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Hi Mamas,

 

 

I have a couple of questions, regarding bone broth soup, etc.

I hope you can help me.

 

I need to know if this would be safe to eat, more than anything.

We had an entire chicken last night.

I took all of the bones, with the mid part placed in the pressure cooker (an old one)

brought it to a boil. Then got scared of burning the place down, so I turned it off.

Woke up 4 hours later, the pot was still hot, brought it to a boil again, went back to sleep

after turning it off. Woke up again, brought to a boil, then turned it on low/simmer.

Originally, it had something on top, now its gone. And the place smells like

chicken soup. 

 

1) I tried breaking the bones, but they were too tough, I was only able to break 3 small ones, and I saw some brown stuff inside, is that the bone marrow?

 

2) Can we drink this or use it to cook something else, since it has not been refrigerated?

 

I originally squeezed a lemon into the pot, as well as some sea salt.

I was scared that if I left it on simmer the water would evaporate, and I would burn the place down while sleeping...

 

3) Do I strain it, then I can place some veggies into it to make soup?

I originally left some of the meat on the main part, to give it more flavor.

 

I have never done this, so please help me out, can we eat this or not, will it have bacteria in it or will it be ok?

 

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Anyone out there, please!

Many thanks!
 

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Hi Mamas,

 

 

I have a couple of questions, regarding bone broth soup, etc.

I hope you can help me.

 

I need to know if this would be safe to eat, more than anything.

We had an entire chicken last night.

I took all of the bones, with the mid part placed in the pressure cooker (an old one)

brought it to a boil. Then got scared of burning the place down, so I turned it off.

Woke up 4 hours later, the pot was still hot, brought it to a boil again, went back to sleep

after turning it off. Woke up again, brought to a boil, then turned it on low/simmer.

Originally, it had something on top, now its gone. And the place smells like

chicken soup. 

 

1) I tried breaking the bones, but they were too tough, I was only able to break 3 small ones, and I saw some brown stuff inside, is that the bone marrow?

 

2) Can we drink this or use it to cook something else, since it has not been refrigerated?

 

I originally squeezed a lemon into the pot, as well as some sea salt.

I was scared that if I left it on simmer the water would evaporate, and I would burn the place down while sleeping...

 

3) Do I strain it, then I can place some veggies into it to make soup?

I originally left some of the meat on the main part, to give it more flavor.

 

I have never done this, so please help me out, can we eat this or not, will it have bacteria in it or will it be ok?

 

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yes you can just add veggies to it to make soup.

 

I don't know anything about the safety of leaving it off for so long and staring back up. I make my broth in a crockpot and it simmers for 24 hours straight.

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I took all of the bones, with the mid part placed in the pressure cooker (an old one)

brought it to a boil. Then got scared of burning the place down, so I turned it off.

Woke up 4 hours later, the pot was still hot, brought it to a boil again, went back to sleep after turning it off. Woke up again, brought to a boil, then turned it on low/simmer.

 

I'd definitely use it. It's not that you left it out, all cooled down, for a hot summer day.

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We would use it in our house.


DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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Thanks Mamas for the replies! A couple more questions?

 

Is the bone broth supposed to look a creamy/beige color?

What color is the bone marrow supposed to look like, is it brown?

 

I tried breaking a couple of the bones, only 2 small ones and I saw brown stuff in there, should I try to take it out? Should we eat it with the soup?

Is that where the minerals come from?

Also, for a small chicken, how much water do you add into the pot, as it evaporates, do you keep adding more water to it?

I am new to all of this...sorry for all of the questions....redface.gif

 

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