What’s for dinner?

So, made dinner last night for *John and me.  We usually have pasta on Wednesday nights.  The stuffed kind you keep in your freezer.  I worked from home yesterday so I checked the pasta only to find out that one serving was 8 points.  Then add the sauce and you’re talking a dinner that’s at least 11 or 12 points.  Maybe more.

Inspired by all the cooking shows I’ve been watching lately I decided to make sauce and just have penne instead of stuffed pasta.  I put on the onions and garlic then added the tomatoes and tomato paste.  I took out almost every spice in the cupboard and added that too.  There weren’t really that many.  Not a lot of variety.  We must do better with that and get more spices.  The key to food that satisfies you is the taste.  And spices are great at bringing out the flavour in foods.  I also decided to add some chicken breast strips.  Sautéed those with some red pepper and garlic spice from Club House.  I mixed everything together once the pasta was cooked and added three heaping tablespoons of sour cream.  It actually turned out pretty good.  It worked out to be about 11 points. 

Yes, the other option would have been the same points but that was just cheese stuffed pasta and store bought sauce.  We ended up with a much nicer sauce made with fresh ingredients with the added chicken.

The first couple of weeks is the hardest for me.  I usually use all my flex points by Wednesday.  This time around I still have 10 left.  If we have stir fry with rice I should still have them left over for tomorrow. 

Now, it’s time to start thinking about lunch.

 Healthy eating!

 CC

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