This week’s update.

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Recipes, Tips, YouTube
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I just posted a new video over on YouTube, so be sure to go check it out.

For those of you wanting to see the cake, here you go:

Not too shabby if I do say so myself.

So anyway yeah as you guys know it was a bad week, I ended up gaining inches this week.  Not real happy with things right now but hopefully that means I work that much harder to get some inches to drop next week right?  We’ll see.

Here’s your recipes that I mentioned on the video.

Quick Taco Soup(6pts per serving, makes 1 serving)

½ c jarred salsa(0 points)

1c cooked chicken(5 points)

2c chicken broth(1 point)

Taco seasoning , salt, and pepper to taste

Bring the broth and salsa to a simmer, add the seasoning and chicken, simmer to warm chicken and enjoy.

Mexican Lasagna(12 points per serving, makes 4 servings)

1 pound ground beef(15 points)

1 packet taco seasoning(0 points)

1 onion, chopped(0 points)

1 red bell pepper, chopped(0points)

1 sm can of diced green chiles(0 points)

1 can of diced tomatoes(1 point)

1 can of whole kernel corn(2 points)

1 can black beans, drained(2 points)

8 whole wheat tortillas from my recipe(8 points)

1 c cheddar cheese(12 points)

Shredded Lettuce (0points)

½ c Sour Cream, divided(3 points)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the meat and then drain the fat, add the onions and pepper and sauté until soft.  Add seasoning, water, salsa, tomatoes, corn, and beans.  Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Layer 4 tortillas in the bottom of a 13×9 casserole dish, top with a third of the meat mixture and repeat until all ingredients are in the pan.  Top with cheese and bake for 25 minutes. Serve with lettuce and sour cream.

Tortilla Soup(6 pts per serving, makes 8 servings)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small dice(20 points)

2 pkgs taco seasoning(0 points)

2T chili powder(0 points)

1T onion powder(0 points)

1T garlic powder(0 points)

2t black pepper(0 points)

1 large onion, diced(0 points)

4 cloves garlic, minced(0 points)

1T olive oil(3 points)

2 small cans diced green chiles, undrained(0 points)

2 cans whole kernel corn, undrained(6 points)

2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained(2 points)

1 can black beans, undrained(3 points)

8c chicken broth(6 points)

8 whole wheat tortillas my recipe, sliced into strips(8 points)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place tortilla strips onto cookie sheet and toast in oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp. Set aside.  Saute onion, garlic, and chiles in the oil until the onions are soft.  Dump all ingredients except chicken into the pot and stir to mix well. Bring to a simmer and then add chicken. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.  Serve with tortilla strips on top, and possibly sour cream and cheddar cheese if you have extra points.  Honestly though, you won’t need it.

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Comments
  1. Jodi Lane says:

    Gorgeous cakes ;o)

  2. portlypaladin says:

    Thanks!

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