Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

Hey readers, time for my weekly installment of Works For Me Wednesday, hosted by Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer .

Today I am going to talk about Chicken!

I am pretty sure that chicken is way up there on the list of "most consumed meats". It is in my family at least! I like to buy whole chickens and roast them. I try to get the biggest one I can find, at least a 6 pounder. So after I roast it, we will usually have enough left overs for the next night, if we add in some sides to make it stretch. Then the 3 day I will make chicken soup from scratch. Usually the soup will last us two days because I make a huge pot, so I actually have a rubber chicken! lol I consider that quite an accomplishment if I can feed us for 4 days off of one 6lb chicken! I don't just cook whole chickens though, I will do chicken breasts and drumsticks too in different recipes.

When I make the soup, I like to "boil the snot out of it", as my mother would say. I usually put the carcas in a huge stock pot with some seasonings and carrots. Once the meat is falling off the bones, I take it out and let it cool. While it is cooling, I add the other stuff to the soup, like other veggies, noodles (we like egg noodles in ours), more spices etc. By now the meat has cooled, so I cut the pieces off and put it in the soup. Now I have a huge pot of delicious smelling chicken soup, and then we eat. Sometimes I will freeze the leftovers instead of eating soup for the 4th day, because I just know the kids will complain for having chicken 4 days in a row! lol

And that is What Works For Me!


Mama Bear said...


I lurve chicken.

Papa Bear won't eat it off the bone so I lose out on things like fried chicken which SUCKS.

I'm trying to convert him though - if I make a roast chicken I always cut all the meat off before I serve it to him.

His mother spoiled him that way.

KrustyTheCat said...

I slice/take it off the bone before we eat it too, but sometimes we just pick at it if we're in a hurry. The kids love to do that. They LURVE roast chicken on the bone too. lol
Roast chicken is my signature dish I think. lol

Mama Bear said...

Ok so I just realized that I so don't know what my signature dish is.

I need a signature dish!