Monday, March 09, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 can green beans
2-3 cans tomato soup
2+ cups mashed potatoes

Brown meat, breaking into bite size pieces while cooking. Stir in green beans, and tomato soup until desired consistency. Pour into 8x8 baking dish, top with mashed potatoes to make a crust. Sprinkle grated cheese on top, if desired.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, until heated through.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Hawaiian Chicken

This is delicious! I love how easy it is. 3 ingredients? I can handle that. Thanks, Ashley!

1/2 c. ketchup
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. honey or grape jelly (I know it sounds crazy, but try it with the jelly sometime, no one will know)
1 lb ish chicken

Stick everything in a small pot on the stove. Put the lid on and turn it on low. At some point snip the chicken into bite size hunks with scissors. Let it continue cooking until the meat is thoroughly. Serve over rice. If desired, serve with pineapple chunks on top.

I have to add just under 1/4 c. soy sauce to make mine taste like Ashley's. Different brand soy sauce? I'm not sure what's the difference. But otherwise it turned out salty and not like the original that was so good.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pita Pizza

We went through a stage where we made these personal pan pita pizzas a lot. They are small enough that everyone can have their own and choose their own toppings.

Your favorite pizza sauce (I like Hunt's spaghetti sauce - the flavor and the price is much cheaper than pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
your choice of toppings

Bake them for 5-10 minutes at 350 (follow the directions on the pita bag) until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.

We make our own pizza dough sometimes too, but these are fun because they are so fast and the crust is crispier.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Onion Dip

1 block cream cheese
½ pkg. Lipton’s onion soup mix

Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Add soup mix and enough milk to thin to right consistency. Eat with plain potato chips.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Spinach Dip

This dip is a recent discovery for me, and now something that I cannot live without. Enjoy.

16 oz sour cream
1 c. Mayonnaise - light or regular (not miracle whip)
1 pkg. Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts drained and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 box (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach (Run under hot water in strainer to defrost. Pat dry with paper towel and remove all water.)

Mix together. Refrigerate several hours before serving to blend flavors. Serve in large bread bowl with the center hollowed out surrounded by slices of a French baguette.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Southwestern Chicken Pizza

1 (10 oz.) Boboli thin cheese flavored pizza crust
Cooking spray
1 cup fat free spicy refried beans
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 c. shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
2 chopped green onions (use some of the green)
1 Tbl chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oven to 475°. Place pizza crust on ungreased baking sheet. Lightly coat crust with cooking spray. Bake for 5 min.

Combine beans and chiles in bowl and heat for 1 ½ min in microwave. Spread over baked crust. Sprinkle with chicken and cheese.

Bake at 475° for 9 min. or until cheese melts. Spoon salsa onto pizza. Top with green onions and cilantro.

Cut into 8 slices.

(4 WW points per slice)