Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretzel Crusted Chicken -- YUM

My USB cable is MIA so hold tight for a minute! :)

I mad this pretzel crusted chicken the other night.  Josh wanted chicken fingers.  So I found this.  He declared them the best chicken fingers he’s ever had.  {Sorry again for no pictures….but seriously it’s yummy!}
Pretzel crusted chicken
Prep: 15 min
Bake 25 min
Serves 4
 Cost per serving: $1.79
2 c. pretzel twists (about 3 oz)
½ c parmesan
½ c all purpose flour
¼ tsp pepper
2 large eggs
1 lb boneless chicken cut into strips

1.       Preheat oven to 400.  Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.  Place pretzels and parmesan in a food processor and process until coarsely ground and well mixed (or do as I did and put in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin!)Transfer to a large bowl.
2.       Combine flour and pepper in another bowl.
3.       Beat eggs with 1 tsp water in a third bowl. 
4.       Roll a chicken piece in flour.  Dip in egg.  Roll in pretzels.  Place on baking sheet.  Repeat. Cook until browned about 20 – 25 minutes.
355 calories, 8 g fat, 182 mg chol, 1 g fiber, 37 g pro, 30 g carb

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Want a quick and easy dinner recipe? And under $10?  Here it is

Italian Sausage and Potato Roast (From All You Magazine)
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1/2 sweet onion sliced
3/4 lb red potatoes cut into quarters
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic salt
1 lb Italian sausage cut into chunks

1. Preheat oven to 450.  Line baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray.  In a large bowl toss peppers, onion, potatoes with olive oil, oregano, garlic salt and pepper.  Spread on baking sheet.

2. Distribute sausage chunks among veggies. 

3.Roast until sausages are cooked through.  About 30 minutes.  Stir once or twice during baking.

506 calories, 39 g fat, 86 mg chol, 3 g fiber, 18 g pro, 20 g carbs

My likes: Only 10 minutes prep time!  One bowl and one pan to clean (which the foil makes it super easy).  Lots of veggies.  Cheap.  Easily can swap out sausage with...turkey, chicken anything really {if your trying to watch your weight like me.  Well I'm really trying to watch it go down) The boys loved it

Monday, January 10, 2011


Did you know that some stores let you load coupons directly onto your rewards card?  I just found out.  We grocery shop at Kroger and if anyone else does --- they have TONS of coupons (and good ones!) on their site that you can load onto your card! 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

CSN Giveaway!

I'm hosting a CSN giveaway on my other blog We're The Joneses.  And you get an entry for following The Super Mom Club!  So go enter! :)

Things that work: Barilla Plus Pasta

I recently picked up a few boxes of Barilla Plus Pasta at the grocery store to try.  I've bought the spinach pasta (my son snubbed it - I love it but green pasta didn't really work out to well at our house).  I've bought the whole wheat pasta (again, I liked.  Boys not to much).  So this was the last time I was buying healthy pasta. 

And guess what?  They couldn't taste the difference. 

And guess what?  The healthy stuff is HUGE in that little box.  Seriously  The pasta is made  with golden semolina and wholesome flax seed, spelt, oats, barley, and legumes.  It's a great source of protein.  This pasta has 40% more protein than traditional pasta. It's fiber rich - giving you  1 cup (uncooked) gives you 28% of your daily fiber!  And it's rich in Omega -3's.

It's won awards.  It's had tons of endorsements.  It's basically the stuff.

And it's not expensive.  I know that right now Target has it on sale for $1.87 a box. 

Def. worth picking up a few boxes!

Monday, January 3, 2011

5 ways to save at Starbucks

Save Money on Starbucks
1) Starbucks has promotions called “pairings.” You can save as much as 90 cents if you buy a snack or breakfast with a drink that they choose to combine with it.
2) If you bring your own cup you’ll get 10 cents off your beverage.
3) If you can save the receipt from a Starbucks visit in the morning until the afternoon, after 2 p.m. you can get an Grande cold beverage for 2 bucks. Even a Vivanno Smoothie.
4) For brewed coffee, try the coffee press. It costs around $3 (less than two Grandes) and you’ll get four 8-ounce cups from it.
5) Probably the best tip to save money at Starbucks: A refill on brewed coffee is 50 cents and if you have a Starbucks Card they’re free!

- These tips were taken from savemoneytips.org