I received this recipe from one of my aunt's at my bridal shower and it has become a family staple. It feeds us a meal w/ leftovers for two lunches for me to take to work, so I think this can be done for about $7-8 total.
2-4 chicken breasts or 5-6 thighs
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk-could use powdered milk, too
a piece of swiss cheese for each piece of chicken (I buy when on sale)
1 box stovetop (I have a lot of this due to the recent sale w/ coupon!)
To make this quicker, I cook the chicken breasts on the stove bout 1/2 way, but you can put them in raw and will need to cook for an hour and a half. Cooking them 1/2 way cuts the oven time down to 30 minutes.
Mix soup and milk together. Follow directions on stovetop box-I omit the butter-you don't miss it and it saves the fat/calories! Layer: 1/2 cooked chicken breasts/thighs, cheese on each piece, stove top, then pour the soup/milk mixture on top. Cover w/ aluminum foil for first 20 minutes, the uncover to finish off the last 10 minutes.
It is comfort food for sure!!!
This is my grandma's meatloaf recipe. I make "meatloaf cupcakes" from it to again save on the cooking time!
1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup oats
1 egg beaten
couple splashes of worscestshire sauce
small can tomato sauce (if I have it on hand as my hubby drinks tomato juice in his beer, esp. in the summer-I use a blood mary mix such as sargent pepper's-has lots of great flavor and spices)
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and italian seasoning to taste
(sorry, I'm kind of a throw it in vs. measure kind of cook!)
mix this all together just until incorporated, then shape into balls the size of your muffin tin. Place the muffin tin on a cookie sheet, esp. if you use a higher fat beef so grease doesn't spill on your oven. Cook at 350 for about 25 minutes. Then pour sauce (ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and nutmeg stirred together) over them and cook another 5 minutes.