Freezer Meals

October 15, 2011
French Dip 
Mexican Pork Chops & Rice
Bourbon Chicken
Sweet Potato Souffle
Twice Baked Potatos 
Magnificent Casserole
Taco Soup

Chocolate-Pumpkin Muffins (a Weight Watchers recipe)
 (makes 24 at 2 points each)
1 package chocolate cake mix
15 ounces canned pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix everything together and divide into 24 paper lined muffin tins. Bake as directed on cake mix box. Cool. Package, label and freeze.

These are really good and you can change them up by using different flavored cake mixes and chips. Another one of our favorites is a spice cake mix and cinnamon chips.

Per Muffin:
Calories 92
Fat 4
Fiber 1
Vegetable Chicken Chili (a Weight Watchers recipe)
(makes 6- 1 1/2 cup servings, 5 points each)

1 cup yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut in 1" cubes
2 medium red bell pepper, cut in 1" cubes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons kosher salt
14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
14 fluid ounces tomato sauce, diced
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
fresh ground pepper, to taste
3 cups chicken broth
Place all ingredients into large crock-pot. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5.
Serve with the toppings, or refrigerate and reheat gently before serving.
Freezes nicely.

Suggested toppings:
lowfat cheese
fat free sour cream
sliced green onions
(make sure to count additional points for toppings)

Per serving:
calories 254
fat 3
fiber 4

August 27, 2011

French Chicken
1 bottle of French dressing
1 can of whole cranberries
1 pkg of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
~Mix together 3 ingredients (this makes LOTS of sauce) and pour over chicken.  Bake in oven or crockpot until chicken is done.  Serve over rice.

Crockpot Spicy Apple Betty

3 pounds of crisp cooking apples 
10 slices of hearty bread, crusts cut off and then bread cubed1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
    Wash the apples really well.  You don’t need to peel them – I don’t.  Cut each apple into eight wedges, and cut the core out.  Of course, if you have one of those nice combination apple corer and cutter, that’s even better.
    Put the apple slices into your crockpot.  Then, in a separate bowl, combine the bread with all the other ingredients, tossing together so the spices and butter combine really well.
    Spoon the mixture over the apples in the crockpot.  Put the cover on.  Turn crockpot to the LOW setting and let cook for 2 to 3 hours.  The apples should be cooked but not turn into mush.  This crockpot dessert is sort of like a combination Apple Brown Betty and Bread Pudding.
    This dessert will serve about 6 people, more if you’re a little careful.  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make this dessert go a little further, and for the extra sweetness!  Very tasty!