It may be hard to believe, but even I get lucky once in a while.
I went to my local groceria to order a slab of pork belly and they always have a frozen bunker of marked down meat. The meat at this store is usually higher price than most of the chain stores (but also a higher quality), so the items in the bunker aren’t often much of a savings.
But I found two packages of chicken necks (Yeah, not many people get too excited finding chicken necks) marked at 8 cents a pound !!!! WOOOOOOO !!!
24 cents !!!!!!
I think at the time that I was making this batch of soup, it was particularly warm, and as a favor to the rest of the family, I cooked it outside on my gas grill to keep from adding extra heat to the inside of the house.
You caught me, I added vegetables.
Non meat ingredients.
Veggies going in for a hot bath
Now, if you didn’t already know, would you recognize these as chicken necks?
That’s a fair amount of meat that came off the necks.
Now, I was in a bit of a hurry to finish making this batch of soup and what I should have done was wait until the necks cooled down. As it was, they were still pretty hot and I wasn’t able to clean the meat off any better.
Big pile of bones !!
This ended up making a very good batch of soup that was my lunch for a week.