Recipe Review & This Week’s Menu

Recipe

Last week, I made the Emily Bites recipe for Sausage and Ricotta Pizza.  It was delicious! The only thing that I did differently was use a different crust because I couldn’t find the one her recipe called for.  Here are some photos.  You can find the recipe here.

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  • Saturday:  Filet Mignon, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli
  • Sunday:  Weight Watcher’s Smart Points Cookbook Noodleless Vegetable Lasagna
  • Monday:  Out to Eat, Late Night
  • Tuesday:  Weight Watcher’s Smart Points Cookbook Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks and OreIda Fries
  • Wednesday:  Out to Eat, Late Night
  • Thursday:  Skinnytaste Meatloaf with Weight Watchers Smart Points Cookbook  Macaroni and Cheese with Breadcrumbs (click here for Skinnytaste recipe)
  • Friday:  Tilapia with Pasta Roni

WW Strawberry Napoleon

I am not one of those people who really ever loves the Weight Watchers cookbooks.  In fact, throughout the years, I have listened to leaders and fellow weight watchers brag about how delicious recipes have been from various books.  I have purchased each, eagerly cooking, shredding and baking to be disappointed by flavorless, yuck! I didn’t expect this time to be different, but I decided to purchase yet another book in hopes of being pleasantly surprised.

Pleasantly surprised I am!

I decided to try the following two recipes last night:

  • Spicy Chicken Soft Tacos with Goat Cheese
  • Strawberry Napoleon

One was better than the next!  In fact, my husband and younger sister both agreed that they like these taco better than the “regular” ground beef type.

I made one alteration to the tacos, I used flour tortillas (preference).  We also added a little sour cream, as well as some Sriracha.  I didn’t get to take any photos of those because we were hungry and they were devoured!

I did, however, stop to take some shots of the Napoleon.  While the photos aren’t pretty, they serve their purpose.  I’ll try to work on my presentation in the future 🙂

The recipe consists of crispy phyllo, creamy cool custard, and sweet, fresh strawberries.

Note:  I slightly overcooked the phyllo sheets.  Still yummy, but would definitely be better if it were a little less crispy.

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You can purchase the cookbook at your local meeting location or using your weight watchers online account.  The cost is $17.95.


**The opinions stated here are strictly my own.  This post is not endorsed by Weight Watchers.

Menu: March 4-March 10

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  • Saturday, March 4:  Noon-4 Birthday Party @ Italian Restaurant, maybe a light dinner/snack after if hungry later in the day
  • Sunday, March 5:  Weight Watchers Individual Chicken Pot Pies (Recipe here)**
  • Monday, March 6:  Out to dinner with the hubby (late work night)
  • Tuesday, March 7:  Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Pepper and Egg Sandwiches with Mini Tator Tots
  • Wednesday, March 8:  Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Turkey Panini with Avocado, Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers and Homemade House Salad
  • Thursday, March 9:  Buffalo Chicken Salads using the Skinnytaste recipe here.  I put the buffalo nuggets over romaine lettuce, with blue cheese crumbles, tortilla strips (I find them in the produce section near the croutons and other salad accouterments), with cut up celery pieces and a drizzle of Frank’s Red Hot sauce and Marie’s Light Blue Cheese Dressing.
  • Friday, March 10:  Weight Watchers Linguine with White Wine Clam Sauce (Recipe here)

*The Weight Watchers recipes listed here might not be updated with the new Smart Points.  You may need to be a member to access the recipes with the latest Smart Points.  I noticed that when I googled them, the old points came up on the recipe with the option to join the program.

** UPDATE/REVIEW:  I did not like this recipe; however, I don’t know what I did wrong.  It was very wet…as though I didn’t have enough veggies or chicken.  The flavor was there, but it didn’t have the right consistency.