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    James Guest

    Default Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

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    James <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    Just make chicken salad out of the breast meat!

    Works for me.....
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    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

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    aem Guest

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    On Jan 12, 10:37 am, James <j0069b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    At least with whole chickens you can bone them properly. These "leg
    quarters" they sell always have the hip bone and bits of the back
    attached, which are just scrap for the stockpot. One thing you can do
    is bone out the breasts and save them for chicken stirfrys. Toss the
    breast bones/ribcage into the stockpot. -aem

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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.


    "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Jan 12, 10:37 am, James <j0069b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

    >
    > At least with whole chickens you can bone them properly. These "leg
    > quarters" they sell always have the hip bone and bits of the back
    > attached, which are just scrap for the stockpot. One thing you can do
    > is bone out the breasts and save them for chicken stirfrys. Toss the
    > breast bones/ribcage into the stockpot. -aem


    I scored two very fresh looking chickens yesterday for 59 cents a pound. The
    limit was two. We like a mix of white and dark meat in most dishes.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    "James" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.



    (snipped cross-posting)

    If you'd waited a week you'd have gotten those chicken leg quarters for 59
    cents/lb and could have stocked up and stashed some in the freezer. I like
    the dark meat on chicken better, too, but whole chickens are never a waste.
    Roast it. Don't over-cook it. Use the cooked breast to make chicken chili
    or chicken fajitas or chicken burritos or creamed chicken served over rice
    or biscuits. Chicken a la king spooned over pattie shells. There's tons of
    things you can do with it that doesn't leave it dry and boring. Think
    "sauce".

    Jill


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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    On Jan 12, 12:37*pm, James <j0069b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. *So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    Actually, frugal doesn't mean cheap. Frugal means using everything,
    not just the best bits. Or sort of.

    The Frugal Gourmet didn't buy cheap ingredients - but he promoted the
    idea of using all the bits of whatever he bought.

    N.

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    Evelyn Leeper Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    James wrote:
    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    Make soup. Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.

    One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?

    --
    Evelyn C. Leeper
    Be braver. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.

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    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    "James" wrote

    >I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    Depends James. It's always good to have a few whole ones around for those
    occasions when you want to make something 'different'. We get mostly
    thighs, but a few whole ones for the rotissserie go over well.



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    James Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    On Jan 12, 6:11*pm, Evelyn Leeper <elee...@optonline.net> wrote:
    > James wrote:
    > > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > > price. *So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

    >
    > Make soup. *Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.
    >
    > One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    > of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?


    Leg quarters for 69 cents a pound.

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    Evelyn Leeper Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    James wrote:
    > On Jan 12, 6:11 pm, Evelyn Leeper <elee...@optonline.net> wrote:
    >> James wrote:
    >>> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >>> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >>> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

    >> Make soup. Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.
    >>
    >> One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    >> of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?

    >
    > Leg quarters for 69 cents a pound.


    No, my question i, if you remove all the bones and waste from four
    pounds of whole chicken, do you get the same amount of meat as from four
    pounds of leg quarters?

    --
    Evelyn C. Leeper
    Be braver. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.

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    cybercat Guest

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    "Evelyn Leeper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > James wrote:
    >> On Jan 12, 6:11 pm, Evelyn Leeper <elee...@optonline.net> wrote:
    >>> James wrote:
    >>>> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >>>> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >>>> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.
    >>> Make soup. Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.
    >>>
    >>> One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    >>> of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?

    >>
    >> Leg quarters for 69 cents a pound.

    >
    > No, my question i, if you remove all the bones and waste from four pounds
    > of whole chicken, do you get the same amount of meat as from four pounds
    > of leg quarters?
    >

    I would say you get more. Breasts have a much higher meat to bone and skin
    ratio than leg quarters.



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    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    Evelyn Leeper wrote:

    > James wrote:
    >
    >> On Jan 12, 6:11 pm, Evelyn Leeper <elee...@optonline.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> James wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >>>> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >>>> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.
    >>>
    >>> Make soup. Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.
    >>>
    >>> One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    >>> of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?

    >>
    >>
    >> Leg quarters for 69 cents a pound.

    >
    >
    > No, my question i, if you remove all the bones and waste from four
    > pounds of whole chicken, do you get the same amount of meat as from four
    > pounds of leg quarters?
    >


    I'd say you probably get more meat off a whole chicken than from an
    equivalent weight of leg quarters. Commercially raised chickens have
    been bred for enormous, non functional breasts, much like those of the
    current Hollywood actresses. If you can make use of it, dandy. But if
    what really floats your boat is dark meat, the additional few cents per
    pound to get what you really like is money well spent.


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    James <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    And you call yourself James Bond?

    -sw

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    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Cheap doesn't mean frugal.

    James wrote:
    > I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    > Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    > price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.


    Okay, so why didn't you buy the leg quarters if they're the
    same price and you like them better? I'm confused. Anyway,
    I'm the same way I much prefer the dark meat. I hardly ever
    buy chicken but when I do I go to Walmart and get a 10-lb.
    bag (I think it's 10 lb.?) of leg quarters. The last time I
    got them it was ~$4 change. It might be a little more now as
    it's been a while.

    Kate

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    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
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    Kate Connally Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > On Jan 12, 10:37 am, James <j0069b...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

    >
    > At least with whole chickens you can bone them properly. These "leg
    > quarters" they sell always have the hip bone and bits of the back
    > attached, which are just scrap for the stockpot.


    Well, it's still less scrap for the stockpot than with a whole
    chicken. And then you don't have to figure out what to do with
    the damned breasts. ;-)

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

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    Kate Connally Guest

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    Evelyn Leeper wrote:
    > James wrote:
    >> On Jan 12, 6:11 pm, Evelyn Leeper <elee...@optonline.net> wrote:
    >>> James wrote:
    >>>> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >>>> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >>>> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.
    >>> Make soup. Or serve them when you have company who like white meat.
    >>>
    >>> One question regarding "the same price": do you get the same percentage
    >>> of meat from leg quarters as from whole chickens?

    >>
    >> Leg quarters for 69 cents a pound.

    >
    > No, my question i, if you remove all the bones and waste from four
    > pounds of whole chicken, do you get the same amount of meat as from four
    > pounds of leg quarters?


    I would say definitely not. But someone should try it and
    see what happens. ;-)

    Kate


    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

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    cybercat Guest

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    "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote
    > Well, it's still less scrap for the stockpot than with a whole
    > chicken. And then you don't have to figure out what to do with
    > the damned breasts. ;-)
    >


    We have that Jack Sprat thing going on around here, only with light and dark
    meat.



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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:30:18 -0500, Kate Connally <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >James wrote:
    >> I bought 4 chickens because they were on sale for 69 cents a pound.
    >> Now I like dark meat better and can get leg quarters for the same
    >> price. So I got the better deal but will probably enjoy it less.

    >
    >Okay, so why didn't you buy the leg quarters if they're the
    >same price and you like them better? I'm confused. Anyway,
    >I'm the same way I much prefer the dark meat. I hardly ever
    >buy chicken but when I do I go to Walmart and get a 10-lb.
    >bag (I think it's 10 lb.?) of leg quarters. The last time I
    >got them it was ~$4 change. It might be a little more now as
    >it's been a while.
    >

    I bet there are people in his life that don't agree with his opinion
    about white meat.



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    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:01:01 -0500, cybercat wrote:

    > "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote
    >> Well, it's still less scrap for the stockpot than with a whole
    >> chicken. And then you don't have to figure out what to do with
    >> the damned breasts. ;-)
    >>

    >
    > We have that Jack Sprat thing going on around here, only with light and dark
    > meat.


    a match made in heaven, or at least close by.

    your pal,
    blake

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    cybercat Guest

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    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news9ejjpr1kckf.1lwuv9h7x3r6z$.[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:01:01 -0500, cybercat wrote:
    >
    >> "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>> Well, it's still less scrap for the stockpot than with a whole
    >>> chicken. And then you don't have to figure out what to do with
    >>> the damned breasts. ;-)
    >>>

    >>
    >> We have that Jack Sprat thing going on around here, only with light and
    >> dark
    >> meat.

    >
    > a match made in heaven, or at least close by.
    >


    Not quite, sugar britches. My heart belongs to you alone. Only my white meat
    goes to my husband.



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