Saturday, September 29, 2007

LOTSA Cookin!!!

So today was a day full of cooking! I got up early and went to the farmer's market to get some fresh tomatoes. Store-bought tomatoes have NOTHING on home-grown ones! Afterwards, I came home & cleaned the messy kitchen. I just can't wait to cook (and dirty it) when it's clean!

First, I got the crockpot going with my favorite soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup

While that was cooking, I mixed up some healthy fruit dip. This dip is amazing! You can find it in deborahsw's blog here It's so versatile, too. You can eat it as fruit dip, eat it with graham crackers, frost cookies or cupcakes with it... the possibilities are endless! Her recipe is for cheesecake dip, but you can use any SF/FF instant pudding, and get endless flavor possibilities too! Chocolate would be awesome! I figured up points for 2 tbsp, and it's 0 points!!!

One thing I like to do is use FF cool whip in between graham crackers, then freeze them. It's a nice little frozen treat that's almost like an ice cream sandwich. Well, today I made them with LF cinnamon graham crackers & the cheesecake fruit dip. YUMMY! For one sheet of graham crackers broken in half to make a sandwich, plus about 1-2 tbsp of the dip, it's only 1 point! Aren't they pretty:
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For dinner, I whipped up my beef enchiladas. They were super delicious, once again! I added in a can of chiles this time (forgot them last time), and it gave it a great kick! Along with the enchiladas, I also enjoyed one of my fresh tomatoes w/some olive oil & feta cheese. It's also good w/goat cheese, like I did last time.

Finally, after dinner, I tried out Trisha's cake cookies recipe, but I used milk chocolate cake mix. These suckers are AMAZING! They're only 1 point each!!! I got a brilliant idea to make my own version of Fudge Rounds (you know, the Little Debbie full-of-calories snack?). I'd make the chocolate fruit dip I mentioned wanting to try, put a little between two of these chocolate cake cookies, and voila! Two point homemade fudge rounds! Here are my lovely cake cookies:
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So like I said, today was a day FULL of cooking! I'm exhausted, but I feel like I accomplished so much!


Chubby Chick said...

More recipes for me to try! Yippee! You are a cooking machine! hehe

And... you've just received an award, girlfriend! :)

DeborahSW said...

Aw, I'm so glad you liked the cheesecake dip! I'll definitely have to try it with chocolate mix, that's a great idea! Thanks for the link back to my blog too, that was nice of you. :)

Linda said...

Hi hun
Fab blog and FAB recipes.

You are doing so well!!

Oh, I'm in the UK, what is Cool Whip? We don't have it here but I am wondering if we might have an alternative.

Also Graham Cracker, are these a digestive biscuit type thing?

Thanks hun


Heather said...

LOL I would be exhausted too! But everything looks amazing! Mike is a lucky man!

Linda said...

Thankyou for replying to my comment hun, that was good of you.

No we don't have cool whip but I will check out our Asda, actually I think Asda is Walmart.
I will check Asda but I am sure we don't have Cool Whip, but now that I know what it is I might be able to find an alternative and we don't have Graham Crakcer but again we might have an alternative.

Lots of folk say that we have loads of different foods available her in the UK but I have alwyas thought the USA to have far more varieties than us.

Thanks again hun, Oh! I am adding you to my daily reads. I read your blog last night and YOU HAVE DONE FANTASTICALLY!! WELL DONE X