Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hen House Bargain Meal of the Week

So did anyone even notice that I neglected to post a Bargain Meal of the Week last week??? Time got away from me, and the sale was lousy anyway, so I didn't get anything posted. Now don't you feel guilty for not noticing and asking me about it??? ;-)

This week, we're looking toward the warmer months, when the Crock Pot becomes a favorite appliance because it doesn't heat up the kitchen like the oven! Hen House has Fresh Split Chicken Breasts on sale, so let's make a little Chicken Cacciatore in our Crock Pots. Sound good?

Here's your Hen House shopping list:

Fresh Split Chicken Breasts, 2 lbs, $1.49/lb
Hunts Tomatoes, Crushed, 2 cans, .77 ea.
Lipton Side Dishes, Butter & Herb, .97
Fresh Asparagus, 1 lb, $1.49/lb

Items from your kitchen:

Milk and water to make the noodle mix
Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

2 lbs. bone-in chicken breasts, $2.98
2 cans crushed tomatoes, $1.54
1 T. italian seasoning, negligible
Salt and pepper to taste, negligible

Combine seasonings and tomatoes in Crock Pot. Place chicken on top and cover with tomato mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

About 20 minutes before mealtime, prepare the Lipton side dish - $.97
Just before mealtime, steam the asparagus in the microwave - $1.49

Total cost of meal: $6.98

For more great budget meals, be sure and visit 5 Dollar Dinners!!!

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