Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two Smart Points Chicken Fajitas

1 serving
2 Weight Watchers Smart Points

These are the products I used to make the fajitas.

3 oz. John Soules chicken fajitas  (1 Smart Point)
1 Ole' Xtreme Wellness high fiber tortilla (1 Smart Point)
Red pepper strips
Green pepper strips
Sliced onion

Optional:  2 T. Daisy Light sour cream (2 Smart Points)
                 2 T. Pace salsa
                 Chopped cilantro

I cut the peppers and onions into strips and "sauteed" them in a non-stick skillet by adding just a tiny bit of water.  Heat the chicken in the microwave,  Place chicken, vegetables and salsa, sour cream and cilantro, if desired, in tortilla.  Roll up like a burrito and enjoy.  The tortillas are 8" size so this makes a large fajita.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breakfast Sausage Patties


Makes 24 patties                2 Weight Watcher Smart Points each

1 lb. Tyson ground reduced fat pork
1 lb. Ground white meat chicken
 1 ½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Dried sage
1 tsp. Black pepper
½ tsp. Ground ginger
½ tsp. Cayenne pepper

I put the meat and spices into the bowl of my Kitchenaid mixer and mixed until the spices were well blended.  Then I spread the mixture in an 8” square pan and put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to make it easier to handle.

I divided the pan into 8 pieces, then split each of the 8 pieces into 6 smaller pieces, shaped them in patties and cooked them in a non-stick skillet until done.

Each piece counts as 2 Smart Points.  Or, you can make larger patties and figure the points at 1.5 per ounce, uncooked weight.  This compares to 3 points per ounce of regular pork sausage and tastes really good, it's just much lower in fat than traditional sausage.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday Brunch - Southwest Scramble

Southwest Scramble            11 Smart Points

2 eggs, beaten to a froth
2 T. grated cheddar cheese
2 T. salsa
1 T. minced onion
2 T. light sour cream
Chopped cilantro
1 – 6” corn tortilla
Butter flavored cooking spray

Spray 2 small skillets with butter spray.  In one, pour eggs and top with cheese, onion, and salsa.  Cook until eggs are set.  Top with cilantro and sour cream.
Spray second skillet and heat tortilla.  Cut into wedges to serve.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Back To Making Cards

It's been almost three weeks since I've made a single card.  That's a long time for me!  My craft room was rearranged as a guest room and so the Cameo isn't set up to use.  You'll realize how helpful a die cutting machine can be when you can't use yours!  This simple bird house card took me much longer to make since I cut the birdhouse out by hand.

The birds are clip art images.  I cut them out by hand also since the print and cut on my Cameo wasn't available.   The flowers are a Bitty Punch and the branches are from the Bird Builder punch.

This card was inspired by one seen on Pinterest.  I used Whisper White and London Fog inks.  The flower is a Bitty Punch.  The pink adhesive pearls are from the Dollar Tree.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Creamy Long Grain And Wild Rice With Chicken


1 box Zataran’s Long Grain and Wild Rice

1 can Cream of Celery soup

1 can Cream of Chicken soup

½ soup can full of water

12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips

1 small onion, diced

3 stalks celery, thinly sliced

In large mixing bowl, combine undiluted soups, water,

diced onion and celery.  Stir in rice mixture and mix well.

Pour mixture into greased baking dish and lay chicken pieces
on top of the rice mixture.
Gently push chicken down into the mixture until covered.

Bake, covered at 350° about 30 minutes or until chicken is


Makes 6 generous servings. 

Recipe is 40 points total.  Or 6 2/3 Smart Points points per serving.

I baked mine in 2 loaf pans.  That will make it easier to determine a portion.  You do not need to add salt since the Zataran's mix contains a seasoning packet.  This would be good with broccoli and or sliced carrots added.