Pre-positioning for chicken chili

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Today’s my day off, and for the first time in many many weeks, I actually had a pretty light week - which means I didn’t need to spend hours de-stressing, so after sleeping in and having a leisurely breakfast, I went over to my local H-E-B to peruse their meat section to see if they had any sweet markdowns on meat soon to expire. Sure enough, I found what I was looking for, and I picked up two packs of chicken hind quarters listed at about $4 for each pack but with a 25% markdown because it’s set to expire tomorrow. (Plus, thanks to my daughter working for the chain I always get an additional 10% off on anything store brand.)

So for less than $3 per pack I came home with 2 packs of chicken hind quarters and am now smoking them and once cooked and cooled I will debone them and put them into 3 different freezer bags (clearly labeled). Those will make 3 batches of my chicken chili, one batch per bag, and each batch will feed us for 2-3 days.

(By having the chicken pre-done like this, making the chicken chili is a snap.)

Not a bad score at all.
 
I unironically rejoice with you in this.

Inexpensive meat and pre-prepped Chicken Chili is as much a blessing from the Lord as is sweet rain in the dry desert.
 
That sounds yummy. Thats about all the kinds of meat we get in our household; $5.99, 10lbs of Quarters, and $1.89lb Pork Loin. Sometimes Italian Sausage and sometimes Ground Beef when it goes back to $2.00lb. Will have to try the chicken with Chili though.
 
That sounds yummy. Thats about all the kinds of meat we get in our household; $5.99, 10lbs of Quarters, and $1.89lb Pork Loin. Sometimes Italian Sausage and sometimes Ground Beef when it goes back to $2.00lb. Will have to try the chicken with Chili though.
If you will invest in a meat grinder, you’ll ultimately save a lot of money because you can buy pork butt when it’s on sale and that has the perfect meat to fat ratio to turn into sausages of various kinds. In fact, I’ll be taking a week of vacation next month and all I’m gonna do is do our annual marathon session of making breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, and bacon. Plus, I’ll smoke several cheeses to keep on hand in the freezer for various occasions.
 
If you will invest in a meat grinder, you’ll ultimately save a lot of money because you can buy pork butt when it’s on sale and that has the perfect meat to fat ratio to turn into sausages of various kinds. In fact, I’ll be taking a week of vacation next month and all I’m gonna do is do our annual marathon session of making breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, and bacon. Plus, I’ll smoke several cheeses to keep on hand in the freezer for various occasions.
Will have to think about that. Thank you for the idea.
 
Bravo! And your fixings are likely far tastier and healthier than any of the expensive, prefabbed stuff in the grocery freezer.
 
Bravo! And your fixings are likely far tastier and healthier than any of the expensive, prefabbed stuff in the grocery freezer.
Exactly! And I keep all my beef and pork trimmings for tallow and lard respectively. So many great ways to save a little money and end up with a product that is both tastier and healthier.
 
If you will invest in a meat grinder, you’ll ultimately save a lot of money because you can buy pork butt when it’s on sale and that has the perfect meat to fat ratio to turn into sausages of various kinds. In fact, I’ll be taking a week of vacation next month and all I’m gonna do is do our annual marathon session of making breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, and bacon. Plus, I’ll smoke several cheeses to keep on hand in the freezer for various occasions.
I bought a simple meat grinder attachment for the old KitchenAid. I routinely make tasty breakfast sausages from $1.99/lb pork from Costco. Also have a stock of very superior hamburger from on-sale roasts of various kinds. It's well worth the trouble-- and it's fun.
 
I bought a simple meat grinder attachment for the old KitchenAid. I routinely make tasty breakfast sausages from $1.99/lb pork from Costco. Also have a stock of very superior hamburger from on-sale roasts of various kinds. It's well worth the trouble-- and it's fun.
We have a number of attachments for our KitchenAid and they work marvelously. I think that would be a PERFECT idea especially if one isn’t doing high volume.
 
Today’s my day off, and for the first time in many many weeks, I actually had a pretty light week - which means I didn’t need to spend hours de-stressing, so after sleeping in and having a leisurely breakfast, I went over to my local H-E-B to peruse their meat section to see if they had any sweet markdowns on meat soon to expire. Sure enough, I found what I was looking for, and I picked up two packs of chicken hind quarters listed at about $4 for each pack but with a 25% markdown because it’s set to expire tomorrow. (Plus, thanks to my daughter working for the chain I always get an additional 10% off on anything store brand.)

So for less than $3 per pack I came home with 2 packs of chicken hind quarters and am now smoking them and once cooked and cooled I will debone them and put them into 3 different freezer bags (clearly labeled). Those will make 3 batches of my chicken chili, one batch per bag, and each batch will feed us for 2-3 days.

(By having the chicken pre-done like this, making the chicken chili is a snap.)

Not a bad score at all.
Smoking chicken hind quarters? Bruh, that’s epic! Can I have a toke or two? :bouncy::p:hunter:
 
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