August 22, 2013


I made a really yummy crock pot meal again today.  I found it online somewhere a couple weeks ago and I think I've seen it on a few different sites before and finally decided to make it.  I didn't take a picture though.

I put 4 frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot.  Dumped a packet of Italian dressing seasoning mix, 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and an 8 oz. pack of Neufchatel cheese in the crockpot.  I set it on low for 7 hours.  When I stopped home at lunch, I stirred everything together some and put the lid back on to let it keep cooking.   When I came home from work, I used two forks to break up the chicken some and served it over egg noodles.

I think next time I might add peas to it so its a one dish meal.  Well 2 dish cause of the noodles.

I only have 7 days left of my August Grocery Shopping Challenge.  My last day will be August 29th since the 30th is pay day and that's the day I usually do my big bi-weekly shopping trip.  Mr. Ripples is not really into "making do" with what we have so if I want to be successful with my challenge, I need to keep lots of easy, good snacks and meals prepared.  If not, he'll go to the store and buy a whole bunch of junk.

Tomorrow, we'll probably have turkey burgers and hot dogs with a vegetable on the side. 

Other meals that I plan on making in the next week:
  • crock pot chicken and dumplings
  • crock pot chicken noodle soup
  • Italian sausages with sautéed onions and green peppers
  • turkey burgers (again)
  • Chili (home made from freezer)
  • Pasta with spaghetti sauce (from freezer)
I also have another pound of ground chicken frozen that I don't have a plan for.  I will need to go to the store for more produce, milk, lunch meat and pop.  I have close to $30 for the week to spend on groceries.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, if you make the chicken and dumplings, do take pics. That's one dish everyone seems to rave about but I've never had before and it's been on my to-try-to-make list forever.