Monday, February 16, 2009

Kroger Bargain Meal February 15-21


It's time for bargain meal of the week again! If you haven't checked it out, Erin at $5 dinners hosts a huge gathering of specials from all over the internet and all over the country. Check it out! There are some really great ideas floating around out there.

This week, Kroger once again has chicken on sale. Also, frozen vegetables. This is what came to mind. Chicken Creole over rice. What? You went there and the recipe is for shrimp? Oh, yeah. That. This is an old recipe that used to be used in print ads for Ro*tel tomatoes. It became one of my go-to recipes, and it is extremely versatile. I've made it with shrimp, catfish, and mostly, with chicken. It's good any way you make it. This week, it's going to be chicken.

1/4 cup butter--$0.31
1 medium onion, chopped--substitute on sale frozen "seasoning blend"--$0.88
1 large green pepper, chopped--in the seasoning blend
1 clove garlic, minced--$0.05
1 jar (4 oz.) diced pimentos--in the seasoning blend
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies--$0.99 (even better if you caught it on sale a couple of weeks ago)
1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined--substitute 2 pounds on sale bone-in chicken breasts--$1.98
cooked rice--we like a lot of rice--$0.35

Serve this meal with on sale frozen spinach (or broccoli; we just like spinach)--$0.88

Total cost--$5.44

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