Monday, May 2, 2011

Time to Catch Up!

The Pork Chops from Thursday were great! Definitely will fix those again.

We had leftovers Friday then I wasn't home on Saturday so I'm just one day behind on posting my recipes.

Last night was:

Hearty Egg Casserole

1# bulk pork sausage
1 small onion, chopped
16 oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
1 c reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese, divided
3 c Egg Beaters
1 c fat-free half-and-half
1 c skim milk
1/4 t ground nutmeg

In a large non-stick skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and 1/2 c cheese. Transfer to 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam.

In a large bowl, beat egg beaters, half-and-half, milk and nutmeg. Pour over sausage mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Yield: 12 servings at 7 PointsPlus each.

I got the original recipe from Taste of Home - Healthy Cooking, but changed so much about it that I just used the original more like a suggestion. The original had mushrooms, full fat cheese, 10 oz of Spinach, etc. It turned out great though. Ate some leftover for breakfast this morning.

Tonight we are having:

Pizza Lasagna

1/2# lean ground beef (I'm using venison)
29 oz canned diced tomatoes, undrained
15 oz canned ready-to-serve creamy tomato soup (I bought Healthy Choice)
6 oz canned tomato paste
1/2 c water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 t EACH dried oregano and garlic powder
1/2 t salt
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
4 oz sliced turkey pepperoni
1 1/2 c (6 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
6 green onions, chopped
2 1/4 oz canned sliced black olives, drained

In a non-stick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. For sauce, in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, soup, tomato paste, water, onion and seasonings.

Spread 1/2 c sauce in a 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam. Top with 3 noodles and 1/3 of the sauce, then pepperoni. Sprinkle with 1 c cheese. Top with 3 noodles and 1/3 of the sauce. Top with red pepper, green onions and beef. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and cheese. Sprinkle with black olives.

Cover and bake at 350 for 70-80 minutes or until noodles are tender. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes.

Yield: 12 servings at 5 PointsPlus each.

I'm also going to serve Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. Not the lowest PointsPlus value, but my family loves it.

Will be going to Cracker Barrel for lunch with a friend. I will order the vegetable plate so I can get my "5 a day", but have to admit, I can't turn down their Sweet Iced Tea.

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