Want to make your dollar hollah? Okay, that’s so cheesy but I couldn’t resist. Because I really did make my dollar holler! I scored a great deal on chicken drumsticks last weekend… sixty-nine cents a pound. You heard me. Now hollah! I just can’t stop myself… Seriously, though. Here’s what happened.
Sixty-nine cents a pound was an amazing deal I could not resist. I like drumsticks but am not a good drumsticks cooker. That is, until I found a good recipe in a cookbook, which happens to be an online blog too! It’s a wonderful and delicious way to cook drumsticks and make them so tender. The recipe is “Slow Cooker 20 to 40 Clove Garlic Chicken.” Don’t panic about the amount of garlic- they remain whole. It’s worth making! Check out Stephanie O’Dea’s blog for the recipe.
I bought two big packages of drumsticks which cost about $6-7 total. I invited friends over for dinner and fixed some gourmet sides… frozen french fries and steam in the bag broccoli. At least I warned them ahead of time that the fare would be simple. The point is, seven people ate lots of drumsticks for dinner. The next day the Huzz took three drumsticks to work for lunch. Two meals! Score!
It gets better. I made this homemade cream of chicken soup from Once A Month Mom. I used the leftover chicken for this soup (with almond milk and safe margarine.) Three uses! Score! By the way, the recipe shows how to accommodate food allergies- a major plus in my book! This is an AMAZING website!
We usually would just eat the leftover drumsticks for dinner the next night. I don’t really re-purpose leftovers. However, I had made this awesome stir fry from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats a few weeks ago, and instantly knew I had to use this chicken for her stir fry. Check out the recipe here. It uses lots of fresh veggies. The Huzz LOVES this stir fry. The only changes I made were to use my leftover chicken instead of cooking some fresh, added just a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and halved the black pepper. Four meals! Quadruple score!!!
I cannot believe how far those two, very inexpensive packages of drumsticks stretched. What about you, friend? How do you stretch your budget? Do you look for the deals and try to find different ways to use the same meat? I’m always looking for more ways to make my dollar hollah. Heehee. There I go again!
There are no photos because I didn’t even know I was going to write about this. I didn’t have leftovers either, to photograph, because we ate every last little bit of everything I made! I ran to the store today and found the drumsticks still on sale! Now I have a photo! 🙂