Looking through the grocery store ads in today's Sun Herald, there are some terrific deals out there this week.
One of my favorites is the "Pick 5" meat sale for $19.99 at Rouses, where you can pick up some great deals. A couple weeks ago, we bought a lamb of leg that not only was a Sunday dinner, but the leftovers made a tasty Shepherd's pie.
This week, Winn Dixie and Rouses both have boneless chicken breasts on sale. Winn Dixie actually has a buy one get one on its 40 oz store brand bag, while Rouses' is the Mikey's brand 3lb bag for $5.98
Add to that, Rouses has potted basil plants 2 for $5 and you've got the basics for a tasty summer dish that was on our dinner table last night.
Fresh basil makes a wonderful basis for homemade pesto. Toss that in some cooked pasta (your choice) and some grilled chicken breasts cut into chunks and you've got dinner!
And for those of you who aren't that industrious, you can buy ready-made pesto.
Be sure to check out the grocery store ads each Wednesday in the Sun Herald.
Here's the recipe for homemade pesto and Pesto pasta with chicken:
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
- 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste