Friday, April 30, 2010

Hey Good Lookin' What Ya Got Cookin'


I was on such a cooking kick the other night..... I think it is because I am obsessed with coupons and putting lots of meals together at Kroger and seeing how much I can SAVE! I am so into the Houston Chronicle coupons now. I literally run to the street when I wake up on Sundays to get the paper like I have won the lotto, it's pathetic really! I even take it with me on the way to church (like I have time...) with my scissors and sexy wallet (this is my Sunday School's version of the Dave Ramsey envelope system, my friends and I have come up with). I always cut coupons on th eway home from church and start my grocery list, followed by going to http://www.shortcuts.com/ and adding anything extra to my Kroger Card.

This past week I saved over 33% on doubling coupons and taking mulitple coupons for the same item. Our super expensive Hypo-allergenic Formula I used 2 5.00 off coupons and saved 10.00 bucks, that is so rewarding to me, I never thought I would be so into coupons,
but I look at it as free Cash Baby!
Here are a few recipes I made the other night I would like to share.


Creamy Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
"Yumm-O"


What You Need!
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
3 Tbsp. apricot preserves
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, chopped
Make It!
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
POUND chicken to 1/4-inch thickness; place, top-sides down, on work surface. Mix cream cheese, onions, parsley and garlic; spread down centers of chicken breasts. Roll up, starting at one short end of each. Place, seam-sides down, in single layer in shallow pan.
MIX barbecue sauce, preserves and hot pepper sauce; brush 1/4 cup evenly onto chicken.
BAKE 35 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), brushing with remaining barbecue sauce mixture the last 5 min. Top with bacon.

Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels



Ingredients :

1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup basil leaves
8 ounces cream cheese


Directions

1. Chop sun-dried tomatoes, Chop Basil and blend. Add cream cheese; process until well-mixed. Transfer to a serving bowl or storage container.



2. Spread onto tortillas and roll up, cut desired bite size pieces.
This pinwheel is a similar version to a treat at my sister in laws baby shower a few weeks back, it was soooo good I had to tru to make it.
The Pullen ladies are pretty mean in the kitchen, we are never dissapointed!
I think it tasted the exact same, I must have found the exact recipe or close enough to not tell the difference.
Derric and I loved both of these recipes, I threw together a "Suddenly Salad" to go with it and it was pretty amazing with our frosty milk glasses!
We will definetly make these again.

2 comments:

The Townsend's said...

Girl, I hear you about the coupon excitement! I actually LIKE going to Kroger because I get excited about coupons. Don't tell! ;) Who would have known 10 years ago when we were in high school that we'd be so excited about coupons. Ha!

That chicken looks SO good! I'm going to have to make it soon!

The McGrew Crew said...

Both our boys were on the same "super-expensive hypo-allergenic" formula. I'm sure Hank is either on Alimentum or Nutramigen but either way, I would look on ebay for coupons! Also, check out diapers.com if you haven't already. They sell everything baby...not just diapers! Put in MCGREWMOM for a referral code to get $10 off and also use the code 5FORMOM as a coupon code (until May 9) and get another $5 off! Any bit helps when you're paying that much for formula!! :)