Last week I received a huge package from Lawry's and Blogspark, and I was so excited to see what was inside. There was a huge Bake N Store Pyrex dish...just like the one I had been wishing for, there were spice blends, spice mixes and marinades....perfect for a busy mom on the go, who likes to serve her family dinner family style every night...the frugal way.
The other night I looked at the four different Lawry's spice mixes, and I decided to start out with the Lawry's Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken, because I had the ingredients needed to make this dish.
The dish called for:
- 1 pkg of Lawry's Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken Spices and Seasonings
- 1 1/2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 1/4 cups penne pasta, uncooked
- 1/4 cup sliced pitted black olives
- 1 cup water
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese
- Place chicken, pasta and olives (mushroom and spinach) in a baking dish.
- Mix water, seasoning mix and tomatoes until well blended. Pour over chicken and pasta. Stir to cook well. Cover with foil
- Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 4 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Mom's note: I switched the olives with mushrooms and green bell pepper (finely cut to disquise), and spinach.
It turned out to be a very frugal meal.
- The chicken breast was from Target @ $2.75 for a lb.
- I used a blend of Ronzoni SmartTaste Penne and Mueller's Wholewheat Penne. Both had been bought on sale for $0.17, so I probably used about 5 cents worth.
- I did not use olives, but instead I used some mushrooms bought for $0.50 at Publix. I probably used 10 cents worth.
- The canned tomatoes were bought at Publix and submitted for a mail-in rebate, after which they cost me about 25 cents each.
- The feta cheese was "bought" free at Publix.
- I also added some spinach, which I had in the freezer. I got packs of spinach for about 25 cents each a while ago, and I used about 10 cents worth.
- The last touch was a leftover slice of bell pepper...price maybe 10 cents.
Total cost for the meal was $3.35, and there was enough to feed four and leftovers for my husband for lunch the next day.
As a vegetarian I opted out, and went with some veggies instead.
As I am a vegetarian, I cannot attest to the tasting, but I can deliver my family's reaction.
My husband: "This is like a $15 restaurant meal! I'll have this again!
My eight-year-old son: What's this...seaweed? (That was the spinach) He ate everything else without complaints.
My four-year-old picky eater: I'm not eating that!
My fourteen-month-old baby boy: Did not say a word, but ate everything and attempted to lick his plate.
This was a very successful meal, at our house, since the picky eater never eats anything anyway. I will definitely be making this again.
You can win this very prize package featured at the top of this post.
Enter to Win a Lawry's Flavor Kit w Lawry's products and a Large Pyrex Bake N Store Dish 11/3
Disclaimer: The LawryÂ´s products, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me by LawryÂ´s through MyBlogSpark.
Do you have an easy-to-do semi-home cooked meal?