Tuesday, June 1, 2010


June 1954

Don't look now but a new month is upon us! I can't believe that half the year has passed, six months since many of us made those New Years Resolutions to lose weight, get healthy, etc. etc. I'm wondering, how many of you kept those promises to yourself? Can you look back at the beginning of 2010 with pride, knowing that you've stayed on the right track? Or, like me, did you find yourself starting over & over again?

Well, nevermind about the past, let's start anew right from here, June 1, 2010! How about a fresh new recipe to kick things off?

This was originally published in Weight Watchers Light & Easy Cookbook, 1997.

Saucy Chicken Casserole

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vegetable cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic -- minced
15 ounces canned crushed tomatoes -- undrained
1/2 teaspoon fresh marjoram
1/4 teaspoon fresh oregano
3 cups boneless skinless chicken breast -- cooked and chopped
1 tablespoon smart Balance Spread
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon bread crumbs

Coat a medium saucepan wth cooking spray and add oil; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Add tomato, marjoram, and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in chicken; set aside.

Melt spread in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat add flour. Cook, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, and cook 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in mustard. Add to chicken mixture, stirring to combine. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray.

Combine cheese and breadcrumbs; sprinkle evenly over chicken mixture. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Serves 4.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 307 Calories; 6g Fat (17.9% calories from fat); 46g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 105mg Cholesterol; 334mg Sodium.



  1. Is it really June already?! I wish I had stuck to my "eat healthy, exercise" resolutions. Ah, the year is only half over, I can still make progress before the year ends, right?

  2. I'm not big on resolutions. I find no motivation in the thought of a resolution. I try and focus on this time (like you were saying). There is something special about the time you actually know you are getting over the hump, that time you have gone further than all the other times and feel it's your time. I strive for that moment and keep that locked inside and pursue that moment...

  3. I love that you love pin ups! This recipe looks delish! good luck with everything.

  4. Miel Abeille, absolutely, it's not too late! xoxoox

  5. Bella, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words! xoxox

  6. Misunderstood and Admired ???, wise words indeed! Thank you for sharing.