I had a blast making these videos to show you how we afford to eat real food. Sorry about the foil noise in the first segment. I promise the rest is better ;-) I broke it down into two sections because I know it is so hard to take the time to watch long videos on blogs. (six minutes each)I did this because so many people ask, 'how can I afford to eat like this?', and I personally find it easier sometimes to just 'see' it being done. I hope this inspires you. I also posted the steps below, as well as the final cost analysis.
*Procure Organic Free-Range Chicken
*Prep chicken for roasting
*Serve reasonable amount of protein per person
*"Pick" chicken for meal later in week
*Put carcass in stock pot with water and vinegar (for at least one hour or overnight)
*Put stockpot on in morning to simmer all day with veggies of choice (carrots, onion, celery)
*12 hours or so later turn off and strain stock into jars
*Refrigerate stock until cool
*Pour into freezer bags and freeze flat
As stated in the video, for $36.00 I got:
* two ample protein based dinners,
*two very full lunches,
*two 3- ounce portions of chicken breast for lunch for myself,
*enough 'picked' chicken for stir fried rice and
*9 1/2 quarts of delicious, good for you bone broth!
According to my husband who is way better at math than I am, that is 78 cents per serving, per person for organic, free range chicken!! (46 servings) Woo Hoo!!
9 1/2 quarts of stock that easily could sell for $4.50 a quart. ( I have paid this much, on sale, for organic chicken stock) that is $42.75!!!
So, do you get that???? I paid $36.00 (2.85 lb.) for the chickens and I got 46 servings and over $42.00 worth of organic chicken stock!
(for our Tuesday leftover meal, this week, White Chili, I actually have enough for another lunch for the children)