Sunday, March 8, 2009
Price Chopper - Northeast (3 Meals!)
Recipe #1 ~ Lazy Lasagna ($5.97 with beef)
1 14 oz. bag of cheese ravioli ($1)
1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese ($1.99)
1 can of Hunt's pasta sauce (99 cents)
(optional)1 lb of 80% lean ground beef ($1.99 lb)
If using ground beef, brown the ground beef in skillet. Drain. Add sauce and warm.
Cook ravioli until just before al dente.
Layer ravioli, sauce/meat mixture and cheese in baking dish. Cook at 350 degrees until it heats through and cheese is melted. Yum!
Note: This meal would be very easy to double and freeze for next time you need to pull something out in a hurry!
Recipe #2 ~ Bruschetta Chicken Bake ($5.12) (this is a spin-off from Kraft Food and Family)
1lb skinless/boneless chicken breasts ($1.99)
1 can of Tuttorosso diced tomatoes (99 cents)
1 box of Price Chopper chicken-flavored stuffing mix ($1.39)
1/2 c. of water
2 cloves of garlic (I buy the little jar of minced garlic in oil and it goes a long way!) (50 cents)
1 tsp. of dried basil (25 cents)
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Mix water, tomatoes, stuffing mix and garlic just until stuffing is moistened.
Layer chicken, basil and cheese in baking dish.
Cover with stuffing mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done. The chicken cooks up really moist in this recipe!
Suggestions for sides: PC canned veggies are on sale for $0.59 and frozen for $0.99
I am a true Italian who loves salad with Italian style food so although it detracts from my budget a bit, I usually make a salad to go with this.
Recipe #3 ~ Quick Chicken Soup (about $7 - this makes a whole pot of soup)
6 cans of PC Chicken Broth ($0.59 each = $3.54)
1 can of PC carrots ($0.59)
1 box of PC elbows ($0.99)
1 lb of boneless/skinless chicken breasts ($1.99)
A few spices you already have on hand - garlic powder/garlic salt/black pepper
Cook chicken breasts in the bottom of soup pot with a teeny bit of vegetable oil. Take them out, let them cool and then dice them up. Meanwhile, fill pot with water and cook your elbow macaroni just before al dente. (I like to cook it seperately to save on broth). While the pasta is draining, add the chicken and the broth to back to the pot. Add the carrots. Bring to a simmer. Add your pasta. You may not use all the pasta. Season to taste.
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