7 Days, 7 Ways to Save…and 2 great meal ideas!

Weeknight Fish & Chips

If you find yourself dying for fish fry but can’t fathom standing in line with patience-challenged children at a crowded restaurant on a Friday night (or any other night for that matter), here’s the perfect recipe for a do-it-yourself fish fry fix. This method yields both crunchy fish and fries, without a ton of oil, and without leaving your house smelling like the Krusty Krab (pardon the SpongeBob reference).

The sale cod is so mild, even my punks who ‘don’t like fish’ gave it a try and pronounced it to be ‘blogworthy.’ The oven fries turned out so well, I seriously might never buy another frozen bag again. I promise you will be blown away by how easily this meal comes together (trust me, I never lie about dinner). For more kid friendliness, switch things up and serve the fish on buns with pickles, lettuce and tartar sauce. Yum!

Chicken & Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce

February is only just getting under way, but it’s never too early to think ahead to spring break.  And specifically, to what we’re going to want to look like when we hit the beach. I mean, none of us really wants to hide beneath an oversized Packers t-shirt while on holiday in island paradise (well I don’t, anyway).  To get us headed in the right direction, here’s a main course that’s so delicious and rich tasting, you’ll never believe it’s light.  It’s also easy-peasy and comes together in a matter of minutes – perfect for a busy weeknight.  An added bonus: it makes perfect use of the ridiculously cheap Sendik’s boneless chicken breasts. That means we’ll have more money to spend on fruity umbrella drinks when we arrive in island paradise.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous, News | January 31st, 2012