Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homecooking in the Crockpot

So I am a big fan of e-mealz. In an attempt to cook healthy and save money I have been using their walmart weight watchers point systems menu. One of the recipes I tried tonight was so good and so easy I thought I would pass it along for those of you who appreciate peas and cornbread.

1 1lb dried black eyed peas (sorted, rinsed and drained)
12 oz Farmland diced ham
6 cups water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper (each)
2/3 cup salsa (I think next time I will use canned tomatoes instead)

Put all but salsa in crock pot. Cook on high for 2-3 hours and then cook on low the rest of the day. I would start them first thing in the morning. I did what she said and mine were not done completely. You don't put the salsa (or tomatoes) in until the last 30 minutes.
1 cup serving is 4 points

you can make your own cornbread or the kind they suggested was the betty crocker mix. Make as directed and add 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheese. These are only 3 points per muffin.

It really tasted great and I loved being able to have this southern comfort favorite without having to be home all afternoon for them to cook on the stove top. It was just easy.


Amanda said...

First off, that looks yummy. Secondly, I want to talk to you about your experience w/ emealz. I've thought about joining but didn't really know if I'd use it. If you get a chance, email me at askinner1601@gmail.com and let me know what you think about it.

Jena said...

I use E-Mealz too. That is so funny- I use the walmart- point one as well. I love that it is sooo planned out for you to follow. WE ARE SO MUCH ALIKE~