Southwest Chicken Burritos Recipe (Freezer Friendly!)

Southwest Chicken Burritos Reipce | The Coupon Project

Southwest Chicken Burritos Recipe | The Coupon Project

One way you can save money on your groceries is to plan meals based on what you’re finding on sale for a given week. Last week, I shared with you about some hot deals I spotted at Albertsons:

Albertsons stock up sale image

I picked up $1.79/lb boneless, skinless chicken breast; buy one, get one free tortilla, and Essential Everyday refrigerated salsa for $1.69. I also found Sargento shredded cheese for $1.69 and Essential Everyday frozen vegetables for $1.

I thought about all these items and it occurred to me: of course, burritos!

Today’s recipe will really stretch those ingredients into several meals as you’ll soon see, too!

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Easy Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mangos & Strawberries Recipe

Easy Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mangos & Strawberries

Today I’m scouring the Asian market for some comfort food…


We’re battling the flu at our house this week so I thought I would take this opportunity to investigate what kinds of healing, comforting foods I could fix using ingredients from the Asian market. Everyone has a different standard for what counts as good comfort food, of course, but when I’m sick in the winter I crave strong flavors, warm foods, eggs, fruit, and carbs. What I don’t want is food that is greasy, super sweet, or takes a lot of effort to prepare.

As I wandered around the Asian market this afternoon startling people with my raspy voice and thinking about what would taste good, I found a lot of possibilities. First I put a big chunk of fresh ginger in my basket that I knew would be great for tea and some vitamin-rich carrot-orange-ginger juice. I was tempted by the fresh lemongrass and frozen kaffir lime leaves, thinking of how fantastic those flavors would be in a coconut milk-based soup. And I had to stop myself from buying every bottle of hot sauce on the premises. I’m not usually a heat freak, but when I’m sick it just burns so good!

comfort food - sriracha

On the other hand, my husband Christopher, who is much, much sicker than I (guess which one of us got a flu shot this year and which one refused?) craves rice when he’s sick and pretty much all the time. And to him, who loves Asian food, the whiter and stickier the rice the better. So I thought after rubbing it in that he should have gotten a flu shot (whoops, cat’s out of the bag), I’d be nice and make him something that he’d love.

bags of rice

Staring at the many varieties of rice my mind immediately flashed to the coconut sticky rice with mango that is on the dessert menu at every Thai restaurant I’ve ever been to. Even though I love those flavors I’d never actually tried it because I’m always too stuffed with pad Thai to even think about dessert. Maybe I could make it instead! I quickly pulled up a couple recipes on my phone and realized that the only other things I would need were rice and mangoes. Score! This would be a healing, comforting AND frugal recipe.

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What to do with a bag of Meyer Lemons

The people at Frieda’s Specialty Produce recently sent me a bag of delicious treats, including several Meyer lemons. (Image from: Frieda’s) I’ve never purchased more than one, maybe two, lemons at a time. They are one of those fruits I’m …

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How to Make Soup Mix in a Jar

Soup mix in a jar is an easy and extremely frugal gift – here are some ideas for putting it together yourself! This month I’m running a series called Love: in a Jar – it’s a fun exploration of all …

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Easy Homemade Steak Fries Recipe

Over time, I’ve come up with what I feel is a pretty darn fantastic recipe for homemade French Fries. If you’ve never made fries from scratch, you should know: it’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s ridiculously yummy. Easy Homemade Steak …

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Starbucks Egg Nog Latte Hack

Start with a pot of coffee… Add a lil’ of your favorite egg nog… Top with whip cream (I used heavy whipping cream) and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon. Serve with Starbucks Pumpkin Scones (thanks, Keri). Enjoy! SharePin23Tweet23 Shares