Yes, dear friends, we're STILL on that same grocery shop!! 13 days and counting!! :) HA! I'm impressed myself honestly. Point being, you definitely can make your grocery shop stretch and still enjoy great food. And sure, you may have to run in the store for a can of stewed tomatoes every once in awhile, but it's not going to put you over budget.
I'm not sure which meal number we're at here, I lost count... but it's got to be in the teens by now. Whole wheat spaghetti with a RIDICULOUS red wine sauce. (James told me this one was restaurant quality) ;)
- whole wheat spaghetti
- rotisserie chicken, for a heartier pasta
- your favorite marinara sauce
- red wine, I used a DOCG chianti because I love cooking with chianti
- greek yogurt
- white cheddar cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes
- balsamic vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- pesto, Trader Joe's has a really great one if you don't make your own
- grated or shaved parmesan
- fresh herbs, particularly basil
Start by sauteing some olive oil and basil in your skillet. Make sure the skillet is large enough to hold quite a bit of liquid, as this is where you're making your sauce!
Now add in your chicken. I prefer the look of more broken up chicken rather than diced, but do whatever you wish! Drizzle in some more olive oil once you've added the chicken and sprinkle with some sea salt and cracked black pepper. (in case you're wondering, yes, this is indeed the same rotisserie chicken I bought on that big grocery shop... but I did NOT just make this pasta either... there have been too many posts to put up and somehow this one got pushed until now... I don't recommend eating one rotisserie chicken for two weeks) ;)
Once you've stirred in your red wine, add in those little bits of white cheddar and press down and stir with the back of your wooden spoon/ spatula. (nicole, what do we call those things? ha!)
Dinner is served!