Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Frank-tastic Dinner for One

A funny thing happens when you tell people you are following the 1972 Weight Watchers Plan: they give you their old cookbooks and recipes and then they dare you to try stuff.

This week, a friend from my meeting brought in some of her mom's old WW program material from 1971, including a recipe book entitled "The Art of Good Cooking". Back then, this booklet was given to members on their 5th week of attendance and is chock full of "legal" recipes to help members enjoy a greater variety of foods on program.

Since I was looking for a quick & easy dinner tonight, I checked out the chapter entitled "Meat, Fish & Poultry". There were so many options. So many delightful legal recipes to choose from in this chapter: Would it be the provocative Veal Balls & Cabbage? Or perhaps the mysterious Bev's Hot Livers (seriously, can someone tell me who is Bev)?? Or the intriguing Fish Supreme which proudly features MSG as one of its main ingredients? Nope. Tonight, I decided to go with the delicious dinner casserole known as...

Frankfurter Stew

  • 1 Tbsp. dehydrated onion flakes (of course)
  • 3 oz. canned mushrooms
  • 1 green pepper, cut into 1" strips
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Dash each: garlic powder, celery salt, parsley flakes, thyme
  • salt & pepper
  • 8 oz. hot dogs - cut into 1" chunks and broiled
  • 4 oz. canned peas & carrots
Simmer all ingredients for 20 minutes. Makes one ridiculously gargantuan serving.

Seriously. It's a lot of food, people. Don't question it. Just enjoy.


Vonlipi said...

That's a lot of food! Was it good? Were there leftovers?

Spill the beans! lol

heidi said...

that's def more than 1 serving of, well, vomit on the way back up :) kudos to you for giving it the old ww try!!

Helen said...

You know, back then Franks and Beans were a popular dinner "casserole." I bet this was WW answer to that. If you can call THAT an answer.

Leanne said...

Actually, I love hot dogs, so I bet I would actually eat that. It might be one of the few things that I actually would eat. Is that sad? Yes, maybe a little, but you can cook this for me anyday. Hot dogs and bacon make everything better :-)

pika23 said...

Hotdogs? Really? Hooray for sodium! Of all things to make legal. A freakin hotdog! Lol. I would eat it though. And veal balls sound good