Today is Superbowl Sunday. I don’t care at all about football, but I will take any opportunity to make yummy snacks. While I was shopping at the grocery store this weekend, I picked up the ingredients for my Superbowl Weekend Make-Ahead Meals and my yummy Superbowl snacks.
I don’t usually include Sunday on my weekly menu, but I’ll make an exception this week. There are just too many yummy snacks that I have to share with you. Every once in a while, we’ll have a “Snack Supper”. J and Miss M love it because it means they get to eat soft pretzels, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip, and fresh fruit for supper. This is going to be the ultimate snack supper.
First on my list of snacks is Homemade Guacamole from Simply Recipes. I love guacamole with Tostitos and fresh veggies. Next, I’m making the Chicken Wings from C.S. Alexis at Delishably. These are by far the best chicken wings I’ve ever made. You can top them with your favorite wing sauce. I love the Parmesan Peppercorn Wing Sauce from Meghan at All Recipes. Finally, I’m making the Warm and Cheesy Crack Dip from Real Housemoms. This is always a hit with crackers and veggies. With all of these delicious snacks, football won’t be too bad.
This week, a lot of my recipes include chicken. That’s because of an awesome deal I found at the grocery store this week. Check out my YouTube video for a money-saving tip you can use next time you go to the grocery store.
Monday night we’re having the Baked Honey Sesame Chicken from Alyssa at The Recipe Critic. My whole family loves Chinese food. However, I like knowing the ingredients that go into it. This sesame chicken tastes just like the one I order at the restaurant. I serve it with some white rice and steamed broccoli, and it’s a perfect replica of our favorite Chinese takeout. Not only is it delicious, it’s also a lot cheaper than takeout. We always end up spending at least $20 at the Chinese restaurant. This whole meal came together for $6.75.
I had lots of cooked chicken after baking my split chicken breasts. I used some of it to make the Chicken Tetrazzini from Kristyn at Lil’ Luna. Cheesy noodles are always a favorite at my house. I don’t like using canned soups, so I made some of my own Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup by using the recipe from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. With some salad, this will be a perfect dinner Tuesday night.
I’m guessing we’ll be tired of chicken by Wednesday, so I decided to make the Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles from Kelly at Just a Taste. For Christmas, my husband bought me a spriralizer. I’ve wanted one for a long time, and I decided to finally use it to make this recipe. Zucchini was on sale for 99 cents per pound, so I bought six big ones. The spiralizer was really easy to use, and I had three of the zucchinis spriralized in under 10 minutes. I’m waiting until Wednesday night to cook the zucchini and shrimp, because they would probably get soggy sitting in the refrigerator. This meal should come together really quickly. Both the shrimp and the zucchini cook in just a few minutes.
We’re back to chicken for Thursday night’s dinner. I took the chicken tenders out of the split chicken breasts for the Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken with Garlic Alfredo Shells from Alyssa at The Recipe Critic. This recipe was ready in 30 minutes, and it made my house smell great! Miss M and J sampled some of the garlic alfredo shells, and they loved them. They wanted to eat all of this meal for lunch today, so I had to hide it for Thursday night.
I bought some mini pizza crusts at the store. They come in a pack of 5 for $3.50. I made the Copy Cat Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce from Sara at Budget Savvy Diva. I make a large batch of this, because we love it so much. We use it as a dip for mozzarella sticks, sauce for calzones, and I’ve even used it on pasta. I will freeze what we don’t use on our pizzas, so we have it next time we need sauce.
My kids love these mini pizzas, because they can choose their own toppings. J loves pepperoni on his pizza. Miss M enjoys hers with mushrooms. We each get to choose our own toppings and add the amount of cheese we like. The kids love helping to make them, and it’s a fun way to start the weekend.
Dessert this week is the Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies from Lauren at Crave, Indulge, Satisfy. I was in the mood for chocolate chip cookies, but I also wanted icing. These combined both of my cravings in one delicious dessert. With my Superbowl snacks and these yummy desserts, watching the Superbowl may actually be fun.
Cost: I had everything I needed for these in my refrigerator and pantry.
This week, my meals cost a total of $32.13. At the grocery store, I spent $62.96. With coupons, the weekly circular deals, and my meat discounts, I saved a total of 76.39. That’s 55% savings. Want more tips on saving money at the grocery store? Join my Supermarket Savings Facebook Group.
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