Monday, June 14, 2010

California Chicken Spaghetti

1lb uncooked Angel hair pasta
3 tbsp olive oil
4 skinless, chicken breasts cut into strips
2 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp basil
2 tbsp cajun seasoning
10 roma tomatoes, diced
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cook pasta according to directions on box.

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, cook until no longer pink in the middle. Stir in garlic, basil, cajun seasoning & tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are semi soft. Toss with pasta & top with feta cheese.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

French Dip Sandwiches

1 medium onion
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp water
1 cup fat free beef broth
12 oz deli roast beef
4 hoagie rolls (I used kaiser)
4 slices swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 500. Saute onions until tender & brown. While the onion cooks, ad 2 tbsp water at a time cooking until liquid evaporates, scraping pan to loosen brown bits.

Heat broth in pan over medium heat. *I added some pepper & garlic powder to the broth* Remove from heat, add beef, pushing down until covered with liquid. Let stand 5 mins.

Place rolls cut side up on baking sheet. Bake at 500 for 4 minutes.

Remove beef from broth, allow excess to drip back into pan. Arrange beef on rolls, top with onions & cheese.

1 sandwich + 2 tbsp broth 8 pts

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cauliflower Gratin

1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
2 tbsp fat free milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
cooking spray
1/4 cup italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 tsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400.

Cut cauliflower into florets, steam until tender.

Place 2 cups cauliflower, 1/4 cup cheese & next 4 ingredients in food processor; process until smooth. Place remaining cauliflower in bowl & stir in pureed cauliflower mixture. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine remaining 1/4 cup cheese, breadcrumbs & melted butter in bowl, tossing with fork. Sprinkle over cauliflower mixture.

Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

4 servings. 2pts each.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beef & Egg noodles

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 onion, choped
1 egg
3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup (4oz) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1 package Smart Taste egg noodles.

cook pasta according to directions. drain. set aside.

add ground beef & onion to skillet. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Stir in egg, bread crumbs, sauce, s&p and cheese.

top egg noodles with beef mixture.

Such a simple dinner. Ready in 15 minutes.

Broccoli Fritters

1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp canola oil
salt & pepper to taste

Steam broccoli, coarsely chop & set aside.

In bowl combine eggs, egg whites, parmesan cheese, flour, s&p and garlic powder. Stir in broccoli.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by heaping tablespoon into oil. Cook 3-4 mins on each side.

Serves 6. 2 fritters each.