Thursday, June 3, 2010

Smoke Alarm Buzzes = Dinner's Done!

I am definitely not a natural cook. DEFINITELY...NOT!

But in honor of my June Goals, I need to make a new recipe every week. I decided yesterday was the day! And I had bought stuff to make new recipes over the weekend. I have a weight watchers cookbook from a few years ago that they were selling 50% off back then. It's one of the best WW cookbooks I have. I'm leery when making weight watchers food sometimes because either the portion is too small or there isn't enough seasoning or something.

Anyway, this cookbook is titled "Best Eats". It's recipes that people doing weight watchers had sent in saying it was their favorite. The recipe I wanted to make was Eggplant Rollatini. It's kind of like Stuffed Shells but with Eggplant. I don't have the recipe with me but in a nut shell...this is what you do:

1. Slice medium eggplant lengthwise into 8 slices (about 1/4") Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, lay eggplant down and spray eggplant Bake for about 10 mins each side or until browned

2. While Eggplant is cooking, take 2 cups crushed tomatoes, some basil and 2 cloves of chopped garlic and throw in a sauce pan, simmer about 10 mins or until thickened

3. While both the eggplant and sauce are cooking, p
ut 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan and 1 chopped garlic clove After the garlic infuses, about 30 seconds, add 1 small chopped zucchini and 1/4 cup chopped onion and cook about 5 mins on medium heat until softened
Put in bowl and let cool a little bit. Then add 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese and a little parm cheese (I forgot the amount). Add some parsley and mix together

4. Take a baking d
ish (2 quart dish) and add a little sauce to the bottom. Take 1 eggplant slice and put 2 TBSP of ricotta mixture on one end. Start from that end and roll up. Put fold side down in baking dish. Repeat with all 8 slices of eggplant. Then top with the rest of the sauce and a little more parm cheese

The weight watchers stats were about 2 rolls of eggplant for 3 WW points. I have the full nutritional in
fo in the book.

Note #1, don't burn the eggplant and make your smoke alarm go off! lol. But it still tasted ok in the recipe.

I also have the worst knife skills! Next time I may use my food processor to chop up the veggies!

I made this with a boring side salad with Kraft Light Toasted Sesame dressing.

Sorry for the poor pictures. When I moved, I packed my camera and have yet to find it! lol

And my stats per my phone are as follows:
Calorie Intake: 1,101
Calorie Output: 1,984
Calorie Deficit: 883


  1. About cooking, pratice make perfect! No one ever taught me anything. I watched cooking shows and picked up a little here and there. my best advice is don't stress. It'll come, just keep up the trying new recipes!

  2. looks like you did alright to meeee!!!