What’s For Dinner?

Another great week of dinner’s in the Green Household. I had a few experiments in the kitchen that were met with mixed reviews. Here is what we had…

Stuffed Chicken Breast – This is such an easy dish to make but it looks and tastes like Gourmet!! I often make this when I have guests over.  I fillet out a chicken breast (depending on the size of the breasts, I can usually make 2 rolls from 1 breast), put in a scoop of prepared instant stuffing and a scoop of spinach, roll, wrap in bacon and then bake for 1 hr @ 350 degrees (I put mine on a rack in a casserole pan so the fat drips off.). I serve with Hollandaise sauce on top and a salad on the side!

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Total Cost – $7.48

  • Chicken Breasts – $1.77/lb x 1.5 lbs = $2.66
  • ShopRite Stuffing $1.19
  • Green Giant Spinach- On sale $0.99 – Coupon = $0.65
  • Smithfield Bacon- on sale $2.99 – $1 mfc coupon = $1.99
  • Hollandaise Sauce mix- $0.99
  • Earthbound farms salad – $0.99 – $0.75 coupon = Free

Mexican Chicken & Rice– This was mostly out of a box since we had cheer practice and had limited time. I cut a chicken breast up into bite size pieces and brown in a pan. Then, I use a box of Goya Mexican rice (lower sodium mix) and prepare it as directed. I toss in the chicken and let it cook. Served with Birds Eye Southwestern Corn.

Mexican Chicken & Rice

Total Cost- $3.69

  • Goya Mexican Rice- $1.99 – $0.55 Coupon (dbled) = $0.89
  • Chicken Breast – $1.77/lb = $1.80
  • Birds Eye- Southwestern Style Corn- On sale $2.50 – $0.75 cpn (dbled) = $1

Portobello Pork Lo Mein – This one was experimental. I thought it was ok but I would make some changes if I were to ever make it again. (The 1st thing I would change is use less pasta!) Here is the link to the recipe. I substituted pork, cut into very small strips, for chicken since we had already had chicken twice this week. I served with Tei Pei mini eggrolls.

Portobello Pork Lo Mein

Total Cost – $4.04

  • Boneless Pork hops- $2.18
  • Ronzoni Spaghetti- on sale $0.88, used $1/2 cpn = $0.38
  • 4 Earthbound Farm carrots – $0.99/ lb – $0.75 cpn (dbld) = free
  • 1/2 pack Baby Bella mushrooms – $1.99/ pack = $0.98
  • 2 cups Earthbound Farms Spinach – $2.50/ pack – $0.75 cpn = $1 pack = $0.50
  • Tei Pei Eggrolls – $0.99 – $1 cpn = Free
  • cornstarch, honey, vinegar, salt, ginger and oil – on hand

Buffalo Chicken & Pasta Salad– Another quick, but favorite dinner of ours. I brown chicken fillets in a pan, and top with Franks Red Hot Sauce and serve them up with a quick pasta salad that I make out of tri-color pasta, tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, and Italian dressing. I ate mine atop a bed of fresh spinach.

Buffalo Chicken & Pasta Salad

Total Cost – $5.84

  • Chicken Breasts – $1.77/ lb = $2.66
  • Franks Red Hot Sauce – $1.79 – $0.75 cpn (dbld) = $0.29
  • Tri-Color Pasta- $0.38
  • Tomato- $0.65
  • Earthbound Farms Organic celery- $0.99 – $0.75 cpn (dbld) =free
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms – $1.99/pack = $0.98
  • Wish-Bone Italian Dressing – on sale $0.88 – $1/2 cpn = $0.38
  • Earthbound Farms Spinach – $2.50 – $0.75 cpn (dbld) = $1 pack = $0.50

Cajun Fried Fish– I was seriously craving some fish & chips! I settled for some cajun style tilapia that I paired up with some leftover pasta salad from the night before. I also served it up with a side salad.

Cajun style tilapia

Total Cost – $6.49

  • McCormick Golden Dipt Cajun Style Fish Fry Mix -$1.99/ box = $0.50
  • Tilapia Fillets – $5.99
  • Leftover Pasta Salad – Free
  • Dole Extra Veggie Salad Mix – $2.50 – Free cpn = FREE

Total Cost for the Week: $27.54

What’s for dinner in your house?

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