Thursday, March 24, 2011

Back to normal

I had a great day yesterday. Joel (my wonderful husband) fixed dinner and cleaned up after. It was delicious!

Thursday is Craft Day. A few friends get together weekly at another friend's house to work on crafts (or just hang out and talk). I'm working on Carl's Graduation Announcements. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to post pictures and share them on here. Since I'll be gone a good portion of the day, often times on Thursday I make a crock pot meal. That is what I'm doing today. Also, I try to have a 2 pointsplus or lower breakfast and very low point dinner because we take our lunch to Craft Day and I opt for fast food. Yeah, it's evil and very high in pointsplus, but it's one day a week and I can fit it in using my weekly "bonus" pointsplus. In case you don't know what that means, Weight Watchers gives you a daily pointsplus amount, but you also get weekly pointsplus that you can use however you want (all at once for a special event or a few each day) or not at all. I usually end up using a few of these each Thursday. Today I'm having a McDonald's Angus Bacon & Cheese hamburger (21 pointsplus) and a medium fries (10 pointsplus), but I'll be drinking an Arnold Palmer (make with Splenda = zero points).

Potato Soup

32 oz pkg of frozen hash browns (some manufacturer's make a 30 oz pkg now. It's fine to use that)
30 oz chicken broth
1 envelope Country Gravy mix

Throw it all in a crock pot and give it a stir. Cook on low 4-5 hours. A 1 1/2 cup serving is only 4 pointsplus. I will also make Krusteaz Fat-Free Honey Cornbread. While not "southern cornbread", it's okay and only 3 pointsplus for a piece.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I love simple recipes like this! If not counting points, it would be great to add a little crumbled bacon and cheese on top of each serving.