I’m not on a health kick, I don’t care what you say. I have been on a JOURNEY to figure out what healthy living means for me. Some days it’s really easy, some days it’s really hard. Some days I have chronic pain, some daysI feel awesome. It’s all a balancing act and every day looks a little different.
IT’S CALLED LIFE.
So, when I decided to try to make my own bone broth, my husband wasn’t totally surprised. I had read that it was really good for inflammation along with a multitude of other things. People would say that is was “SOOO EASY” to make and that they would make it by the gallons and save it to sip on through out the week or month or whatever. So I thought, how hard can this be?? Everyone seems to like it, and I like broth as much as the next person. Plus, I am always excited to try something new that will help with my chronic joint pain.
So I searched Pinterest, found a recipe that looked easy enough, collected all my supplies, got everything in the crockpot, let it simmer for a while when……….
It kinda started to smell like fish.
Jason was like, “OH MY GAWWWW WHAT IS THAT?” And I was like,
It’s bone broth.
Yes, bone broth.
That smells like fish?? Why does it smell like fish?
I seriously didn’t know. I tried to say that it didn’t smell like fish, but there was no lying- it DID. What on EARTH did I do wrong you guys?? I let it simmer for over 10 hours in the crockpot. Once it was done I removed the bones, strained it all, and went to try it.
I legitimately almost couldn’t get past the smell.
But I tasted it and it actually wasn’t that bad. It slightly reminded me of the episode of Friends when Ross almost tries the glass of fat, but I digress. It didn’t taste bad. But it smelled so gross. I had to discard all of it because I couldn’t finish a cup of it, let alone the thought of storing it in my fridge to reheat up again and again.
What did I do wrong?? And is there a place that I CAN get pre made bone broth ready to drink, non-canned, that will help with my inflammation?
Funny story, yes. Waste of my time? Yes. Will I try making this again? NO. I’m not the best in the kitchen, but I’m definitely not the worst. And crockpots are my jam so there’s no way this should have smelled so gross. I thought it was going to smell like freaking THANKSGIVING.
Fish. It smelled like fish.
Any comments to help a sister out? And easy to die for good bone broth recipes? Please comment below and point me in the right direction.
OH MY GAWWWWW.