As I walk to my fridge and look I am faced as many women with the task of being inventive and still staying on budget.
So far my ingredients include
Perhaps some chicken or beef…have not decided yet but this is my starting block for dinner. Since it is not grocery day I have to work with what I have in the house. I do not feel like soup so a type of empanada it is.
Hubby was no help when I asked him what he wanted and he said whatever I am having.
As I am going through our mini freezer, what do I stumble upon but a ready made meal.
I will have to take an allergy pill but with coupons I paid next to nothing for this and the chicken was on sale too.
Contessa makes a great line of quick meals for two. Or for one with leftovers for next day. Look for coupons as they are always available too. I add meat to mine as hubby likes lots of meat.
Perdue is now feeding their chickens without chemicals and organic. They are not abusive so I try to stay clear of off brands that might be a deal but not good.
Thank goodness for coupons and being able to use them…
I guess the left over chicken will be the empanadas of tomorrow… and dinner is made for tonight…so I can clean today. Yeah! I need to read the 12 secrets to planning meals why don’t you peek at it too? Tell her I sent you please…Thank you.
One of my readers http://stuphblog.wordpress.com has asked what is an empanada so here I am adding an explanation of one of the easiest meals to make for a quick dinner.
I love this brand as it is made with flour base that does not have bromine and no Corn…
I add my hubby’s favorite cheese
Medium Heat on the stove for the frying pan or griller
I spray the pan with Pam to not have a greasy empanada
I cut my chicken into strips and brown them on both sides or brown hamburger or stew beef or turkey burger….
Here is where it gets fun….
You can add…Onions
Diced up and brown in the meat while it is cooking
Green peppers or hot peppers if you so choose
Spinach if you want to be healthy
In a clean pan that has been sprayed with the Pam cooking spray
Add your tortilla shell then on half of the shell add your meat mixture. Around the edges I sprinkle my favorite cheese as well as across the top.
Then fold over the other half so that it seals with the cheese. Press down with your spatula. Brown on both sides then serve with
This is to dip your empanada in
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