Friday, November 16, 2012

Thrifty fall decor

I wanted to add a little pop of fun and color to my front door for the fall season. I had a partial package of fake fabric leaves from the dollar store to use.
I put a little dab of hot glue on the back of each leaf, attached it to some fishing line, and voila!  A cute little garland I am using for a few weeks (until time for the Christmas gear!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How far can a chicken go?

I'm not too worried about my chicken crossing the road...but I am interested in sharing how far a simple baked chicken can go as far as meals are concerned.

Recently, I purchased two whole plain rotisserie chickens from a local grocery store for $8.62 including tax.  I have divided it up and so far have made pretty good use.  Some of these have been frozen for future use & some have been devoured!
  • plain chicken as entree for 5 preschool meals
  • barbecue chicken as an entree for 5 preschool meals
  • 1 adult sliced chicken breast sandwich
  • 4 quarts of chicken broth for chicken noodle soup (so far has provided side dish for 4 preschooler lunches, lunch for a family of four and about a quart remains)
  • 8 really meaty chicken quesadillas for a family of four
  • 4 drumsticks (they were kind of small) for 2 quick schoolager meals
  • 2 cups (approximately) of plain, chopped up chicken to use for bbq chicken or chicken chili to feed a family of four.
Now that I have made the human meals...I think I am going to boil the scrap bones down until they are soft enough to puree with the skin in the food processor to add to my cat's food for extra flavor.

  • It takes just a moment to change your attitude. And, in that quick moment, you can change your entire day!