Monday, January 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday #2

Last week went well for our first ever Menu Planned week.  Logan was so excited that he knew exactly what was for dinner every night because I let him help me pick the recipes.

And I lost 2.4lbs. Go Weight Watchers!

Here's the plan for this week.

Monday - Skinny Chicken Stroganoff (7pps)

Tuesday - Blackened Fish Tacos (8pps/2 tacos)

Wednesday - Beef Tamale Bake (7pps)

Thursday - Black Bean Burgers (7pps, 4pps w/o bun, which is how I will probably eat it, buns for the boys)

Friday - Pita Pizzas (about 3pp for 1/2 a pizza)

These are all from The Pampered Chef's "It's Good for You" cookbook. 

And all the points were figured out by me after putting the ingredients in the online recipe builder.  I adapted a few recipes to match some ingredients we had so if you are doing these yourself you might want to build your own recipes.

I love Pampered Chef. And I love Weight Watchers.

I'm linking up at I'm an Organizing Junkie with Menu Plan Mondays.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday

Yes, I know it's not Wednesday.  I'm a day late (and a dollar short, story of my life).

But here is what I'm working on now...

Corner to Corner throw


a little close up of the stitch pattern.

It is all double crochets, super easy.  This is my go to, easy peasy, no thinking/no counting favorite blanket pattern.

And this is what I finished yesterday (actually ON Wednesday).

It's the Berry Delight pattern from Ambassador Crochet.  I think I did something wrong because the pattern doesn't lay like it does in her picture, so I'm going to try it again.  But I just had to take a picture of my first wearable crochet pattern that actually fits a human head.  :)

I'm linking up to W.I.P. Wednesday over on Ambassador Crochet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pizza Roll Up Burritos

These are delicious.  Everyone agreed.

I found the recipe here and I made a few changes to mine to get it down to 6pts per serving! (Yeah baby!)

I used these tortillas (a whopping 1 pt each)

And the mozzarella cheese sticks from WW that are only 1pt. (sorry no pic, and I can't find the image online)

I only make 1/2 the recipe because I was short turkey and I didn't want to make a huge serving of a first time recipe.  I also put the cooked onions and green peppers into the food processor to guarantee a certain little picky eater didn't boycott the dish.

Here's the dish on our fancy pants dinner ware (zoo pal plates for those of you w/o littles)


This will definitely be a regular staple in our kitchen.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Menu Plan Monday #1

I'm trying something new this week.  I've planned out our weekly dinners a la Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.  I've always wanted to do this to simplify my life, because as soon as the boys walk in the front door after school they are STARVING.  And they usually eat a ton of snack/junk food before I can get dinner cooked.  That combined with me starting Weight Watchers last Thursday has made me finally break down and try it.  Here's the plan:

Monday - Pizza Roll Up Burritos
( I found some new products that make this meal clock in at only 6 pps!)

Tuesday - Cheeseburger Casserole (from the Weight Watchers website)

Wednesday - BBQ Chicken Chili (from the Weight Watchers website) with cornbread

Thursday - leftovers/oven easies(chicken nuggets, meatballs, taquitos, etc., one, not all!)

Friday - Fiesta Stuffed Peppers

Friday is subject to change to Mexican food and Margaritas out at our favorite mexican restaurant...

Casa Mariachi

depending on how my week goes... :)

So hopefully this will work out and I can do it more often...and blog too.  But you never know about that last part.