Independence Day treats on the cheap
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Jessica Hacker (from livingonacoupon.com) shares several ways to whip up some delicious 4th of July dishes that are super-simple to make and won't break the bank, including Greek Chicken Pasta, Chocolate Fruit Cones, and No-Bake Watermelon Cake! Happy 4th!
GREEK CHICKEN PASTA -- $9.18
1 box of Pasta $.88
Shredded rotisserie chicken is the best) $5.00
1 small jar of Marinated Olives $1.00
1 can of Marinated Artichokes $1.00
1 red onion, thinly sliced $.30
1 Bottle of Greek Dressing $1.00
Cook pasta per instructions on box until tender
Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process
Meanwhile, prep the rest of the ingredients: Drain marinated artichokes & chop, chop cooked chicken & onion
Put all ingredients & the cooled pasta into a large bowl
Add 1 container of Greek dressing. Toss to coat
Let chill to marinate. The longer the salad sits the better it tastes!!
4TH OF JULY CHOCOLATE FRUIT CONES
INGREDIENTS: (makes 12 cones)
½ bag white chocolate chips or melts
12 ice cream cones
Red, white & blue sprinkles
1 package strawberries, halved
1 package blueberries
Melt ½ bag of white chocolate melts according to package.
Dip the tips of the ice cream cones in the white chocolate and tap off excess chocolate.
Roll the chocolate coated cones in red, white and blue.
While the cones are drying wash the fruit and slice the strawberries.
Fill each cone with the fruit.
~Tip~ place a cupcake liner inside the cone before adding the fruit to prevent the cone from getting soggy. Enjoy!
NO BAKE WATERMELON CAKE
1 Seedless Watermelon
1 container of Cool Whip
Cut the top and bottom of the watermelon, try to get as level and strait as possible
Trim the sides around the watermelon.
Shape to desired cake shape (square or circle….)
Place the watermelon in the fridge for cool and allow the outside of the fruit to dry up a bit. (this helps the cool whip stick better if the watermelon is not wet)
Frost the watermelon with the cool whip just like frosting.
Decorate with red & blue fruit, sprinkles or whatever you desire.