Here are my thoughts on last week's recipes:
- Arroz con Pollo: make this. It is REALLY good. The portion for points is pretty high (one thigh and a cup of rice is 8 pts), but the flavor is amazing and it's easier than I expected.
- Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pork: This was good, but didn't wow me. I'd make it again. It was filling.
- Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken: This was also tasty, but kind of felt like it was missing something. Cheese, maybe? If I'd had some ff sour cream I think that would have made me like it more. It's also filling, though, and it makes a TON.
- Spinach Lasagna Rolls: I liked these. The Big Geek ate one, but I don't think he was really a fan. The little geeks actually ate it, probably because there isn't a lot of seasoning in them. I kept thinking they'd be good with chopped broccoli instead of spinach (but The Big Geek hates broccoli). I think mine could have used some garlic/onions. I made an extra batch of this for a friend and used a jarred sauce b/c I thought the flavor would be better.
Monday: Chicken Parmesan (serve with salad)
Tuesday: Chicken nuggets (I am eating out)
Wednesday: Leftovers (The Big Geek is out)
Thursday: Penne with Chicken, Asparagus, and Lemon
Friday: Asian Glazed Drumsticks (serve with sugar snap peas)
Sunday: The Big Geek's Smoked Ribs. I'll post a recipe for this if you'd like but you need a smoker to make them, and it is NOT a WW-friendly meal. I'd suggest eating beef, pork, or vegetarian this day since every other meal involves chicken.
I assume most people already own the following items: EVOO, flour, salt, pepper, onions, cinnamon, dried thyme, brown sugar, onion powder, dry mustard, tomato paste, cooking spray, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.
Dairy: grated parmesan, egg whites, part skim mozzerella
Produce: 1 leek, fresh thyme, fresh basil, 2 lemons, 1 bunch medium asparagus (1 lb), 12 garlic cloves, ginger, chives or scallions
Meat: 2 1/2-3 lbs chicken breasts (about 6 breasts), 8 drumsticks
Aisles: fat-free chicken broth, dry white wine, 12 oz whole wheat penne pasta, Sriracha hot sauce (with a rooster), agave nectar (or sugar), sesame seeds, 28 oz can diced tomatoes, tomato paste, panko
Plus stuff like salad, fruits/veggies for snacks/sides, etc.