Rachael Ray on Larry King

Rachael Ray was on

Larry King Live

last night, and if you missed it, well, you didn't miss much. Talking with guest host Ali Velshi, the perky food personality shared some obvious tips for eating and shopping economically. You've heard many of these tips before: don't shop hungry, look at the unit price, and so forth. One thing we were in line with was

her saying

"we need to go back to the way our grandparents prepared food. Instead of buying pieces of chicken, buy a whole chicken. You make that on Sunday, take the leftovers, roll that into fajitas, soups, stews, make your own stock. You've got to start thinking in bigger increments."

Somehow predicting Rachael's wisdom, I tried to see just how many meals I could eke out of a single chicken last month. Read our titillating Chicken Diary to see. That reminds me, I have a bunch of chicken stock in the freezer I need to do something with...


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