A few months ago, I thought I was as broke as I would ever get. But I was wrong, my friends. Dead wrong. How did this happen? Don't ask me.
Ok, I'll tell you. See, I moved to the big city, and now I have to drive further, pay more for the same stuff, and get paid the same, or maybe slightly less? So, yes, a new job and perhaps a small bank robbery are in order. But in the meantime, a girls gotta eat.
I have gotten amazingly good at making something from nothing, or at least something from whatever I have in the cupboards. I recently received my coupon for a FREE tub of the new Philadelphia cooking creme that I got from Kraft First Taste. (PS - if you haven't joined Kraft First Taste yet, I suggest you do. I have gotten quite a few freebies from them!)
1 Box of Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne (Free at Albies awhile back)
1 Bell Pepper ( $1 at Fred Meyer last week)
2 lbs of chicken breast ($1.88 lb at Albies last week)
1 tub of Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme ( FREE)
(I would have really liked to add some broccoli or spinach to this, but I didn't have any.)
I cut up the chicken into small pieces and seared it in a pan with olive oil ( At this point I would suggest you season the chicken, at the very least with salt and pepper. I didn't, and I wish I had) I also cut the bell pepper into strips and added it to the pan when the chicken was mostly cooked. Waiting until then allowed the bell pepper to remain a bit crunchy but gave it a nice sweet flavor.