Chicken Quesadillas (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday



After a long day of errands and a hospital visit for my daughter we needed something quick and easy to make for dinner. We were all exhausted and just wanted to eat so this fit the bill perfectly. 

Chicken Quesadillas

Diced Cooked Chicken
Cheese
Tortilla Wraps

Sometimes we add-
Onions
Peppers

  • Place all your ingredients on a tortilla wrap and then top with another wrap so that you can warm them up on a grill or frypan.
  • I find it easiest to cut them with the pizza cutter but you could use a knife as well. 
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole or your other favourite dips. 




Happy Cooking!                                            


*** It's just my life... was supplied meat and cookware from www.ShopeaseFoods.com. The recipes, video and photos are my own. The opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. ***





Menu Planning on $75
Week of January 8, 2018.


I am still sticking with making two meatless meals minimum a week. Every week I try to get some input from my family on meals that they are craving and wanting me to make. I just can't make the same thing week after week. I like to have more variety in my meals.

I try to plan my meals around my daily schedule so easier to prepare meals are made on days that I am busy. Meals that take a little more time to prepare are made on days where I am staying home. Do you plan your meals around your schedule? 

I also plan my meals around what is on sale the previous week. I have a small house which offers very limited space for food storage. My husband did build me some shelves in the cold storage room and I am able to put some extra food on those shelves so I can cash in on the sales week after week.  



Meals this week:

Instant Pot Garden Vegetable Soup served in Bread Bowls
Instant Pot Crustless Turkey Pot Pie with buns
Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Salad
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, Steamed Broccoli
Instant Pot Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad


Lunch:

Our lunches usually consist of dinner leftovers. 
If we do not have leftovers we usually opt for a salad which we always have on hand to make. 

Breakfast:

- Breakfast Burritos
- Quinoa
- Oatmeal

Snack:

- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Oranges
- Apples
- Grapes
- Granola Bars
- Cheese and Crackers
   
Shopping:

$11.28   Ground Chicken x 6 ($1.88/lb)
   9.57      White Rice 8kg
   3.76      Wonder Bread x 2 ($1.88ea)
   4.27      4L 2% Milk
   2.87      1/2 & 1/2 1L
   6.66      Frozen Pizza x 2 ($3.33ea)
   5.88      Kraft Dinner 12pkgs
   1.88      Strawberries lb
   1.97      Frozen Peas 750g
   1.97      Frozen Peas & Carrots 750g
   4.00      Frozen Onions, Peppers, Carrots & Celery 750g x2 ($2.00ea)
   1.00      Head of Lettuce
   2.99      Green Tea Bags
   4.99      Reese Peanut Butter Spread
   2.00      Campbell's Soup - Tomato x 2, Vegetable x 2 (0.50ea)
   
$65.09 - Total Spent

Budget:

$ 9.91 - Leftover from week of January 8th 
 65.43 - Leftover from week of January 1st
$75.34 - Total to Carry Forward 

Items on hand:


- Onions
- Potatoes
- Carrots
- Broccoli
- Rice
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Meatballs (Frozen)
- Ground Chicken
- Chicken Legs
- Turkey (frozen leftovers from Christmas)
- Pasta (Various)
- Bread
- Wraps
- Grapes
- Cheese
- Quinoa

If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


LET'S CHAT!

Do you have a budget for your weekly groceries?







One Pan Orange Chicken (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Meal planning saves me so much money every week. I love cooking meals that are not only quick and easy but delicious! My family has some dietary issues for health reasons and chicken is a staple in our house. Being able to make the chicken taste different is an absolute must so we don't get tired of the same meals day after day. Even though the meat choice doesn't really change too much the variety is how I prepare it each day.



One Pan Orange Chicken


2 Chicken Breasts (Boneless/Skinless)
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 cup Orange Juice
1 TBSP Onion, diced
2 tsp Corn Starch
1 TBSP Brown Sugar
1 Orange (cut into slices)

Cook chicken in a preheated skillet with a bit of oil. 

Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a place to keep warm. 

Put Orange Juice and Onion into the skillet until it comes to a boil. 

Once boiling add cornstarch and brown sugar and cook until thickened. 

Once it has thickened add chicken back in. 

Garnish with a slice of orange when serving.  







Let's Chat!

Does your family eat a lot of the same meat and meals over and over? How do you try to make it taste new?





Menu Planning on $75
Week of January 1, 2018.

A new year brings new beginnings. This year I am going to try to do a minimum of two meatless meals a week. My husband had gout act up over Christmas from eating too much turkey and other high purine foods so I want to make an effort to make sure this doesn't happen again. Doing two meatless meals a week is just what I need to help him out with this. 

Making my meal plan based on what I have on hand and what sales I was able to pick up usually the week before. In December I stocked up on Chicken because I hit a good sale that I could not pass up. My husband says we have enough chicken in our freezer for a whole month now but I will still keep my eyes open for another sale so I can stock up for February. 

What new things are you trying to implement in your meal planning this year? Do you have any changes you are going to make? Are you planning to reduce your food budget this year? I am going to continue to try to stick to our $75 a week budget which works out to $300 a month for three people.   


Meals this week:

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
Chicken Parmesan, Rice, Broccoli, Salad
Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
Teriyaki Chicken, Salad, Veggies
Turkey Noodle Soup in a Bread Bowl
Meatloaf, Potatoes, Salad
Chicken Enchilada Pasta, Salad


Lunch:

Our lunches usually consist of dinner leftovers. 
If we do not have leftovers we usually opt for a salad which we always have on hand to make. 

Breakfast:

- Breakfast Burritos
- Quinoa
- Oatmeal

Snack:

- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Oranges
- Apples
- Grapes
- Granola Bars
- Cheese and Crackers
   
Shopping:

$1.97 Sliced Cheese
 2.50 Orange Juice (frozen)
 1.77 Oatmeal
 2.27 Eggs
 1.00 Strawberry Milk 
$9.57 - Total Spent

Items on hand:

- Onions
- Potatoes
- Broccoli
- Rice
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Legs
- Turkey
- Pasta (Various)
- Bread
- Carrots
- Apples
- Oranges
- Grapes
- Cheese
- Chicken Meatballs (frozen)
- Quinoa

If you are looking for more menu inspiration be sure to check out Orgjunkie, she hosts a weekly menu plan Monday link up.   


LET'S CHAT!

What new things are you going to implement into your meal planning this year?