I’m back with some menu ideas based upon what’s on sale this week!
Thinking about cooking something other than pizza for dinner this week? (It’s tempting to have lots of pizza with the Red Baron and Digornio deals going on.) Maybe try some beef! (If you get to Aldi or Fareway, you’ll get a great price!) Here are some of my favorite hamburger dishes:
• French Onion Burgers from Campbell’s Soup
• Cheesy Baked Spaghetti from Passionate Penny Pincher (great use of the American Beauty pasta and Ragu spaghetti sauce that’s part of Baker’s Mega Sale!)
• Bow Tie Fiesta from Blue Eyed Bride (I love this recipe! It’s a great meal to take to others.)
Did you pick up any pepperoni? Try a pepperoni roll – so easy and kids would think it’s great.
Need some desserts? Stop at Fareway for some canned pineapple and make a dump cake. Or use a box of brownie mix to make Brownie Cookies. Course, I would buy a bunch of Rice Krispies at Fareway and make Rice Krispie treats. I like to mix in ¾ of a bag of M&Ms!
Did you pick up some Pace Salsa at Bakers this past week? It’s part of their Mega Sale! Since it’s still going on, you have time to pick some up. And if you do, might I recommend Chicken Tacos? Growing up, we always had beef tacos, but every once in a while, chicken is fun to do. And since there’s only two adults and one toddler eating at our house, a batch of these gets us four meals (each!). We usually get a couple of dinners out of them, a lunch for me, then I’ll freeze the rest for a later date. Sometimes, I’ll use some of the leftover chicken to make Quesadillas or Enchiladas. Otherwise, you just get tired of tacos!
A jar of salsa – as hot or as mild as you want
4 chicken breasts, frozen or defrosted (I used about 1.75 pounds this last time)
1 Tablespoon of lime juice (optional)
1 packet of taco seasoning (optional)
Taco fixings – shells, cheese, lettuce, tomato, more salsa, sour cream, whatever floats your boat
1. Coat your crockpot with cooking spray.
2. Put your chicken in the crockpot.
3. Dump the salsa on top.
4. Dump the lime juice on top (if using).
5. Dump the taco seasoning on top (if using).
6. Cook on low until chicken is mostly done. Should take about 4 hours if the chicken was defrosted. Might take up to 6 hours if chicken was frozen.
7. Shortly before serving, use 2 forks to pull apart the chicken. You can make the chunks as big or as little as you want.
8. Using a slotted spoon, remove from crockpot and place into shells.
9. Eat some tacos!
When I freeze the leftovers, I just put them into a freezer baggie, label it (don’t forget the date!) and put it on top of a flat cookie sheet in the freezer. After a couple of hours, it’s frozen flat, so that I can stash it away in the freezer for some other day.
Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.