pseudo-chicken-parm

It’s night 3 from eating from my stockpile and as I mentioned in the my Ricotta Sausage Muffin recipe yesterday the meat of choice was Chicken.  When I mentioned that my oldest automatically said make Chicken Parm mom.

That got the wheels rolling in my head.  I knew I had Tomato Sauce and Paste in my stockpile and plenty of spices.  What I didn’t have was the time to crust and bake the chicken in the oven or any parmesan cheese.  So here’s my Pseudo Chicken Parm Recipe done on the stove top.

Pseudo Chicken Parm
 
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Don't have the time to bake your chicken or want to avoid the breading. Here's a great pseudo chicken parm recipe using items found in your pantry.
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast (cut into strips to cook quicker)
  • Italian Seasoning Spice (amount you use depends on your taste for seasoning)
  • Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce (14 oz)
  • 1 Can Tomato Paste
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Mozarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. In one frying pan place 1 TBSP Coconut oil and brown your Chicken Strips. Add in Italian Seasoning and garlic. I used about 1 TBSP and 2 tsp garlic, but you can change this up depending on your taste. Cook until chicken is cooked through
  2. In other pan, place the other tablespoon of coconut oil and saute your onions. Once they are transluscent, add in the Tomato Paste and sauce as well as about 2-3 tsp of Italian Seasoning and 2 tsp garlic and 2 tsp parsley. Warm the sauce through.
  3. Add the chicken to the Sauce and stir.
  4. Serve on top of pasta. Mine was veggie pasta
  5. Sprinkle with Mozarella Cheese and it should melt
Notes
Had I had Parmesan cheese, I would have added it to my sauce.

 

Tomorrow I’ll have a gluten free breakfast recipe for you that I made from my stockpile, plus we’re having beef done in the crockpot tonight.

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  • Kelloggs Pop Tarts 50 cents after cash bacl
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Stockpile Meals

I’ve got a confession and it might cause a gasp from many of you.  That’s because I break the mold of many frugal bloggers.

My confession is – I DON’T Menu plan.  Not one bit.  In fact many nights I don’t know exactly what we’re eating until about an hour before dinner time.That doesn’t mean I break the bank by eating out every night or going to the store to buy special ingredients.  Far from it.  Instead I come up with meals from items in my stockpile and freezer.  Honestly, some of my favorite recipes have come from spur of the moment conceptions.

Here are a couple other reasons I don’t menu plan:

  • Many people that menu plan base it on the store’s sales for the week.  Sometimes, there are slow weeks at the store with no deals in the ad that would make for a dinner that my family would enjoy.  These are usually week 3 and 4 of the month.
    Instead, I stock up when items we like are on sale and know I have them in my freezer or pantry.  This is particularly a money saver in regards to meat.
  • Some Days don’t go as planned.  With 5 kids, afternoon and evening schedules can change easily.  Some nights I might have to be more of a chauffeur or tutor  just depending upon what  has happened during the day at school for the kids.  That means I don’t know until around 5 or 6 how much time I’ll have to cook.  I have to be willing and able to adapt and a menu plan doesn’t allow for that.
  • I don’t consider myself a crafty person, but planning meals using what I have in my stockpile is an outlet for my creativity.  It also allows for our meals to never become repetitive.

The one thing I always make sure I have in my cupboard to create meals on the fly is spices.  I stock up at Aldis, drugstores, Dollar Stores, and the Mexican Food Aisle.  You would be amazed at the variety you can find in those locations at great prices.

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My latest Stockpile Recipe was dinner last night.  It was Ricotta Sausage on Muffins or for me a salad variety.

At dinner time I went to the freezer.  Even though I don’t “menu plan” I do try to rotate proteins.  So when I looked in the freezer I saw a pack of ground turkey and ground sausage that I had picked up at Aldis a while ago.  Combining these two items is the only way my husband will eat Ground Turkey – truth me told I didn’t even mention the turkey to him.

Also from the freezer, I grabbed a free bag of Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetables with zucchini and peppers and a bag of English Muffins.  Since time was short, I figured this would make for a quick starch.

Next stop was the pantry and extra refrigerator.  My original thought was to make English muffin lasagnas with a tomato sauce and ricotta spread on the muffin.  I decided to change that up though because my husband doesn’t just love cold ricotta on the muffins.  So here’s what I came up with.

Sausage-Ricotta-Muffins

 

Ricotta Sausage Muffins from my Stockpile
 
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Ricotta Sausage Muffins using items found in your stockpile and freezer
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Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 pound Ground Sausage (mild)
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ TBSP Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Ground Sage
  • 1 TBSP Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 14 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Bag Birds Eye Recipe Ready Zuchinni and Peppers
  • 6 English Muffins
Instructions
  1. Defrosted Meats in Microwave
  2. Mixed together all the spices in a seperate bowl
  3. Add meat and 4 TBSP of Season Mix to frying pan and brown.
  4. After majority of meat is browned, add the apples and cook for a couple minutes.
  5. Stir in Ricotta Cheese and heat.
  6. In seperate pan, saute veggies in bit of water and add remaining spices.
  7. Serve on toasted English Muffins. For my husbands I added a bit of garlic butter.
  8. Can also serve on a bed of lettuce

Tonight’s dinner is going to use chicken and I have about 30 minutes to make it.  So stay tuned tomorrow for that recipe.

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