Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our cheap eats meal of the day

I thought I might share tonight's cheap and easy eats.

We have access to some good quality Amish raised poultry through a local grocery chain. They raise the chickens with no junk pumped into their systems (antibiotics, hormones, etc). I picked up a 10# bag of leg quarters for .69/#. Today I cooked it all up in two batches in my crockpot.

At dinner time I deboned some of the chicken and mixed it with my taco seasoning (recipe posted below). We then made quesadillas with the chicken and some cheddar cheese. I served them with corn, sour cream taco sauce, a can of refried beans (never learned to make these, any suggestions?) and tomatoes. The family was satisfied.

My taco seasoning- the pouches at the store never were quite right, we really like this mixture better

4 parts chili powder
1 part oregano
2 1/2 parts cumin
3 parts onion salt
2 parts garlic powder


Our Family of Five said...

This sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Any idea on how to store homemade chicken stock? I had to boil some chicken last week for a recipe and I had all of this great stock, but I wasn't sure what to do with it. Put it in the fridge? How long will it last?? Hope you're having a great day! Blessings, Lynn.

Hilda Rebecca said...

Lynn, I am quite sure you can freeze it. Wouldn't you love to find chicken like Kate does?

Kate, love the recipe. I have been using Mc Cormicks because it doesn't have MSG. We do taco salad every friday, it is my daughter's favorite meal and my husband is off work and we are often very busy. It is such a quick and easy meal. I have family connections about Spanish food... I will ask about the beans!

Kate said...

My family loves Mexican style food- especially Devorah (8 1/2). Her favorite cooking show on PBS is Mexico One Plate at a Time.
I have a friend who is Mexican. You would think I would ask her about refried beans. I should post her rice recipe sometime.
I freeze chicken stock all the time. Just put it in a ziploc bag, get the air out, flatten and freeze.

Our Family of Five said...

I never even considered freezing it. Thanks.