Friday, July 15, 2011

My CVS Buys 7/15/11

Money-Earning Apps for Your Smartphone

Now, I'm not so up with the technology yet, as I don't have a Smartphone, but the Hubbs has one, and has found two different apps that he uses to actually make money!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recycle Bank: 50 Points for Green Your Vacation

If you're not already a member of Recycle Bank I really suggest you join and check out the other ways you can earn Recycle Bank points. You can use Recycle Bank to earn points to get high value coupons!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Rainbow Buys 7/13/11

My Walgreens Buys 7/13/11

Okay, so I'm Nesting...

I finally admitted to myself yesterday that, with 4 weeks to go until our baby's due date, I'm nesting. Besides getting the nursery together and such, I've been making several freezer meals so that the hubbs' life is much easier once our daughter arrives.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

This one is pretty easy and you can tweak it to you taste of sauciness!

Chicken Mac & Cheese Hotdish

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

about 2 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1/2 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1/2 c. shredded cheese, plus some extra for topping (I like cheddar)
6-8 tortillas (depending on size)
     diced green chilies
     diced onion
     salt & pepper

In a bowl, mix together sour cream, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese, and any optional ingredients. Take about 1/4 to 1/3 of the mixture and set it aside. In the remaining mixture, mix in the chicken. Spoon some of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll each tortilla up and place in a baking pan, seam side down. Take the mixture that was set aside and spread over the top of the tortillas in the baking pan. Sprinkle the top with more shredded cheese. Either package for freezing, or bake at 375 for about 30 minutes. (If baking from the freezer, baking time will need to be longer. Check the center to make sure it is heated all the way through.)

Shredded Chicken

This is great to make for the freezer, so you have quick meat to pull out and make into tons of different recipes. Check out this list of different meal ideas.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cooking the Deals of July 10-16

I guess I really like chicken, as 4 out of 5 recipes are with chicken this week again! Plus a recipe for a yummy dessert that has been handed down through several generations in my family.

Chicken Pineapple Stir Fry

1 lb. chicken breasts, sliced in strips
1 tbsp oil
1 package or can of frozen mixed or stir-fry veggies, thawed
1 can pineapple (or about 1 1/2 c. fresh pineapple)
2 c rice (white or wild), cooked to package directions
1/2 c peanuts or cashews
soy sauce to taste

Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Add chicken, and cook until center is not pink. Add veggies, pineapple, and nuts. Cook until veggies are tender. Serve over rice, adding soy sauce, if desired.

Chicken Berry Salad

about 1 chicken breast per salad
lettuce (romaine, mixed greens, fresh from the garden - your choice)
feta or blue cheese crumbles
any fresh berries of your choice
fresh peas (edible pod, or not - your choice)
pecans, cashews, or walnuts (we get walnuts from my grandparents in Oregon who have a walnut tree in their backyard)
salad dressing (honey mustard or a raspberry vinaigrette is best)

Grill, bake, or broil chicken until juices are clear. Slice in strips and let cool. Toss together lettuce, berries, peas, and nuts. Add chicken and top with dressing.

Chicken Pot Pie on a Biscuit

I just made this the other night for dinner, and it was great! We even had enough leftover for two freezer meals for when the baby comes! The hubbs loves that I'm making his life easier!

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