Saturday, January 06, 2007

So Far So Good!

Three pounds down as of this morning! And that's even after having eight little chocolate balls and one Nestle Crunch chocolate bell last night. Chocolate...thy name is temptation ;-)

So my first week was a good one, overall, despite a couple of setbacks. Last night for dinner, I made a really good chicken recipe. Very moist, if I do say so myself! Another hit with the kids. We were supposed to go out to Applebee's, but my head still wasn't cooperating and it was raining like you wouldn't believe, so we stayed home and had chicken. Again. :-) [No points available on these ones, since I made them up. Sorry!]

Lazy Broccoli Cheese Chicken Recipe

6 chicken breasts
1 10 3/4-ounce can 98% fat-free broccoli cheese soup
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup low-fat cheese
bread crumbs
Cooking spray (i.e., Pam)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I took frozen chicken breasts (you know the kind that come in a bag? I got the ones from Wal-Mart, which were on sale, and they were actually very good). Cooked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with foil, then put them in a baking dish. Mixed one can of 98% fat-free broccoli cheese soup with 1/3 cup low-fat milk. Poured that over the chicken. Sprinkled the whole thing with 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese. Sprinkled that with some bread crumbs, then sprayed the bread crumbs with Pam (if you do it really close, they get crisp when you bake it. Don't drown them, just spray them and get 'em moist. Way less calories then tossing them with melted butter). Baked it at 350 degrees for another 30 minutes.

Lazy Roasted Red Potatoes

2 1/2 red potatoes
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon Garlic powder, california style
1 teaspoon hamburger seasoning
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

I used the leftover half a 5 pound bag from making the potato salad earlier this week, diced them up really small, like 3/4-inch pieces (left the skins on because I like red potato skin). Threw them into a Zip-Loc bag with a tablespoon of canola oil (I think it was one of those "healthy" oil blends), a teaspoon or so of this new Garlic Powder California Style from McCormick as well as a teaspoon of hamburger seasoning (I was feeling lazy and just looking for spices already put together that seemed to work and those did the trick) and a couple tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Put it all on the roasting pan on top of foil (again, lazy trick to eliminate clean-up) and cooked it with the chicken, turning them halfway through.

Yummy all around. A hit with all kids. And DH :-)



  1. thanks for the great recipes. Yummy!!!


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