Menu Monday – June 22

New week, not much to say. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to use my new KitchenAid mixer this week for something. The theme of the week is back to basics.

  • Two Timin Pasta Bake – It’s not very healthy, but this was one of the recipes I did when I first started learning to cook. The sauce is absolutely delicious and it makes a ridiculous amount of leftovers. I’m cool with eating it all week personally. I’ll be making it with vegetable based penne and marinara sauce, so we’ll get at least a serving of vegetables.
  • Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs with Corn – More baked “fried chicken” but this one doesn’t require coating in flour.
  • Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken with Broccoli and Brown Rice – This recipe goes to Honey and Soy Glazed Tofu, but I thought I’d try to substitute chicken and see how it turns out.
  • Simply Great Chicken with secret Thrifty Thursday project – Simply Great Chicken is another one of my oldest and most favorite recipes. It can’t be easier and the flavor is amazing. Come back on Thursday to see what I served with it.
  • Sausage and Chick Peas – Similar to my other chick pea recipe but this one has bell peppers instead of tomatoes.

This week’s dinners came out to just under $26.

Some cool deals I found this week:

Frozen black bean burgers were $2 off so I’ll have a good option for protein filled lunches. I’ll be working on making them myself more in the future.

Toilet paper was $4 off, so that’s a good deal.

Shredded cheese was only $1.77. I wish I could find a place to buy blocks to shred myself that aren’t tiny for $5 or more.

Bone-in chicken thighs were $.99 a pound. By waiting for these under $1 sales, I’ve been keeping a good stock of chicken in my freezer and a good supply of bones for stock.

Strawberries were $1.88 for a pound, I love when my store actually gives us deals on berries. About a pound of raspberries were $5 though and they advertised that as a deal. Not so much.

Organic carrots were $1.29 for a pound, that makes a great healthy snack.

Corn was only $2.99 for 8 ears so I grabbed 4 for the week.

And finally, turkey sausage was $2.99, $1.50 off from regular price. Not bad.

4 thoughts on “Menu Monday – June 22

    1. It’s not my favorite, but it’s just kind of a default around here. We don’t eat beef (well, I don’t so I don’t cook it, he can cook a steak if he wants it) and I can’t stand pork so that’s rare. Chicken is just so versatile for a million different things.

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      1. Chicken is definitely the easiest route to go! And you’ve got breasts (with/without the bone), thighs, drums, wings, whole, quartered, legs and on and on!! 🙂

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