Sunday, July 05, 2015

Weight Watchers: Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Broccoli - 8 PP

I made this eons ago.
I'm talking months peeps.
Just now getting to uploading & posting.
Talk about procrastination.

Behold the product:


Let's get to the details:

Ingredients:

2 sprays of cooking spray
12 oz uncooked pasta (approx 2.5 cups)
1/8 tsp salt for the pasta water
10oz uncooked broccoli (about 2. cups)
1 tsp butter
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
3 tbs parm cheese (divided)
2.5 cups FF skim milk
1/3 cup flour (all purpose)
1/2 cup uncooked diced onion
1 cu low fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 pepper


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Coat 2 quart baking dish w/ spray.

Cook pasta according to directions, adding broccoli approx 3 minutes before done.  Drain pasta & broccoli & return to the pot.

Meanwhile in a large saucepan, melt butter over med. heat, add bread crumbs & cook, stirring often until light golden.  You may skip this step if you are using store bought crumbs vs. fresh.  Remove from heat & add 1 tbs parm cheese; set aside.

In same saucepan (wipe clean if necessary) whisk together milk & flour until blended; add onions. Bring to a boil over med-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low & simmer until thickened, approx 2 mins.

Remove from heat & whisk in cheddar cheese, mustard, s&p & remaining 2 tbs of parm cheese. Pour over cooked past & broccoli. Toss to mix & coat.

Transfer to baking dish & sprinkle top evenly w/ bread crumbs.  

Bake until edges are bubble, about 20-25 mins.

Divide into 8 pieces & Viola! Done!

1 piece per serving.  8pp a serving.

My family's reaction: They liked it.  My reaction: It was good but to me, too much work when I can just add some broccoli to boxed mac & cheese. Yes call me lazy but it's my blog & my opinion.

Tell me, have you made it before?



Saturday, July 04, 2015

It's the 4th of July!!!!


Happy Birthday America.

How are you spending the birth of our country?

If you aren't an American, tell me how you are enjoying this Saturday.