One Pot Corn Chowder

Oh my goodness.

 

If you need a simple easy recipe to warm you up on a cool night, this one’s for you.¬†

 

It’s from my friend Tiffany’s Eat at Home Menu Plans (I LOVE THESE!), and was so good that I could have devoured the whole pot.

 

 

(I didn’t, but I considered it.)

 

My husband loved it, 2 of my 3 kids didn’t turn up their nose, so that’s called success in my book. ūüėČ

 

 

If you’re looking for a so-good-and-oh-so-simple recipe for just an easy meal, this one’s for you.

Feeds: 4

Total Cook/Hands on Time: 30-40 Minutes

Instant Pot Hands On Time: 15 Minutes Instant Pot Cook Time: 15 Minutes

  • 1 qt. chicken stock
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 2 cups unpeeled, diced potatoes
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1‚ĀĄ2 bag frozen corn
  • 1 can cream corn
  • salt and pepper

Simmer until hot and season with salt and pepper.

Instant Pot Instructions:

Hit the sauteŐĀ button. Melt butter than cook onion in the butter until translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the broth until well combined and stir in potatoes and bay leaf. Cover and set to cook for 15 minutes on high pressure. Do a quick pressure release. Stir in half and half and corn and continue to cook on saute setting until heated through. Be careful to not boil the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestion:  Whole Wheat Rolls, Side Salad

 

Do you need some encouragement to get dinner done?¬†Check out my friend Tiffany’s menu plans over HERE ~ I promise they’ve changed the way dinner gets done in our home! And, be sure to join¬†our free Dinner’s Done Facebook Group for so many more great meal ideas.

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{Pantry} Chicken Stew

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Note from Laurie ~ I was looking over Shannon’s recipe and it looked so good that I decided to pop it in¬†Mrs. Potts today.¬†(It’s 10 degrees outside, so definitely the kind of day for some chicken stew!) To make it in the crockpot, I put the potatoes in Mrs. Potts along with 2 cups of chicken broth (I boiled 2 cups water and added in 1 cube chicken bouillon) and set on high for one hour. Next¬†I’ll mash the potatoes up, add in the remaining ingredients except the butter, and let it simmer all day (I’ll add the butter in a few minutes before serving.) This looks so good¬†~ I’ll let you know if we like it tonight!

 

UPDATE from Laurie – IT WAS SO GOOD! I added the potatoes and 2 cups chicken broth to my slow cooker and cooked on high for an hour until they were pretty soft. (My slow cooker cooks FAST, so you may need to cook them a little longer if yours doesn’t.) Then I mashed the potatoes, added everything else in except the margarine/butter (decided to skip those completely) and the chicken was even frozen. I let it cook for 5 hours on low. Shredded chicken and mixed everything back in. It was one of my husband’s favorites! (It makes a LOT – my crockpot was actually overflowing so I only added a total of about 4.5 cups of broth – including the 2 cups I used for the potatoes initially.)

 

This is the perfect recipe for those cold winter days. I’m betting you have everything you need in your pantry for this recipe, which makes it just the perfect recipe.

I craved my Grandmama’s Chicken Stew when I was pregnant with my 16-year-old and never got it (since we lived in Alaska away from family.) ¬†It never dawned on me that I can actually make it myself! ¬†ūüôā ¬†When I found this recipe about a year ago I messed it up a few times, however this final recipe is just delicious. And it tastes just like any restaurant (and my Grandmama’s) Chicken Stew.

 

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Chicken Stew

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 2 large onions
  • 7 cups of water
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cans of corn (or 1 bag of frozen corn)
  • 2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes or (1) 28 oz can
  • 5 tsp of salt
  • 3 small chicken boullion cubes

Instructions

  1. Place the water in an 8 quart stockpot.
  2. Add potatoes and onions cook on high for 30 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Take 1 cup of cooked potatoes out and mash that cup potatoes using a fork.
  5. Return mashed potatoes to stock pot (this will thicken your soup.)
  6. Add corn, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, bouillon cubes, sugar and cooked chicken (I cook my chicken in my crock pot for 3-4 hours on low, then shred)
  7. Cook on low at least an hour.
  8. Add butter 45 minutes before serving.
  9. Freeze leftovers. Yum!
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If you’d like to make the recipe using a whole chicken instead of boneless skinless chicken breast, check out the original recipe at Southern Plate.¬†
Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 1/7/15):

  • Earth Fare $5 Rotisserie Chicken every Friday
  • Kroger Boneless Skinless Frozen Chicken Breasts 18-26 oz $4.99 after Mega Sale
  • Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Buy One Get One Free at Kroger (Midsouth Region)
  • Publix Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast on sale $2.49/lb. after BOGO sale
  • Publix Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag $2.99
  • Kroger Organic Russet Potatoes 3 lb. bag on sale $1.99
  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables BOGO at Publix
  • Meijer Canned Vegetables $.79

 

Adapted from Southern Plate.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

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Recipe Ideas For The Big Game

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Planning to watch the big game tomorrow? Here’s a roundup of my favorite recipes your family might enjoy. Have a fantastic Sunday!

 White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chilil

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

ham and cheese sliders

Best Ever Ham & Cheese Sliders (if you make these up in the morning they’ll be ready in time for the game!)

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders 

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooked Italian Beef Sliders

Mini Meatball Subs

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

Sassy Chicken Enchilada Dip

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos

 

Slow Cooker Beef Nacho Bake

Restaurant Style Nachos

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Slow Cooker Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

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22 Tried and True Chicken Recipes

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Since Publix has their boneless skinless chicken breast on sale buy one get one free this week, I figured I’d share a roundup of my absolute favorite chicken recipes!¬†(Kroger has their Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast on sale for $2.99/lb as well, so you can score a decent deal there too.)

 

We just got home after traveling for the last week (my house is a¬†disaster ¬†~ anyone wanna come clean?)¬†so I’m excited to slow down a bit over the next week, cook a few meals at home, and make several of our favorites. From the looks of it we like our chicken around here, so this is a great time to stock up. ūüėČ Here are just a few of our favorites . . .

Zax Sauce 

Homemade Chicken Tenders with Zax Sauce

White Chicken Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Bake  

 

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

 

Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Soup

 

 5 Ingredient Ritz Chicken

 

Easy Chicken Marinade

 

Smothered (Smashburger) Chicken Sandwich

 

Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

 

Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodle Soup

 

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dressing

Fettucine Alfredo 

Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

 

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole

 

Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls

 

Alice Springs Chicken

 

White Chicken Cheesy Enchilada Bake

 

Slow Cooked Barbecue Stuffed Potatoes

 

Slow Cooker Almost Chicken Cordon Bleu

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chilil 

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Cracker Barrel Chicken Sandwich 

Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloin Sandwich

 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings¬†¬†This picture is awful but this is the #1 recipe consistently searched every year on Passionate Penny Pincher and we just love it ~ I’m betting your family will enjoy it too!

 This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday and Super Saturday at Made from Pinterest Рthanks for the chance to link up!

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Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe {Slow Cooker}

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Have I mentioned lately I love Mrs. Potts? I don’t know about you, but our afternoon schedule this fall is about to make me bonkers, and if it weren’t for her doing the cooking at least one night a week I’m pretty sure we’d rarely manage a real meal around here. Thankfully all I have to do is throw in the ingredients in the morning, and she finishes up the work for me throughout the day!

 

 

When a friend of mine shared this Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli Soup recipe with me, ¬†I couldn’t wait to try it. ¬†It makes a¬†ton of soup (seriously ~ my large crockpot was filled to the brim last night), so you can easily make a batch up now, enjoy leftovers later this week, and still have some to pop in your freezer for another busy night.¬†(Success!)

 

(And, if you really want to treat your family, try out these Olive Garden Breadsticks too. My daughter Reagan is just about to lose her first baby tooth ~ I know I’ll be glad to have this picture of that wiggly bottom tooth one of these days!)

 

Olive Garden’s {Slow Cooker} Pasta Fagioli Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 (10 oz) cans beef stock
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 5 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce optional ~ we left this out)
  • 1 20 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz pasta

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef.
  2. Drain fat from beef and add to the slow cooker with everything except the pasta.
  3. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  4. Add pasta and cook an additional 30 minutes on high or 45 minutes on low.
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese (we love the DiGiorno brand) and enjoy!
http://passionatepennypincher.com/2013/09/olive-garden-pasta-fagioli-soup-recipe/

Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/4/13):

  • Mueller’s Pasta BOGO $1.59 at Publix, use $1/2 Mueller’s Pasta
  • Kraft Grated Cheese BOGO $3.60 at Publix
  • Del Monte Tomatoes BOGO $3.50 at Publix
  • Publix Ground Round $3.99/lb.
  • Swanson Broth On Sale $2 at Publix
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce $1.50 at Publix, use $1/2 Ragu Pasta coupon from the Best Meals Happen At Home insert
  • Celery $1 at Kroger
  • Carrots $1 at Kroger
  • Ground Chuck 80% in 5 lb. roll $13.45 at Kroger
  • Prego Pasta Sauce $1.67 at Kroger

Recipe adapted from Food.com.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. This post is linked up to Thrifty Thursday at Living Well Spending Less. Thanks for the opportunity to link up!

 

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Simply Potatoes Potato Soup

 

Potato Soup

 

The last time that I purchased Simply Potatoes during a big sale at Publix, I never used them, forgot to freeze them, and ended up throwing them out. {gasp!}

 

Determined not to make the same mistake twice, I decided to use some¬†leftovers from Easter Dinner and whip up something yummy from our fridge and stockpile for dinner last night.¬†If you’re a Publix Shopper I’m betting you have all these ingredients right in your kitchen, and this is a great way to turn those deals into meals! ¬†While I¬†love getting great deals, if I pick up the deals but forget to use them I’m not saving any money at all (and wasting my time . . . ) so coming up with ways to make use of a bargain always makes me happy.

Just for fun, here’s what this pot of soup cost me:

  • Simply Potatoes ($.30 in last week’s sale)
  • Sargento Cheese $.74 (2 cup bags were $1.49 after coupons last week, plus I got free eggs because I bought two)
  • Ham (leftover from Easter, so I had to buy it anyways)
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese (free at Publix a few weeks ago)
  • Swanson Chicken Broth ($.67 for large carton in last week’s sale)
  • Half and Half (I think it was around $1.67 ~ I actually bought if for another recipe so I had some in the refrigerator. . . I’ve substituted with milk before in other potato soup recipes, but I’m not sure it would be quite as creamy unless the milk was 2% or whole?)
  • Total Spent: $3.38 for enough soup to easily feed 6-8 people (if you really want to treat your family, add a loaf of homemade bread and Cinnamon Butter too)
My family loved the recipe, and while it took just an ounce more effort than my slow cooker potato soup recipe takes,¬†it was still super easy to throw together ¬†and used some great bargains too. ¬†¬†I’d love to hear if you’ve turned any deals into meals lately . . . it’s fun to see what recipes work when using what you have on hand!

 

Simply Potatoes Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 cups Simply Potatoes (I used hashbrowns but think any of the Simply Potatoes brands would work
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fully cooked ham (optional but will add a little flavor)
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken broth, potatoes and ham in saucepan on stove.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook, then reduce heat and cook on low for 20 minutes.
  3. Add half and half, and cook an additional 10 -15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted.
  5. Enjoy!
http://passionatepennypincher.com/2013/04/simply-potatoes-potato-soup/

 

Recipe adapted from Simply Potatoes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

 

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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This is a re-post of my all time favorite slow cooker soup recipe… if you haven’t tried this one yet, you’ll want to add this penny pinched soup to your menu plan soon!

 Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

 

 

Let me just start by saying: if you like French Onion Soup, you’ve¬†got to try this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup . . .¬†yummm! ¬†My husband has a favorite restaurant in Colarado Springs that makes some plain-old-fantastic French Onion Soup, and he even agreed that this was almost as good as theirs.

 

I saw the recipe a few weeks ago over on One Hundred Dollars A Month, and love that it’s a simple to make but tried and true recipe straight from¬†Betty Crocker¬†¬†I made a few adjustments to make what we had in our pantry work, ¬†but other than that we followed the recipe pretty closely and oh-my-goodness it was good! ¬†And, while serving this meatless meal will help you pinch a few extra pennies at the grocery store, I promise you’ll be¬†plenty¬†stuffed when you finish this one . . . ¬†that cheesy gooeyness couldn’t be one bit better.

 

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 large bouillon cubes
  • 7 1/2 cups water (could also substitute with 4 14 1/2 cans ready to serve beef broth ~ omit bouilion cubes if you use the broth)
  • 1 packet Au Jus seasoning mix
  • 3 large onions (about 3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced 1" thick
  • 3/4 cups mozzarella or Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Put melted butter and onions in slow cooker. Stir so that onions are coated with margarine.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 30-35 minutes, until onions begin to slightly cook.
  3. Meanwhile, if using water and bouillion cubes, boil water in microwave and drop cubes into boiling water.
  4. Mix together flour, Worcestershire, sugar, and pepper.
  5. Pour broth, Au Jus Mix and Worcestershire mixture into crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
  6. Pour soup into oven-proof bowls (if you have them!) Place on baking sheet, and put a piece of sliced bread on top of soup.
  7. Cover with cheese, and broil in oven for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is bubbly
  8. Cool slightly (your bowls will be hot!), and enjoy..... yummmm!
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili with Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

I’m running late to pick up my girls from school (of course!), so here’s the fastest you’re-really-gonna-love-this-recipe post you’ll ever see:

 

Make this.

It’s delicious.

Easy too because Mrs. Potts does all the work for you.

What more encouragement do you need? ūüėČ

 

 

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 small cans chopped green chile peppers (I used mild)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • 3 15 oz. cans white beans
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Place onion, garlic, chicken, chicken broth, beans and chile peppers in crock pot.
  2. Cook for 6-8 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high.
  3. After cooking, remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and shred meat.
  4. Return meat to slow cooker, and add in cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper. Let cook an additional 15-20 minutes.
  5. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Serve with an extra sprinkle of cheese, and sour cream if desired.
  7. (If you feel like it needs a little more flavor, add in a seasoning packet of McCormick White Chicken Chili at the end of the day)
http://passionatepennypincher.com/2013/01/slow-cooker-white-chicken-chili/

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Here are the sale items you’ll want to watch for this week (1/23/13) to pinch those pennies on this meal:

  • Perdue Fit & Easy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb. at Publix
  • Tyson Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.79/lb at Kroger
  • Publix Store Brand white beans are $1.19 (I’m betting Kroger will have theirs at a similar price)
  • Daisy Sour Cream $1.49 at Kroger
  • Kroger Shredded Cheese $1.99
  • Swanson Broth or Stock 26-49 oz – $2.99 at Publix, use¬†$1/3 Swanson Broth or Stock printable, stacked with¬†$1/2 Swanson Broth or Stock In Ad Coupon
  • Spices ~ check your local Aldi or Dollar General where spices are frequently $1

Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

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Slow Cooker Potato Soup

We made this Slow Cooker Potato Soup on Christmas Eve, and goodness gracious,¬†it was perfect!¬†I’ve made it once before but had forgotten just how yummy it was, however my husband decided after tasting it that this is the only Potato Soup recipe I need to make from here on out.

 

I did use half and half this time (before I’d only tried it with skim milk, which worked well too but it never thickened quite as much.)¬†It was so simple, and would be a great penny-pinched meal to enjoy on a cold winter night this week!

 

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 5 cups peeled russet potatoes (about five potatoes)
  • 1 medium stalk celery
  • 1 carton (4 cups) chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half or milk (we used skim milk and it was fine, but it might be a little creamier if you use half and half)
  • 8 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, until browned & crispy. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels, then refrigerate until dinner time.
  2. In bacon drippings, cook onion over medium heat 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt & pepper. Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours.
  4. In small bowl, beat flour and half and half (or milk) with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup.
  5. Increase heat on slow cooker until high. Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until thickened.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted & smooth. (If you want fewer lumps in your soup, you’ll want to mash the potatoes a bit with a potato masher.)
  7. Crumble bacon, serve on top of soup.
http://passionatepennypincher.com/2012/12/slow-cooker-potato-soup/

 

Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

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Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chilil

We made this for dinner earlier this week, and it was so yummy and of course wonderfully easy!¬†I baked some homemade bread to go with it, and my hubby and I enjoyed the leftovers yesterday for lunch. ¬†I loved that it was so simple and included simple basic ingredients, and we’ll definitely be making it again soon!

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn, undrained
  • 1 can Ro Tel
  • 1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 8 oz. package light cream cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Drain & rinse black beans.
  2. Put chicken in the bottom of the crockpot, then add the corn and black beans.
  3. Add seasoning and ranch mix, stir together.
  4. Place cream cheese on top of everything.
  5. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  6. After it's cooked all day, shred chicken and mix all ingredients together well.
  7. Enjoy!
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Here are the sale items you’ll want to watch for this week:

  • Tyson Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins 32 oz – $5.69 at Publix
  • Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables BOGO $1.39, use¬†$.50/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables digital coupon¬†if your store accepts Publix digital coupons
  • To pinch an extra penny, use this Ranch Dressing Mix (I keep the mix in my cupboard, and used about 2 tablespoons for this recipe)

 

This post is linked up to Crock Pot Ladies Slow Cooker Saturday Рthanks for the opportunity to link up! Recipe adated from Plain Chicken.  For more penny-pinched menu inspiration, go HERE. 

 

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Chili Con Carne For the Slow Cooker Or Stovetop

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This is my mother-in-law’s favorite “Chili Con Carne” recipe¬†(her fancy way to say chili with meat), and is such a simple meal to make when you just want to throw everything in the pot and work on something besides cooking. ¬†After the crazy weather we’ve had across the country (I’m praying for you all up in the Northeast!), this is just one of those simple recipes that warms up our kitchen, and I’m betting you’ll love it too.

 

It cooks perfectly in the slow cooker or on the stovetop, but I usually use my crockpot because that’s my favorite way to make just about anything. ūüôā To use your slow cooker, just brown your ground beef and add all the ingredients to your slow cooker for the day. ¬†Cook on low for 8 hours, and Mrs. Potts will be all ready to go when you get home. ¬†(I love that . . . )

 

Chili Con Carne for the Slow Cooker or Stovetop

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 4 cups canned tomatoes
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • dash paprika
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 package Chili Seasoning Mix

Instructions

  1. Cook ground beef in skillet, drain fat.
  2. Add all ingredients to pot on stove, simmer 1 1/2 hours, without boiling so that it doesn't scorch.
  3. (NOTE: If you'd rather cook in crockpot, brown beef in the morning and let cook on low 8 hours ~ it works just as well as cooking on the stovetop!)
http://passionatepennypincher.com/2012/10/chili-con-carne/

 

Here are the sale items you’ll want to watch for this week:

 

  • Del Monte Tomato Sauce BOGO $.70 at Publix
  • Del Monte Tomatoes Mega Sale $.79 at Kroger, use¬†$0.50/2 Del Monte Tomatoes @Walmart printable
  • Kroger Ground Chuck $2.69/lb sold in 5lb roll for $13.45, or Laura’s Lean Ground Beef on sale $4.49/lb. at Publix
  • Or use¬†Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, 3.49/lb
  • Chili Seasoning ~ any store brand pouch will work
  • Serve with¬†French Bread from the Publix bakery, 12 oz loaf, $1.99

Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE. 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m making this one for our family tomorrow and will update this picture ~ the soup is delicious, although that picture from my iPhone last summer is a little rough! ūüôā

This has got to be my favorite slow cooker soup recipe¬†ever. ¬†While I love some taco soup¬†and some¬†potato soup also (really, they’re so good too!), this is the one that I always come back to on a busy night when I just need something simple to dump in Mrs. Potts.

 

If you don’t have a slow cooker (you really need to get one . . .), but you could also easily cook this one on the stovetop for a few hours instead. ¬†I promise, you’ll¬†love it, and enjoy every yummy bite!

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients
  1. 2-3 cups cooked chicken Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Breast, Fajita Strips or Roasted Diced Chicken Breast or Seasoned Steak Strips On Sale $3 at Publix, or use whole roasting chicken on sale $1.29/lb and cook ahead of time 
  2. 1 can Ro-Tel Advantage Buy $1.79 at Publix through 10/12/12, use 0.50/2 Ro*Tel Diced Tomatoes, exp. 10/28/12 (SS 09/16/12 R)
  3. 15 oz. chicken broth  College Inn Chicken Broth On Sale $1.80 at Publix, use $1/2 College Inn Broth
  4. 1 can cream of chicken condensed soup
  5. 1 can corn, drained we substituted with frozen corn
  6. 1 can black beans
  7. 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  8. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  9. 1/2 tsp. garlic
  10. 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  11. tortilla chips
  12. sour cream Friendship Sour Cream Advantage Buy $1.29
  13. shredded cheese Sargento Shredded Cheese $3 at Publix, use $1.50/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese (Publix Printable) or found in store stacked with 
Directions
  1. Dump first ten ingredients into slow cooker (aka, my best friend Mrs. Potts) :)
  2. Cook on low, 6-8 hours.
  3. Place tortilla chips in bowls.  Pour soup over tortilla chips, then add cheddar cheese & sour cream, if desired.
  4. Enjoy, and freeze any leftovers for a busy night this winter!

 

 

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Slow Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

 

I always have a hard time deciding¬†if it’s too early to pull out Mrs. Potts to cook up some fall soups, but¬†after having a few sweet days of cooler weather¬†over the weekend here in North Alabama,¬†this Slow CookedLoaded Potato Soup was just too good to pass up.¬† I got this recipe from a friend last year while walking through Publix, and it’s such an easy way to make some amazingly yummy soup. . . which is always a great way to frugally feed your family!¬† We served it with some crackers and a side salad, and of course got very excited about the fall season just around the corner.

 

If you’d rather make Potato Soup on the stovetop,¬†here’s our family’s favorite stovetop potato soup¬†recipe.¬† It’s an fantastic recipe, but¬†requires a little more work than letting Mrs. Potts handle the cooking for you! ūüôā

 

Slow Cooked Loaded Potato Soup

Ingredients

  1. 4 slices bacon
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  3. 5 cups peeled russet potatoes (about five potatoes)
  4. 1 medium stalk celery
  5. 1 carton (4 cups) chicken broth
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1 1/2 cups half and half or milk (we used skim milk and it was fine, but it might be a little creamier if you use half and half)
  10. 8 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese

 

Directions

  1. In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, until browned & crispy. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels, then refrigerate until dinner time.
  2. In bacon drippings, cook onion over medium heat 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.  In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt & pepper.  Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours.
  4. About 30 minutes before dinner, beat flour and half and half (or milk) in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup.
  5. Increase heat on slow cooker until high.  Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until thickened.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted & smooth.  (If you want fewer lumps in your soup, you’ll want to mash the potatoes a bit with a potato masher.)
  7. Crumble bacon, serve on top of soup.

 

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Slow Cooked Ham & Bean Soup

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As I shared earlier this week, we’ve tried out¬†some incredibly yummy recipes with Hurst Family Harvest¬†Beans.¬†¬†This weekend we tried out their Tri Bean Soup Mix, and it was so¬†good,¬†the perfect to meal to come home to all cooked and ready to go on Sunday after church.¬† ¬†Right now you can¬†get Hurst Family¬†Beans at Publix for just $1.99, and they’re such a simple way to feed your family a healthy complete¬†meal.

 

Take a minute to enter to win the $25 Publix Gift Card & Hurst Family Harvest Giveaway, and be sure¬†to pick¬†up a bag of Hurst Family Beans the next time you’re out and about to pop in your slow cooker.¬† (You’ll also want to try out this Hurst White Bean Chicken Chili¬†¬†. . . delicious!)

 

 

Slow Cooked Ham & Bean Family Beans

Ingredients

  1. 1 package Hurst Family Harvest Homestyle Tri Bean Soup Mix
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 2 cloves chopped garlic or 1 tsp. minced garlic
  4. 1/2 cup diced ham
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1 tsp. mustard powder
  7. 6 cups water

 

Directions

  1. Rinse and sort through the beans and set aside Hurst Family Harvest seasoning packet.  Place beans into large pot and cover with two inches of water.
  2. Soak beans overnight or for at least 5-6 hours.
  3. Rinse beans and add to crockpot.  Then add onion, garlic, ham, salt, mustard powder & water.
  4. Cook in slow cooker 4 hours on high or 7-8 on low.
  5. Add seasoning packet, cook an additional fifteen minutes

 

Serve with . . .

Cornbread We used Krusteaz Cornbread mix which is on sale at Publix in the Yellow Advantage Buy Flier for just $1.50

 

 

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What’s For Dinner? Easiest Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup Ever

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I think I might just have an addiction to Chicken Tortilla Soup recipes. I’ve posted them a time or two before (you can see my previous recipes HERE or HERE. . . .) But I’m thinking this one might just be my favorite, because it’s so incredibly easy! I literally dumped the ingredients in Mrs. Potts in the morning, and eight hours later it was all cooked up for me. (Doesn’t that just make you happy?)

It also makes a bunch. My hubby and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch all week, and I’m thinking I’ll still have enough to freeze some more once we’re tired of it! So, you’ll have dinner tonight, dinner tomorrow night, and dinner in six weeks on a night when you’re just too busy to cook. Seriously, what more could you ask for in a recipe?

Here’s how to make it in your kitchen tonight . . .

Easiest Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup Ever adapted from Miller Musings

Ingredients

  1. 2 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 2 cans Ro-Tel
  3. 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  4. 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  5. 1 can corn
  6. 1 onion, chopped $
  7. 2 cans low-sodium chicken broth
  8. 1-2 cups of water
  9. 1 Tbsp garlic powder*
  10. 1 Tbsp chile powder*
  11. 1 Tbsp ground cumin*
  12. 1 Tbsp dried cilantro*Note: If you choose not to add the spices, you could just add a packet of taco seasoning (that’s what I did because I was in a hurry and had one on hand. . . Publix has their McCormick Taco Seasoning Mixes on sale right now for $.66!)

 

Directions

  1. Dump everything except the chicken breast in the crockpot.
  2. Place uncooked chicken breast on top of the other ingredients, making sure it’s submerged in the liquid.
  3. Cook on low 7-8 hours.
  4. Shred chicken.
  5. Serve over tortilla chips. . . yummmm!

Serve with . . .

 

 

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What’s For Dinner? Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup

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I met my¬†husband¬†today for lunch at the Atlanta Bread Company, and he enjoyed the yummiest Broccoli Cheese Soup.¬† As we were eating, he said “You know, this soup is so good I’d love¬†another bowl. . . “, which is pretty rare for him!¬† So, I decided to try to find a copycat recipe, and while I couldn’t find Atlanta Bread’s recipe, this Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup seemed to fit the bill.

 

It’s a little more involved than most of the recipes that I make, however it was delicious and my hubby absolutely loved it!¬† It is very, (VERY), thick though, so we decided that if we try it again we’ll use a little less cheese and possibly add a little more water¬†in addition to¬†the chicken broth.¬† (I hate sharing a recipe with a few recommendations, but you can check out the comments over HERE to see what¬†I mean . . . and I want your family to love this!)¬† I¬†was thrilled¬†that it doesn’t use any processed cheese (many of the recipes for Broccoli Cheese soup that I’ve tried making before use Velveeta, and I’d rather cook with real cheese.)¬†I also used non-fat half and half, to try and lighten up the recipe a bit,¬†because ’tis the season for a New Years Resolution or two!¬† It¬†didn’t effect the flavor at all though, and I can’t imagine using a heavier half and half. . . it was¬†plenty thick!

 

 

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Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup adapted from CD Kitchen

 

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  2. 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1/4 cup melted butter
  4. 1/4 cup flour
  5. 2 cups half-and-half
  6. 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
  7. 1/2 pound fresh broccoli, chopped finely 
  8. 1 cup carrots, chopped finely
  9. salt and pepper, to taste
  10. 1/4 teaspoon¬†nutmeg I omitted this because I couldn’t find it … time to clean out our spice cabinet! ūüôā
  11. 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

 

Directions

  1. Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter & set aside.
  2. Melt additional butter in large saucepan, then add flour and whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir constantly, and slowly add half and half.
  4. Then add the chicken stock, continuing to whisk as you add it.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions.
  7. Cook until veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes over low heat.
  8. Add salt and pepper (you won’t need much.)
  9. Pour into blender and puree (will probably need to seperate soup into two batches.)
  10. Return soup to pot and add cheese, stir well until blended.
  11. Add nutmeg and serve.

 

  • Note:¬† You could probably skip blending the soup if you’re in a hurry, the soup would just be a little less smooth and chunkier.¬† (Just a hint ~ If you do choose to blend it, be sure to properly put your blender together correctly before blending¬†. . . ummmm . . . I missed that step and ended up with a little soup all over my counter tops.¬† Yikes!) ūüôā

 

Serve with . . .

 

 

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What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooked Taco Soup

 

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As we’ve¬†begun the Christmas Crazies at our house, there’s not much time left for menu planning¬†or grocery shopping, so I’m trying to see how many meals we can make from the pantry.¬† It’s also been a great way to save a few pennies while spending in other areas this¬†Christmas . . . any time I don’t have to walk in the store I save at least a dollar or two! ūüôā

 

So, here’s a simple recipe that I’m betting you can make from your pantry, but if you do have to make a quick run to the store it still¬†won’t bust your budget!

 

Slow Cooked Taco Soup

 

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound ground beef Ground Chuck, 3.29/lb at Publix
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 (16 oz.) can chili beans with liquid
  4. 1 (15 oz.) kidney beans with liquid
  5. 1 can whole kernel corn We used creamed corn because that’s what I accidentally opened up before reading the label! :)Green Giant Canned Vegetables, 4 pk BOGO $4.99
  6. 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce $0.75/1 Muir Glen Product printable , $0.40/2 Hunts Tomatoes printable
  7. 2 cups water
  8. 2 (14.5 oz.) cans peeled and diced tomatoes $0.75/1 Muir Glen Product printable , $0.40/2 Hunts Tomatoes printable$0.40/2 Hunts Tomatoes printable 
  9. 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chile peppers (optional. . . we left them out because they weren’t in my pantry!)
  10. 1 (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix $0.50/1 Old El Paso printable

 

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef, drain fat.  Stir in taco seasoning mix.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low 7-8 hours.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, & cheese. . . yummmm!

 

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What’s For Dinner? Turkey (or Chicken) & Noodles

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This is one of the first recipes I tried from my BH&G Cookbook almost 15 years ago when we were first married (which should be required reading for everyone. . .), and I still love to make it at least a few times each fall, because it’s just one of those down-home-makes-you-feel-good kind of meals. ¬†It also is a great way to use up some of the leftovers in your fridge after Thanksgiving, and tastes delicious on a chilly fall night!

 

There’s no special tricks to this recipe, just cook it up and enjoy. ¬†We had it a few nights ago served up with a loaf of bread and will enjoy the leftovers tomorrow night. (Anyone else have Thursday-Leftover-Night at their house?)

 

 

Turkey & Noodles

 

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups chicken broth hopefully you got some last week during the BOGO sale at Publix; if not, $0.40/2 Swanson Broth or Stock, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11) or $1/2 Swanson Broth or Stock or Swanson Flavor Boost Product, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  2. 3 cups packaged noodles I always use No Yolks (this time I choose the “dumplings” variety), use¬†$0.40/1 No Yolks Product (SavingStar.com) , $1/2 No Yolks Package, exp. 3/31/12 (RP 11/06/11), $0.40/1 No Yolks Product via Upromise Deposit
  3. 1 cup thinly sliced carrots Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 16 oz bag – BOGO $1.69
  4. 1/2 cup sliced celery 
  5. 1/2 cup chopped onion Sweet Onions, 0.99/lb
  6. 1/2 tsp. thyme, sage or basil
  7. 3/4 tsp. salt
  8. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  9. 1/3 cup cold water
  10. 3 tbsp. all purpose flour $.25/1 Gold Medal Product 
  11. 2 cups cooked turkey (or chicken) Turkeys are on sale $.59/lb. at Publix … you’ll have plenty of meat to work with once those birds are cooked! ūüôā
Directions
  1. Add broth into large pot on stove, bring to boiling.
  2. Add the next seven ingredients, and return to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and cook 10-15 minutes or until noodles and vegetables are tender.
  4. Slowly stir 1/3 cup cold water into 3 tablespoons flour.
  5. Add to flour/water mixture to broth.
  6. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, then cook and stir one minute more.
  7. Add cooked turkey or chicken and heat through.  Enjoy!
Serve with  . . . 

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Reader Recipe: White Chicken Chili

 

Kelly sent over this recipe (and picture!) that I thought you all would enjoy this chilly weekend. ¬†It looks absolutely fantastic, and I’m hoping to add it to my friend Mrs. Potts one day this week. ūüėČ Thanks so much for sending Kelly . . . I can’t wait to try it!

 

White Chicken Chili 
Ingredients
  1. 3 16 ounce cans great northern white beans
  2. 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
  3. 1 onion chopped
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 2 4 ounce cans chopped mild green chilies
  6. 3 heaping tsp ground cumin
  7. 4 tsp oregano
  8. 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  9. 4 cups chicken broth
  10. sour cream
  11. Monterey jack cheese

 

Directions
  1. Boil chicken.  Cool and dice.  (You could also use this recipe for Slow Cooked Rotisserie Style Chicken.)
  2. Add ingredients to crock pot and cook on low.
  3. Let simmer until ready to eat (we let it sit for 9 hours while we were at work).
  4. Serve with cheese and sour cream.

 

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What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooked Potato Soup

 

I was walking through Publix a few days ago trying to figure out what to make for dinner, when I met a friend in the grocery aisle who was making Potato Soup that night at her house. ¬†(Which, of course, meant we had to have Potato Soup for dinner this week!) ¬†But, when she mentioned she cooked it all day in her slow cooker . . . well, you know¬†I had to try that out. ¬†And I’m so glad I did because it was so good, and undoubtedly the easiest Potato Soup recipe I’ve ever tried! ¬†(And I’ve tried just one or two in the past¬†. . . if you’d like to cook your Potato Soup on the stove top, this one is also delicious, but definitely a wee bit more work!)

 

Thanks Kathy for the great recipe, and thanks also to Denise who shared over on the PPP Facebook page that Bread Bowls were on sale in last week’s ad for just $1.19 (I think they’re back up to $1.69 now, but they make two bowls, so not too bad a deal for a special weeknight treat!) ūüôā

 

Slow Cooked Potato Soup
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices bacon  Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon $3.33 at Publix
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped onions Sweet Onions, $.99/lb at Publix or Target;  3 lb. bag $2.50 at Winn Dixie
  3. 5 cups peeled russet potatoes¬†(about five potatoes)¬†Idaho Potatoes, 5-lb bag, $2.99 at Publix or Kroger Value Russet Potatoes 10 lb Bag ‚Äď $3.99
  4. 1 medium stalk celery
  5. 1 carton (4 cups) chicken broth College Inn Broth BOGO $2.60 at Publix
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1 1/2 cups half and half or milk (we used skim milk and it was fine, but it might be a little creamier if you use half and half)
  10. 8 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese Publix Shredded Cheese or Chunk, assorted varieties, 6 or 8-oz pkg Р$2.50, or KRaft Shredded Cheese $2.39 at Target, use $1/2 Kraft Cheeses Target printable

 

Directions
  1. In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, until browned & crispy. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels, then refrigerate until dinner time.
  2. In bacon drippings, cook onion over medium heat 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.  In cooker, mix onion, potatoes, celery, broth, salt & pepper.  Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours.
  4. In small bowl, beat flour and half and half (or milk) with wire whisk until well blended; stir into soup.
  5. Increase heat on slow cooker until high.  Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until thickened.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted & smooth. ¬†(If you want fewer lumps in your soup, you’ll want to mash the potatoes a bit with a potato masher.)
  7. Crumble bacon, serve on top of soup.

 

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Hurst White Bean Chili Review & $25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway

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There are so many ways to pinch an extra penny using coupons, but using wholesome, inexpensive foods to cook with is one of my favorite ways to save at the grocery store. ¬†Dried beans are a wonderful source of protein and fiber, and you needn’t be scared off by the little extra time that it takes to prepare them . . . ¬†it’s so much easier than you’d expect and the result is absolutely fantastic!

 

The folks over at Hurst Family Harvest offered our family several different types of beans to try out, and since white chili is a favorite at our house, we added it to the slow cooker this weekend. ¬†The recipe was just delicious, and so simple to prepare. ¬†A package of Hurst Family Harvest Beans with seasonings costs around $1.99 at the grocery store, and will feed eight people when you add a few additional ¬†ingredients, so it’s a wonderful way to feed your family well on a budget!

 

 

 Slow Cooked White Bean Chili

Ingredients

  1. 1 package Hurst Family Harvest Southwestern Bean Chili (includes Seasoning Packet)
  2. 4 cups chicken broth
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 4 oz. can diced green chili peppers
  5. 1 cup onion, chopped
  6. 1 cup diced green bell pepper, chopped
  7. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  8. 1 whole rotisserie chicken or 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked
  9. sour cream
  10. cheese
  11. chives
Directions
  1. Place beans in large pot and cover with two inches of water.  Soak beans overnight.  (Set seasoning packet aside.)
  2. In the morning, drain and rinse beans, add to slow cooker.
  3. Remove skin from chicken and shred into bite-sized pieces.  Then add broth, water, chili peppers, onion, bell pepper, garlic and chicken.
  4. Cook on low, 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.
  5. Add seasoning packet to chili, let simmer 15 minutes longer.
  6. Pour chili into bowls, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, & chives.  Enjoy!
Hurst Family Harvest would like to give away a $25 Publix Gift Card to one lucky reader, so that you can purchase a few beans for your own family! ¬†Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

 

  1. Required Entry: ¬†Visit Hurst Family Beans Website and share which type of beans you’d like to try out in your family.
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Giveaway will end Monday, 10/17/11 at 9:00 AM.  Good luck!

 

Disclosure: ¬†Hurst Family Harvest provided me with a variety of bags to review, as well as a $25 Publix Gift Card, however all opinions are my own. (This chili was amazing, and I just wish we’d made a double-batch!)¬†

 

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What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love easy recipes . . . any recipe that includes the word “dump” in the directions just make me happy. ūüôā ¬†So, here’s a super simple recipe for slow cooked tortilla soup, that should take just a few minutes to dump into Mrs. Potts,¬†your friendly helper¬†who does all the work for you while you direct traffic (ahem, children)¬†around your kitchen before dinnertime.

 

It’s also just plain ole’ delicious, and my hubby and I just gobbled down every last bit of ours.

 

Simple Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup 

Ingredients

  1. 2-3 cups cooked chicken
  2. 1 can Ro-Tel
  3. 15 oz. chicken broth
  4. 1 can cream of chicken condensed soup (or use this substitute)
  5. 1 can corn, drained
  6. 1 can black beans
  7. 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  8. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  9. 1/2 tsp. garlic
  10. 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  11. tortilla chips
  12. sour cream
  13. shredded cheese

Directions

  1. Dump¬†first¬†ten ingredients into slow cooker¬†aka Mrs. Potts ūüôā
  2. Cook on low, 6-8 hours.
  3. Place tortilla chips in bowls.  Pour soup over tortilla chips, then add cheddar cheese & sour cream, if desired.
  4. Enjoy, and freeze any leftovers for a busy night this winter!

 

 

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What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Soup

Do you know what I would give to send you¬†just a whiff of the yummy aroma from my kitchen right over this internet connection?¬†¬†(Think anyone will ever come up with¬†that one?)¬† Well, if you could smell how heavenly my kitchen smells¬†right now you’d get to cooking, ’cause it feels¬†like Italy in here! ūüôā

 

As I stood in the front office at¬†my children’s school recently chatting coupons with a few other moms, one of the comments that came up (again!) is that it’s just¬†not worth clipping coupons because the only groceries bargains you’ll snag are on processed foods.¬† Can I just say bahhhhhhummmmbugggg????¬†

 

Yes, there are tons of deals and coupons on processed foods, but if you’re willing to take the time to shop wisely, you can also get some pretty decent deals on¬†just plain food, saving you money¬†as well as¬†providing well for your family!¬† I even substituted Al Fresco Chicken Sausage for this recipe that I purchased a few weeks ago for a whopping dollar after my coupon, which¬†is¬†completely natural with no added fillers . .¬†. you can’t beat that!

 

And if you shop wisely, there are times that you’ll find decent prices¬†on produce.¬†¬† (Although they’re definitely more difficult to come by!)¬† But this¬†week at Publix grab some¬† Green Peppers for $.79/lb.,¬†BOGO Fresh Express Salad, Onions for $.99/lb., and Canteloupe for $1.50 (YAYYYYYY!)¬† Like you all mentioned¬†yesterday, produce is undoubtedly what our family struggles to save on more than anything else, however by watching your grocery stores sales ad you should be able to¬†pinch a few pennies even in the produce department!

 

Okay, now I’ll hop on down from my coupon soap box and share the meal . . .

 

Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Bowl

 

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian Sausage
  2. $1/1 Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners¬†or $1/1 Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners 1/30/2011 SS Insert

     

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What’s For Dinner? Ham & Bean Soup

  

A friend of mine mentioned cooking up some bean soup a few days ago, and I decided I had to try it out!  So today I ran to Publix to grab the ingredients (without even a single coupon or deal  . . . ) and this stuff is just plain old cheap! 

  

So if you’re looking for a yummy hearty soup that won’t bust your grocery budget, try this one out.¬†¬† (My hubby has the cornbread baking up in the oven right now . . . yummmmmm!)

  

Ham & Bean Soup

Ingredients

  1. (2) 16 oz. cans great northern beans Publix Brand Advantage Buy 4/$3
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 1 1/2 smoked pork hocks or 1 1/2 pound meaty ham bone I had never seen a¬†pork hock until today, but it clost me just a¬†whopping $1.15 at Publix!¬† If you have any ham leftover from Christmas this would be a great use for it ūüôā
  4. 1 1/2 cups celery hopefully you still have some leftover from last week’s BOGO sale!
  5. 1 cup onion
  6. 3/4 tsp. thyme crushed
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. Corn Muffin Mix this isn’t actually in the ingredients, but my husband says you can’t make it (EVER!) without the cornbread!¬† Martha White Cornbread mixes are $.43 at Publix

 

Directions

  1. Place ham bone or pork in 3 cups water. 
  2. Add celery, onion, thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Cover & simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, take ham or pork out and let cool.
  5. Once bone is cooled, remove any meat and discard the bone.
  6. Slightly mash beans in saucepan and return meat to pan.
  7. Heat through, makes four large servings.

Serve with . . . cornbread of course!

Here’s my¬†confession:¬† we did not return the meat to the pan because it really didn’t look all that appetizing to me.¬† I think leftover ham¬†would be delicious, but I just couldn’t put the pork hock meat back in the pan!¬† If you’ve ever made bean soup before, what kind of meat do you use and do you include it?¬† This is a new one for me!

 

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Christmas Eve Dinner Tradition ‚Äď Loaded Potato Soup

Each Christmas Eve we head out to church, drive to see a few Christmas lights, and then come home to this yummy potato soup served with Hickory Farms Summer Sausage, crackers, cheeses, and Christmas cookies for dessert. It all started the first year we were married when my hubby told me that his family’s Christmas Eve traditional dinner was OYSTER STEW (can you say YUCK????)  So I tweaked a little with tradition and decided Potato Soup would be just find in our home. 

 

We‚Äôve tried many different potato soup recipes over the years and they‚Äôve all been good, but last year when I tried this one out I was thrilled to finally find my favorite!¬† Even if you don’t cook it up on Christmas Eve, I’m betting your family would enjoy this¬†as a nice warm supper over the Christmas¬†Holidays.

 

Loaded Potato Soup

Ingredients

  1. 2 potatoes 5 lb. bag $2.50
  2. 3 tablespoons margarine I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, BOGO $2.49, FREE BREAD when you buy 2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Products,  $1.50/2 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter try zip code 60538
  3. 2 cups chopped white onion
  4. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Gold Medal Flour $1.49
  5. 4 cups chicken broth Swanson Broth BOGO $1.05, $0.75/2 Swanson Broth 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011), $0.50/2 Swanson Broth 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011), $0.75/2 Swanson Broth 11/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/31/2011), $1/2 Swanson Broth or Stock Publix Share Something Delicious Booklet (exp 1/15/2011)  
  6. 2 cups water
  7. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  8. 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes Betty Crocker Potatoes BOGO $1.59, $0.55/1 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes , $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 11/21/2010 SS Insert (exp 1/15/2011)  
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  12. 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  13. 1 cup half-and-half
  14. 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  15. 8 ounces bacon ‚Äď cooked and crumbled¬†Hormel Black Label Bacon On Sale 2/$6, $0.55/2 Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon
  16. 2 green onions, chopped

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Bake potatoes for 1 hour, or until done. Set aside to cool.
  3. Melt butter in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Saute onions until tender and golden brown.
  5. Stir in flour, and cook 5 minutes to make a roux.
  6. Pour in chicken stock and water.
  7. Add cornstarch and mashed potato flakes.
  8. Season with salt, pepper, basil and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the skin from the cooled potatoes, and discard.
  10. Dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, and stir into soup, along with the half-and-half.
  11. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thick.
  12. Spoon into bowls, and garnish with shredded cheese, bacon and chopped green onion.

 

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What’s For Dinner? Chicken Tortilla Soup

I absolutely love soup when it starts cooling down in the fall, and have been craving a little Chicken Tortilla Soup!¬† It’s one of the easiest recipes ever, and if you’re like¬†me this will¬†make you want to skip the Mexican restaurant and stay right in your own home for dinner tonight.¬†

The best part about this soup?¬† It’s delicious and pretty low in calories when you skip the chips & toppings . . . just 154 calories per serving!¬†¬†After all the Halloween candy we’ve been munching on around here, I’m thankful for a little calorie break ūüôā

 

Here’s what you’ll need . . .

1 1/2 cups chicken Whole chicken on sale $1.19 at Publix, follow instructions HERE to cook whole chicken, you could also boil chicken breasts if you hate cooking up a whole chicken, but I promise the meat is so yummy!

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

2 (14.5 ounce) cans or one 32 oz. carton chicken broth College Inn 32 oz. broth Broth BOGO $2.49, use $0.75/1 College Inn Broth 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/19/2010) or $1/1 College Inn Broth Cartons or Cans 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/20/2010)

1 cup frozen corn kernels Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables BOGO $2.39, use $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers or $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 9/12/2010 GM Insert (exp 11/6/2010)

1 cup chopped onion Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, $1.99 

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup chunky salsa $0.40/2 Pace Salsa or PiCante Sauce 8/29/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)

8 ounces corn tortilla chips

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese optional, could substitute with cheddar if you have it in your stockpile!  Publix Chunk Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 8 ounce package, 2/$4, use $1/2 Market Pantry Cheese , Shredded or Block, TARGET coupon

Sour cream optional, I’m hoping you have some in your stockpile!¬†If not,¬†use this¬†– ¬†$1/2 Breakstone’s Sour Cream (IE) ¬†Printable (FF)¬†(may be cheaper to buy Publix brand¬†

Place all ingredients except tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream in pot on stove. Bring to slow simmer, then cook on low for 20 Р30 minutes. Put tortilla chips into individual bowls and pour soup over chips. Top with cheese or sour cream and a few more chips!   To make this a little lighter, omit chips, cheese and sour cream.

I skipped the cumin, used frozen Green Giant Steamers in butter sauce (my store was all out of the plain corn the last time I grabbed it), and since I didn’t have any chicken broth I just boiled 4 cups water with bouillion cubes. YUMMMMM!!!!¬†

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What’s For Dinner? A Year of SlowCooking’s Original Taco Soup

Okay, before I even start to tell you about this recipe, I’ve got to share a little about my photos this week (well, and really, my photos every week).¬† In case you haven’t figured¬†this out yet, I’m a pretty frugal girl!¬† So, as you can imagine, I’m not one to go spend a few hundred dollars on a camera.¬† In fact, (also as you can imagine . . .) my little camera that takes all my food¬†photos cost well under $100, and takes pretty crummy pictures, which I just hate!¬†¬†I’m so embarassed by the pictures¬†when I see other blogger’s beautiful food photos (it’s amazing how pretty food can be!), but I really can’t justify a high tech camera just to show you how to save a buck on a meal¬†(because then I wouldn’t be saving a buck!)

On top of that this week, my hubby is on a mission trip in Honduras, and at the last minute realized he should take the camera (obviously!)¬† So, I’m taking pics this week directly from my little netbook (also a bargain), which is my excuse for less than beautiful pictures at least for today!¬† I wish you could have seen me trying to get this picture . . . these things do not make great cameras . . .unless you wanna take a picture of yourself (which is NOT my goal!!!!)¬† I literally¬†hung upside down over the top of our couch with my hand just so to share with you this not-at-all-what-I-dream-food-to-look-like (and not especially appetizing-looking) photo.¬† But I promise, this recipe is DELICIOUS, and if you want to see a gussied up photo, visit A Year of Slow Cooking – I think she’s got this stuff down!¬† Maybe I’ll get there one day too (but I kind of doubt it . . .)

WHEW – thanks for letting me get all that off my chest!¬† Okay, about this fabulous recipe – it is sooooo good, so easy, and frugal to boot!¬† (What more could you ask for?)¬† After reading all your fabulous comments on the $10 Target Gift Card Giveaway, I was totally inspired (hopefully those will give me a few weeks worth of ideas!)¬† Lots of you suggested Mexican recipes, and I love any kind of Mexican soup, so when I found this over at A Year of Slow Cooking, I knew I’d found a perfect recipe.¬†

I wasn’t sure if¬†soup is allowed way down here¬†in the South in the middle of August, but I really do love soup, so hopefully it’s not completely against the rules!¬† And if you have way more than you can eat (this makes a bunch), you can freeze the leftovers and enjoy once it’s a little cooler outside.¬† Here’s what you’ll need . . .

2 cans of kindey beans Publix brand is cheapest at $.89, Kroger or Walmart brand may be cheaper

2 cans of pinto beans Also go with the store brand!
 
2 cans of corn Hopefully you stockpiled a little BOGO Green Giant last week
 
1 large can of diced tomatoes $1/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes Canned11 oz+ 8/1/2010 SS Insert (exp 9/12/2010)
 
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes and chiles $1/3 Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes
 
1 packet taco seasoning
 
2 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onions
 
3 1/2 tablespoons parsley flakes
 
2 teaspoons salt
 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
 
1 lb browned ground beef or turkey¬†Optional – I made it without the meat and it was perfect, but you can easily add ground beef or even cooked chicken to this recipe, and I’m betting my hubby would have expected a little meat! Ground Chuck USDA $2.99 lb at Publix
 
Shredded Cheese Kraft 16 oz. is on sale $3.99 at Publix, use $1/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese, check your prices because it may be cheaper to grab the Publix brand cheese (especially because you only need a little for topping)
 
Sour Cream (optional – not so optional around our house!) $0.75/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz + or Printable (FF), $0.50/1 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz + (exp 12/31/2010)¬†– I noticed one of these is on Advantage Buy for $1.50 but I can’t remember which one!¬† (I think it was Daisy); you could also just grab the small Publix container for about $.50!

Brown beef in skillet if you’re going to use meat.¬† Place in crockpot.¬† Rinse beans and add to crockpot.¬† Dump¬†remaining ingredients into crockpot(except sour cream and cheese.) Stir, cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4 hours.¬†

And just in case you’re like me and don’t get it started until way too late in the day,¬†¬†you can also combine the ingredients in pan on stovetop and bring to simmer.¬† Then turn to medium heat and cook for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours.¬† Serve and enjoy!

Thanks so much to A Year of Slow Cooking for this yummy recipe!  Thanks also to  I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and be sure to visit $5 Dinner Mom for even more great bargain meal deals!

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What's for Dinner? Broccoli and Cheese Soup

So, I think I’m loving the idea of warm soup while it’s cold outside, and since winter will be over before we know it, we may be having soup once a week at our house through February!  When I saw broccoli, potatoes, AND cheese were on sale this week, I figured there had to be an easy way to make brocoli cheese soup, and thanks to All Recipes I think I’ve found one that should work!  Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups chopped onion On Sale $1.50 for 3 lb. bag
2 tablespoons margarine I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter BOGO $2.49, use $1/1 HERE or HERE or $.50/1 from 11/15 RP
2 1/2 pounds peeled and cubed potatoes On Sale $1.99 for 5 lb. bag
5 cups boiling water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
3 cups fresh broccoli, cooked and drained On Sale $1.47, could also use cooked Frozen Green Giant On Sale $1, $.50/2 HERE or HERE or $1/3 from 1/3SS
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese Kraft On Sale $2, use $1/2 from 1/3 SS

In a large stock pot saute onion in butter. Add potatoes, water and bouillon cubes. Cover, bring to boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove tough outer skin of broccoli stems and cook broccoli. Once cooked add to soup. I noticed that several reviewers suggested adding the broccoli to cook with the potatoes for the last 10 minutes of cooking time, so that’s what I’m going to try!  In a blender or food processor puree half of the soup and return to stock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheese and heat soup through until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Thanks to I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and All Recipes for the recipe. To see more on this recipe (and find lots of other great recipe ideas!) check out All Recipes.

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What's for Dinner? Black Eyed Pea & Bacon Soup

Okay, I have to confess I’m a little scared about this recipe, but figured I’d give it a try in honor of the New Year!  My husband’s family always had Black-Eyed Peas and Cabbage on New Year’s Day, and I thought I could at least try the black eyed peas, but no cabbage here!  (Doesn’t that mean we won’t get rich this year?)  There were tons of great reviews on this soup, so let me know what you all think.  Here’s the recipe:

Black Eyed Pea and Bacon Soup
1/2 pound bacon, diced ($1/1 Farmland Bacon 12/13 SS; $.75/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon 11/15 SS)
1 onion, chopped
3 quarts water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
2 1/2 cups dry black-eyed peas (Publix brand on sale $.79)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 small potatoes, diced

Directions
Brown the bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Drain grease, and place onion in the pot. Cook and stir until tender. Pour in the water. Mix in the bouillon cubes until dissolved. Stir in black-eyed peas, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.


Place the potatoes in the pot, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or until beans and potatoes are tender. Serve warm.  Note- A few of the comments mentioned that they let their soup simmer a little longer to thicken, so if you like a heartier soup it’s probably worth planning a little extra time to simmer!
 
Serve with
Cornbread (this recipe over at Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate looks so good, and if you need some coupons for the ingredients check out my baking coupon list HERE).
 
Go HERE to see a printable version of the recipe over at AllRecipes.com, and thanks to I Heart Publix, Two Thrifty Sisters, and Hot Coupon World for the coupon matchups.

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Hurry Up & Eat! White Chicken (or Turkey!) Chili

I’m so excited about this week’s Hurry Up & Eat dinner, because I love white chili and this is such an easy way to make it! Here’s what’ you’ll need:

Carroll Shelby’s White Chicken Chili Kit (BOGO $2.19, $1 off Boneless Chicken AND Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit Peelie; they did have these peelies on the boxes in my store)

1 lb. chicken breast (Perdue on sale $2.99 per lb.) OR
1 1/2 cups cooked Turkey (I think we’ll be using some of our frozen cooked turkey)

1 can White Beans (Publix Brand $.89; Joan of Arc Chili Beans Advantage Buy $.75)

Follow directions on box to cook. The box says adding white beans is optional, but I really can’t imagine chili without them. I’m going to try mixing all the ingredients together in the morning, and cooking in my crockpot all day. I’ll let you know if that works!

Also, you can add some . . .
Sargento Shredded Cheese (On Sale $1.66, Use $.50/2, $50/2 or or $1/2 from 11/15 SS, stack with FREE dozen eggs when you buy two Sargento Cheese from All the Trimmings Booklet)

And, Publix Sour Cream (On Sale $.89)

And, if you really want to impress your family make a little Homemade Bread! (This is my favorite wholewheat bread recipe). I just dump the ingredients that Tammy suggests into my bread maker and set it on “make dough”, then pop the dough into a loaf pan, let rise, and bake. If you don’t have a bread maker it’ll be a little more work, but you’ll feel so good for making some homemade bread! Also, don’t forget the coupons for Fleischmann’s yeast from (12/6 Smart Source). If you’re too busy for the bread this week, grab some Publix Italian Five Grain Bread (On Sale $1.99 per loaf).

If your kids are a little picky and won’t eat chili, you could make them try it (like we do) and then have a backup plan of Fast Fixin’ Nuggets (BOGO $5.99, use $1/1 coupon HERE when you join). Don’t forget to add some Stonyfield Yogurt (On Sale 10/$5, $.50/3 PRINT). Happy Cooking!

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