$10 Dinners for Less!
A new Hearst Special, now on newsstands nationwide
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Creamy Dijon Drumsticks, $1.69 per serving
- 1 ½ lb. small red potatoes, each cut in half (or quarters, if larger)
- Salt and pepper
- 8 Medium chicken drumsticks (2 ¼ lb. total), skin removed
- 3 tbsp. plus ¼ cup Dijonnaise (creamy mustard)
- 2/3 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
- 2 Medium celery sticks, thinly sliced
1) Preheat oven to 450◦ F. In 4-quart saucepan, place potatoes, enough water to cover, and ¼ teaspoon salt; heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover saucepan and simmer potatoes 10 to 12 minutes, or until just fork-tender.
2) Meanwhile, line 15” by 10” jelly-roll pan with nonstick foil. Brush chicken drumsticks with 3 tablespoons Dijonnaise and coat with panko, pressing to adhere. Place chicken on prepared pan and bake 25 minutes, or until crumbs are golden and juices run clear when thickest part of chicken is pierced with top of knife.
3) Drain potatoes well and place in medium bowl. Add celery, ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, and remaining ¼ cup Dijonnaise; stir to coat vegetables. Makes 5 cups potato salad. Serve salad with chicken.
Baked Cavatelli with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe, $2.08 per serving
- 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 lb.)
- 1 lb. cavatelli or orecchiette
- ¾ lb. hot Italian-sausage links, casings removed
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1½ cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
- 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce or 1 cup tomato-basil sauce
- 4 oz. Fontina cheese, cut into ¼ inch cubes
- ¾ cup freshly grated Romano cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400◦F. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Meanwhile, trim stems from broccoli rabe; discard. Coarsely chop remaining broccoli rabe; set aside.
2. Add pasta to boiling water, and cook 2 minutes less than label directs. Drain pasta; return to saucepot.
3. Meanwhile, in nonstick 12-inch skillet on medium-high, cook sausage 5 minutes, or until browned, breaking up sausage with side of spoon. Discard fat. Add oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 minutes, or until garlic is golden.
4. Stir in broccoli rabe; cover and cook 2 minutes, or until broccoli rabe begins to wilt, stirring. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes, or until tomatoes split.
5. In 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk cornstarch into milk. Stir milk mixture into sausage mixture in skillet; heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute to thicken slightly.
6. Add sausage mixture, tomato sauce, Fontina, and ½ cup Romano to pasta in saucepot; toss to combine. Transfer pasta mixture to 8 individual 1 ½ -cup ramekins; sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup Romano. Place ramekins on large baking sheet or jelly-roll pan for easier handling. Bake 15 minutes, or until center is hot and top is golden.
I always wonder how much a meal actually costs me to make. Sometimes after you add in the meat, vegetables and spices it seems like it was a lot of money for just one meal. I love that this magazine features not only fabulous looking meals (yes there are pictures for all the recipes) but they are all $10 dinners or less. Now that my boys are 3 and 5 they are finally eating meals with us so our grocery bill is growing. Chicken nuggets and hot dogs are still their favorites but they are willing to try more of our meals.
The magazine features 84 recipes including pasta, chicken, meat, soup and more! The recipes are all pretty easy to follow (perfect for a clueless cook like me) and they cost less than $10 to make! The recipes even include the “Per Serving” price. Like there is a recipe for “Cheese and Salad Pizza” that is only $1.87 per serving or the “Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs” for $1.43 per serving. There are even side suggestions, leftover tips and nutrition information. These recipes are also family-friendly recipes that should please even the pickiest-eaters!
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