Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chicken Stroganoff

1 lb chicken cut into cubes
1 package dry Italian salad dressing seasoning
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup (I substitute cream of broccoli for the cream of chicken)
1 soup can of water or milk

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve over egg noodles.

Printable Recipe

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chicken Stir Fry

Go here to learn more: http://www.5dollardinners.com/

http://www.recipezaar.com/Chicken-Stir-Fry-32652 My changes are in italics.


* 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves ($2.96 on sale)
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch (cents)
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce (cents)
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (cents)
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (cents)
* 3 tablespoons cooking oil, divided (cents)
* 1 package frozen stir fry vegetables ($1.25)
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granule (cents)


1. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch strips; place in a resealable plastic bag.
2. Add cornstarch and toss to coat.
3. Combine soy sauce, ginger, and garlic powder; add to bag and shake well.
4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons oil; stir fry chicken until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove and keep warm.
7. Add remaining oil; stir fry frozen vegetables for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
8. Add water and bouillon.
9. Return chicken to pan.
10. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Approximate total for this recipe~ less than $5.00

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef
3 can diced tomatoes (I use petite diced)
1 can black beans, not drained
1 can kidney beans, not drained
1 can corn
1 onion
Taco seasoning

Cook onion and ground beef in a pot. Add all other ingredients to pot. Cook until heated through. I also add some cumin. It may also need 1-2 cans of water, depending on if you want it soup consistency or chili consistency. Garnish with sour cream and shredded cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Nana's Salmon Cakes

Since I am making this tonight for dinner, I decided to share the recipe. Very easy.

1 can salmon (I take out the big bones and take the skin off)
1/2 sleeve saltine crackers
1 egg
salt and pepper

Put salmon into bowl and mix in all other ingredients. Form into patties and cook (I put 1-2 tbsp butter in the pan) until crispy on the outside. My kids like to eat theirs with ketchup. I like mine plain.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Beef Stroganoff

I got this from the Canada Bargain Hunters board. (Baby Center)

Beef Stroganoff

1 pkg egg noodles
1 lb ground beef
12 oz sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 onion (or 2 tsp onion powder)
Sliced mushrooms (fresh, jarred, or canned)

Cook egg noodles and drain.
Brown ground beef.
Add onion powder.
Add sour cream, soup, and mushrooms. Stir till hot.
Mix with noodles.