Monday, January 21, 2008

Dinner!

Holy Cow this was GOOOOOD STUFF!!

Turkey Olive Italian Curry Sauce(10 servings- 3 points for WW)

1 pound turkey breakfast sausage(or link italian sausage)
1(14oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
2(8oz) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
30 black olives, halved
1/2 can chickpeas, drained
1 green pepper
1 onion
garlic powder
italian seasonings
curry powder

Brown meat, pepper and onion. Add tomatoes, olives, and chickpeas, plus seasonings to taste(1-2 teaspoons each). Simmer, covered for 25-35 minutes. Serve over elbow pasta or similar size.

Italian Bread Sticks(makes 16, 3 points each, 7 for 2)

2.5 cups each, whole wheat and regular flours
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons active yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons total of seasonings of choice(or none), I used garlic powder, italian seasoning, dill and caraway seeds.
1- 1.5 cups warm water
1/4 cup olive oil(and more to coat ball)

Combine dry ingredients well. Add water and oil and stir til mixed, adding more water if it is too dry.

Turn out onto floured surface and knead for 7-10 minutes. Coat will oil and let rise for 1 hour 10 minutes or so(I put in my oven after heating for a few minutes). Turn out and cut ball into 8 wedges(like a pie). Roll each wedge into a long rope, about 18 inches long. Cut in half and put on a baking sheet(you'll need two) that has been dusted with cornmeal. Let rise in warmed oven for 35 minutes. Bake one batch at 350 for about 20 minutes, place other in cool place(fridge or outside if its chilly out). Change out and bake second batch for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve! Yummy!

This, 1 serving of pasta with sauce, and 2 breadsticks plus promise spread was 15 points and VERY satisfying!!

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