Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It is a rare occasion in my house when a whole chicken is used in one meal. At our house we eat rubber chicken, a chicken that is stretched for 2, maybe even 3 meals. Stretching your meats is one of the easiest ways I know to make your grocery dollars go further. It's simple to do too. Just watch.
First I start with a whole chicken. This baby was 7lbs! Total cost $4.81 @ .68/lb. When chickens go on sale for this price I try to grab a couple of them. I also try to grab the biggest one that I can. The bigger the bird, the more meat.
Next I remove the breast from the rest of the body and reserve it for another meal. Now I have 2 sections, one for $2.40 & one for $2.41.
I roasted the body and ended up with 4 cups of meat. I froze 3 cups for another meal and used 1 cup in tonights dinner (fried rice). Cost - $1.80 for 3 cups and $0.60 for 1 cup.
So from this chicken I will have 3 meals. My cost for the chicken in each meal being $2.41, $1.80 and $0.60. Not too bad and certainly better than the whole $4.81 for just one meal.
Rubber roasts are really good too.
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