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!