Stretching a roast chicken

We have been on a tight budget for so long, I have come up with creative ways to stretch food. As an example last night. We had one of the small roasting chickens I had bought on sale for dinner. Even after feeding 5 of us and making one lunch to go, there was still some meat on the bone. So today I put the carcass with some water in a bowl and nuked it about 3 minutes. This made it easier to pick the meat off. Then I took the home made creamy chicken gravy from last night, added about a cup of milk and a cup of water and poured it into the crock pot. Peeled and diced 6 small potatoes, two carrots, diced up some green pepper and onion. I am not adding anything the soup just yet spice wise since there were a lot of seasonings on the chicken and in the gravy last night.

This is just a simple cream of chicken soup that we will have with sandwiches tonight for dinner.

Published by Tammy Curry

Single mom of awesome kids, writer, social media enthusiast, registered nurse, gardener dragging her family along on a journey to self-sufficiency. I have been described as driven, artsy, genuine and earthy. I am the modern granola girl!

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