You know you’re doing something right when your husband says “you’ve been making some of the best dinners ever lately.” Believe it or not, all of my good cooking has come from Weight Watchers. So not only are they tasting good, they are fairly healthy for us as well.
Last night I cooked my favorite recipe to date, so I had to share it with you. Cheesy chicken enchiladas. Even the name sounds good, right?
Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
|POINTS® Value: 6
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 27 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
||1 spray(s) cooking spray
||8 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product
||1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
||1/4 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk
||1/4 cup(s) scallion(s), green part only, minced
||1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
||3 cup(s) cooked chicken breast, chopped*
||6 medium whole wheat tortilla(s), 7-inches each
||1/4 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp variety
||6 medium olive(s), green, pitted, sliced
||1/4 cup(s) salsa
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese product and sour cream; cover and microwave on high power until cheese melts, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove half of melted cheese to a small bowl and stir in evaporated milk; set aside. Add scallions, red pepper flakes and chicken to remaining cheese mixture; stir to coat.
- Spoon about 2/3 cup of chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in sides of tortilla to cover filling and place tortillas in a single layer in prepared dish; spoon remaining cheese sauce over top and then sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and olives.
- Bake until cheese topping is bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yields 1 enchilada per serving.
Summer is practically here, which means calendars are booking up with parties. I recently won this recipe guide for entertaining from WeightWatchers.com that offers an abundance of options for creating bikini-friendly foods all summer long.
Take a look by clicking the link below. It is a big file … be patient.
Weight Watchers Recipe Collection
Pardon the two consecutive Weight Watchers-related posts, but I’m high on them right now (as I always have been). I just logged my first week (back) on the program and lost 3.2 pounds (yay).
Waiting in line to weigh in, they tempt you with all sorts of yummy looking foods to buy. So today I picked up one of their newer items – the Chocolate Pretzel Blast mini bars. OMG.
These bars are 1 point each (for you non-Weight Watcher people … that is as low as a non-vegetable food goes), and they are delicious. I’ll go as far as to say every woman’s dream … sweet chocolate, salty pretzels, crunchy nuts, chewy caramel. Tempted yet??
I am not sure if you can buy these in the regular grocery store or if they are available at meetings only.
Diet or not, you are going to want to buy these. They are great snacks and truly delicious to eat.
If you cannot find them at either of the afore-mentioned locations, it looks like you can buy them at eCrater.com or on eBay. Happy eating.
We had some family come to town this past weekend and we wanted to take them out for a special treat on Sunday morning. What better way to enjoy your company than over a smorgasbord of food?
Before our trip to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, we went to BelleFleur Restaurant and Winery for brunch. I’ve never seen such a diverse spread at such a low price. For $21.95 for adults or $9.95 for children, you are given options beyond what you could imagine.
- carving stations
- omelette bars
- Mexican entrees
- cheese board
- fresh seafood
- entrees – chicken parmesan, macaroni and cheese, meatballs, macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi, fried chicken
- taco bar
And so much more … the list could go on and on. On top of the great food, brunch comes with free-flowing mimosas or champagne.
Plus, when you roll out of the restaurant, you literally walk right into the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for shopping. Almost like an adult Disneyland scenario. Not bad, if you ask me.
If you are a San Diego local, you’ve likely eaten at some sort of cook-your-own-food-style place, like the Gaslamp Strip Club, The Turf Supper Club or Buga Korean Barbecue.
I love the interactive nature of cooking my own food but rarely get to do it because of the high prices and time involved in heading downtown to grill it up.
After a recent move to the ‘burbs, we were itching for an interesting place to grab some eats and drinks. Enter Cheers.
Cheers is a little watering hole located in the middle of a strip mall in Rancho Penasquitos. The clientele is mostly middle-aged suburbanites – some who look like they’ve been at the bar since 6 a.m. The lighting is dark and the decor is sports-driven. The walls are adorned with video games, dart boards and a juke box that has a good selection. If you’re looking for a classy night out this is not the place. It is your proverbial dive bar.
All that said – they have a friendly staff, good drink prices – AND a grill-your-own-food indoor barbecue, which is why we keep going back.
The food is good quality at amazingly low prices. Scott orders and grills his own filet mignon every time – and the price is less than $9. It comes with a salad and garlic bread too. I don’t eat steak, but he tells me it is just as good as any filet you would buy at the store.
I order the veggie skewers (2 for $3) and grill them up with Teriyaki sauce and spices. The whole meal is delicious and keeps me thinking about it for days after the experience.
Another bonus is that, unlike its do-it-yourself indoor grilling brethren, you don’t have to elbow your way in to get a good space at the grill. We haven’t been there once when it was overly crowded.
I can’t find a Web site for Cheers, but here is the Yelp page. Clearly those that gave it a mid-grade review didn’t have the veggie skewers.
Next time you’re looking for something to do ‘burbs-style, Cheers is worth checking out.