Whole chickens are the greatest! I often wait for them to go on sale, then I buy several and freeze them. Then when I cook one, I get at least two meals out of it--often three!
This time around, I bought a chicken on sale, and it was around $3, maybe $3.50. The first night, I made roasted chicken and vegetables.
Tonight, with some of the leftover chicken, I made chicken a la king. I served it over brown rice, with biscuits. This meal was a really big hit! It is so simple, but everyone really loved it, even Adam.
I still have the chicken carcass with more meat on it, so next I will make some stock and turn it all into a soup!
Okay, so to review...I paid around $3 for a chicken and got THREE meals out of it! And they're good meals too. Wow!
I am getting excited to plant my garden. It is amazing how cheap veggies are if I grow them myself. There was a sale recently at the store where I do my grocery shopping, and I got garden seeds for 50% off. So, I paid less than $1 for each pack of seeds that grows many, many vegetables. I'm going to be growing carrots, beets, green beans, lettuce, onions, garlic, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. I'm very excited, but I'm still fairly new at this so I hope it all goes well!
I was extremely happy this morning when I discovered that our hens are FINALLY laying! Yay! I love fresh eggs and that is another way to save money on food.
I would love to hear all of your frugal meal ideas also!