While there are whole schools of thought on cooking steak—grilling evangelist Meathead Goldwyn pushes the reverse sear method, for example—chicken, for whatever reason, hasn’t inspired the same fervor. No one gets as excited about it.
Everyone has their dream kitchen. If you have a houseful of kids, your dream kitchen might include some under-counter easy-access refrigeration so that they can get their own beverages or snacks or Saturday morning breakfast. If you love to can and preserve things, it might have a large pantry to house your stores. If you hate to cook, it might just be a place for convenience appliances, your microwave and toaster oven and coffee maker and you could use the cabinet space for closet overflow.
If you have leftover chicken or beef bones and/or veggie scraps from preparing meals throughout the week, do yourself a huge favor and don't throw them out just yet. Making homemade stock is a fantastic way to turn leftover produce and bones from meat and poultry, that you'd otherwise throw out, into an essential ingredient for rich, flavor-packed meals and sides. You'll never go back to store-bought stock once you realize how much more delicious the homedmade version is, and just how easy it is to make from scratch.