I’m so thrilled to be a brand ambassador for Foodily—I’ve been playing with the site for awhile now, and it is pretty much awesome!
Cooking at home is a great way to save money. Not only can you steer clear of restaurants & drive-thrus, but you can plan meals around the sale items for even greater savings.
One of my favorite ways to really stretch the grocery budget is investment cooking—one main meal with leftovers to use in additional menu planning all week. Thanksgiving turkey, leftover Easter ham, pork loin and a whole chicken can be stretched through several meals.
I will frequently prepare a whole, roasted chicken for dinner, then follow it up by using the broth in a favorite soup and the leftovers for chicken salad later in the week. Soups, stews, casseroles & salads are all great ways to use what’s left of the chicken after your first dinner. The cool thing with Foodily is that I can create a menu to save all my favorite leftover chicken recipes.
Use Foodily menus to piece together appetizers, entrees & desserts, plan a weekly menu or create a menu for entertaining. I used it to maintain a list of recipes that use the same basic ingredient. Cook once—make several meals throughout the week. Build & save your own menus, then share them with friends on Facebook.
And, don’t forget to share them with me! I’m always looking for new recipes—which is why I <3 Foodily. With recipes culled from some of my favorite sites & blogs, I can find all the foods I love in one place. Speaking of recipes, here are the instructions for the basic roasted chicken we started the week with—enjoy!
Simple, Bundt Pan Chicken
salt & pepper
Position chicken over the center of the bundt pan. Salt & pepper all sides, to taste. (A pretty liberal sprinkling would be great!
Cut potatoes, lengthwise, into quarters. Arrange around the pan. Salt, if desired.
Arrange baby carrots or carrot sticks between chicken & potatoes.
Bake at 375° for 1 hour per pound, until chicken is golden & cooked to an internal temperature of 180°.