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Friday, March 28, 2014

Off The Beaten Path: The Food Edition

I'm straying a bit off the beaten path today because I think everyone has been hit hard by the rising costs of groceries.  Has anyone else noticed that each trip to the grocery store yields half of the product for twice the cost??  OK, maybe that is an exaggeration, but is getting to be ridiculous.  

In my research, I ran across an interesting website called Budget Bytes.  It truly is quite amazing what this writer has been able to accomplish by spending a great deal of time putting together this terrific website to assist others with their grocery budgets.  

I love the fact that the writer has put together not only the recipes, but also a "Go To" site where one can find the best deals in the area and you can even create a Recipe Box where you can keep your favorites.  A lot of the research usually done by us has already been done by Budget Bytes.  Go ahead and check it out...I find it to be quite the interesting website. 

The site even calculates how much it will cost you to make each dish!

There is absolutely no compensation or product samples involved in this endorsement.  I am simply calling it as I see it.  I think it is a very well developed site with a ton of information.  

The good news is that it has the potential to save you money!!

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken 

  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • salt to taste
    Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crockpot.  Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top.  

    Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.  Return the chicken to slow cooker and stir.  Adjust salt and seasoning to taste.   Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite toppings.

    The tag line on Budget Bytes says it all...

    "My stomach is full and my wallet is too!!"

    **copyright goes to and**


    Jeanne Pursell said...

    We will go take a look in a minute. Over here we have the same problem. Costs go up and packet size go down. Have a fabulous Friday.

    Best wishes Molly

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    Oh wow, I will have to check that out. I hate buying groceries! There are so many things i could do with that money.

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    " Has anyone else noticed that each trip to the grocery store yields half of the product for twice the cost?? OK, maybe that is an exaggeration, but is getting to be ridiculous. "

    Amen, Jeanne! And I don't think it's an exaggeration at all because I've noticed that I am spending TWICE as much as I used to in the last year. I actually shop at two different grocery stores because I find some things cheaper in one, than the other.

    And thank you SO MUCH for sharing this information website because I will most definitely be checking it out sometime this weekend!

    And that Santa Fe Chicken dish looks and sounds yummy! That's my kinda food!

    Have a super weekend, my friend!

    X to you and the girlz!

    Great post!

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    Awww, Thanks Jeanne! Love new websites!

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    I like this beaten path
    Lily & Edward

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    Hi Jeanne and girls, This dish sounds wonderful!!! I always love it when those I know recommend new websites. Hope you've had a wonderful week!
    Hugs to you and the girls.
    Noreen & Hunter

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    We like chicken! Our mommy hates to cook but loves looking for recipes and searching food blogs so she'll check them out!

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    Great post Jeanne, I agree totally and will also be looking at the website this weekend!

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    this looks really good. I think I'll have to put this on the list of things to make for dinner next week. Now I'm off to go check out that web site

    Jeanne Pursell said...

    Looks delicious!!

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