My Dh bought some ground beef and a whole chicken he found on mark down the other night.
He made sloppy joes on Sunday with onion rings for the five of us for dinner. I had to work and I appreciate his efforts!!
On Monday I put the whole chicken in the oven with some thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, garlic, pepper, and parsley. I let it cook for a couple of hours at 325. I made a pot of mashed potatoes (real potatoes, milk, butter, and I added three cloves of chopped garlic), and steamed some green beans.
It was wonderful!!
This morning I picked off the meat form the bird. I have a cup of chopped chicken for the freezer. I have a three quart bowl of "chicken stock" from the baking pan I put in the freezer.
I took the frame, skin, bones, some celery, a few carrots, a couple of cloves of garlic, a whole chopped onion, a bouillon cube, parsley, thyme, sage and put it in the crock pot with a couple cups of water. I'm going to let this simmer all day and cook. I still take out the skin, bones, and frame and boil some egg noodles later. It's going to be a nice cool day for some homemade chicken soup.
I'm thankful he found a marked down whole chicken for 73 cents a lb. It cost about 3 dollars and provided us with some much needed protein.