Sunday, March 29, 2009

Food For A Friend

A friend of ours had a surgery planned recently and I wanted to make food to take to his house to enjoy the night after surgery so his wife wouldn't have to cook. He and his wife are really sweet and have helped me out when I needed it so I wanted to return the favor. I decided to make a standby in my repetoire of meals. It's super easy and actually decently healthy.

German Turnip & Sausage Stew (approx. 6 points per cup serving.)
Serves approximately 4 or 5 depending on the amount each person eats

1 package any brand turkey smoked sausage, cut into slices

6 slices turkey bacon, cut into bite size pieces

3 turnips, large dice

3 potatoes, large dice

1 small onion, diced

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. honey

In a large soup pot, pour the olive oil and start cooking the turkey bacon and smoked sausage until browned. Brown the smoked sausage fairly well, as this is where a lot of the flavor is developed. When browned, add the turnips, potatoes, onion and 1 tbsp. of honey. The honey is good for taking the bitter taste out of the turnip. Add about 3/4 cup water, then simmer until the vegetables are cooked and the texture is similar to a stew. The longer it cooks, the better it is.

Weight Watchers Muffins (they look bad but are super yummy!) (3 points a muffin)

Any box of cake mix - I used chocolate fudge

1 can of 100% pure pumpkin

Simply mix the pumpkin in the cake mix. You might need to add a tbsp or so of water to make it mix easier. Follow directions for muffins on the cake mix box - usually about 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. These are the moistest muffins you will ever eat. My kids could eat every muffin in one sitting.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Ooooooooh, yum!