Have you ever had one of those weeks? The week where everything seems to go wrong and you find your finances, time and patience put to the test? Maybe you’re having a busy week shuttling kids to activities two or three times a day, lots of home and garden chores plus a rush of other demands on your time.
Or maybe you’ve had some unexpected expenses and you need to tighten the food budget for a week or two. Whatever the reason, do you really have time to have to worry about what to fix for dinner?
Rotisserie chickens to the rescue!
Rotisserie chickens were invented just for weeks like this. Pretty much every grocery store sells rotisserie chicken. You can buy a fully cooked chicken for $5-$8. When it comes to rotisserie chicken, I think it’s safe to say that Costco leads the pack. At $5 each, Costco sells 60 million a year! I can hardly think of a better (or more convenient) bargain.
Here’s the best part: with careful planning, you can make that $5 deal stretch for five meals. Yes, that’s right. You can make a full meal to feed a family of
four for just $2-$4. For the entire meal. That’s one dollar per person–or less!–for a full meal There’s no $1 menu on earth that comes close to that kind of bargain.
The Five Meal Plan
Interested in the 5 meal plan?
Here’s the plan in a nutshell:
Day 1: Meat as a side dish. Thighs for the adults, drumsticks for the kids. Add a side of rice or potatoes, salad and a veggie.
Day 2: A casserole made with one chicken breast.
Day 3: A second casserole or a chicken salad-type meal.
Day 4: Chicken soup or casserole made with the back and wings.
Day 5: Another soup made with bone broth and the meat that comes off the carcass after simmering.
If you follow this meal plan you may find that it is just the thing to help get you through the challenges to your time and budget.
Recipes? We've got recipes!
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Start with bone broth.
After you get your chicken home and get all the meat off the bones, pop that carcass into the slow cook and make some bone broth. Bone broth is a nutrient-dense staple to all good cooking. If you’ll follow my instructions, you’ll soon have yourself a nice pot of broth that will be the foundation of several good meals.
To help you get the most out of a rotisserie chicken, I’ve compiled a 48-page booklet with over four dozen recipes and detailed instructions on how to plan five days of meals using rotisserie chicken. Even with all the recipe ingredients, each meal will cost you $4 — or less! Be sure to check it out.