Chicken Nacho Bake

It’s what’s for dinner!  Tonight I made Chicken Nacho Bake and oh does it make the house smell yummy when it’s cooking!

This recipe is from Kraft Foods and is pretty easy to make.

Here’s what you need:

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup salsa

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

1/2 cup shredded cheese

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I like to pause and remind folks that I do not follow the recipe exactly as stated on the website.  I am far to creative than that!  Haha!  Not really, I just tend to mix it up a bit depending on what’s going on that day.  As you can see, I have five pieces of chicken and I didn’t use the measurements given on the website.  I like to think of the recipe as more of a guideline. 

Here’s how you put it all together:

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Place the chicken on a foil covered baking sheet.  I recommend also spraying it with no stick spray as once it bakes it sticks to the foil.  Slice three cuts on the top of each chicken breast. 

2.  Top each piece of chicken with sour cream, salsa and crushed tortilla chips.

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3.  Bake 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with cheese.  Bake an additional 10 minutes. 

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Here’s how my attempt turned out.

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The house sure smelled good while this was baking!  Let me know if you tried it and how it turned out! 

Stay awesome!! ~lisa


Couponing – Shopping Trip 01.01.14

My first shopping trip of the year I went to CVS, Walgreens and Michaels. 

Here’s what I got and how much I spent:

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I purchased:

2 Colgate MaxFresh toothpastes at 2/$5.98
1 Dawn dish detergent at $.99; –$.25 mfg coupon

I had a $5 ECB (Extra Care Bucks – you can learn more about them HERE) and a $2 ECB so I ended up with –$.28.  They do not give you cash back but as I was quickly scanning the candy at the checkout for the least expensive item to not lose $.28 the cashier had already cashed me out.  I know it was only $.28 but I could have bought a pack of gum or something.  Next time I’ll make sure I’m paying closer attention. 

My OOP (out of pocket) expense was $0 and I received $3 ECB for purchasing the toothpaste

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I purchased:

Crest Pro-Health regularly $4.79 on sale for $2.99; -$1.00 mfg coupon

My OOP expense:  $1.99

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I purchased:

1 wooden letter H for a future craft project (yes there will be a blog about it) $3.99
2 sheets of felt/stick to put on a basket to keep it from scratching the wooden bench $1.09

I had 3 50% off coupons but you can only use one at a time.  I was prepared to either go through the line again or walk out and walk back in to use them but the cashier let me do separate transactions in one visit.  WoooHooo!

My OOP was $3.31

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So my total shopping trip today for the 7 items shown below is $5.30 (regular price $20.52) for a savings of $15.22 plus $3 ECB for a future visit.   Not too bad!


Stay awesome!!

(((hugs))) ~lisa