The Change That Adds Up…Week 4

Here we are again, another week come and gone in the blink of an eye. Time flies, doesn’t it?

For our “Stay At Home Meal” this week we have Orange Glazed Chicken with Herbed Rice and Green Beans. Not that we don’t stay home for every meal – well, this is the meal we are eating instead of paying high dollar prices at a restaurant. The meal we make at home to keep a little extra cash in our pockets, I guess you could say.

This one was a good one. Easy, and very very tasty. I love the flavor of orange with the chicken…it’s so good! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 tsp. Thyme, chopped
1/2 tsp. Chopped Basil
Pinch of Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
2 Tbsp. Butter, divided
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 cup Orange Marmalade
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
2 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

Combine the dry ingredients and add over the Chicken. Fry in skillet on each side in 1 Tbsp. Butter until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet momentarily, you will be placing it back into he skillet. In same skillet, combine remaining ingredients and stir over med-low heat for 2-3 minutes. Replace thechicken into the skillet for one minute. Add sauce from the skillet when plating the chicken.

For our side dishes, we had green beans with bacon and onion, and a super simple rice – straight from Lipton. Who said it had to be difficult to be good? For dessert, we had Apple Dumplings with Ice Cream. I promise to provide a recipe for that in the very near future – something THAT GOOD really needs a post of it’s own, so stay tuned!!

Okay, okay. So what were our savings? Remember, we base dinner out at $61.
Chicken – $3.00
Spices – $.50
Butter – $.50
Marmalade – $.75
Oil – $.25
Vinegar – $.30
Lipton Rice – $1.00
Green Beans – $.70
Apple Dumplings – $3.75

Total – $10.75

That saves us another $50 this week! Woot! Two weeks in a row! This really is The Change That Adds Up!
Hope this helps you with at least one meal in the future…I know we liked it, and I think you will, too! See you again tomorrow with my Friday Find of the week!

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