I have a five pound whole chicken that I defrosted in the fridge. I watched a you tube video on how to cut the chicken into pieces...well, I did it. I put the cut up chicken in a baking pan with our last four carrots, one onion, four stalks of celery, and four potatoes....some spices and a bouillon cube.
The chicken frame and all the veggie peelings went into a soup pot on top of the stove. I'm making stock for a meal in the future.
Overall, a very frugal day.