When I was grocery shopping the other day, a local store had whole chickens on sale for $.49 per lb. which was a great price! I ended up buying four of them.
Last night, I roasted one of them and we had roast chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, steamed green beans from the garden.
Today, I cut all the meat off the bone and made a large pot of chicken soup with the leftover gravy, green beans, potatoes, carrots, corn, celery, onions, garlic, and herbs from my garden.
I took the bones and a freezer bag full of vegetable scraps that I had been saving and made 2 quarts of stock for the freezer.
So one chicken made 2 full meals and enough stock to use in two other dishes.
Not bad for $2.37!