Archive for the ‘Budget-Friendly Meals’ Category

Orange Chicken

I’m not sure where I got this recipe from, but it’s an inexpensive chicken dish since bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts go on sale so often.

4 tbsp honey
1/2 c frozen oj concentrate
salt and pepper

Bring to a boil, don’t heat up too fast or too hot – med 3 mins.

Preheat oven to 375.

Preheat pan with veggie oil to med-high. Sprinkle 3 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts with salt and pat with a paper towel. Place skin side down in pan for about five minutes. Flip when golden and crispy.

Brush glaze over chicken on skin side. Place skin side up for about 15 minutes or until meat thermometer says 160-170. Reglaze and put back in the oven for a few more minutes.


Grilled Egg & Cheese Sandwich

A friend of mine mentioned that his mom used to make egg sandwiches, which sounded absolutely horrid to me. I tried a variation because I was craving eggs and cheese one night but all my silverware were in the dishwasher. Here’s what I came up with.

2 eggs, fried with yolks broken
2 pieces of bread, buttered on one side
1/2 c cheese, any kind you like

Fry the eggs, adding whatever spices you like. Place one piece of bread butter side down on a preheated (low – 3) frying pan. Put 1/4 c cheese on bread, place eggs on top, add another 1/4 c cheese and bread, butter side up.

Fry about 5-7 minutes or until crispy. Flip, fry another 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Bake

This is a fun recipe because you can make it different everytime. It never gets boring!

8 Servings for only $2.58, plus cost of veggies and/or meat (optional).

16 oz spaghetti (1.25)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce (0.44)
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste (0.89)
1 tsp dried herb, any kind (we use oregano) (on hand)
1 c chopped veggies or cooked meat, any kind (optional)
1/8 c vegetable oil (on hand)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Grease 9√ó13 casserole dish.

Make spaghetti as directed on package. While spaghetti is cooking, mix sauce, paste, herb, veggies, oil, salt and pepper.

Transfer cooked spaghetti to casserole dish and toss with sauce mix. Bake for 45 minutes.