Monday, February 1, 2010

Sesame Ginger Drumsticks W/ Crunchy Asain Pasta Salad

Drumsticks :
  • 4.5 lbs of chicken drumsticks
  • 1 bottle of Lawry's Sesame ginger 30 min. marinade
  1. Get your grill started
  2. While waiting on grill put your drumsticks in a dish and add the marinade.
  3. Cover and place in fridge for 30 min. If you want more flavor marinade over night.
  4. When grill is ready place chicken on grill and cook until done. Be sure to baste with additional marinade during the grilling process.
Pasta Salad :
  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad classic pasta salad mic
  • 1 packages Oriental Flavor ramen noodle soup mix
  • 5 Tbs of sugar
  • 6 Tbs veg. oil
  • 4 Tbs white vinegar
  • 4 Tbs water
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 6 cups of coleslaw mix ( I use the 3 color one)
  • 2 cups snow pea pods, strings removed and cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 (150z) cans mandarin orange segments , drained
  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Continue to let drain.
  2. In in a large bowl , stir together seasoning mixes from pasta mix and ramen mix , sugar , oil, vinegar, water , and soy sauce. Add pasta , coleslaw mix, pea pods, almonds , and orange segments; toss to combine. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving coarsely crush up ramen noodles and serve on top of salad like croutons.
This dinner came out to about $13.00 of one meal for my family of 6. The pasta salad makes a lot! It will feed my family for the next couple of days so I do not mind spending the money to get everything. It cost me $12 for the pasta alone and then $5 for the chicken and $2 for the marinade. So, I spent $19 for everything and I still have food for the next couple of days. That's not bad !

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