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One week later

It’s been a week and I’ve now had the chance to try all the recipes I’ve made. I picked some good ones this time!

I find cream of chicken soup to be a bit creepy. Those chunks of chicken that will stay good for a long time without needing to be frozen? *shudder* I can’t handle that. So I found a recipe for cream soup (no chicken):

* – super easy and was a perfect replacement for the recipe that called for cream of chicken

I make nachos and an enchilada recipe using Chuy’s jalepeno ranch sauce each month – they’re both easy and some of my favorites.

* – these are delicious! Next time I’ll use a fork to pinch the seams closed, and I probably won’t add the sauce. It’s good, but I personally feel they stand alone without it. Oh, I also didn’t use the Ritz crackers because I didn’t want to buy a whole package just for “garnish.” This will definitely be kept in my recipe rotation.
* – also very good! I made white rice to go with it. I also add a little butter when I reheat it. I’ll probably season it a little bit more but otherwise it’s really good and reheats well.
* – these are really good! I’ll probably make more chicken and alfredo sauce next time. And I probably boiled the noodles a bit too long (since I have to bake it and then reheat it). I added some ricotta to the noodles before adding the chicken/alfredo. I’ll probably add more because I wasn’t sure how much of the container I’d use, but there’s plenty left over so I’m okay adding more.
* – These were super easy to make, and based on comments I added a second egg. I probably should have used a little more breadcrumbs half way through because they got super sticky and didn’t hold together so well. Otherwise they fried well, and I tasted one and it was really good. They don’t reheat well in the microwave so I will try reheating in the skillet next time.
* – these are delicious! I also went light on the seasoning so I’d do a little more next time.

I have 2 balls of dough for pizza from last month. When I tried it last month, it was VERY good, but I definitely need to invest in a pizza peel. I have zucchini and potatoes to make fresh, and those round out my month of meals.

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (recipe)

So I really don’t have anything to add to the recipe that has already been created, so I am just going to link to it here.  Let me tell you… they are DELICIOUS.  Oh my goodness.  I can’t stop eating them.  I keep adding them to my meals in place of a cookie or something sweet.  I think I will try using honey next time instead of corn syrup as I think it would make them a bit healthier.

The original creator cut her bars a bit longer than mine.  I was able to get 18 bars out of my pan and I think she got 12.  I’d also suggest leaving it the freezer for maybe 2 hours.  Mine were still pretty soft and fell apart a bit when cutting.

Here is the nutritional information.  It may not be perfect but it’s a good estimate and is for a smaller bar like mine:
Calories: 157
Fat: 6.3
Saturated fat: 1.8
Monounsaturated fat: 2
Cholesterol: 0 (yay!)
Sodium: 55mg
Potassium: 75mg
Fiber: 1.7
Sugar: 10.3
Protein: 4

Check out her recipe HERE. Her pictures are much prettier than mine so check them out, too!