Tasty tidbits!

Seems like I should be doing something.

Sitting here, sorting through thoughts deep in this scary cave of a cranium is silly. I finally got some sleep last night. It wasn’t as bad as this weekend (damn MS roller coaster!), but maybe because I wore socks, sweats and slept with two blankets. Sure, my husband found me extra sexy. How could he not?! Not my point, I promise, I have lots of things to do. Really. I keep thinking about this turkey. While out and about yesterday, I found a great sale on ground turkey. Couldn’t pass it up. But now, as I sit thinking about it, I realize I have no idea what to do with it. Google can only help so much, and there are millions of recipes out there. Not sure if any intrigue me.

I take that back. I found one, but eh.

 

Cheeseburger Mac Attack


PER SERVING (1/8th of recipe, about 1 cup): 179 calories, 5.75g fat, 512mg sodium,

19g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 12.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 5*

Prep:             5 minutes

Cook:             10 minutes plus 3 – 4 hours (high) or 7 – 8 hours (low)

Ingredients
  • 5 oz. (about 1 1/4 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni with at least 2g fiber per 2-oz. serving
  • 10 oz. raw lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 24 oz. (about 6 cups) frozen cauliflower and low-fat cheese sauce (like the kind by Green Giant)
  • 3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions
In a large pot, prepare pasta very al dente, cooking for about half of the time indicated on the package. Drain well and set aside.

In a bowl, combine turkey, ketchup, and onion. Mix well. Add frozen cauliflower and cheese sauce and gently mix. Transfer mixture to a crock pot.

Add cooked pasta to the crock pot and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 7 – 8 hours, until the turkey is fully cooked.

Add cheese wedges and scallions, and stir until evenly distributed.

If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Dig in!

 

Can’t really say it sounds good, but it doesn’t sound bad.  Since lent, cauliflower has been a new favorite of mine. Long story short, we gave up potatos for lent, and it was a ROUGH 40 days! It got ugly around the 14th day, and by the end it wasn’t so bad. Found that you can just about replace potato with lots of tasty things, while it’s not as good, it’s still good. Guess we’ll find out tonight …

Sure, that makes sense.  

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