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1 chicken, 4 ways

Eating well without breaking the bank or cooking every minute of the day requires strategies to economize on time and money.  One way I like to do that is to start with one dish and transform it into another (and another and another).  With a turkey or ham, that’s not too hard because there is usually lots of leftover meat.  But even a simple roasted chicken can be given new life several times over.  My most ambitious feat yet has been to cook one chicken, four ways.  Check it out: slow-cooker roasted chicken becomes chicken pot pie, fried rice and chicken broth.  Three out of these four recipes I have shared already on the blog, but now I’m putting it altogether for you to show you how to save time, and throwing in a simple description of how I make fried rice.

Here we go… Continue reading 1 chicken, 4 ways

Zucchini rice cakes

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Two events coincided to provide the opportunity for me to create this recipe.  Being two and a half weeks into my $200 grocery month challenge (see a future post on this), I’m digging deep into the freezer these days.  Recently my hunt yielded a bag of frozen, cooked rice.  Couple that with the fact that my miracle zucchini plant is still producing more than 5 medium to large zucchinis each week, and you get zucchini rice cakes!  Continue reading Zucchini rice cakes