Tip Of The Day

The best way to refrigerate leftover raw onions is to place them in a screw top glass jar.  They can be refrigerated this way up to 1 week.

Pasta Pizza Pie

This easy to make recipe is again from Prego. I made a few changes to it and made it my own. It also said to cook with a pizza pan. Unfortunately, pizza pan had holes in the bottom. I figured that wouldn’t work too well, so I talked to Elizabeth over at MomCooks, and she suggested a cookie sheet. That worked great. If you don’t have a pizza pan, definately use a cookie sheet instead. Like the last Prego recipe I did, this again will feed a family of 4 for under $20 (actually, I think the total for this recipe was $14.71). In this economy, we can all use recipes like this.

Pasta Pizza Pie
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3½ cooked corkscrew pasta
  • 1½ cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar (26 oz) Prego Italian Traditional Sauce or Prego Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Italian Sauce.
Instructions
  1. Follow the directions on the pasta. While that is cooking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until the onions are tender. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Spray a 12 inch pizza pan (or small cookie sheet) with the cooking spray. Stir the egg, milk, pasta and ½ cup of cheese in a large bowl. Spread the pasta mixture in an even layer on the pizza pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Spread the sauce on the pasta crust. Top with the onion mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Prego Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Like most people, we are a very busy family here, so we often order out which can quickly add up.  However, with the economy taking the downturn it has, everyone is looking for ways to save money.  I recently read in my local newspaper that people are joining food co-ops and buy whole cows to save money.  Another great way to save money, is to quit ordering out.  Instead, you can save a lot of money by making homecooked meals.  This easy to make recipe is not only easy but pretty cheap to make also.  This recipe will make 4 servings, and the total cost of this meal is $13.04 (which include the serving suggestions).  Where else can you feed your family for that cheap?  I do have to thank Prego for this great recipe to try out.   My family loved it and I am sure yours will too!

Prego Easy Chicken Cacciatore
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 jar Prego Chunky Garden Mushroom & Green Pepper Italian Sauce
  • 8 oz rotini pasta, cooked and drained
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned stirring often.
  2. Stir the sauce in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve chicken mixture with the pasta.
  3. Serving suggestions: Served with whole green beans and soft wheat dinner rolls. Dessert should be mini-eclaires.