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To feel very smug about this....

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lucyellensmum Mon 21-Jul-08 18:08:33

My FREE dinner.

Tonight we are having chicken soup, the chicken wasnt exactly free but we usually throw the carcasses away, but i have MADE STOCK shock. To this i will be adding carrots, french beans and spring onions, all from our garden.

UP yer BUM tesco grin

2shoes Mon 21-Jul-08 18:09:38

well done you

OrmIrian Mon 21-Jul-08 18:11:54

Ooh I love home-made soup. I also tend to feel a bit smug when it's made from leftovers. The stock from boiling a ham joint is good too. Try eating it with home-made bread for the full smug-halo effect!

GillianLovesMarmite Mon 21-Jul-08 18:14:17

Hurrah for left overs! we're having chicken pie made with sunday dinner leftovers and some home made pastry!! (A proper free range chicken - not a tesco evil £2 one...)...

mrswoolf Mon 21-Jul-08 18:28:20

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lucyellensmum Mon 21-Jul-08 18:30:26

it tastes a bit bland tbh, what shall i shove in it? Sorry to say that one of our chickens was an evil tesco £2 jobby and i felt really bad buying it, but we are skint!

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 18:30:59

And? That's normal. grin

Every Monday I make risotto from Sunday's chicken..

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 18:31:28

But I am totally spontaneous the rest of the week. blush

sarah293 Mon 21-Jul-08 18:31:53

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LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 18:32:23

LEM, Loads of red pesto should pep it up a little. Or garlic puree and paprika.

MrsTittleMouse Mon 21-Jul-08 18:32:43

Do you have any herbs in the garden? A load of parsley would jazz it up a treat.

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 18:38:11

rosemary is the preferred herb for chicken in my house.

sometimes if they chicken is really shity from tesco. you have no choice but to add a stock cube as they are so horribly bland

jackdaggerette Mon 21-Jul-08 18:41:23

GreenElizabeth - know exactly what you mean! Realised the other week that I almost always make exactly the same food three days a week - Sunday = roast chicken, Monday = chicken salad with baked potatoes, Tuesday = chicken risotto. I always do weekly menus as it makes shopping so much easier and cheaper but had not realised I had some weird obsessive-compulsive chicken meals ritual going on blush.

ilovemydog Mon 21-Jul-08 18:42:29

very envious....

must be great being relatively self sufficient

MadamBovary Mon 21-Jul-08 18:53:41

You could get an Eggloo and keep your own chickens so the next one would be completely home made. You could have home made omlettes too!

lucyellensmum Mon 21-Jul-08 18:53:48

ilovemydog, it is VERY relative although maybe next year i'll get it right

LongLiveGreenElizabeth Mon 21-Jul-08 19:02:44

Jack, just keep going until the troops revolt! wink

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 19:02:46

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lucyellensmum Mon 21-Jul-08 20:55:34

feeling a little less smug now, it was pants blush i think it will be ok tomorrow though. And the next day blushhmm

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 20:57:21

chicken stock all the way. or smash up some pasta and throw it in.

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