Make Chicken Work For You

I’m often asked by the uninitiated, “How can someone afford to eat your chicken ?” Well here’s an excellent post by one of my favorite bloggers on how she feeds her family of three for a week on one pasture raised bird. I don’t know the financial particulars of each household that consumes birds raised on our pastures, but I know that they all budget tightly for their nutrition. For them, the healthiest food has the highest priority and they know that we strive to produce the healthiest food possible. So if you are trying to work out how to make nutrient dense food fit your kitchen, start with pasture raised, non-GMO, soy-free chicken and take a read.

Throwback at Trapper Creek

I used to teach a quilt class called Make Color Work for You, to show that the sky is the limit once you start manipulating the goods you have on hand.  These two quilts use the same concept of the basic Barn Raising setting.  One is an actual Log Cabin quilt the other is a Lady of the Lake using the barn raising setting of the blocks.  Color did all the work.

I know you’re wondering what in the heck do quilts have to do with chicken, but every Sunday I take a basic chicken and turn it into a lot of food for the week.  I’m manipulating the goods to take an expensive bit of meat and turn it into meals for work, broth, dinners and dog food.  Food patterns if you will.  Despite what goes on at the supermarket with cheap subsidized chicken, chicken is not a cheap…

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