Fathers Day is tomorrow have you planned out what you're going to cook for dad? At our house instead of taking dad out for dinner we usually just plan to make one of his favorite meals at home. Breakfast on the other hand is a treat so the kids will either serve him breakfast in bed or we will take him out for a breakfast of his choice. It's really all up to him.
As a Walmart Mom I was challenged by Walmart to come up with an inexpensive Fathers Day Meal for $30. When I was thinking of what I wanted to make I immediately thought of grilling. Anything cooked on the grill is always a huge hit in our house. So off to Walmart we went and this is what we came up with for our Fathers Day Dinner.
Fathers Day Dinner Menu
Hawaiian Grilled Chicken
Fresh Hot French Bread
And for Dessert we had.....Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls W/Vanilla Ice Cream. A meal just wouldn't be a meal if you didn't finish it off with something sweet.
Price of Ingredients:
(2 pkg's) - Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs ($4.36 each) - $8.72
(1) - 13 oz Can Coconut Milk - $1.72
Great Value Soy Sauce - $1.64
(5) Corn on the Cobs (.25 each) - $1.25
(1) - bunch green onions - $1.00
(1) - Loaf Hot French Bread - $1.00
(1.5 quart) Great Value Home Style Ice Cream - $2.98
(1) - 32 oz Pkg Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - $3.98
( I already had sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, rice and flaked coconut on hand)
Total Meal Cost = $22.29
Dessert was easy peasy since we used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough. I purchased the large 32 0z cookie roll dough which yielded 8 cookie bowls.
To make the cookie bowls just cut and press 1/2 cup cookie dough into each (3 x 1 1/2 in ) ramekin. Spray them with baking spray just a bit first. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Delicious is all I can say about dessert!!! This was Carson's favorite part of the meal because after his first bite he looked over at me and gave me a thumbs up!
Everyone loved the meal including my husband. Plus we came in under budget so that was awesome. We definitely could not of went out to eat and fed the entire family for $30. What special meal or dinner do you have planned for Fathers Day?
Hawaiian Grilled Chicken
2 - pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 - cup soy sauce1 - cup coconut milk
3/4 - cup water
3/4 - cup brown sugar
3 - green onions, chopped
1/2 -teaspoon minced garlic
1 - teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/2 - teaspoon of sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste
Mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar, onions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, coconut milk and salt & pepper in a large bowl or large zip lock bag. Marinade chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Grill chicken at a low heat so that the marinade does not burn for 5-7 minutes per side or until done. Serve with coconut rice and garnish with green onions.
Chicken Recipe Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
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