The Crazy Suburban Mom: What's in the pantry today? Chicken and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's in the pantry today? Chicken and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

I didn't want to have to deal much with dinner last night because of the whole laser beam thing so in the morning I threw some random chicken parts in my favorite marinade. I could have made my own or used a premium brand but my love for the local store brand knows no bounds.

America's Choice 30 minute Marinade by A&P is so good it makes me want to smack my mama. Maybe a whole roomful of mamas. It frequently goes on sale for $1 a bottle and it's better than any of the one's I've spent five bucks a bottle for.

So it's part of today's what's in my pantry? Marinated chicken.

An aside on brand names...

Sometimes they do matter.


Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I tried for a long time to find something - Okay, I'll admit it - Cheaper. But nothing works as well and when I've tried another brand? I end up spending double because if I buy the cheaper version I have to go back to get these anyway.

Sometimes being frugal isn't about getting the lowest priced item.

That Mr. Clean eraser thing? I haven't a clue what's it made of but it's flat out the best thing for cleaning up the schmutz of life.

But these?



Those are the flavors I bought last time they were on sale (but they have others).

This is the one I marinated my chicken in today:


Dinner was very easy and very inexpensive. The chicken parts were on sale for $.69 cents a pound and the marinade was $1 (and I didn't use the whole bottle). My side dishes were a salad (a head of lettuce was $1.29 although so was my can of olives... But I really love olives) and rice, peas and some ham (Rice in the rice cooker, frozen peas thrown in when the rice was done and a slice or two of ham cut teeny tiny at the end.)

It came out really nice and there was a ton of food for not much money.


My son had to go to work but he and a friend came in after school when the chicken was in the oven and asked:

Smells like garlic bread. You making garlic bread?

I count this as a good thing. Garlic bread smells pretty darn good when it's cooking and it is something my son loves.


chicamom85 6/9/09, 4:06 AM  

I love the Mr. Clean thing, it is amazing to me. I used it recently and refrig looks brand new. Please don't be smacking no mama's. Thank you


The Crazy Suburban Mom 6/9/09, 4:45 AM  

chica - they are the best things ever. They clean up old rummage sale items like you wouldnt believe. Ive tried to find a cheaper version but nope. there isnt one....


@eloh 6/9/09, 11:10 AM  

Now I'm hungry..again.

beth 6/9/09, 12:57 PM  

the magic eraser truly is magical. i know that some day soon we will hear that they cause some horrible disease or something, and i think i will use them anyway. they are the only reason my house does not look like it was painted by jackson pollock.

Digital Scraps Etc 6/9/09, 11:18 PM  

magic eraser works great for cleaning walls and shower tile. I keep one in my shower and do a little grout cleaning every day so I don't have to do it all at once. Water's running anyway...very easy.

Digital Scraps Etc 6/9/09, 11:19 PM  

dinner looks delicious! do you like your rice cooker? I haven't got the hang of mine yet. Rice is either too dry to too wet. I know part of it is I'm using brown rice but if you have any tips, I would love to hear them. Cheers!

JUST ME, THE MOM 6/10/09, 12:13 AM  

Wow, I'm copying down this one, just what I need and yummy EASY recipe :) Thank you for sharing!


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