A few years ago one of those boxed dinner companies came out with seasoning packets. You were just supposed to throw it in your meat and pasta or rice and poof dinner is served. Upon looking at the ingredient list I was mortified. And then I looked at the nutrition. Whew! Who knew so much sodium could be packed into a couple of tablespoons.
A few months back the NCF Store started carrying flavored Goat Cheeses from Celebrity Goat Dairy. Since then I have been playing around with them and having a blast. The little tubs sell for $5 each and are loaded full of flavor. The flavors are Chocolate(hello adult s’mores anyone), mango, chipotle, garbo (herb), dillamon (dill with lemon pepper), chevre (plain), jalapeno, and curry. Commonly I add goat cheese to dishes, it packs a punch of flavor while low in fat.
The next few meals I present are easy dinner on the run. Currently these 4 weeks are packed to the gills with activity. And if I ever schedule this much at once again… well lets just hope I don’t. The amount of time I have doesn’t allow for dinner out and fast food is being phased out of our house unless we are traveling.
Here we go, the NCF Chicken Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast is $11 lb, Garbo Goat Cheese $5, Peas-$1.69 (broccolli or carrots can be substituted), and Pasta $1.89 16 oz box. Tell me can you feed a family of 4 at a fast food place for under $20? I can’t and keep everyone happy but I can with this and it’s done in 15 minutes.
- Gemelli Pasta
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into bite sized pieces
- Garbo Goat Cheese
- 1 Cup frozen Peas
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 TBSP EVOO
- Prepare Pasta to package instructions. Reserve 1/4 of pasta water
- Season Chicken with Salt and Pepper
- Over Med-Hi heat EVOO.
- Once heated brown seasoned chicken
- Add Pasta water & Peas cook for 2 minutes
- Add Pasta and Garbo Goat Cheese mix thoroughly
- Serve immediately
There are a few ways to dress this up and down if you have time. Mushrooms & Onions for instance. However on over scheduled nights I recommend this dish to meet the Carb, Veg, & Meat criteria many of us try to have for a meal.