Sunday, July 27, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
12 small tortillas, torn into bite size pieces
2 cans (15 oz. each) chili beans, undrained
1 ½ cups salsa
1 ½ cups shredded cheese
3 tablespoons diced onions
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole with non-stick cooking spray. Place half of the tortilla pieces in casserole. Top with one can of beans. Repeat layers. Pour salsa on top of beans. Sprinkle with cheese and onions. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until bubbly around edge.
Serve with sour cream(not included in nutritional information)
Makes 8 servings
260 calories, 9 g fat, 5g fiber
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1 can buttermilk biscuits (sm. 10 count kind)
10 TB pizza sauce
2 ounces Weight Watchers Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
20 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
Preheat oven to 375. Spray muffin pan with Pam. Chop veggies & turkey pepperoni. Flatten biscuits between palms, then pat into bottom and up sides of muffin pan. Spoon a TB of pizza sauce into each cup. Sprinkle pepperoni, onions and peppers evenly into each cup. Top with cheese, then bake for 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is melted.
(You could easily add or substitute your favorite toppings just be sure to add points if necessary.)
Serves 10, 2 Weight Watchers Points each.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Honey Bun Cake
1 package yellow or white cake mix (I used the reduced sugar mix)
4 egg whites
1 cup (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, egg whites, sour cream and applesauce. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour half (about 2 1/4 cups) into a 13x9x2 baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Cover with remaining batter; cut through with a knife to swirl. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle over warm cake. Cool on a wire rack.
Yield: 20 servings
Cooking Light, MARCH 2005
165 Calories, 4g fat, 1g Fiber
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup mild salsa
1/2 cup taco sauce
4 oz can diced green chilies
4 oz. can sliced black olives
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
Cook meat in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, stirring to separate; drain. spoon into the crock pot. Add corn, onion, salsa, taco sauce, chilies, and olives to slow cooker; stir to combine. Cover; cook on LOW 2-4 hours or on HIGH for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Serve with tortilla chips and spoon sour cream on top of mixture. Tip: To keep this dip hot for the entire party, simply leave in slow cookeron low setting.
Makes about 3 cups
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1 ¼ cups sugar
½ cup mashed banana
½ cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon applesauce (or oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon banana flavoring
¼ teaspoon lemon extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup walnuts, chopped(optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, banana, milk, buttermilk, egg substitute, oil or applesauce, vanilla, banana flavoring, and lemon extract in a large bowl. Mix well with electric mixer on high speed. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and walnuts. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with the electric mixer. Pour batter into muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until muffins turn light brown on top.
177 Calories, 2.6g Fat, 0.8g Fiber
Gayle from The Grocery Cart Challenge. She has more than one blog but that one specifically makes me smile! She tries to spend about $50 a week for a family of 6. She does a really good job too!
Dawn from The Parnell Family. Her blog is about her family and all the funny stories that happen around her. I smile just about every time I go visit her blog!
Jen from My "Losing" Motivation. Jen has helped me with things as much as she says I help her. She also made my beautiful header that I LOVE! I also love all of her recipes that she shares on her blog.
So now all of you go pick some people on your blog who make you smile.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Summer Breezes Smoothie
1 cup yogurt, plain low fat
6 medium strawberries, with stems removed
1 cup pineapple, crushed, canned in juice
1 medium banana
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
2 packets Splenda, optional
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and ice is crushed. Serve immediately.
Makes 3 servings (1 cup each)
About 1 Weight watchers Point per serving or 4 points for the entire recipe.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I am still doing Weight Watchers Flex. Here is my meal plan for this week. Come back throughout the week to get the recipes for the new recipes I am trying.
Monday: Pizza Cups, Salad, Cantaloupe, Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tuesday: Spaghetti Casserole Bake, salad, No Pudge Brownies at Home
Wednesday: Manwich Tater Tot Casserole, corn, Honey Bun Cake
Thursday: Stovetop Meatloaf Muffins, mashed potatoes, green beans, Chips Ahoy Dessert
Friday: Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti, salad, Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Saturday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, green beans
Sunday: Corn dog Casserole, veggies
Snacks: Whales crackers, cookies, Chex Party Mix, Summer Breezes Smoothie, Wendy's No Bake Peanut Butter Bars, 94% Fat Free Microwave Popcorn, Orange Cream Weight Watcher Smoothies.
Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits, sausage links (2 days)
cereal, fruit, yogurt (2 days)
Cinnamon French Toast, fruit
Cottage Cheese Pancakes, fruit
Oatmeal with fruit
Low fat waffles and fruit (3 days)
Cinnamon French Toast, fruit
Cottage Cheese Pancakes, fruit
Oatmeal and fruit
Biscuit with Canadian Bacon, fruit
Soup and sandwiches, cookies, milk(4 days)
Fat Free Hot Dogs, Whales, fruit, milk
Tuna sandwiches, fruit, milk
Eat at Summer Reading Program Party
Refried Beans Soup
Leftovers (2 days)
Fat Free Hot Dogs, fruit
salad with fruit (2 days)
Weekly Food Spending
Everyone went shopping with me(I have a family of 6) so some things got put into the cart that were not on the list but here it is anyways:
1 package Strawberries- $2.28
Brown and Serve Sausage Links- $3.94
Hot Dog Buns- $1.68
Loaf of bread- $1.97
Lt. Bologna- $2.00
Salt and Sweet Bars- $2.00
Orange Juice $2.34
Gogurts (for kids)- $2.43
Yogurt- 6 pk- $2.43
Jiffy muffin mix- $.43
Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake Mix- $1.00
Lemon Cake- $.96
Cooking Spray- $1.68
Apple Juice- $2.50
Wafer Cookies- $.98
3 Water Drop=ins- $4.50
Grape Drop in- $1.97
2 Green Pepper- $1.84
Cream Cheese- $1.86
WW Yogurt- $.50
Water Bottles- $3.88
Water Bottles- $3.88
Pizza Sauce- $.88
Lettuce- $.98(on sale)
Fruit Bowls- $1.68
Turkey Chili No beans- $1.78
WW Yogurt- $.50
Spaghetti Sauce- $1.25
Butter Spray- $2.50(on sale)
Tater Tots- $1.56
Grape Water Drop ins- $1.97
Sea Salt- $2.16
Whales Crackers- $1.66
2.54 pounds bananas- $1.23 (on sale)
4 pounds sweet onions- $3.78
Almond Extract- $2.72
Coconut Extract- $2.72
WW Str Multi- $1.98 (I don't know what this was)
WW Amrtocsk- $.50 (I don't know what this was)
WIC-2 gallons milk, 4 packs cheese, 2 peanut butters, 4 juice, 2 eggs- WIC
Note: I like looking back at my receipts! Last week I found something that was not rung up. This week I found that my cashier rang up my cucumber and then voided it and rang up a zucchini. The zucchini was about 20 cents cheaper.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008
2 1/2 cups summer squash -boiled/unpeeled until tender)
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
Blend eggs, sugar salt vanilla in blender. Add sour cream and squash. Blend until thick and frothy. Pour into 9 in pie plate. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake 400 for 30 minutes. You can also put it in a pie shell, but make sure you count those extra points. I use reduced fat sour cream and egg beaters.
Serves 8 at 1 Weight Watchers Point each
RR: This was super yummy. My 3 year old twins loved it!
1 box low fat Twinkies
1 large box sugar free strawberry Jello
1 large fat free cool whip
Line a 9x9 pan with Twinkies, mix Jello according to box and pour over Twinkies, refrigerate until set. Top w/cool whip.
Serves 10 at 3 Weight Watchers Points each
RR: This was super yummy, but I had a little bit of a problem because I did not have an 9 X 9 pan. Everyone still loved it, but we will not be making it much because the Twinkies at a little on the expensive side.
Friday, July 18, 2008
My budding artist, Katie Sue is 3 and sometimes she really surprises me at how well she can draw! Her new thing is drawing people! These are so funny because they really look like the person. I have laughed and laughed over these. I am so glad I got some pictures of her work because she usually does her drawings on her magna doodle!
Here is some of her work!
Her Self portrait:
Well, I had my weigh-in on Tuesday and it was not that bad, but not that great either. I weighed in at 263.2 pounds. A gain of .2 :(. I am not going to worry about that and move on. I try to make excuses for weigh ins that I gain because I have only had a gain about 2 times since starting. This is the first time that I have weighed in and it was the first day of my monthly. It is usually the last day. So, maybe that had something to do with it, but I really think that it was the fact that I got NO activity points last week. That means I exercised not one day! I got to better on that this week! I don't know what's wrong with me but I have been feeling SUPER exhausted. I feel so tired ALL the time. I think most of that is from me trying to do too much this summer with the kids and staying up late and watching old seasons of 24 with dh. We are addicted to that show. We try to spend some time after the kids go to bed and watch an episode, but the show is so addictive that it makes you want to watch another and we usually watch at least 2 episodes. So, I know I got to get more sleep too. We checked out the whole season 5 of the show from the library and finished it a week ago and now we are watching season 4. Anyways, I know I got to get in some exercise and go to bed earlier. Other than that, I am following my Weight Watchers program, so hopefully next week I will see better numbers at the scale!
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1 ½ pounds of very lean ground meat
2 medium onions chopped fine
5 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 (16oz.) Can of tomato sauce
1 cup water
½ cup raw rice, not instant
8 cups of shredded cabbage
Brown beef, drain, add onion and cook till soft, add garlic, and salt and pepper, tomato sauce, and water. Bring to a simmer, add rice and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Spread half of cabbage after washing, in a deep casserole dish sprayed with Pam. Cover with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Do not stir. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours.
Serves 6 at 6 Weight Watcher Points.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
1. Plan ahead!
One of my favorite quotes is Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail. It really is true when trying to lose weight, save money at the grocery store or whatever. I have a desk drawer that I keep recipes in that I want to try. I have a folder that I keep the ones in that I want to try soon. Then I have a folder that I keep all of the recipes that I plan to make for the week and a list of the meals I am planning to make. Next, I make a grocery list after checking my pantry. So, that is how I plan ahead for meals.
2. Cook from recipes
As I said before, I take my recipes and make a shopping list from recipes. The recipes are my planning guides. I also know exactly what I need and I won't run out during the week and have to go back, which saves gas money too because we have to go to the next county for lots of things that we can't get here or are higher priced.
3. Shop While Your Kids are Busy
I refuse to take all four of my kids grocery shopping with me. I have been there and done that and it makes it a really hard day! I can't concentrate on buying the lowest cost item. I just want to get out of there as quick as I can! I also don't have time to pull out my points calculator and see which food is the better choice. I will either go by myself on Saturday while dh keeps the kids or dh and I go together and Granny watches the kids! Kids also usually want something and that can make the bill higher too.
4. Shop on a full stomach
The Weight Watchers article recommends shopping after lunch or dinner. If you are full you will not give into those last minute impulses and end up spending more money than you should.
5. Savings are under your nose
Most stores stock expensive brands at eye level; look on the highest and lowest shelves for lower-cost generics and in-store specials. Also, give yourself a moment to peruse the in-store flyer with its unadvertised specials. I like most generic brands and use many quit easily.
6. Use coupons judiciously
Be honest with yourself and cut only the coupons you need. Saving 50 cents on jelly isn't any good if you weren't going to buy jelly in the first place. And save those coupons for when they really count; for your store's double or triple coupon days. I love coupons and as a Weight Watcher's member, we are given several for Weight Watchers foods. i probably would have never tried them if I did not have a coupon. I LOVE coupons!
7. Buying in bulk doesn't mean automatic savings
Dry goods and some convenience products are good bets for bulk-buying: Paper products, cleaning products, flour, sugar, vinegars, peanut butter and grains. Never buy oils (which go rancid), spices (which lose flavor) or perishables in bulk. A 10-pound box of apricots won't have saved you anything when you throw half of it away. I like to stock up on things when I find good deals, but I know some things just won't last and so I am careful of that.
8. Produce: Fresh vs. Frozen
Some produce is great frozen while others are not. Here is a list of which things you should buy fresh or frozen. Some are pretty obvious!
Fresh: cucumbers, ears of corn, greens, lettuce, radishes,zucchini/summer squash, apples/pears, bananas, citrus, pineapple
Frozen: beans/peas, bell pepper strips, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chopped onions, corn kernels, winter squash puree, berries, peaches/apricots
9. Buy meat and fish once a month
I do like to buy meat when it is on sale. I try to buy most all of the meat I need in the beginning of the month. I need to search out sales more though!
10. Keep a cooler in your car
I live in a small town and I have to go to the next town. So this is an idea I really want to implement. The Weight Watcher's article says that your shelf life will be reduced by letting these items sit in your car. I have had trouble with ice cream so I started getting those brown bags that they have in the ice cream section and that seemed to help, but I love the cooler idea!
Well I hope you can use some of these tips to help you save money, but have great food that helps you stay on your personal eating plan.
Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings (Serves 8)
Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 4
16 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup chopped onion
2 10.75-oz cans 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (7.5 to 10 oz) lower fat refrigerated biscuit dough
Spray crock pot with nonstick spray. Add chicken, onion, soup, garlic powder and salt & pepper to crock pot. Add enough water to cover the chicken breasts. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours (high 3-4 hours). About one hour before serving (if on low, turn to high), remove chicken from pot, shred and return to pot. Stir in mixed vegetables. Cut each biscuit into 4 wedges. Top the mixture in the crock pot with biscuit dough. Cover and cook 30-45 minutes more until dough has risen and is cooked through.
Slow Cooking Thursday is sponsored by Diary of a SAHM go look there for more recipes.
Serves 12 ( one cup each)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Now onto my recipe. I made this special breakfast for my family last weekend. It was super yummy! I hope you enjoy.
Overnight Stuffed French Toast
1 (16 oz.) Loaf of French Bread, cut into 20 slices
1 (8 oz.) Package Fat Free Cream Cheese, cut into 1/4" thick slices
3 Cups Egg Substitute
2 Cups Skim Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Spray a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Layer 10 slices of bread in the bottom of the baking dish (You may need to cut some to fit). Top the bread evenly with cream cheese slices, then place the remaining bread slices on top. In a large bowl, wish together the egg substitute, milk, vanilla, syrup and cinnamon. Pour over the bread to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed and the French toast is set in the center. If the top gets too brown, lay a sheet of foil over the baking dish. Cut into 9 pieces. Serve with sugar free syrup for additional points.
Per Serving: 224 Calories 2g Fat 2g Dietary Fiber
14 slices Turkey Pepperoni, cut up
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small can mushrooms, drained
26 ounce Italian Garden Spaghetti Sauce
7 1/2 ounce Pillsbury Grands! Home Style Buttermilk Reduced fat biscuits
1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
Spray frying pan with non stick cooking spray and saute chopped up onion and green pepper approximately 1 minute. Add in cut up turkey pepperoni, mushrooms, and spaghetti sauce. Cut up biscuits into smaller pieces and toss in the sauce mix. Spray 9 X 13 inch pan with no stick cooking spray and add mixture to the pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Then add mozzarella cheese and bake 10 minutes more. Cut into 8 servings.
Note: You can add any kind of pizza toppings you want to this dish, just make sure you add the points.
Serves 8 at 5 Weight Watcher Points each (Check points based on your ingredients.)
RR: We loved this recipe. Kids even ate it. You can make it more kid friendly by just adding the pizza ingredients they like. The picture does not do the dish justice. I served it with a salad and Chips Ahoy Dessert and I was stuffed!
Also see the Bubble Up Enchilada which is a variation of this recipe.
Monday, July 14, 2008
1/2 gallon buttermilk $2.98
2 lbs lean ground beef $7.76
Jimmy Dean De-light (4 pre-made sausage croissants) $5.94
Jimmy Dean sausage Croissants (DH takes these to work) $5.94
Canadian Bacon $2.97
Shredded Pizza Cheese $2.68
Nestle 24 pack Bottled Water(not pictured) $3.88
Head of lettuce(on sale) 98 cents
2 bell peppers (on sale) 50 cents
2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sprays (on sale) $5.00
Light Twinkies $3.00
Whales (kids snack) $1.66
1/2 gallon Orange Juice $2.34
Fat Free Hot Dogs (on sale) $2.50
Light Sour Cream $1.08
Egg Beaters $5.28
2 Refrigerated Pizza Dough $2.88
4 pound onions $3.78
Hamburger Buns $1.68
Loaf bread (on sale) $1.97
2 Apple Juice $5.00
Fiber One Bars $2.48
Non stick canola Oil spray $1.68
Bisquick Heart Smart $2.98
1 jar spaghetti sauce $1.25
Watkins Paprika $2.68
Peach Baby Food(not for baby for cupcakes) $1.09
2 packages water drop-ins (on sale) $3.00
SF/FF Strawberry Jello 50 cents
Hot Dog Buns $1.68
Italian Bread loaf $1.50
Bananas (on sale) 1.67
Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake Mix $1.00
12 pack Caffeine Free Diet Dr Pepper(for me) $3.88
2 gallons milk WIC Free
1 box Rice Krispies WIC Free
1 box Multi Grain Cheerios WIC Free
2 Grape Juicy Juice WIC Free
1 dozen eggs WIC Free
1 Peanut Butter WIC Free
Total Spent: $95.12
Note: I also got a Watermelon and the check out girl came to my cart to ring up my water and pop and said she had to manually ring in the watermelon, which I thought she did but I can't find it on my receipt. I guess she forgot to manually enter it and I thought she had. It was on sale for $3.88.
8 boxes(only one in picture) 94% FF Butter Microwave Popcorn (on sale$1.25 usually $1.89) $10.00
Kraft Fat Free Mayo (on sale) $2.69
Kraft Fat Free Miracle Whip(on sale) $2.79
Peter Pan Whipped Peanut Butter $2.29
1 cucumber 65 cents
2.31 pounds Red Grapes(on sale 1.99 pound) $4.60
24 pack Pepsi One(Dh's drink on sale) $3.34
Total Spent: $26.56
Total Weekly Food Buying: $121.68
My Menu Plan Monday
Monday-Diet Coke Sloppy Joes, Corn, Chips Ahoy Dessert
Tuesday-Bubble-Up Pizza Casserole, salad, Rice Krispie Treats
Wednesday- Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spagetti, salad, Watermelon
Thursday- Deep Dish Pizza Casserole, Salad, No Pudge Brownies at Home
Friday- Mandarin Orange Slow Cooker Chicken, green beans
Saturday- Corn Dogs, Onion Rings w/ dipping sauce, Corn, Peaches and Cream Microwave Cupcakes
Sunday-Italian Chicken, Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Twinkie Cake
Kids: Cereal, bagels, yogurt, Cinnamon French Toast, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, fruit, sausage links, scrambled eggs
Mommy- Jimmy Dean De-lights Breakfast Sandwich, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Cinnamon French Toast, Low fat waffles and fruit, Southwestern egg, sausage and cheese biscuit, fruit
Kids- Eat lunch at Library Summer Reading Program Mon-Wednesday, Sandwiches, soup, and leftovers.
Mommy- Refried Beans Soup, Boca Burgers, Salad, Whipped Peanut Butter Sandwich and leftovers
Snacks, desserts and kid activities:Almond Joy Smoothies, Weight Watchers Orange Cream Smoothies, Chips Ahoy Dessert, Butterscotch Bars, No Pudge Brownies at Home, Peaches and Cream Microwave Cupcake, Whales crackers, Animal Crackers, Fat Free Rice Krispie Treats, Twinkie Cake, 94% FF Butter Popcorn
Also, I am host a meme this Wednesday where we will share Healthy recipes. It's called Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday. Click on the link to read more about it.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 10-cup Bundt or round tube pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine cake mix, egg substitute, bananas, applesauce, water and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 20 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Place butterscotch morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over cake.
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup bottled reduced-fat pasta sauce
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1 1/2 cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
8 oz Pillsbury Reduced-Fat Crescent(s)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 Tbsp Land O Lakes Stick Light Butter
Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat for 8- 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream; mix well. Pour hot beef mixture into ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture. Unroll dough over cheese mixture. In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and butter. Spread evenly over dough. Bake at 375°F. for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Serves 6 at 8 Weight Watcher Points each(Make sure to check points based on ingredients you use.
RR: This was a really good casserole. My whole family enjoyed it and we will be eating it again.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Preheat oven to 400. Spray a baking sheet with Pam. Peel onions, and slice into 1/2” thick slices. Separate into double rings.Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a paper bag. Put breadcrumbs into another bag. Pour egg substitute into a shallow bowl. Coat each double ring in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.Place on baking sheet and spray tops with Pam. Bake about 10 minutes, turn, and bake 5 minutes longer.
1/8 t. salt
Thursday, July 10, 2008
4 boneless skinless chicken halves
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
11 ounce can of mandarin oranges, be sure to save 3 T of the juice as well.
2 T flour
Put chicken strips in slow cooker that has been sprayed with Pam cooking spray. Combine onion, orange juice concentrate, poultry season and salt. Pour mixture over chicken in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours. Remove chicken and keep warm. Reserve chicken juices.
In a saucepan, combine the 3 T of reserved mandarin juice and the 2 T of flour. Stir until smooth. Stir in the chicken juices. Bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in mandarin oranges.
Pour over chicken.
4 Servings at 5 Weight Watcher Points each (Be sure to check your ingredients because you could get a different points value based on what you use!)