one bird, many meals with help from the garden
we buy whole (organically raised) chickens. The whole chicken gets roasted as a beer-can chicken with herbs from the garden tucked under the skin. Meal one is the meat from the bird with veggies from the garden, usually roasted along side on the grill.
The left-over meat gets pulled off the bone and are ‘chicken bits’ on top of greens from the garden along with a poached egg for a salad/hearty meal with bread day 2.
The carcass and skin, plus any drippings from the beer-can pan get put in the crock pot with water and more herbs and an onion form the garden and set to simmer over night. It is cooled then then drained for a FABULOUS rich stock to be the base of a soup for yet another meal.