Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's Cookin'?

Well, as much fun as it is to pull a frozen meal out and have the points already calculated for me, the time came to get back to some cooking. Those frozen meals from WW and other similar companies have TONS of sodium in them, so it's better if I get cooking from scratch.

I went on the WW website and downloaded a whole pile of recipes. We've tried a few this week and it went pretty well. I only got recipes I thought the General would eat and he has enjoyed them.

So far, we've tried Southern-style oven fried chicken and cheeseburger casserole. I also made macaroni and cheese for myself. The chicken and casserole were fantastic. The chicken is only 5 points per serving and the casserole is 4. The mac and cheese was not that great--it was OK but nothing to write home about. But at 5 points, I could hardly complain. And since I don't cook with salt, I could limit the sodium nicely.

We did wind up dipping our chicken in bbq sauce, and I put salsa on my cheeseburger casserole, while the General smothered his in ketchup (of course). They weren't exactly bland, but they needed some pizazz. Salsa and bbq sauce do nicely, and salsa is a free food, while BBQ sauce and ketchup are only a point.

Tomorrow we're going to try a sausage hero and this weekend we'll try a meatloaf. Then I'll have to find some more recipes to keep us going. But the General gave everything so far a thumbs up and that's all I need to know. And the recipes have been fairly simple to prepare, as an added bonus.

6 comments:

Seraphim9 said...

Sounds yummy! Wonder if Tal would like the chicken and cheeseburger casserole? If he turns his nose up at the mention of them, I can just say, "Hey! Mikey likes it!" {big grin}

Kate/Susan said...

Exactly. The two of them eat pretty much the same, right? So if Mikey likes it, it stands to reason...

hehehe

Melissa said...

Here are 2 of my favorite cookbooks - both have quick and easy recipies, that "Mikey" should approve of.

http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Healthy-II-People-Meals/dp/0962916013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213964063&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Healthy-Recipes-Ideas-People/dp/0962916005/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Talmadge Gleck said...

"General"-ly speaking, I don't do casseroles. Just the thought conjures up images of people dying (it's a Southern thing ... the joke goes, if you park a hearse outside a house, within 24 hours your front porch will be overrun with casseroles)

There's going to be some differing around the edges of your respective Picky Eater Husbands™ ... e.g., I like ketchup, but not at the levels he does. OTOH, salt is my weakness. Yes, I know, to my detriment, but there's a reason we call it "Russell-dust" around here.

So ... how many cilia do you see inside my upturned nostrils?

Lauren said...

Do you guys like spicy? I found a good recipe for spicy-honey chicken on the grill, then I made the leftovers into chicken salad with a kick. Yum!

Kate/Susan said...

Definitely send it along, Lauren. I'd love to try it :)