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December 8, 2010

Working Mom- What’s for Dinner Frozen Shrimp

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.   The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!

Amee

Freeze Shrimp Quesadillas

I took part in the Harris Teeter’s  “buy one bag of Shrimp for $17.99 and get two free”. That makes them just $5.99 a bag. The problem is what should I do with all that shrimp? The answer is simple make some freeze ahead meals.  I try to cook a couple of dishes on Sunday because with my work schedule and three children I am always battling time and the 5:00 o’ clock hour where my kids go from humans to???

Here is one of those freeze ahead shrimp recipes just in case you also took advantage of the sale.

This feeds four. I will double the ingredients below so I have something quick to grab for lunch.

4 Tortillas

1 cup of Monterey Jack Cheese

½ cup of cooked shrimp chopped

¼ cup of thinly cut green onion tops

1 TBS of cilantro

½ TBS of garlic

Olive Oil to coat the pan

Serve with salsa or sour cream

Directions:

Thaw the shrimp and peel it

Place the olive oil in the pan with the garlic and the shrimp

Cook the shrimp until it is pink

Chop the shrimp

Place the shrimp, cilantro, onion, and cheese on the tortillas

Wrap them up and place them in a freezer bag

When you are ready to serve eat thaw them for 15 minutes

Then place them in a lightly coated pan of olive oil. You should cook them until they are golden brown. Then cut them and serve.

August 25, 2010

Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

Amee

I am still working and I know I have meeting until 5:30 tonight so I am putting together the easiest meal available.

I take a whole chicken and wash it.

Dry it with paper towel

Place olive oil on the skin

Literally throw in 1 cup of chicken broth, some carrots, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, an onion (peel do not chop)  these are options not essential

bake at 350 degree for about 2.5 hours or until chicken is 180 degrees

The best part the chicken was $4.00 and the rest was about $2.00 so dinner for $6.00.