Winner winner chicken dinner

If chicken is for dinner, consider buying a whole one. Roast it and you’ll likely have enough for two meals, then keep the bones and make stock. I spent $7.00 – got two meals and now have three healthy portions of chicken stock in the freezer for soup later. So easy. So much cheaper.


Act 278

Make the most of what you roast

I got 3 chickens at the grocery store for $19. I roasted all three today (at the same time). The boys will delight in the wings and drummettes, I’ll carve off the rest – part of it I’ll use in meals this week and the rest of the meat I’ll freeze for pie or pasta recipes. Plus I’ll keep the bones to make stock – which can be used for soup and sauces. A tasty use of time and money.

Act 22

Cut to the bone.

Chicken that is. I don’t understand why we agree to pay the premium for purchasing boneless, skinless chicken parts. Where’s the fun in that?

Buy the whole chicken. Debone it (it’s not that difficult – even I can do it) and use it all. There are great how to video on youtube. And if that’s too daunting a task, just roast the whole thing. Make soup, make chicken salad, make chicken wings and thighs, make chicken fingers. Make as many meals as you can.

Sometimes I think we’re tricked into the illusion of convenience. It’s not convenient to spend that much money on parts when the whole is a much better, more practical and more sensible buy.