Archive | January, 2014

Smart Investing for Smart Kids

One of the most memorable lessons from elementary school was when I learned about stocks and was given fake money to “invest” in my favorite companies. As a kid I wanted to buy the most “fun” stocks, thinking I was basically buying a piece of the company and would have access to whatever they made. […]

One Chicken – Seven Days

We have been focusing on New Year’s resolutions. Today we wrap up our week on simplicity and transition to getting your financial life in order. This post covers both areas perfectly and deliciously! What could be simpler and more budget-friendly than making one chicken last seven days? But before I launch into the how, I should […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Top three comfort foods (in no particular order of preference): meatloaf, shepherd’s pie and chicken pot pie. All three are easy to make and stick-to-your ribs. I find the chicken pot pie a fantastic dish to throw together, even if I don’t have all the ingredients. You can easily substitute different veggies or even leave […]

Chicken Alfredo Sauce

This makes a heaping pan full of chicken alfredo sauce. More than enough to feed the family, have left-overs and then make White Chicken Pizza a few days later. If you are concerned with the amount of milk (I use 2%) or half-and-half, substitute some chicken stock for a portion of the reduced dairy. Low-fat […]

Chicken Taco Soup

This is another one of those recipes that is both budget friendly and healthy. It is more like a chili but you can add more chicken stock to thin it out. It also makes a ton of soup so great for leftovers for the rest of the week! I like to serve it with cheese […]

White Bean Chili

This is one of those recipes that goes a long way and is friendly on your wallet and waistline. Plus it is leftover friendly and gets better the next day! Oh, did I mention it is super-easy to make? 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large chopped onion 4 tablespoons of minced garlic 3 (4 ounce) […]

White Chicken Pizza

If recipes were like children, you wouldn’t have a favorite. Fortunately they aren’t so this one is my favorite! We have a weekly “Pizza Movie Night” and although we make different types of pizzas, this one is a crowd pleaser.  I usually serve cut-up veggies and dips to round-out the meal, but you could easily […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

If you are making this on day one of the One Chicken Seven Days meal plan, I suggest gently scooping the broth after you take the simmering chicken off the stove. Let sit for 10 minutes and spoon out any “puddles” of fat floating. Then feel free to have fun with the soup. You can customize […]