I don’t normally buy these “dinner kit” type meals but because of the blog I was offered a box for free to try out. The box contained pasta, seasonings, sauce, sun dried tomatoes, and cheese. I supplied a pound of chicken, a bit of butter, and 3/4 cup milk. The box said it served 4. Normally it sells for about $4.79. (You can get a $1 off coupon here but they make you install a coupon printer file.)
I was a bit nervous when I saw how little pasta was included but then I tend to cook for leftovers and am notoriously bad at (over) estimating pasta amounts. I made up about 3/4 of a pound of carrots, cooked a slightly new way, as a side dish so we did eat that as well. The 3 of us had our fill of pasta and chicken and carrots and I have more than a serving left for a nice lunch.
The directions were clear and easy to follow. You’ll need 2 pans (3 if you do the side of carrots). It’s not a one-pot wonder, but it is quite tasty! We all really liked it. And I checked out the nutrition label and see that under 1/3 of the calories are from fat. By serving with a vegetable you’re certainly getting into the realm of decently healthy.
$1.78/serving based on 4 servings
Boneless skinless chicken breasts: $1.99
Box dinner: 4.79 (or $3.79 with coupon)
3/4 cup milk: .30 ($4.79/gallon)
2 Tbs butter: .05 ($3/lb)