Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Menu Planning

As I mentioned before, it's going to be a busy week at the office so there won't be a lot of time for cooking. So, here's my meal plan for the week, recipes to follow:

Meatless Monday ~ Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers (recipe below)
Take-Out Tuesday ~ Pizza for Beren & the kids, leftovers for me
Weight Watchin' Wednesday ~ Moroccan Slow-Cooker Stew
Thrifty Thursday ~ Tax Day! Definitely Thrifty for me as the office treats us to dinner! *wink*
Fishy Friday ~ Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti
Slow-Mo Saturday ~ Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup
Social Sunday ~ BBQ ala Beren, never know what he'll cook up but it's likely to be fish for me, burgers for him

Here's today's recipe, again from Taste of Home but tweaked a bit by me to bring down POINTS:

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers
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4 medium sweet red peppers
15 ounces black beans -- rinsed and drained
1 cup cheddar cheese, lowfat -- shredded
3/4 cup salsa
1 small onion -- chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/3 cup brown rice -- uncooked
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the beans, cheese, salsa, onion, corn, rice, chili powder and cumin; spoon into peppers. Place in a 5-qt slow cooker coated with cooking spray.

Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 184 Calories; 3g Fat (14.5% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 396mg Sodium. 3 WW POINTS.


  1. Just wanted to let you know I linked to your site in my weekly Laugh it Off Letter. We do diet humor and you're just so much fun we wanted to share with our readers.


  2. Rebecca, thank you so much, I am honored! Now, how do I get the newsletter..hmm...

  3. Here's a link to the letter. And thanks for askin!