Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pineapple Meatloaf

I have been wanting to make this recipe for awhile now, but my husband hates pineapple and especially crushed pineapple. After reading several reviews, I learned that most people said you could not taste the pineapple. I decided to go ahead and make it without telling him. I made it before going to my meeting last night and left him to serve dinner to the kids. When I came back, I asked him if he liked it and he said it was pretty good. So, I guess I tricked him. You really can't taste the pineapples so don't let that stop you from making this because it is so good. I served mine with green beans and 80 calorie Betty Crocker instant potatoes and a biscuit. It was a great meal! I also made a mistake and did not add the oats, but it still cooked well even with those left out. I'll add them next time. I had my onion and green pepper already chopped so this was a very quick meal to cook! Here's the recipe, so you can try it yourself

Pineapple Meatloaf
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped (or any color)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pound lean ground beef
8 ounces crushed pineapple
BBQ sauce, optional (add points if you use)
Combine egg, oats, onion, bell pepper, and salt. Add beef and pineapple. Mix well. Place in a baking dish and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Top with BBQ sauce, if desired.
Serves 4 (I served 6 with it, but I also have 3 small children)
Calories: 250; Fat 7g; Fiber 2g

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Breakfast and a Hungry Girl Review

I've been trying new things for breakfast because my old stand-bys have started becoming boring. I got the new Hungry Girl 123 Cookbook for my birthday and I plan to try some of those recipes out. Here's what I had today.

Hungry Girl's Burger-rama- 3 pts
1 cup sliced strawberries with Splenda- 0.5 points
2 cups water

Lorie's Review: This is the third mug recipe I have tried and I like how quick and easy they are to make and they are really filling. This particular one was a little strange. It was good, but there are others I like better.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday May 10-16- Crockpot Week!

This week, I'm pulling out my crock pot and letting it do the work for me. Hot weather has already been here in Kentucky and suppose to return to the 80's this week, so crockpotting will keep my house cooler. I am also doing a lot of microwave cooking for breakfast, this will also keep my house cooler. So, here's what's planned at my house.

Monday: Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti, Low-Fat Bread Machine Italian Bread (made into bread sticks), salad
Tuesday: Crockpot Taco Junk with baked tortilla scoop chips
Wednesday: Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken, crockpot baked potatoes (cooked in bottom of chicken), green beans
Friday: Pizza Night
Saturday: Crockpot Chicken and stuffing, Crockpot Baked Potatoes, green beans
Sunday: *New Recipe Night* Pineapple Meatloaf, green beans

Wednesday: Hungry Girl's All American Egg Mug, strawberries
Thursday: Hungry Girl's Egg Mug Classic, strawberries
Saturday: Denver Omelette in a Mug, strawberries

(Note: My kids eat breakfast at school and my little one eats cereal everyday.)

Monday: Bacon Tomato Sandwich, grapes
Tuesday: Bacon Tomato Sandwich, grapes
Saturday: Cookout at church
Sunday: Fat Free Hot Dogs, baked chips
Go here to see more menus.