Saturday, February 5, 2011

the thriftiness of roasted chicken

maybe not (definitely not) the best photo ever, but it represents good eating, good friends, and thriftiness. the best part about roasting your own chicken? the countless meals it will make. after we ate ourselves full, i salvaged what meat i could and tucked it away in a container in the fridge. i then tossed the chicken bones into a large pot with some onion, celery, carrots, salt, pepper, bay leaves, whatever herbs i chose to put in, some water, and i boiled it for an hour or so. i froze a couple of cups for future use, and used the rest as soup for meals this week (about 5 servings). the chicken meat was used in a few sandwiches all week as well (about 5 servings). moral of the story: if you aren't vegetarian, and you want to save money but still be getting some meat protein, roast your own chicken.

anyone else have any thrifty, wholesome meal ideas for when your appetite is larger than your wallet? (and please no one say instant noodles. please. or campbells soup. i'm using the word 'wholesome' for a reason.)

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