A lucky break: Harris-Teeter advertised leg quarters for 29 cents a pound. Though I prefer bone-in breasts, the thigh and legs make for flavorful pot pies and taco fillings. This $1.92 package includes eight large quarters. I will use four for Hillbilly Housewife chicken and dumplings, saving the rest for Wednesday. This not-so-healthy entree is one my husband loves--fitting for a birthday indulgence. Maggie's recipe calls for stewing the chicken one day in advance. It makes a bit too much for my largest pot, so I reserve two cups of broth before adding the dough. That broth can be used to steam vegetables for another meal.
Check back tonight for a full cost breakdown of the whole meal, and don't forget to see what The Aldi Queen's got cookin' later.