The children were begging for their own little chicken, so I broke down and gave them each a Cornish game hen. They were $3.48 a piece! I was shocked. So I thought to myself, "you can make this last, just get creative."
The First Day: They each got their own Game Hen
That means no fighting over who gets the drumstick!
I covered them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley and baked them at 350 until they were done (less then two hours). Super easy!
Second Day: Chicken Stock
I gathered all the leftover chicken and de-boned them. There was a lot leftover, especially white meat. I then threw their little carcasses into a big stockpot and added salt, garlic, pepper, celery, carrots and onions and water. I let it simmer all day long and got 1 2/3rd gallons of chicken stock for my soups!
Day Three: Chicken Cabbage SaladsDay Four: Thai Rolls. Here are my links to how to make them. This is a family favorite!!! I seriously can't make enough of them and they are very healthy and yummy!
Day Five: Clam Chowder
I used the chicken stock to make Clam Chowder
Day Six: Cheesy Broccoli Soup.
This was my husband's request. I never made it before. Holy cow, there is a lot of cream, butter and cheese in broccoli soup. No wonder why it tastes good!
I love figuring out how to stretch my meat. It makes me feel like I am doing my husband good by keeping for the food bill down. If anyone else has any tips on stretching their meat, please leave a comment. Also, if there is a recipe you are are interested in and I haven't posted it on my blog, please let me know and I will get it up.
I also found an old post on how to be creative with using leftovers. Hope you enjoy it!