Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Cooking Day

My friend Ellen and I will be teaming up to do October's recipes. Half the work and both of us end of benefitting from the recipes! Ellen is graciously offering her kitchen, since it's about twice the size of mine. I honestly don't think we could both fit AND cook in my kitchen at the same time.

Here's our recipe plan. As always, go to for more delicious recipes!

Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Rolls (traditional 2010)
Apple Cinnamon Waffles (Traditional 2010)

Turkey and Veggie Meatloaf Muffins (diet menu)
Baked Potato Soup (diet menu)
Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili (diet menu)
Ham and Cheese Quesadillas (traditional menu)

Light Mac and Cheese (diet menu)
Tuscan Chicken and White Beans (diet menu)
Sausage and Potato Casserole (diet menu)
Salsa Chicken (traditional menu)
Mama's Meatballs and Gravy (traditional menu)
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (traditional 2010)
Pepperoncini Beef Sammies (September Traditional menu)
Spinach Lasagna Rolls (September Diet menu)

PointsPlus Values and pictures to follow shortly!

September Mini-Cooking Day

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything. School started again, and life got crazy! Thank goodness for the month of cooking I did. Most days what to have for dinner consisted of figuring out which delicious thing to defrost from our freezer.

Needless to say, I could not get my act together to do my September cooking. Then a good friend decided she wanted in on this cooking gig. We decided to wait until the menu plan came out for October (which it did this morning! Yay!). I looked through the September recipes I was planning and stuck with only the recipes that I had ingredients in house to cook. Thus spawned my September Mini-Big Day, which is happening as I post.

Beef Stew (September Traditional Menu)
**REALLY good! Especially with biscuits.
**PointsPlus: 5 per serving (about 1 cup)

End of Harvest Stew (September Diet Menu)
**Excellent soup! It's going on my repeats list.
**PointsPlus: 4 per serving (about 1 cup)

Pork and Veggie Stirfry (September Diet Menu)
**Very easy. Excellent with brown rice.
**PointsPlus: 6 per serving (about 1 cup, without rice)

Shepherd's Pie (September traditional Menu)
**Good version of Shepherd's Pie, although I added more vegetables
**PointsPlus: 9 per serving (1/4 of an 8x8 pan)

Maple Oat Scones (September Traditional Menu)
**Added about 1/2 a cup of sugar to this recipe. Very
**PointsPlus: 8 per scone