And it was good!!! I stayed on track and had appetizer (stuffed mushrooms), cocktail (mini Manhattan), dinner (Fresh Wild Mushroom Soup) and dessert (a strawberry smoothie WW bar). All that and I only had to dip into my "bonus" weekly points for 1 point.
Stuffed Mushrooms (1 point)
3 mushroom caps*
.5 T reduced fat cream cheese
.5 tsp garlic powder
freshly ground black pepper
1 crushed rosemary and olive oil Crunchmasters Seed Cracker
Mix the cream cheese with the garlic powder and pepper; top with cracker crumbs and microwave for 90 seconds.
*I built this recipe on WW. There was no quantity for mushroom cap by number--just by cup. And veggies are 0 points. So stuff as many caps as you can with the quantity of stuffing this yields.
Mini Manhattan (5 points)
Our regular Manhattan just 2 oz (5 points) instead of 4 oz (10 points)
Fresh Wild Mushroom Soup (6 points)
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
- 2 cups finely chopped onions
- 6 ounces crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, chopped
- 6 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms, chopped
- 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons brandy
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 4 cups beef broth
Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until golden, about 5 minutes. Add all mushrooms and thyme; sauté until mushrooms begin to brown, about 8 minutes. Add brandy; stir 30 seconds, then mix in flour. Slowly stir in broth; bring soup to boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls.
***So, I used 1 c leeks and 1 c onion. I had no brandy, so I subbed Marsala which brought the points from 7 to 6.
I also ate one Rhodes dinner roll with my soup (1 point)
Dessert seems pretty self explanatory. I made Josh brake and bake Choc Chip cookies and I had my dessert bar.
Tonight's dinner is leftover soup. Yum.