I’m back from lunch and ready to share the last part of my week. Missed the first part? Click here.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Work days. Get up, go to work, go to bed. You know the kind.
Monday, I made spinach & cheese stuffed shells for friends who recently lost their baby. I made a few extra for myself for dinner that night. Well worth the 12 points for 3.
Tuesday, I experimented with my new Hungry Girl Cookbook and made a modified version her Meat-lovers Spaghetti with Tofu noodles. This is my second time trying the tofu noodles and I must say the first time was MUCH better. Maybe I couldn’t taste them over the strong flavor of the soup, but this time I wasn’t impressed. In fact I ate the turkey meatballs and threw the rest away. I feel like barfing just thinking about it. Ugh.
Wednesday, we had to eat dinner fast so we grabbed a $5.00 Little Cesar’s cheese pizza. 4 points per slice for cheese is not bad in my book. Not bad at all. Obviously, we won’t be making a habit of eating it for nutritional reasons but it’s good once in a while as a treat.
Thursday: I have Thursday’s off now due to cut backs at work. I was really sad at first, but I’m learning to love the extra day. Don’t worry, I’m not sitting around watching Day’s of Our Lives or anything. Yesterday, I actually babysat a friends daughter while she went to a doctors appointment. You’ve met her before….remember? We made cinnamon flax sconeslast time she came over and this time she was ready to bake again! I convinced her to eat lunch first (I thought this was wise considering we were about to make brownies). Her mother packed a blue box of spiderman shaped macaroni & cheese and she was more than happy to eat the entire thing. This kid is an eater!
I bought that chef’s hat and apron at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I though she would love to wear it when she comes to my house to cook. Boy was I right! We couldn’t pry it off of her when it was time to leave.
Carefully mixing the batter. We made a standard low-fat box brownie mix. I usually make Black Bean Brownies (2pts), but since we were making these to give away we went with the classic box variety.
Things got a little messy toward the end…
Up next (read: tomorrow): Chicken Marsala, more creations from the Hungry Girl Cookbook and 5 year Anniversary cuisine.