Loving The Northwest

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Safeway's 1 Trip, 1 Bag, 5 meals for $30.03!

This one Trip to Safeway will provide you with five meals for the week for about $30. 15 Minute Chili Cheeseburger Skillet, Weeknight Chicken Fajitas, Cheesy Mini Burgers, Creamy Chicken and Cheddar Rice, and Friday Night Pizza. Each meal serves 4.

Here is your grocery list:

2lbs boneless skinless chicken breast $1.69lb
2lbs ground beef $1.69lb
1 bottle Kraft Italian dressing 16oz $2.99
1 bag fresh cut stir fry vegs $2.50
10 pack flour tortilla shells $2.89
1 bag Kraft shredded cheese 8oz Lucrene $2.49
1 box instant rice - Safeway brand 42oz $3.02
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup - Safeway brand $.89
1 bunch of broccoli $1.50
1 box Kraft macaroni & Cheese $1
1 Digiorno Pizza (Friday night pizza) $5.99

other ingredients you should have on hand: chili powder, ketchup, oil, garlic powder, milk

All for $30.03

15 minute Chili Cheeseburger Skillet
What You Need:

1 lb. lean ground beef
2 cups water
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 tsp. chili powder
3 cups chopped broccoli
1/4 cup ketchup

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain.
STIR in water, Macaroni and chili powder. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min., stirring twice.
ADD broccoli; simmer 5 min. or until macaroni is tender. Stir in Cheese Sauce Mix and ketchup until blended.

Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

1 tsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/4 cup KRAFT Italian Dressing
3 cups pre-cut mixed fresh stir-fry vegetables
2 tsp. chili powder
8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. or until done, stirring occasionally.
STIR in dressing, vegetables and chili powder; cook 5 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
TOP tortillas with chicken mixture and cheese; roll up.

Cheesy Mini-Burgers

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2-2/3 cups hot cooked instant white rice

PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Mix meat, 2/3 cup of cheese, 1/4 cup of the ketchup and garlic powder. Shape into 12 balls. Place on foil-covered baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
FLATTEN each ball into patty, about 1/2-inch thick. Bake 15 min. or until cooked through; drain.
SPREAD remaining ketchup on each patty; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake an additional 5 min. or until cheese melts. Serve over rice.

Creamy Chicken and Cheddar Rice

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can milk
1-1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

SPRAY nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken; cover. Cook 5 min. or until cooked through. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
ADD soup and milk. Bring to boil. Stir in rice and broccoli; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min. or until rice is tender.
STIR in 1/2 cup of the cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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