For reasons beyond my control, our Date Night got moved till this evening. And I am very ready to prepare food just for us. Derby Day was fun, but this is more my speed.
So I asked Josh what he wanted and, surprise-surpise--he wants steak. I was able to get 2 largish filets at my local market. With a total weight of 1.3 lbs, I'll be eating maybe a quarter of one. That's okay. I haven't made anything other than chicken for many moons.
I digress though. I should have begun at the beginning. With appetizers and cocktails.
Shrimp Cocktail--These are filling, festive, and I can have almost as many as I'd like. Okay, within reason. (3 points)
Josh has called a stinger. It will taste just like he's brushed his teeth with each kiss. I will likely have a Pimm's Cup. Few points for a nice kick. (2 points)
I've already addressed the main course--Filet Mignon. (4 points for a .25 lb portion) We'll have salads. And I just got this Green Giant mixed veggie combo with potatoes. (2 points) Not exactly fancy, but it gives me more veggies and Josh potatoes. That sounds pretty win-win to me.
Now to dessert. Came across this one this morning. And believe it or not, I actually had all the ingredients! I think it was meant to be.
Chocolate Cherry Baked Oatmeal Singles
Source: Emily Bites Original
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg whites
1 large egg
3/4 cup skim milk
1 (5.3 oz) container nonfat Cherry flavored Greek Yogurt, stirred (I highly recommend Yoplait Greek 100 Black Cherry)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup pitted & chopped sweet cherries, fresh or defrosted from frozen
1.Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 12 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
2.Combine the oats, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg, milk, yogurt and
vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until
blended together. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherry pieces.
the oatmeal mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake uncovered
for 18-22 minutes or until oatmeal is cooked through and a toothpick
inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Yields 12 oatmeal singles. WW P+: 3 per single (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per bread bowl from myfitnesspal.com: 127 calories, 22 g carbs, 3 g fat, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber
That's whats cooking in my kitchen. How 'bout yours?