Chicken, it’s inexpensive, filling, and is an easily manipulated item in the kitchen.
One of the things I looked forward to in culinary school was learning how to butcher my own food. I didn’t go out and kill the chicken myself but I do know how to break it down so I can save myself some money and use every part of the chicken order to eliminate waste.
I cut up this chicken into 5 pieces so I can have a 2 breasts, a leg and thigh connected, and finally the carcass with remaining meat for a flavorful stock. Instead of buying smaller pieces of chicken like I did last year I can now control what I want to eat and how I want to eat it while saving the maximum amount of money. There are more ways to break down a chicken but I felt for two adults this way will allow us to eat a few substantial meals while on a slim budget for the week.
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|Hunger is on an alarming rise in our state. The number of households that are financially stretched to the point where they can’t be certain that everyone will have enough to eat has increased by 13%
In Washington state, 112,000 households now meet the definition for hunger—”very low food security”? and rates of hunger are higher in households with children.
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