Monday: BBQ Chicken Pizza
This pizza is really, really good. It's super easy to throw together on a weeknight and it completely holds up to my high standards of what I consider an awesome pizza. And that means a lot considering I exclusively eat sausage and cheese.
I did decide to use a 'just add water' pizza crust for this pizza instead of making my own crust. Forgive me. It was a Monday. And also, I only had two slices of bacon leftover from our Sunday breakfast. A travesty in my book. So the points include my changes.
I personally ate half the pizza. But a normal person could perhaps eat less. So please take the high point value of this recipe with that in mind.
WW Points: 25 points/half of pizza
Tuesday: Pasta Alla Vodka
I had this meal out at a restaurant a few months ago for the first time and have been craving it ever since. Finally, I had a chance to attempt a recreation. I thought this pasta was pretty good, but a little involved. I'm not a fan of recipes that involve me using a blender, the stove, and a ton of other dishes. I also didn't feel like there was enough sauce when the meal was ready. But it did have a nice kick to it which I appreciate. In conclusion, I think I'm still on the lookout for the perfect Pasta Alla Vodka recipe. Have any suggestions?
WW Points: 14 points/serving
We served it with a side of Texas Toast (5 points for Cheese variety)
This wasn't super fab leftover. The sauce soaked up even more into the pasta so it had even less than the day before. Not such a fan.
Thursday: Cheeseburger Pie
This dish was really tasty...and super easy to make. At first it was a little weird to be eating puff pastry as a crust but the taste trumped the difficulty in getting a perfect bite. We left off all the toppings as we're not super big veggie people and thought the dressing would be a weird addition so my points reflect that.
The serving size in the recipe is 4 and I think that would've been perfectly acceptable. I, however, ate half. Obvs.
WW Points: 28 points/half of pie
Friday: Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells
I was a little weirded out by the fact there was no sauce with this dish, but OMG this was fantastic!! Probably the best meal we've had in a long time. The cheesiness was all that was needed with each shell. And talk about easy to make. Cook the pasta, stuff them, bake them...good to go! We will definitely be making it again.
I used 16 jumbo shells so we each got 4 shells per meal. I thought this serving size was sufficient. We did have Texas toast with it one night...but ran out the next night and I was no where near starving with just eating the shells.
WW Points: 13 points/serving
Sunday: Orange Chicken
Don't get too excited friends. This was out of a box. I had grand plans to make this super awesome sounding Lasagna Soup but we didn't have time to get to the store. Next week!
We bought it frozen from Costco and it was really good...and quite yummy. Not so great for you on the points side of things so I only had a wee little bit. I've pretty much been stuffing myself full of watermelon lately that I wasn't even really hungry for dinner. I guess there are worse things to stuff yourself with than watermelon, huh?
WW Points: 11 points/serving
If I would've been my normal self, I would've eaten more than this. Half of the package would've been almost 30 points though...so I doubt I would've done all that. Perhaps two servings at 22 points would've been perfect.