Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Meat and Poultry
My Story: The "3-Chicken" System
At least once a week (usually on a Sunday when I have the time) I will roast a chicken, as I can easily find them on sale. In my part of the country (the Midwest) , I pay about $5.00 for a 4-5 pound roasting hen, usually less with coupons or a store super-special. I have a family of three, but on Sunday I am usually feeding six counting a divorced brother and two nephews...whom I love dearly, and are always welcome!
That chicken feeds us for at least 2 more meals (for the remaining three of us).
See? That one little chicken goes a L-O-N-G way! My nephews always compliment me by saying I am the best cook in the family! Little do they know that I am really the cheapest!
Note: I do not feed my family red meat, for health and moral reasons. A chicken is a treat for them, as we usually eat vegetarian fare, not because we are fanatics, but because it's cheaper and healthier to eat less meat. I do most of the cooking, so what I say goes...in the kitchen anyway! I thought this would help those that do eat a meat-based diet get more for their money.
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