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Even though chicken is one of the greenest and most economical animial protein sources when my family switched to eating organic meats we wondered if we would be able to afford $6.99/lb for chicken breast. One way we flip the bill is buying whole chickens in bulk at $2.38/lb, and then cutting them up at home. I have tried several ways of cutting up chickens and had it down to under 9 minutes per bird, I came across this video and after a few times had it down to under 5 minutes per bird.

There are a few things that I do diffrentley. I de-bone the chicken breast, Lori likes me to pound these flat for cuttlets. Also. I pull the tenders off the back of the breast to make chicken fingers of the kiddos.

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Posted: May 31, 2013 in Cooking 101, Vegetarian
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Add Peanut Butter to the things you should be making yourself at home. You can buy raw peanuts and roast them yourself, or you can purchase peanuts already roasted from a trusted source and skip the roasting, shelling, and de-skinning (this is what I do). Making peanut butter is as easy as it gets, takes less than 5 minutes, and the kiddos love helping, here’s how.

You will need some peanuts, peanut oil (make sure these are not genetically modified; mutant peanuts=mutant people), and a food processor or pretty sought blender.

Instructions:

  1. Place about a pound of peanuts in a food processor or blender, and start chopping them up.

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  2. When the peanuts are pretty much into a really chunky thick paste drizzle about 1 1/2 tbsp of peanut oil into the machine while it is still running. I don’t measure any of these things I throw some peanuts in and slowly pour oil in until I get what I want, not rocket science.

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  3. Add more or less oil to get the consistency you like.

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  4. Add raw honey if you like, about 1 1/2 tsp.
  5. Put in an air tight container and refrigerate.

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    (Little’s Favorite Peanut Butter with Raw Honey)


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Remember food is only good for you if you can eat it!
-Nate