We eat a roast chicken just about every week. One chicken provides two meals for two people plus leftovers to be used in lunches or as part of other meals.
Plus, if I roast the chicken myself, I can use the bones for stock. One chicken goes a long way in this household!
A lot of times I’ll get a roasted chicken from Costco. I don’t use that for stock but we still get two meals for two people plus leftovers all for $5. That’s hard to beat! Is it the best chicken, no, but like everyone else I have a budget to stick to and it gives us the most bang for our buck.
I always, always, make gravy for our roast chicken meals. Mmmm gravy! I know it’s hard to believe but sometimes we have leftover gravy. I’m not about to throw it away, so I freeze it.
I use a silicon ice cube tray and freeze the gravy into little cubes. Once frozen, I pop them out and store them in a little freezer bag. They are ready to go when I want to use them!
How I use Gravy Cubes
- Add flavor to sauces
- Add flavor or thickness to soups
- Help boost a new batch of gravy
- As a sauce for shredded meat
- Drizzled over fries or crispy potatoes
They keep well and reheat super easy. Just toss in a pot over gentle heat until they melt and bubble. Or add directly to sauce, soup, or gravy. So easy!
Plus it helps you be more prepared in the kitchen. I mean, you already made the gravy, right? Don’t make more work for yourself by tossing it! Freeze it and then you’ll have a little punch of flavor for whenever you need it.
Andie is a certified holistic health coach who lives, works, and plays in Northern Colorado. By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.