Sunday, May 2, 2010

Starting Over....Menu Plan Monday

Here I go.....Starting my Weight Lose Challenge Again! I need to stay motivated and to my Weight Watchers Program!

I think a major key is to stay on top of the whole menu planning thing. It sure will make evenings more enjoyable for all of us. There aren't too many events better than sitting down to eat a home cooked dinner with my family!

So, here we go....Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Chicken Cacciatore (7 points), Green Salad, WW Diet Soda Cake with a Dallop of Fat Free Cool Whip (3.5 points)

Tuesday: Chicken Salad for lunch (3 points), Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

Wednesday: Pasta with No Cook Tomato Sauce (4 points), Green Salad with Strawberries

Thursday: Baseball Game

Friday: Beer Soaked Beef (6 points), Grilled Aspargus, Baked Sweet Potato

Saturday: Chicken Fingers with BBQ Sauce (4 points)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Menu Plan Monday on Wednesday

How's that for a title? I'm starting the week

Wednesday: Leftover Buffet

Thursday: Banana Pudding

Friday: Order Out

Breakfast: Baked Blueberry-Peach French Toast

Dinner: Beer Soaked Beef, Broccoli, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sunday: working on it

Monday, February 15, 2010

Changed up menu a bit last week

Well, I changed things up a bit with the shock of the weather and everyone being sick. We had the gumbo twice.....that's how good it was.

Than for Valentine's Day, my sweet honey brought steaks home since no one felt well enough to go out to dinner. So, I decided to start a new tradition....We had a romantic family dinner. (I borrowed this idea from another Mom on my Mom's board) I mean Valentine's Day is about sharing the love you have with the people that you why not all of my Valentine's?!

We had grilled rib eye, baked sweet potatoes, whole grain baguette bread and the Green Bean Recipe from our menu. We ate by candle light and played smooth jazz in the background. We exchanged Valentines and learned that the first Valentine's were introduced in the 1840's. It was AWESOME!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Wow, Wow.....this recipe is fabulous! We all loved it!

The only alterations I made were: added some tobasco to spice it up, used precooked chicken to save time and used chicken stock vs broth. Increased the flavor so much. We also served the gumbo over brown rice.

Highly recommend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's offical...

My blog was excepted into the "Foodie Blog Roll!" The littlest things get me going these days. Check out my widget to the right. Take a minute and go visit some of the blogs listed. Who knows you may find some great recipes to supplement our Weight Watchers journey. Don't forget to come back and share!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chili Cheese Mac Review

Another thumbs up according to my family. Thanks, Weight Watchers!

I did make a few changes. I added ground cumin. We love the smokey goodness of ground cumin in anything with a mexican flare. I also added a couple tablespoons of tomato paste to thicken it up and give more of a rich tomatoe flavor.

I served it with a yummy salad and 1 point corn muffins.

My family goobled this up! Will keep in our rotation....Go for it! Give it a try and let me know what you think or if you made any changes. Make mine better!