Monday, August 10, 2009

A Single Rotisserie Chicken...

Yesterday we stopped by Sam's Club after church to grab a hot dog and a few staples--stuff that really every family needs, like a gallon can of ketchup for only $2.73. Yes, there is high fructose corn syrup in ketchup. No, I have no plans of getting that out of my kids' diet any time in the remotely near future. Thanks for asking though. We probably go through one "bottle" of ketchup every other week. Therefore if I buy the enormous can for the value price and I'm pretty sure I save about $12.00 on ketchup.

Anyway, I digress. The rotisserie chicken is the subject of this blog post. Did you know that there are an infinite number of things you can do with a rotisserie chicken in any given week? I've taken a liking to the little birds...only $5 and I can get at least 3 meals out of it. This week:
1. Monday lunch with friends: chicken salad sandwich (just add apples, red onion, mayo & sour cream)
2. Monday dinner: chicken tacos (just add a bit of water and taco seasoning)
3. Wed. dinner: bbq chicken salads (mix with bbq sauce and add on top of lettuce, corn, onions, black beans, cheddar and ranch dressing)
4. PLUS leftovers of all of the above for lunches, etc.

In case you are wondering, yes I am aware of the other 2,471 things you can make with chicken straight off of a rotisserie. But, hey if you have a great idea of what to do feel free to let me know. I love making chicken enchiladas, chicken pot pie, bbq chicken sandwiches, and chicken chili with it too. Oh AND buffalo chicken dip is also delicious. (Also you could put it in the crock pot and make homemade broth to freeze for future soups too. I don't do that, but if you aren't lazy and are more frugal than could.)

Anyway, this is possibly the most random blog post ever, but I was pretty excited about my chicken and had to share. With potentially no one, because I have no idea if anyone really reads this besides....well, not even my mom.