When Maxine shared her wisdom regarding old dead chickens and what to do with them, I just KNEW Sandra would weigh in. Both Maxine and Sandra, along with so many other of the Club Members have been so faithful to contribute to the Community that is the Food Stamps Cooking Club. You can imagine how delighted I was to find her comments on Maxine’s posts.
It seemed a shame to “hide” them in the comments section, so I have chosen to add her comments here as a post.
“Another idea – soup will definitely go farther – serve more. But you could use less water and make a chicken stew instead. Just use lots of potatoes, carrots, and celery plus whatever chicken you have. And voila! Stew!
Another idea is chicken pot pie which is just stew with a crust. You can use biscuit dough for your crust or make a pie crust. Easy enough.
You could make chicken pot pie cups just by lining muffin pans with biscuit dough and filling with your chicken stew. You can leave them open at the top or add a top – up to you. No kitchen police, right Mother Connie? 🙂
MOTHER CONNIE’S SIDEBAR HERE: ABSOLUTELY, NO KITCHEN POLICE, SANDRA! END SIDEBAR.
Or you could make chicken pot pie turnovers. Just add your stew to squares of pie crust or biscuit dough folded over on each other.
You get the idea! I find that even if it’s the same exact stuff, serving it in a different way provides variety.
Sounds really yummy. You can make this idea a weekly regular on your menu and never get bored just by changing what’s in it and changing the seasonings.
So one week you might add beans, onion, tomatoes, and taco seasoning.
Another you might add macaroni, white beans, tomatoes, and Italian seasonings.
Another you might add spinach, rice, and Italian seasonings or Mrs. Dash.
What a great idea Maxine!! Love it!”
Sandra and Maxine’s comments do remain in the comments section but it’s easy to overlook them if you don’t know they are there. That’s why they became a post as well.
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Maxine had this comment for Sandra. I knew she would reply and because I was afraid you might miss her reply I am adding it here:
“Sandra’s got some great ideas here–most of them more imaginative than anything I turn out. I make chicken stew, too, although I usually use more meat than I’d get from backs and wings. However, it occurred to me, if you’re trying to get your kids to eat “real food” (vs. tacos, pizza, etc.), putting stew in a crust, especially making turnovers they can eat with their fingers, might be just the trick. The English make pasties, which are basically beef stew turnovers, and they are great!”
SIDEBAR: Oh, how Mother Connie loves the community we are building here, kids! Keep those comments rolling! It’s all good! END SIDEBAR
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