One of the perks of being a stockpile shopper is, of course, spending very little--sometimes even nothing at all, and sometimes even making money--when shopping. Another perk is being able to shop from my own stockpile, rarely having to run to the store for missing ingredients halfway through cooking a meal. I usually post pictures of my loot when I get home from a shopping trip, and the pictures usually contain a few food items, a few toiletries, and a few household cleaners and such. When I post pictures of 6 bottles of Windex, 4 bags of shredded cheese, 8 cans of diced tomatoes, 3 rolls of biscuits, and 2 bottles of lotion (or something of sort), I am often asked, "but what will you eat?". Yes, I can see why this is a recurring question...Windex and cheese for dinner anyone?
So, I thought I'd post a few of our favorite and most economical meals that were made from my own stockpile of ingredients. They are NOT fancy, but they ARE tasty, and they are CHEAP!!!!
Tonight, we had Dinner Dip...my own concoction of ever-changing ingredients served with corn chips for a dip-tastic supper.
2 fairly large chicken breasts (I had already cut one up when I realized I needed to take the picture!)
1 can Ro-Tel
1 tub Philadelphia cooking cream, Santa Fe flavor
1/2 bag Sargento shredded cheese
First, I boiled the frozen chicken (save the cooking water for soup on another night!). Then I just chopped it up:
Then I added the cooking cream and Ro-Tel and stirred it all up.
Then, I topped it with a couple of handfuls of cheese...YUM!
Then I cooked it at 350 until the cheese was melted, and it was warm throughout.
Dip in the chips; top with homemade salsa...and ta da!
Dinner Dip from my own stockpile...I did pay full price for that bag of chips, so this meal cost around $5 and fed my family of 4 (2 of which are preschoolers), and there's enough for hubby's lunch tomorrow or for both of the kids to have it for lunch tomorrow! I'd say that's a pretty good deal!