It is super easy , Relatively cheap , and adds sooo much more body than Store bought!
Making stock helps you practice lots of skills, You can buy a whole Chicken and part it out for dinner then break down the carcass Roast it put it in some water and simmer it to get a nice chicken stock or ad vegetables for the last hour and get a fuller stock.
it's a little harder to make beef stock as their bones are bigger , But one of my Fave stocks is Pork stock. I really like the flavor of pork and it's easy and cheap to get Neck bones from the grocery Roast them and make a stock. It's even better if you can throw in some scraps from Fabricating a pork loin like I did. You end up with a gelatinous broth that you can reduce down with some thyme or rosemary and make a nice pork Glace to coat a roasted or grilled pork loin . or you can use it as the base of a soup .
It takes a little bit of work to make your own stock at home but Once you do it you'll see and Taste why it's a good Idea , plus you can customize your stock with whatever flavors you want while it's cooking!
First I took the scraps from meat fab and browned them in a bit of bacon fat
Take the pan out and place the neck bones on the tray