Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday in the kitchen…

Hi friends…
Hope you all are having a leisurely Sunday. I am hoping to have a nice quiet resting day today.
Yesterday I woke up feeling like heck with a terrible tummy ache. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Yet I had plans… so I pushed through it and took care of business. I decided to raid the hoard today and cook up a storm all day Saturday.

Seeing as I work every day until 5 and then at the gym until 7… it leaves very little time to cook after work. By the time I get home and shower… I am starved and it’s late. So cooking is not a nightly option. Decided to stock up!

What’s in here you ask?


Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup.YUM!


This is soooooo good!


Two crock pots of Turkey Chili! Yummo.



18 Chicken Breasts marinated in 3 different marinades. Chicken Broth, Lemon Pepper and Garlic Lime.


I made Mr. Primcat Mac and Cheese…


And I made me Veggie mac and cheese.

Pair this with a chicken breast and green beans and I have a Homemade 6 point Homemade Weight Watchers dinner! Perfect!


***Edited to add my recipe for veggie mac and cheese...

Here ya go. LOL!

Not a big secret! HA! The pasta is made with Cauliflower.

1/2 cup of this is 3.5 WW points. Mix this with 1 cup of french cut green beans and it's still 3.5  points and more than enough to satisfy your pasta craving without breaking your point bank!!

For Mr. Primcat I made Spaghetti and meatballs…

and for me I made an 8 point Weight Watchers Wheat Spaghetti, Garden Sauce, French Green Beans and Turkey. Delish!


It was a very busy day… but I got so much accomplished. I am so happy that we will have toms of healthy food in the freezer. Today I hope to take a load off and kick my feet up. I need a rest.

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


earlene said...

Wow Carmen you did good! That all looks really good! I was planning on making that soup today.
Makes it so easy just to grab and heat up when your exhausted and don't feel like doing anything. Plus to take for lunch.
Have you done your Easter tree yet?

Cheryl said...

Great meal planning Carmen! I love being able to reheat soups, too....easy peasy!
Enjoy the day relaxing,

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Carmen you are so inspiring! I'm not good about cooking extra for the freezer, but do try to make soup or something we can eat as leftovers throughout the week. Definitely healthier than grabbing fast food! Have a relaxing day! ~Roberta

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh what a smart girl. Freezer cooking is the best thing next to sliced bread. Helps me handle busy week nights and keep us from the fast food. Hope you are feeling better today.

Carol Stuck said...

OM Gosh!! The food looks wonderful and am sure it will be nice during the week to have all the cooking done ahead of time. What a nice idea so you have a little "down" time during the week.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh yummm! And I thought you said you weren't much of a cook?! You've outcooked me all 7 days of this week and next! That soup looks yummy - I was going to make soup today, but DH didn't get what I need from the store. Boo Hoo. Hope you're enjoying your "you" day....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (Looks like I have some catch up to do the heck does that happen?!) ;o)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow Carmen! You sure were busy cooking up a storm. And it all looks so yummy! I really need to try this. Thanks for sharing!
By the way, how is your eye sight doing? Hope all is well and getting back to normal vision! Have a wonderful week!

Primsue said...

Wow you have really been busy. Everything looks delicious. How do you make veggie mac and cheese? I love mac and cheese but can't do the fat.
Have a great week,

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Carmen:
You definitely have the right idea for when you work outside the home.
I used to make my meals for the week on Saturday and Sunday. With two of us each having an hour travel time to work, getting home after 6pm, 4 kids and laundry and lunches, cooking was avoided at all costs!
Your meals are much healthier than the ones I made!


bettyj said...

how about posting your eecipe for veggie mac n cheese. I love to have soups in the freezer. I have found a bowl of cereal is my supper a lot of nights, or worse ice cream. I have to do better, I have a wedding in July. I DON'T want to be the oldest looking Grandma
How are your eyes?

Prims By The Water said...

OMG you made me so hungry Carmen. All I have in my crock pot are some pork chops for dinner tonight..been working on some prim eggs while watching some tv...that's been my liesurely day today. Sure wish I had your energy! Take care, Janice

Never So Simple said...

I think you deserve to kick your feet back after all of that. Everything looks so delicious.


The Moonlit Stitch said...

You are a smart woman Carmen! Everything looks so yummy & healthy. We go through the same thing here re: finding time to make decent meals. Have a great week ~*~Lisa

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thats a smart way to cook..cause then you are always on just grabbing something cause it was you have scrumptious homemade good for you food at the ready..I am so hungry looking at this blog post..pass me a bowl of chili.;0) yummo!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Way to go you can have yummy dinners at your fingertips.
Where did you find the Mac & Cheese veggie pasta? I would like to get some. It would be good for me with being on WW, but it would be good for my hubby too since he is diabetic.