Sunday, April 15, 2007

M-O-O-N spells chicken

A cookie to the first person who knows what the title refers to.

Yesterday, boneless chicken breasts were on sale at Stop&Shop for $1.69 per lb. Excellent price, and this Atkin's girl was just about out of chicken, so I bought about 18 lbs. (I saved over $40.00!) I eat a salad with grilled chicken every day for lunch, and of course chicken can be used to make one million and one yummy low-carb suppers, so it's a big staple for me.

Now I have to trim it all up, grill most if it on my handy-dandy George Forman grill, and freeze it all. I suspect it is going to take me the greater portion of the night.


Here's what I'm starting with:


Note that I already broke into the first pack last night to whip up some buffalo fingers.

I'll keep you updated.

5:30:

Most of the cutting is done, and grilling is in process:




6:00:
The remainder of the chicken is trimmed, portioned off, and put in the freezer, along with about 3 lbs of center cut pork chops that were also on sale. And I took the trash out.

Grilling still in progress.

6:15:
Grilling nearly done. Only two batches to go.
Time to start chopping and bagging.



6:35:
Grilling completed! Now I just have to finish slicing it all, and portion it off into tiny little ziplock snackbags. And clean the grill. I don't think I've ever seen such a big bowl of chicken.


I'm getting a little tired.

7:15:
Finished! I ended up with three gallon-freezer-bags full of little bags of cut-up grilled chicken; eight more raw breasts in four bags in the freezer, and six raw pork chops in three bags. I will have some food for a while. I was going to make up the salads for the week, too, but I think that will wait until tomorrow.

I've even washed all my bowls, cutting boards, knives, and the grill!

And in plenty of time to rest before Drive starts.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy producivity, Batman!

And go you with all the healthyness!

Helen at work.

Jess said...

It must have been the weekend for bulk cooking, because I did a marathon on Friday night. Your chicken breasts look tasty, too. Maybe I should do something like that for my carnivores.

M-O-O-N spells Tom Cullen in Stephen King's The Stand!

Lolly said...

Yay! Cookie for Jess!