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Been frugal these last few days!

September 24th, 2014 at 04:11 pm

I bought 2 whole roaster chickens instead of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Roasted them and got 9 cups of shredded & chunked chicken out of them to make pulled bbq chicken sandwiches, casseroles, etc. Then I used the bones and made my own broth! never done it before so I was a little nervous, but I think it turned out fine. I got 6 cups of broth to freeze (6 bags of 1 cup each) and enough left over to freeze 4 ice cubes worth in case I just need a little bit for something.

Also got a good deal on pork shoulder so hubby can make pork bbq next week. I'll probably freeze a bunch of that even though he usually doesn't want to... I don't mind eating bbq every day for a week, but the kids get tired of it after day 2 so then we always wind up either eating more than we should so that we don't throw it out, or just throwing some out. I'll freeze some and not tell him Smile Will be great for pulled pork quesadillas, one of our favorite meals!

4 Responses to “Been frugal these last few days!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice frugalness in the kitchen!

  2. Bright Says:

    I love doing the freezing leftover thing. BBQ pork is really tasty over rice I think Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    Awesome to roast both chickens at once. We do the same with pork shoulder having brined overnight to make shredding easier. If your DH is reluctant to BBQ we've found 7 hours in a crock pot is likewise very effective. Easier than chicken, pork shoulder can be shredded, bagged in family sized portions and frozen for easy addition to hamburger rolls for restaurant-like pulled pork & coleslaw, added to canned baked beans, even on home made pizza with pineapple.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go! So glad you tried making your own broth. It does pay off and just think how frugal you were to use everything -- meat and carcass!

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