Saturday, January 30, 2010

A few good deals

- Free Pampers Sample

Check out the sample of Pampers new Pampers Dry Max. It looks like the sample includes 3 newly redesigned Pampers Cruisers, and you can pick up some great coupons as well. And as an added bonus if your sample has the Team USA logo on it, you win a year supply of diapers.

- Magic Bullet to Go Giveaway with "Stretching A Buck"

Check out the Stretching a Buck blog for a chance to win a Magic Bullet to Go. My parents have one of the original Magic Bullets and it was a great little blender, perfect for Quesadilla filling, guacamole, salsa, pesto, and even chocolate milk.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Asian Chicken Stir-fry

This is one of my favorite speedy meals! It is perfect for the nights when you aren't sure what to cook. I usually have everything in my pantry and the Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing has become a staple in my fridge- it is great on everything!

Oh, and I must give credit where credit is due.... I got this recipe from Kraft foods.
8 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked
2 cups broccoli florets
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 C. Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing (I like the lite)
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/4 - 1/2 tsp each; ground ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper
Sesame Seeds
1- Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli to the boiling water for the last 3 minutes of the pasta cooking time.
2- Coat a skillet with cooking spray. Heat on Medium- high heat. Add chicken, cook 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Stir in dressing, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook 1 minute while stirring.
3- Drain pasta and broccoli and place in a large bowl. Add chicken mixture. Toss lightly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or 1/3 c chopped peanuts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gnocchi with Alfredo Sauce and Peas

Aka: Rocket Soup

My son just celebrated his 2nd birthday and since he is very into Little Einsteins at the moment, I created this "Rocket Soup" for him. There is an episode of Little Einsteins where the characters make Rocket Soup... The song to make it says "Mouse has cheese and Knight has peas and Joey has the jumping beans, and that is how you make the Rocket soup." So here is it, Rocket Soup, complete with cheese, peas and jumping beans (also now known in our family as gnocchi potato dumplings.)

1 3/4 C water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pkg. (mine was 17.6 oz) Gnocchi Potato dumplings (you should be able to find these in the pasta section)
1/2 jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce (I like the Walmart brand believe it or not...)
1 C frozen peas
1/2 C Monterrey Jack cheese crumbles

1. Pour water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and add chicken bouillon. Stir until dissolved. Add gnocchi and cook in boiling water until they float to the surface (about 2-5 minutes).
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add Alfredo sauce and frozen peas. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until the peas are done. Stir occasionally.
4- Remove from pot and place in a serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese crumbles and serve immediately.

Serve with chicken breasts marianated in Italian dressing, and either grilled or pan cooked.