Skip to main content

Bargain Meal of the Week- Food Lion

Bargain Meal of the Week

Click on the image to go find your Bargain Meal of the Week!


Welcome to the Bargain Meal of the Week. I am enjoying this and hope you all are too. Check out even more great recipes and bargains at $5 Dinners!

Food Lion's ad is available online so be sure to check your local ad.

Some key items I saw that were on sale are:
Boneless Chicken breasts or tenders $1.99/lb
SpaghettiOs 2/$1
Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup 2/$1
Ziploc Sandwich Bags B1G1F ($3.59 reg price)
Country style pork ribs $1.49/lb
Smithfield Bacon B1G1F ($4.99 reg price)
Seedless Red Grapes .99/lb
Ball Park Franks B1G1F $4.00)
Scott paper towels 8 rolls $4.99
All Detergent B1G1F ($5.32 regular price)
Hamburger Helper 10/$10
Ronzoni Spaghetti or Elbows 10/$10
Kraft american singles 12oz 4/$5 (but you do have to buy 5 to get this price)
Tennessee Pride Sausage 2/$5
Oscar Mayer Lunchable 10/$10
hass avocados .99 ea


I found this recipe to try. It sounds very yummy!

Balsamic Chicken and Pasta

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 ounces fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 pound penne pasta
2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

1. Mince garlic cloves in food processor or blender. Add 1/3 of the basil leaves to the processor, and chop until fine. Pour in 1/2 cup of olive oil, and continue to process until mixture turns light yellow with flecks of basil. Add the balsamic vinegar; process just until combined.
2. Place the chicken breasts in a large zip-top storage bag along with 1 tablespoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and the contents of the food processor. Squeeze air out of bag and seal. Allow chicken to marinate for 2 hours, or up to overnight, turning occasionally.
3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
4. Brown chicken in a large skillet over large heat, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large baking dish, and place in the oven until cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, slice into 1/4 inch strips, and return to baking dish to absorb cooking juices. Keep warm.
5. While chicken is baking, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Boil the pasta until cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well. Stir the chicken and the juices from the baking dish into the hot pasta.
6. Thinly slice the remaining basil leaves, and place in a large serving bowl along with the tomatoes. Stir in 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Top basil and tomatoes with the hot pasta, sauce, and chicken; toss to combine.

FOOTNOTES
Cook's Notes:
Any hearty pasta that will hold the sauce works well in this recipe.

The chicken can be fully cooked on the grill, if desired. It will blacken from the vinegar, but will taste delicious.

For a more colorful dish, use a mix of red and yellow tomatoes.


Come back next week and see what meals I come up with!

God bless,
Amanda

Comments

Elizabeth said…
This sounds really good! But I love balsamic vinegar. I could add it to almost anything and make it taste better :)

Popular posts from this blog

A Civil War Recipe..... Oatmeal Pie

Princess came home with an assignment to to a Civil War project. There were several options but she and I always gravitate to the ones that involve cooking. So we chose to make a recipe from the Civil War time to share with her class. Can I just say how grateful I am for the internet when it comes to these school projects? We looked online and found many different recipes. I wanted one that used ingredients I already had on hand and hopefully one that would be a bit tasty.

I finally found a forum where people were sharing Civil War recipes and someone had shared one for Oatmeal Pie from Charleston, South Carolina. Apparently, during the Civil War, pecans were in short supply. So oatmeal was subbed for pecans to make a sort of mock pecan pie.

This recipe is very tasty and really easy. It does remind me of a pecan pie, but at the same time a little reminiscent of an apple crisp because of the oatmeal and the cinnamon. Very delicious! I'm hoping her class really enjoys it. She said t…

Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

There is a take and bake place in town that has the most amazing lemon chicken artichoke soup. I decided to try to make a copy of it at home. This soup isn’t exactly like the one at the local shop here, but it’s close. This recipe is so good and highly addictive! I encourage you to try it as soon as you can!

Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

Ingredients:
½ stick of butter
1 tbsp oilive oil
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 yellow onions, diced
2 12oz jars of quartered artichoke hearts in water (drained, rinsed and diced)
2-3 lemons
2-3 cups of cooked chicken breasts, diced
1 tsp of dried oregano
8 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups of half & half
Salt and pepper to taste

In a 5-6 qt. stockpot over medium heat, melt butter and add the olive oil. Sauté the onions until translucent, add the garlic and then cook for a minute more. Add the artichoke hearts and salt and pepper if desired and cook for 3-5 minutes. Next, add your chicken stock. Allow this to come to a boil,…

Salt-Free Ranch Dressing Mix

I don't know about you but I really enjoy ranch dressing. The stuff in the bottle is okay, but if you look at the ingredients it contains some not so good stuff like MSG and added sugar. It also has a lot of added sodium. I'm trying to watch my sodium so I decided to make a salt-free ranch mix, then I can control the salt whenever I make the dressing or add it to a recipe. It's super easy to make your own ranch mix. If you make a batch of this up, you can have it already on hand to make ranch dressing or add it into other recipes. Let's get started!

Salt-free Ranch Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp of dried parsley
4 tsp of dried dill
4 tsp of onion powder
4 tsp of minced dried onion
2 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of ground black pepper

Combine the spices in a bowl and from here you can process them for a bit in a mini food processor to mix well and make some of the parsley smaller or you can use a coffee grinder as a spice grinder. Then place in a container and …