So rather than reviewing what I've been eating I thought I'd share one of my $$ saving tricks. Even though I don't eat much meat, I have to keep it on hand for the Hubs. Chicken tends to be one of my go-to proteins for his meals but it can get expensive and when there's only one person eating it we wind up with left overs that don't get eaten.
This is what I do...
I cook it up and then separate it out into frozen single serving "packets".
|Buy a little chicken|
|Put it in your crock pot on low...|
add a bit of wine or chicken broth if you'd like.
Let cook for 8-10 hours.
|Put a cheese cloth over a strainer that sits in a bowl.|
Pour your crock pot contents into the cheese cloth.
Let cook so you can handle it without burning your fingers. :)
|Separate your chicken from the throw away (bones, etc...)|
This part is SOOO gross!!
|Cut up pieces of wax paper and dole out single servings|
of chicken into each folded "Packet"
|Pile your packets into a freezer safe bag and toss into the freezer. :)|
And remember how we poured the chicken into the cheese cloth. Well it helped filter out the broth for soups & what-have-yous. Take your broth and pour it into a dish and put it in the fridge. After a few hours the fat will solidify at the top. Just scrape it off and toss it.
Then pour your broth into a freezer bag, label and toss into the freezer for later use.
|With the fat.|
|Fat be gone!|
I got about 14 servings of chicken and that bag of broth. :D