The ultimate thriftiness with food!
The boyfriend and I are pretty down money-wise right now and although I've always been incredibly thrifty, I think that this is the best that I have ever done with food. A few days ago, I purchased a whole chicken that was on sale for $0.99 a lb (I've seen it go even lower before, but hey, $0.99 a lb is a good price). I roasted the chicken for dinner for the two of us. Since it was a 5 lb chicken, there were a lot of leftovers. I then took the carcass which still had meat on it and threw it into a pot and made chicken soup (we only had celery, onions and garlic but it was soo yummy nonetheless!). We ate this for lunch today. Then, for dinner, I took the leftover chicken and made us two huge chicken salad sandwiches. That's $5 for THREE MEALS, however, you can add a couple more for a couple pieces of celery etc. Still, I thought it was awesome and my boyfriend was incredibly impressed. If you're curious, here's what the chicken looked like right out of the oven (you can even see the steam coming off of it!) and I sliced it down the middle before deciding to snap a picture. So do any of you have other suggestions for something similiar that doesn't involve ramen and the like?