutes a bullshit false equation like it always does and maybe you should shut up now.
But good on you for posting some decent OC in the past, if you have.
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i eat most of the chicken meat and keep backs, necks, bones, giblets etc. for the stock
also, i save celery ends, carrot peels, outer onion layers and other odds and ends that people like to just trash in jars in the freezer until i have 5 or 6 pints
so the only thing left is salt and pepper so you can add $.000? to my original sum
i don't get what you're saying here? you don't cook at home because you have a job so it's not worth your time?
spending $2 for something worth <$0.25 is foolish, especially when the $2 shit is garbage in comparison
it's an objective economic analysis. I cook at home becuase it's better and i love it but if you look at the whole picture, it's actually a waste of my time from a pure $$ perspective. you could say the same thing about flour, it's objectively bad for me to grind my own flour from wheat berries vs buying flour, but I do that sometimes too because I like it.
It's not a real-world analysis, it's a way to assign a theorectical permanent cost to a good or a service. Just a way of understanding what is what overall
that's not a comparable example at all because wheat berries are a lot more expensive than flour because of economies of scale
a better example is grinding and brewing coffee at home which is absolutely more economical than buying a cup at a cafe