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Roasted the Chicken

January 10th, 2017 at 04:48 pm

We haven't spent much in the last couple days. My husband filled up with gas, but needed to after a 3 hour car round trip in the car to take our daughter to the airport last night. She made it back to school, only missed one day of classes. The first day...which she definitely wasn't thrilled with! Oh, and he also spent $8 to buy her dinner before she flew out.

I ordered one of her books online from Amazon today. The bookstore was completely out. She's renting it. I had credits with Amazon to cover the whole thing, so no out of pocket costs on that one.

I roasted the whole chicken I had in my freezer tonight. I put it in late this afternoon, with no expectation to have it for dinner. We will have the breast meat for dinner tomorrow night. Then I will cut the remaining up and portion it to freeze for other meals. I think I have a plan for a couple meals to use it with but I'm not remembering those at the moment! Oh, I am going to make bone broth with the bones tomorrow, that will use up the celery.

I have cooked all the remaining barley. Most of it was used in the mushroom barley soup I made for dinner tonight. We now have two servings of that soup left. I used some of the barley to eat for breakfast. I ate one portion this morning with cinnamon and a little sugar. Tomorrow I will eat it with some frozen strawberries (that I will thaw). I finished the romaine lettuce, the frozen banana and frozen blueberries today at lunch when I made a smoothie. I added chia seeds to that smoothie also. Last night we finished the fettuccini noodles and my husband ate more of the turkey bacon.

This pantry stuff is harder than it looks! I feel like in some cases I use something up, but then have leftovers which I then need to incorporate into a meal for someone...and often that is me. I definitely don't need to buy anything for my own lunches for awhile. There is plenty here!

I do expect a small grocery run in the next day or so. We should have bought tortillas, and I remembered we didn't get the fish I wanted (to have with rice) because the commissary had not yet restocked when we were there Sunday morning. They had been closed on Saturday due to weather, so not everything was put out.

I feel pretty good about how we are using up this food that I bought and should have made a plan for! The whole chicken was going to be for Christmas, but with Riley (our cat) ill and dying, I just didn't have the energy to do it. (We had to put her down on December 27th, so the days prior were tough).

6 Responses to “Roasted the Chicken”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Enjoy spending lots of time with Riley xoxo

  2. My English Castle Says:

    We've been pretty good about eating everything in the fridge, but gees, we still have lots in the pantry and freezer. It's going to be a several month project, I think. I gave up and froze some of the wild rice, though we're still eating the wild rice salad. We all had different leftover tonight, but have plenty for lunch tomorrow. Then I can start on the pantry and freezer. I hate being out of tortillas and eggs and things like that as they seem to be great ways to use up other things.

  3. snafu Says:

    So sorry to learn about Riley, our fur babies are family. Hopefully over time fun memories replace sadness

  4. Buy, Hold Long Says:

    Cooking your own meals at home is a good idea. It's a good way to save a lot of money in the long run.

  5. scottish girl Says:

    I've got a whole chicken too. I'll be cooking it up and separating it for different meals.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I was just reading something today how most Americans don't use the whole chicken. They don't know SA'ers. Smile

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