Friday, August 31, 2007

Italian Beef Sandwiches

I have tried lots of variations of this recipie and this the best one.

3-4 lb boneless roast
3 Tbsp basil
3 Tbsp oregano
1 can beef broth
1 envelope onion soup mix

Place roast in crock pot. Combine basil, oregano, and broth. Pour over roast. Top with soup mix. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours. Shred with fork and return to crockpot. Serve on hard rolls with onions and peppers and provolone cheese. This freezes very well.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chocolate Double Crunchers

These are just yummy. This recipe only makes 24 cookies so double it if you are feeding a crowd.

1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c oats
1 c cornflakes
1/2 c shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture to creamed mix. Add oats, cornflakes and coconut. Shape into 1 inches balls and flatten slightly. Bake 8 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

6 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
2 c chocolate chips~melted

Beat cream cheese and sugar. Add chocolate and mix well. Spread on cookies and make sandwiches. Store in the fridge.

Zesty Chicken Dip

This one is for Linda. This was one of the few recipies that my mom made. She was NOT a cook but she was what my dad called a "good food warmer." She didn't really like to cook but this dip was awesome. It is also great on a sandwich as a good alternative to tunafish.

6 oz cream cheese
8 oz can chicken
2 Tbsp yellow mustard
3 Tbsp sweet pickle juice
1 tsp Worchestershire
pinch onion powder
pinch celery seed
pinch dill

Beat cream cheese til smooth. Add chicken. Blend in mustard and pickle juice. Add seasonings. Chill overnight to blend flavors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chicken Breasts with Iowa Stuffing

I should probably call this "white meat chicken with Iowa stuffing" since my sister in law would not allow us to say "breast" for fear one of her sons would pick up on that word. We said it constantly to drive her nuts. We also enjoyed asking her to "please pass us a chicken boob."

This is also a low points meal. 4 points per serving. It freezes well and is easily doubled.

1 c chopped celery
1/2 c chopped onion
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken
3/4 c frozen corn
1 1/2 c seasoned dry stuffing mix
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 350. Saute onions and celery in 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir in soup, corn, and stuffing mix. Spread into 8x8 pan sprayed with Pam. In same skillet brown chicken breasts 3 minutes per side. Evenly arrange chicken on top of stuffing mixture. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pizza Pot Pie

I got this dish from a cookbook by author Joanna Lund. She makes great midwestern food for low WW points. This one is 4 points per serving.

1/2 lb ground sirloin
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped green pepper
1 c mushrooms
15 oz. can pizza sauce
3/4 c FF sour cream
3/4 c low fat mozzarella
1 can reduced fat crescent rolls

Brown beef with onions, green pepper, and mushrooms. Drain. Stir in pizza sauce and heat through. Pour into sprayed 13x9 pan. Drop sour cream over the top. Top with mozzarella. Unroll crescent rolls on top. Lightly spray top with olive oil. Bake 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with~green beans and salad.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Shredded Beef Tacos in the Crock Pot

2 lbs flank steak
15 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
apprx. 2 tsp cumin
apprx. 2 Tbsp chili powder

Place all in the crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred beef and serve on tortilla with all the taco fixing.