I know what you’re thinking but no, not live chickens.
Yesterday I had several stops in town and hadn’t even looked at the grocery ads and was surprised to see whole fresh fryers for this price!
They were fairly small but looked good. Even a 3 pound chicken is plenty for us for a meal.
It’s that time of year when there’s always something from the garden sitting on my countertop and no matter how much wiping I do, it always seems gritty from bringing things in out of the garden. I see tomatoes and jalapeno peppers sitting by the vacuum sealer.
These chickens came to between $1.50 and $1.80 each. Mostly, I’ll roast or smoke them, one at a time, and what meat we don’t eat off the chicken will be picked off the bones, then I’ll boil the bones with celery, onions, carrots and spices to get good broth and I can make gumbo, or chicken spaghetti . . things that don’t require quite so much meat. Getting two meals from a $2 chicken is pretty amazing.
These are about the same size chickens United sells in their deli already roasted for about $7 or $8 each. I’m happy to buy my own for $1.50.
Three were vacuum sealed and one was brined and seasoned and I’ll smoke it on the indoor smoker today for our lunch.
After leaving the grocery store, I stopped by the United gas station and using my grocery points, paid $1.87 per gallon for gas.
It seemed to be a day of bargains . . til I stopped by the vet for Speck’s heart meds! 🙂