Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Home Economics

A couple of months ago I ran across The Hillbilly Housewife blog and have been reading about ways to reduce our grocery budget. Don't you know that I could write and write about all the things I don't want to give up or don't want change but that's not what I wanted to post about.
Success, that's the glass is half full attitude I'm sharing today!
Last night I made chicken and dumplings using the left over chicken stock I made by cooking the chicken carcasses from John-Thomas's birthday crockpot bar-b-que chicken. Not only that but this was the second batch of stock I used. The first batch of Chicken and Dumplings I made in one pot and there wasn't room for enough dumplings to feed our family. So, last night I used two pots. I also made homemade rolls from a recipe called Fred's Favorite Rolls on the Hillbilly Housewife. We LOVE these rolls. John-Thomas has even made a batch himself so they would be ready by lunch to make a sandwich on. I wanted a before and after shot of the rolls but by the time I took them out of the oven I had forgotten my plan. We've talked about forgetting things before so I don't need to go there. There's my success story for the week...maybe for the month. Tell me what you've been doing to cut your grocery bill. Powdered Milk Anyone? :)


Gloria said...

I am very impressed. Did you just boil the carcasses to get the broth?

gideonmommasita said...

The ckn bones sat in the crock pot overnight w/it on and then all day for next batch.

Gloria said...

Oh...that makes sense. Not to expose my ignorance here, but did you just add water or did you use chicken broth? I guess it would defeat the purpose if you used chicken broth -eh? If it is just water, just think how much sodium you were able to cut out from your family's meal.

CroppinRobin said...

can you post a link for the rolls? i looked on the website, but couldn't find them.