Here is a four meal rubber chicken...
Most people do it for three meals, so I am impressed with four. So, I thought I would try it out too, cos I am curious about these sorts of things.
So last night we had roast chicken. Unfortunately I slept too long, started it at 5, and despite following instructions it took 3 hours to cook, not two. So, V and J had other things for dinner, and it was just me and Chesh. But it was nice. I usually cook chickens in the microwave, so I am used to them being much more incredibly juicy, but it was good. I also ended up with a HUGE amount of gravy.
I put the bones in the slowcooker with some mire poix and some lamb fatty offcuts I had been saving to make soup with, and it's been cooking now since last night. I will sort that out in a bit, and get the soup going.
So, the chicken used for this cost $16 (I think) yeah, it was expensive, but it was delivered and etc, and at that point during the month I needed it done that way. I bought a chicken today at size 23 for $12, which is much more my thing. That's for next weeks' experiment which will be Asian rubber chicken, and I will be making it up as I go along.
I have now sorted the meat and bones, discarded the veg and bones. I put the stock in the fridge and scraped off the oil when I could. I have now chopped up some fresh vegies and put in a soup pack of pulses and grains, added some salt and a bit of vegeta. So, one crockpot full of thoup merrily cooking away.
I have also got 6 x 100mL icecubes of unsalted stock in the freezer.
So... today's shop...Woolies; $51, Petrol $30, Cat bikkies $28.
French Loaf - $3.
Edited to add: (18th November)
Chicken has now gone through four adult sized sandwiches, 4 family sized servings (and that's adult family servings) of soup, and tonight we have casserole. I will freeze any left overs for the stir fry, which might end up being sweet and sour.