Weight Watchers Chicken Parm

Date Attempted: December 2016

Recipe Number: 44

Only 5 sp for chicken Parmesan — what kind of madness is this? This is a lighter take on a traditional chicken Parmesan and it is amazing. I modified the original recipe on the website from using veal to chicken but I’m sure either would be great.  Unfortunately it was eaten far too quickly to take pictures.

link:ww chicken parmigiana

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Roasted Grapes

Date Attempted: December 2016

Recipe Number: 43

I had a bag of grapes that I froze. I love frozen grapes but for some reason I wasn’t taking them to work with me like I had planned. One day I stumbled on this roasted grape recipe and I thought this could be something fun to try. Disclaimer: they are delicious.

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not the most attractive dessert but certainly yummy!

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Marshmallow Fondant

Date Attempted: 11/20/16

Recipe Number: 42

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These Recipes are out of order and for that I’m sorry. I am not sorry for how good they are though, they deserve to be posted, even if it’s 3 months late.

 

This year for my birthday I had the best friends. My friend taught my roommate C and I how to make marshmallow fondant and how to manipulate it to cover cupcakes. yum. I have never been one to like fondant much, usually it’s tasteless and kind of gross. This fondant,however, is kind of life changing, good.  I don’t have the artistic skills that the other fondant makers had but overall it was a fun afternoon!

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Weight Watchers Chicken Marsala

Date Attempted: 12/9/16

Recipe Number: 41

Let me first note that I did not forget about this challenge in the last month. I will try 52 recipes before 2017, but I may not post them all in time. I’ve been at a class for the last few weeks and I haven’t been keeping up with anything, much less this blog. This is going to backtrack a bit but let me just say these recipes are awesome and still worth having up here!

Okay so this chicken marsala is what I have been eating for lunch for the last 2 weeks. It’s only 4sp a serving and it’s very filling. I don’t miss the fact that the chicken isn’t breaded at all and it feels like I’m eating something worse for myself so that’s always a good trick to play!

This is not a very photogenic recipe so the credit for this picture goes to weightwatchers!

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Spicy Chorizo Apple Hash

Recipe Number: 40

Date Attempted: 11/13/16

This is an amazing recipe for breakfast or dinner and even though it is super spicy you will want to keep eating it! I was meal prepping for the week and I decided I wanted something different for dinner. Now making a hash isn’t all that complicated but food 52 had a cool recipe for one involving apple. The first thing I had to learn was that chorizo can either be hard or soft. The first time I tried to make this, I thought of chorizo salami (the cured meat). Needless to say, this sucked, did not turn out right at all. Fun fact: If you try and cook cured meat, it just turns into something hard, chewy, and inedible. Once I realized there was a difference, this recipe turned out much better.

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Savory Pumpkin Puffs

Date Attempted: 10/29/16

Recipe Number: 39

Disclaimer: these do not have any actual pumpkin in them. My roommate and I decided to host a potluck and pumpkin carving afternoon on Saturday in order to prepare for Halloween. Roommate was making vegan chili and cornbread so I decided to make something non-vegan but still great. When my mom was visiting (hi mom!) she found this recipe for me and it was pretty easy to make, even for someone who’s never used puff pastry before.

Link: Savory Pumpkin Puffs

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not yet finished but looking like pumpkins!

 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pillow Cookies

Date Attempted: 10/30/16

Recipe Number: 38

These cookies came about when my roommate’s fiance made them for our house when she was visiting. Most accurately described they are just like little pillows of pumpkin. While technically cheating since I’ve had them before, these cookies were just perfect for a pumpkin carving potluck my roommates and I hosted at our house. Thanks to Katherine for the awesome recipe!

Link: vegan pumpkin pillows

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