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The Chicken Challenge


Want to hear the conversation in my head about the chicken below?

“Um that’s a lot of money for a chicken. Um but I think I can make it stretch? And I can make broth out of it to heal ourselves so hopefully we don’t have to be gluten free forever? I think it’s worth it. But it’s still a lot of money? elizabeth doan, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to buy this chicken, make as many meals you can out of it plus this so called wonder broth and then figure out if it’s worth it or not.”

It would have been nice to read Katie’s comment on the last post with the tip about chicken so I wouldn’t have to have/share awkward internal conversations with myself here. Jaja. Haha! I meant to type haha, but my fingers were over one key and typed jaja, and then I thought that was even funnier because isn’t that how you write it in Spanish? So now  I’m just leaving it. Sorry if that was confusing. Between the monologue and this weird paragraph, I think you just got a taste of what it’s like to be in my head.

Hopefully this chicken will be a lot tastier:



On another note, I would’ve paid about the same price from Ranch Foods and known that it was actually pastured and not just “free range” but it was labor day when I bought it and RFD was closed. Apparently lots of chickens/eggs labelled free range are just ones who have a little square to go outside in, but they are not actually walking around and living like chickens are meant to.


Also! I got this on sale! I’m all for everyone just doing their best to buy what they can, and I’m not sure I always can do this, but I can tell you: this butter is super delish! It’s way darker yellow, almost orange and it’s so tasty.



So, here’s tonight’s meal: roasted chicken (it’s easy: put the chicken in the stock put, melt a few tablespoons of butter and pour it over, season with salt, pepper, rosemary. put it in the oven for an hour, flip it over and do the above instructions and put it back in the oven for an hour.)



Okay so that’s how you prepare the chicken. Later I’ll post how you make the stock and I’ll let you know the breakdown of our chicken for how many meals or servings we got out of it.

Also if you have any tips on recipes or how to stretch a whole chicken, let me know! Thanks!!


2 thoughts on “The Chicken Challenge

  1. i say we get some cows and chickens and pasture them out by the tennis courts!!

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