Friday, February 19, 2010

Warm Chicken Pasta

Today we began a new menu style and method for our family.  Its just a trial.  I will write more about it on Monday when I post my Menu Plan Monday, over at my main blog, Hyperactive Lu.  Our first new meal was this Warm Chicken Pasta.  It was good and filling.  This pasta was very easy to make while the boys ran around the house during the "bewitching hour".  Since Hubbie didn't get home 'til late that night, I was glad that it was so easy!  I hate doing new recipes without anyone helping with the boys.  

 Warm Chicken Pasta over Romaine Lettuce

Purchase 1 box of Kraft pasta salad(1.29), 1 chicken breast(1.00), 1 bag of Romaine lettuce1/2 bag-1.50)and crescent rolls(1.20).  

Make the box of pasta salad according to the package.  Boil chicken breast until done.  Once chicken is done, cube and mix into the pasta salad.  Wash and drain the lettuce and separate onto plates.  Scoop pasta salad over the lettuce.  Serve with apple slices and a crescent roll.    

The downsides to this meal for our family is that we did not have any leftovers and I probably spent around $5.  I can usually make a casserole/pasta dish for our family for less than $5 and feed our family a few times on it, so this is definitely not a "cheap" meal.    

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crunchy Onion Chicken Tenders

My children attend a Christian preschool/MDO program at a nearby church.  We love the teachers, director and the whole program!  No complaints!  Its a large church and they usually have free magazines in the foyer!  Since the boys started attending the school back in the summer, I've been grabbing the free magazine Parent Life.  I love this magazine!  I read through it pretty quickly!  I think its put together by the people at Life Way Christian BookStores!  I didn't even know they had a magazine.  If and when I can no longer get this magazine for free, I will definitely need to get a magazine subscription for this!

Last week, I was flipping through the latest issue of Parent Life magazine and noticed some recipes that I thought my family would love!  We tried this one tonight!

So yummy- displayed on my beautiful, everyday dishes given to me by my Granny

Crunchy Onion Chicken Tenders
  • 2 cups French's Original Fried Onions
  • 2 tblspoon flour
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 large egg, beaten
Crush fried onions with flour in a plastic bag.  Dig chicken tenders into egg; coat in onion crumbs.  Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees.  

The recipe was easy, quick and so yummy!  Very little clean up.  I found Tyson chicken tenders on sale about a month ago at Kroger- about 8 or 9 strips for around $2 (during their 69 cent per lb chicken sale).  So, I thought this would be a wonderful time to use those!    Our whole family gobbled the strips up!  This will definitely become a regular item on our menu!  I added steak fries and Hubbie's homemade honey mustard.  

I think I figured I spent around $5-5.50 for our family to eat this meal.  I could have done it cheaper if I had made homemade oven fries, but we were already late getting dinner together that night!