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starryeyez23
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Cheesy Chicken

1 chicken breast per person
2 cans of cream of chicken
1 can of chedder cheese soup

Add chicken, then soup to crockpot. Cook on low all day or high 5-6 hrs. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

this is also really good served over rice. yummmy. My kids love this one

Cenchan
by on Jun. 16, 2010 at 5:01 AM

I don't know if these have been posted or not, but I ran across this website for WinCo specific $5 dinners:

http://nwcouponlady.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20dinners

There's also:

http://www.5dollardinners.com/

Both have quite a few recipies which look great! :)


Cenchan
by on Jun. 20, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Couple more sites if I haven't shared already:

http://www.cookthink.com/ -- Got things you need to use and think would go together? Pop 'em in here and it'll give you an assortment of recipies. (may or may not contain all ingredients)

http://www.godecookery.com/ -- Medieval recipies for all your food and feast from the middle ages and Renaissance needs.

mommamiaria
by Group Owner on Jun. 21, 2010 at 8:44 PM

THESE ARE GREAT. THANKS FOR POSTING!

Quoting Cenchan:

I don't know if these have been posted or not, but I ran across this website for WinCo specific $5 dinners:

http://nwcouponlady.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20dinners

There's also:

http://www.5dollardinners.com/

Both have quite a few recipies which look great! :)

 


Cenchan
by on Jun. 22, 2010 at 11:41 PM

What I made tonight is definitely budget friendly, absolutely suggest it!

The inspiration I got was from a recipe called "Mexican Spaghetti" but I changed it up to make... well, I don't know what to call it. Mexican chicken pasta?


2 Boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed
EVOO
Chili Powder (I also used Chili Powder with lime sold in WinCo's bulk bins)
Garlic Powder
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (or plain diced tomatoes and a can of diced green chilies)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
Penne pasta
Shredded cheese (I used Co-jack)
1 small Avocado, diced
Sour Cream


1) Cube chicken, drizzle on EVOO and toss in Chili powder and garlic powder enough to coat. Let sit to marinade for a few minutes. Toss into skillet and cook on med heat.

2) Boil penne until al dante.

3) When chicken is cooked, add the tomatoes (and chilies) and beans. (I also threw in a little more chili powder)

4) When penne reached al dante, drain and throw into skillet with the tomato sauce. There should be enough liquid in the sauce to continue cooking the pasta to desired tenderness. Cover, stirring occasionally.

5) Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese. Serve and top with avocado and sour cream. (Possibly salsa too... now that I think about it.)


Anyway, when I made it, the recipe I was going off of didn't call for black beans but when I finished it, I think it could have absolutely used black beans... possibly even corn. (Maybe a can of those mexican beans and corn? the real name is escaping me at the moment.) Anyway, here's a picture of what I created:

The avocado and sour cream gave it a pleasant creaminess. I really do suggest this. I'm absolutely going to make it again.


Chicken - $2 (1/3 of a $6 bag of frozen breasts)
petite diced tomatoes - .58
tomatoes with chilies - .58
black beans - .68
Avocado - .68
Penne - .50 (bulk bin)
Cheese - .75 (2-3 oz from a 2lb block bought for around $4.50)
Sour Cream - .40 (container bought for 1.18 and used for 3 meals so far)

That's $6.17(Give or take. I rounded up on a lot of this. All ingredients purchased at Winco and Walmart.)

Paired it up with garlic bread -- 2 hogie rolls from the bakery, .60 slathered with butter and garlic. :)

Not too bad.

mepperly07
by on Sep. 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM

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juliawerre
by on Nov. 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Found a great recipe that was a huge hit on Halloween, would be perfect for any get together.

Rueben Dip

2 cups sauerkraut, 2 cups cooked corned beef, 1/4 cup Russian or Thousand Island Dressing, 2 cups swiss cheese (chopped or shredded), 8 oz cream cheese

Cenchan
by on Nov. 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM

http://bountifulbaskets.org/

It's only available in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Basically it's a money pool and you get fruit, vegetables, beans, tortillas or whatever it is you'd like to put your money towards. EG: $15 gets you a basket of fruit and vegetables or $22 gets you 25 lbs of rice and beans or $10 gets you 5 loafs of 9-grain bread just for some examples.

irishblarney11
by on Dec. 11, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Chocolate swirl delight

1 package (13oz) swiss cake rolls

2 3/4 cups cold milk

2 packages (3.9 oz each) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

2 cups whipped topping

Instructions: Cut each cake roll into eight slices; set aside any chocolate coating that separates from rolls for garnish. Line a 9-in springfoam pan with cake slices, completely covering the bottom and sides.

In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft set. Pour over cake. Spread with whipped topping: sprinkle with reserved chocolate coating. Cover and refridgerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 12 servings

stayhomemomo638
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Thanks for sharing.
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