Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Saturday, November 14, 2009

$5 meals for a family of 4 - Purchased at Winco Foods

WinCo $5 Bargain Meals - all ingredients purchased at WinCo Foods

I am happy to participate in the $5dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more of my $5 meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners

Meal #1

Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken & rice (serves 4)

What You Need:

1/4 cup KRAFT Light House Italian Dressing Hy-Top $.30
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)$2.18
2 cloves garlic, minced $.10
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained $.58
1 cup water
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked Hy-Top $.69
1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Hy-top $.89
1 fresh tomato, chopped $.44
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro $.10

Make It:

HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cover. Cook 5 min. on each side or until chicken is browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

ADD canned tomatoes and water to skillet; stir in rice. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, on low heat 10 min. Return chicken to skillet. Top with cheese; cover.

COOK 5 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF); top with remaining ingredients.

Total: 5.28

Meal #2

Slow-cooker Lasagna (Serves 8) this will be for two meals

What You Need:

1 lb. ground beef $ 1.98
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce Huntz $.92
1 cup water
1 container (15 oz.) Ricotta Cheese $2.47
1 pkg. (7 oz.) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided Hy-Top $1.37
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided Hy-top $.25
1 egg $.10
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley $.10
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked Hy-Top $1.38

Make It:

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Mix ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, egg and parsley.

SPOON 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles, broken to fit; and cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, broken to fit; cheese mixture and meat sauce. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until melted.

Total: $8.57 for 8 or two meals, which is $4.29 for a family of 4

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