Saturday, June 21, 2008

The $7.50 chicken, or Why We Do What We Do

Ok, so the final numbers are in. Our chickens are averaging 3 to 5 pounds after they are cleaned so we are paying around $ 1.87 a pound. I think my husband is a little disappointed that we could get them cheaper at the grocery store, but I don't know if that is true. Around here we can buy a whole chicken for $.89 a pound. But, and this is a big but, they are injected with salt water. Yes, most meat is. Read your labels people. They inject our meat with all sorts of things. I learned all this when my youngest had a terrible milk allergy. I had to start reading labels on everything and boy howdy was I surprised at what they do to our food. Talk about an eye opener. Any how, I am wondering if this lovely, beautiful skinless meat will not shrink as much during cooking. That would lower our price per pound considerably. I guess the truth will be in the cooking, and I will keep you posted.


Sherry said...

I can't wait to hear what the verdict is.

Tara said...

Even if it does wind up costing more, it will likely taste a whole lot better than store chicken, and you'll know for sure that the only thing in it is...chicken. Oh, and you know that you could feed yourselves if you really had to.