I love to cook. It is a huge stress reliever for me to create something new and yummy. I especially love it when I get to share my cooking with other people. Nothing quite like the high you get from someone raving over whatever it is you have just prepared. Unfortunately, cooking can be a fairly expensive habit. I can't always make something over the top...my budget just won't allow it. So, I've made it a kind of game to see how little I can spend while still making a yummy dinner for my family. These are the recipes I will share on this blog. Today's recipe is a family favorite: Chicken Pillows served with Caesar salad and sweet basil carrots.
Crescent Rolls, $1.50 (Hen House w/this coupon)
Chicken, $1.49 lb (Hen House)
Cream Cheese, abt $1.50 at Walmart
Green Onions, abt .80
Bread Crumbs, use a couple of slices of bread you already have
Carrots, .99 (HyVee or Hen House)
Dole Caesar Salad Kit $1.66 (HyVee)
Total meal for 4 (or 5) people: $7.05
1-lbs cooked and shredded chicken
8-oz softened cream cheese
1 stalk (not one bunch, but one bulb) green onion, chopped
pinch garlic powder
Mix these ingredients all together. The open up your crescent rolls and pull the dough apart into individual pieces. Place a good spoonful of chicken mixture into center of roll and roll up like you would if you were making a crescent roll. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
For your breadcrumbs, crumble up your slices of bread into find crumbs. Season with a little bit of Italian Seasoning herbs. Put into a bowl. Press the tops of each chicken pillow into the bread crumbs and place back on to the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes, or until browned on top.
Sweet Basil Carrots
Slice carrots and either put them into a steamer or just boil them. Once they are tender, drain and return to the pot. Put in a little bit of butter and melt to cover carrots. Add a pinch of salt, some sugar and some dried basil. Stir until everything is evenly distributed.