Yes, mine is still mac and cheese, except that the cheese is Feta and the mac contains ingredients that are not traditionally used in the regular dish such as fresh salmon, Baby Bella mushrooms, broccoli florets and seafood stock. Then, make a kiwi salad and you are covered!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $15.28 or $5.09 per serving
2 salmon fillets ($4.50)
5 large Baby Bella mushrooms (.70)
1 ½ cup Elbow macaroni (.50)
½ onion, chopped (.20)
1 cup Broccoli florets (.75)
¼ cup of seafood stock if you don’t have it, use beef stock (.95)
¼ cup Olive oil ($1.20)
1 tsp. Angie’s Dried seasoning or the one of your choice (.30)
1/3 cup Feta Cheese ($1.45)
1 Avocado (1.00)
1 tsp. Salt
Prepare the macaroni according to package directions.
Prepare the salad, add the spinach to a bowl, cut tomatoes and kiwi, drizzle EVOO, vinegar and salt and pepper. Done. Refrigerate.
In a skillet, sauté broccoli.
Add chopped onion and mushrooms.
Add the seafood stock. And the cooked pasta. Stir. Cook for 2 minutes covered.
Add the salmon, cover and cook for 3 minutes until the salmon change to a lighter color.
Kiwi Salad ($3.73)
1 kiwi (.90)
2 cups of spinach ($1.50)
1 large Roma tomato (.33)
Salt, vinegar and EVOO (1.00)
HACK: Add 1 tsp. salad olives and Scallions to garnish, oh, and hot sauce, it will look prettier, smile.
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