Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pantry/Freezer challenge: baked chicken legs

Pantry/Freezer challenge continues: a pkg containing 2 chicken leg quarters is defrosting, will later be cut into 4 portions, and baked off. Sides will be a pouch of chicken flavord noodles (sale plus cpn deal-19 cents?), cabbage sauteed in reserved bacon fat and topped with stewed tomatoes, roasted butternut squash. I've done a cursury inventory and will be heading over to Aldi's in a bit; I am running out of so many staples, it's time.

After grocery shopping, the vegetable was swapped out:


Busy Bee said...

I always have the hardest time getting my family to eat dark meat. I actually love it when it is grilled, but my daughter has sensory issues and she gags on the meat.

Our Aldi is closing for a month for renovations and I am toying with the idea of running out to see what sales they have. On the other hand I keep reminding myself that other than meats I am well stocked.

NAN said...

Wish I liked thighs or chicken legs. When I was a kid, I loved chicken legs too! I've been using up dried beans and have made 3 different soups recently- good but I'm about ready to change it up. You know how sometimes nothing appeals to you- I'm afraid I'm there and need to get the cookbooks out.

CTMOM said...

Busy, these chicken quartered legs were something like 49/lb several months ago. At that price . . we eat them. I have always prefered bone in chicken for caciatore, for example. I cut these 2 large legs into 2 thighs (one for me, another for DD) and DS will have both drums.

Marcia in rural WNY said...

My husband doesn't like dark meat--it annoys me fairly often as the legs and thighs are on sale so frequently. I have been known to cook him a breast and myself thighs if I can find them both in the freezer at the same time. (Freezer isn't as full now as it used to be.) He has a way of digging around when he gets anything out and we're trying to rotate better. Well, I'm trying. Not positive about him. (Actually, I believe him to be somewhat forgetful and that it may be an early dementia.) Have discussed this with him and (privately) with our doctor, but husband doesn't want to know right now, and I'm not forcing such a diagnosis on him until it's essential for safety reasons. It would be SO depressing to find out so I don't see rushing it. I am watching him carefully and since Mom had dementia, I'm well aware of the symptoms. Nothing dangerous so far--just occasionally something left out of the freezer, or plans forgotten about.