Chicken Fajita Sandwiches

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 1996!  It’s going to be a great year!  What’s that you say?  It’s not 1996? Oh yes, silly me….Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2006!!  HUH?  It’s 2016?!  Oh help me where did the last 20 years go?!

Chicken Fajita SandwichLet’s start over.

HAPPY 2016!!  Sheesh, it’s going to make me a minute to get used to this new number.  So…are you  making new year resolutions or setting any new goals?  I personally am not a big resolution person.  I never keep them.  I do like the idea of starting new, wiping the slate clean, getting a redo. I’m looking forward to making a conscious effort to cook healthier, while cutting back on my grocery cost.  We spend a ton of money on food.  Part of the problem is poor planning, on my part.  So I’m getting back to the menu planning and stocking the fridge and pantry with fresh food; yogurt, cheese, fruit, and veggies!

Chicken Fajita Sandwich

Growing up we lived on a very tight budget, but my mom always managed to get amazing meals on the table.  Now that I’m a big girl I can see that she was smart with how she shopped.  She used her freezer.  She bought on sale, and in bulk when possible.  She bought cheaper cuts of meat such as chicken thighs and legs, chuck roast, or pork chops.  She repurposed leftovers.   Nothing we ate was fancy, but it was delicious and for the most part all homemade.

 

Chicken Fajita Sandwich

A great way to make a little go a long way is by making a meal out of sandwiches.  My oldest daughter loves sandwiches she would eat them morning, noon, and night if I would make them for her. You can stretch your dollar with Chicken Fajita Sandwiches by slicing two chicken breasts into thin slices across the grain you get enough chicken for eight sandwiches! Season the meat with a tablespoon of your favorite taco seasoning and Voila! you are on your way to an inexpensive and hearty meal!

Chicken Fajita Sandwich

By making Chicken Fajita Sandwiches for dinner you can feed a family of four for less than $10!  You couldn’t order a one sandwich in a restaurant for much less than that.  Add a small tossed salad or some corn chips with salsa as a side and your family will think they’ve just eaten at their favorite little sandwich shop!

 

 


Do you meal plan? I’d love to hear some of your strategies!

Thanks for a great year!  I’m looking forward to spending time with you this year!
Cheers to 1996 er um I mean 2016!
XO, Sheila

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  1. 1
    Amy :

    In our house, nothing better for almost all occasions.
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      Sheila :

      Sandwiches for everyone!! Thanks for stopping by, hope your 2016 is going well so far <3, Sheila

  2. 2

    Hi Sheila!
    Happy New Year to you, too!! And, I couldn’t agree with you more. Where did the last 20 years go??
    Hope all is well with you and I’m sure your family loves this meal. It looks delish!
    Can’t wait to see you in 2016 ~
    xoxoxoxo

    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      Oh Dear Sara! Thanks so much for stopping by! How I miss you! Happy New Year lovey <3 xoxo