May 3, 2012

May 3rd - May 9th

Great sales this week at Publix once again!  Most notable - the Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are Buy One Get One Free!  Lowest priced package is free!  How crazy is that??  Needless to say I have lots of chicken recipes going through my head right now!

**Shop on Friday, May 4th, and get some great samples during the Cinco De Mayo Tastivities**

Thursday - Braised Balsamic Chicken with a garden salad (also great with rice pilaf)

Friday -  Spaghetti & Meatballs with a garden salad

Cinco De Mayo Saturday - Lime Chicken Soft Tacos with Lime Cilantro Rice

Sunday - Chicken Cordon Bleu with Rice Pilaf
This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is amazing!  I had never made it in a skillet before until I found this recipe, and now I won't make it any other way! The wine sauce is oh so good! Probably should add some bread to the menu for dipping!

Rice Pilaf
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1.5 cups white rice - uncooked
a handful of slivered or sliced carrots (I usually buy them already slivered, but you can do your own with 1-2 carrots - however much you prefer)
1/4 cup chopped onion
a handful of frozen peas (however much you prefer)
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (you can use 3 cups water with 2 tsps chicken base for more flavor)
1-2 tsps chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper

Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Add rice, carrots, peas and onion and stir until carrots begin to soften and rice is golden.  Pour in broth and and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 15-20 minutes until water is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Monday - Meatball Subs with Baked French Fries
Start the fries first and then assemble the sandwiches. Use leftover meatballs. Heat the meatballs. Cut french bread into sub rolls and slice open. Place 1-2 slices of cheese to cover the inside of the roll. Top cheese with meatballs and sauce. Wrap each sandwich in foil and then place in the oven for about 10 mins. Remove and enjoy!

Wednesday - Leftovers or Pizza night

French Loaf (on sale for $1.99) for meatball subs - might want to wait and pick this up on Monday

Lunch Meat
6 slices ham

Salad x2 bags (Fresh Express Salad Kits are BOGO Free)
carrots (I usually buy them in a bag - slivered)
yellow onion x2
fresh parsley
fresh cilantro (on sale for .79/bundle)
fresh basil (this is for spag sauce - can used dried if you prefer)
fresh oregano (this is for spag sauce - can used dried if you prefer)
fresh thyme (this is for spag sauce - can used dried if you prefer)
limes x3 (on sale 3 for $1)
green onions
Shredded Lettuce (BOGO Free)
16 oz bag of Coleslaw Mix
Florida Red Potatoes (on sale 5lb bag $2.99)

Canned Foods
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes

6 slices swiss cheese
8 slices mozzarella cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (Publix shredded 2 for $5)
2/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
Sour Cream (Breakstones is BOGO Free)

Brown Sugar
All Purpose Flour
Chicken Bouillon Granules or Chicken Base
garlic salt
poppy seeds (for the coleslaw - optional)
1 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • *Note - don't buy the dried spices if you are using fresh

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • White vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • Chili sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • White rice (Uncle Ben's 5lb bag is BOGO Free)
    Spaghetti Noodles (Publix pasta on sale .89 12 or 16 oz box)
    3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (you can use 3 cups water with 2 tsps chicken base for more flavor)
    • Italian bread crumbs
    • 10 flour tortillas (Mission brand is BOGO Free)
    • salsa (Publix All Natural Salsa 16 oz is 3 for $5!)

6 packages skinless, boneless chicken breast (BOGO Free)
  • 2 lbs ground round (I like to use beef with 15% fat. Anything less is typically dry and lacks flavor) 
  • 4 pounds pork shoulder country style ribs (on sale for $2.69/lb)

  • Frozen Peas

    Dry white wine (I used Kenwood's Sauvignon Blanc and loved it for the cordon bleu recipe)


  1. Now...can you come and do the cooking??


  2. hmmmm....I cook - you take beautiful pictures...maybe we can make this work :o)

  3. your blog. I just wish I lived in your area so I could take advantage of the grocery specials. Can't wait to make the slow cooker're the best. GREAT BLOG>

  4. Wow! thanks for the nice comment and taking the time to post! I'm glad you like it, and those ribs are our favorite! I hope you love them. Oh and the coleslaw is really the best we've ever had!


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