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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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.