Servings size – 1 quart (multiply as needed depending on amount of bones available and stock pot.)
3 lbs bones (veal, chicken, or beef) – included in price of meat
Enough water to just cover bones
1 large onion, medium dice – $0.24
1-2 medium carrots, medium dice – $0.12
1-2 stalks celery, medium dice$ 0.41
(don’t worry too much about vegetables. You can eyeball it. Err on the side of too much, but it will all come out in the wash, I promise)
—Sachet— let’s just call this a dime.
1/4 Bay leaf –
a pinch dried thyme
a crushed peppercorn or too
3 Parsley stems (or 1/8 tsp dried parsley)
(I don’t keep cheese cloth around, since I’m going to strain it later, I just toss all this in.)
Totals – It’s about a cent and a couple of calories an ounce.