Friday, 23 February 2018

Take one chicken

Which cost £3.50, for a medium one.

Roasted on Sunday, having half a breast each, gave us two meals each:

The bones were cooked in the pressure cooker to give soup and dumplings each for two snacks:
Some of the chicken went in a pastry free quiche, again, two meals each:
The remaining scraps we had as cheese and chicken on toast.

To recap, one chicken gave us main meals for 4 nights, and snacks for 3 days, not bad at all.

Welcome to Liz Banks via Bloglovin. Have a great weekend everyone and watch out the the cold temperatures. We are forecast here overnight for around -5 for the next 10 nights:(


21 comments:

  1. Wow you stretched that chicken! The meals all sound (and look) so lovely.

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    1. Thanks, I could stretch it further by making chilli, curry or spag bol.

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  2. That chicken did good!! Your Sunday roasts look lovely.
    I always like minced beef as well as that's something that can be used in loads of things too.

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    1. I don’t buy ready minced beef, too many childhood horror minces, but mince my own and it does stretch well.

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  3. I've been meaning to do a post about stretching chicken.....note to self... I would love to do a post on stretching lamb or beef but can't afford either of those nowadays!

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    1. Same here but we have decided to get a beef joint soon as a treat.

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  4. Good use of one chicken.

    When I read your title on my sidebar 'Take One Chicken' ... my mind immediately said 'give it some corn, pick it up and give it a cuddle' ... I could no more eat a chicken than eat Suky the Pug ... lol.

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    1. We are meat eaters but it is too expensive to eat too much. Rations taught us to eat probably no more than 2oz or 3oz at a time.

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    2. Which is a much healthier amount than most people eat. Rationing is really helping Alan look twice at his portion sizes of all foods .

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  5. Impressive, a wonderful selection of meals.

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  6. Brilliant! How's the new mattress topper?

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    1. Quite good bit of a minor sag where it sinks into the dip in the mattress but back ache now less.

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    2. Do you think placing a thin board beneath the mattress might help?

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    3. Might do but it is actually 95% better than before.

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  7. If I ' stretch ' a chicken I use it for two days and then have to freeze the rest as my husband threatens to start clucking!! :-)

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  8. I have cooked a chicken of a similar size. I put 4 x 200g bags of chicken in the freezer and boiled the bones like you. Once the bones were cool I stripped all the scrappy meat and made a thick chicken soup which did us twice. Once pot of stock has been frozen too. Haven't decided what will become of the 4 bags yet! I love chicken its so versatile.

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    1. I’m sure you will think of something nice to do with it.

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  9. That's what I call a rubber chicken.

    God bless.

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