Sunday, January 16, 2011

01.16 Sunday Spread

Total:  $20 for the whole batch, which ends up being around 10 meals for us
Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Total: $3
Brown Rice (free from Rainbow a few weeks ago)
  • Chicken ($1 from Sam's Club)
  • Broccoli ($1 from Target - I will only use half of the head of broccoli)
  • Carrots ($1 from Target)
  • Green Peppers
  • Onions (stocked in pantry)
  • Stir-fry sauce (stocked in fridge)

Total: $2.50
Chicken and Stuffing
  • Chicken Breasts ($2)
  • Stove-top Stuffing ($.50 on sale a while back)

Total:  $3
Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Turkey Meatballs ($2)
  • Spaghetti Sauce ($1 from Rainbow last week)
  • Noodles (free from Rainbow a few weeks ago)

Sesame Chicken Salad (from (I didn't get a chance to make this last week)
  • Salad Greens (1/2 package $2)
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken ($1 - I use one large chicken breast)
  • 1 (8 3/4 ounce) can whole baby corn, drained and halved crosswise
  • 2 green onions, sliced (stocked in fridge from a previous recipe)
  • 1/4 cup sliced radishes (we don't like these, so we aren't using them)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (stocked in freezer, made concentrated juice)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar or white vinegar (stocked in pantry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (stocked in pantry)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (stocked in pantry)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted* (stocked in pantry)
In a large bowl combine the salad greens, chicken, baby corn, green onions, and radishes.

For dressing, combine the orange juice, vinegar, sesame oil, and pepper. Cover and shake well.

Pour dressing over greens mixture; toss gently to coat. Divide greens mixture among 6 salad bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seed.

Makes 6 servings.

For smaller portions, mix the salad items and dressing together individually.  The remaining can be used for leftovers.
*Note: To toast sesame seed, in a nonstick skillet cook and stir sesame seed over medium heat about 1 minute or just until golden brown. Watch closely so the seeds don't burn. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool completely.

  • Black Beans ($.20)
  • Ground Beef ($2.49)
  • Taco Seasoning (stocked in pantry)
  • Tortilla Shells ($.75)
  • Toppings

Out to dinner this night, but if you are looking for a dinner, I would try a crock pot lasagna.  Let me know if you have or find a good recipe.  We want to try this next week.

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