Monday, August 16, 2010

Menu Monday & Campbell's Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo!

Now back to our regular scheduled blogging...

We had a pretty great shopping trip yesterday! Kroger is having a sale right now- if you buy 8 participating items, you receive $4 off! So we checked out our ad and scrounged for coupons and this is what we came up with-

We were right on Target with a total of $19.98! But check out how much more food we got!!! We purchased 30 items with a total of $24.04 in coupons savings, that's 54%! The only things we paid more than $1 for were the canned chicken, flour, and bag of cheese. We actually received some Kroger coupons in the mail last week and we're very excited to find a coupon for free eggs! Thanks, Kroger! Most of the other coupons came from and we found some others by searching on Google. And since Kroger doubles and triples coupons, as well as accepts one manufacturer and Kroger coupon per item, we actually got some things for free like the Gardettos and potatoes! We haven't coupon shopped like this for groceries in a long time so it was pretty exciting!

We also still have some food leftover from the last two weeks- rice, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, and some cereal. We're going to make the Campbell's Broccoli Chicken Alfredo again, because that was really good! And this time we might even share the recipe! ;) And it's been too long since we've had pizza and our leftover sausage needs used up. Yum! Another classic for this week is our Rice Chicken Veggie casserole but we're substituting tuna this time for a change.

Looking forward to this next two week's and all our snacky goodness! :)


Now, something that we've been really excited about...

Two weeks from now, marks one year since we started our original Food Pak challenge and the beginning of our blog! We'd like to celebrate by doing something big and we want you to be a part of it! We've decided to relive this experience for our upcoming two week grocery cycle! We wanted to let you all know ahead of time so that you can prepare because we want you, dear readers, to come along with us on this adventure! We invite you to participate with us for either the first or second week as we again eat from these boxes that are a crucial element at CHF. Our wish would be that at the end of your Food Pak challenge you would want to give another Pak to a family who truly needs it with the money you saved. We originally started with trying to raise enough money for one Food Pak and we ended up making 10! We are setting our goal this time, as a team, for 10 boxes, but we have a big God so our number doesn't really matter! With Him we could double or even triple our goal! This is a big deal, and it will change your life if you let it, so take some time, think about, and let us know if you'll be joining us! We're so excited!!

Not sure what the Food Pak Challenge is? Check out the button on the top right of our blog, it will take you to CHF's website and a video. You can also click on the Food Pak Challenge Categories on the left and they will bring up all of our tagged post. (Thanks again to Fred, Christy, and Jesse for all your hard work and sharing it with us.)


Recipe Update

Campbell's Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

1/2 of a 16 oz. pkg. linguine
1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli flowerets
2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1. Prepare linguine according to package directions in 3-qt saucepan. Add broccoli during last 4 min. of cooking time. Drain well.

2. Heat butter in 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until well browned, stirring often.

3. Stir soup, milk, cheese, black pepper and linguine mixture in skillet. Cook until mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring occasionally. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Thank you Campbell's for this great recipe! We had actually bought the soup sometime last year when Kroger was having a great 10 for $10 sale. It was a cheap item and I think we had coupons so it was probably close to free. It just happened to have this recipe on the back of it when I pulled it out to brainstorm what we could use it for!

We did use a can of chicken in place of the chicken breasts and condensed milk the second time we made it (also from the 10 for $10 sale, probably free). And the Parmesan is something we've had in our fridge for awhile since my mom sent it home with us one weekend. It was a great way to use it up and it really made the pasta! It was delicious!

1 comment:

  1. Great post!! We need to do the challenge--we really do.

    We really, really do . . .

    we really . . . really . . . really need to suck it up and DO IT!

    Thank you guys for sharing your great shopping skills, your recipes, your will power, and the beautiful way you put others first.

    I love you, and I'm so proud of you.