Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cookin' With Coupons

Kids are out for summer!  When my kids are home that means we get to relax and enjoy our days.  It also means, my kids will keep me busy making up snacks and dishes.  I often acquire pasta with coupons.  Yet, I rarely know just what to make up that is different and that the kids will snack on.  So I decided this week to get some help.  Ronzoni has a coupon out for $1 on 2 pasta. 

These can be made up and kept in the fridge for a quick snack or compliment to a meal. Each is made with coupon staples.

1.  Spring Garden Layered Pasta Salad

Layer the following: 
1 box (12 ounces) Ronzoni Garden Delight® Penne Pasta   Save $1 on 2 Ronzoni
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
1 cup low fat Italian balsamic dressing, divided    Use In ad  County Market exclusive Kraft  coupon to save $1 on 2, coupon good this week.
2 cups fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched and drained Save $1 on 2 Birdseye coupon
1 cup each, red and yellow bell peppers, chopped     Use Tearpad coupon to save $1 on 2 Picsweet fajita peppers mix  
1 cup frozen peas, thawed Save $1 on 2 Birdseye coupon
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
½ cup Provolone cheese, shredded Use In ad Kraft  coupon to save $1 on 2 

Prepare pasta according to package directions. In a large bowl toss together pasta, green onions and ½ cup dressing.  Place one-half pasta mixture in a clear glass serving dish.  Layer mushrooms, broccoli and bell peppers.  Top with remaining pasta. Layer peas and tomatoes.  Pour remaining dressing over layers and top with cheese.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serves: 8-10

2.  Marinated Mediterranean Salad

2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup Italian salad dressing, divided Use In ad  County Market exclusive Kraft  coupon to save $1 on 2, coupon good this week.
1/2 cup slivered fresh basil leaves or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives,    Use Hangtag coupon to save $.40 on 1 Mario Olives, also on sale this week for only $.99
  1 pkg (12 oz.) Ronzoni Garden Delight® Rotini, Radiatore or Penne, uncooked   Save $1 on 2 Ronzoni
1/2 lb. cubed mozzarella cheese,   Use In ad  County Market exclusive Kraft  coupon to save $1 on 2, coupon good this week.


In large bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, 1/2 cup salad dressing, basil and olives. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. In large bowl, toss marinated vegetables, cooled pasta, remaining salad dressing and mozzarella cheese. Cover; refrigerate before serving. 4 to 6 servings.
Serves: 4-6

3.  Parmesan Basil Chik'n Pasta Salad

1 package (12 oz.) Ronzoni Garden Delight® pasta, (Penne Rigate or Rotini)   Save $1 on 2 Ronzoni coupon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package (8 oz.) MorningStar Farms Meal Starters™ Chik'n Strips, Look for catalina printed coupons to save $1 on 2.  These are randomly printed coupons.
 1 cup fresh broccoli, cut into mini-florets   Save $1 on 2 Birdseye coupon
1 cup chopped yellow or orange bell pepper
1 cup halved-grape tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 bottle (16 oz.) Parmesan-Basil salad dressing Use In ad  County Market exclusive Kraft  coupon to save $1 on 2, coupon good this week.
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash salt-free garlic and herb seasoning   Save $.50 on 1 Mrs. Dash product coupon
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Chik'n Strips, cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
3. Place pasta, Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Chik'n Strips, broccoli, bell pepper, tomatoes and onion in large bowl. Add salad dressing and garlic and herb seasoning. Stir until well coated.
4. Chill salad at least 1 hour. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Serves 8

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