Re: Please share your 1 all time hands down favorite thriftyish meal
Whenever we do a whole chicken I boil up the leftover/carcass and make broth which I freeze.....so essentially the broth is free.
I use the broth and toss in whatever leftover veggies we have in the fridge (usually onion, corn, beans, celery, carrot) any leftover chicken we have and noodles. Add seasoning to taste. In the last part of the cooking we toss some dumplings (made from Bisquick) on top and allow them to cook. Its filling and tasty and even the kids will eat it.
Another favorite is to use the broth, add a jar of salsa, some chicken, a can of corn and a can of black beans and a handful of rice. Boil until rice is soft. Serve with shredded cheese and nacho chips.