Friday Night Feast VI

Chinese Food
  • 1 Wegman's supermarket
  • 2 medium sized plastic containers
  • Approx. $15.00
  1. Discuss dinner options with spouse.
  2. Decide together that it's been one heck of a week and determine closest and fastest available food.
  3. Drive 3 miles to Wegman's and walk to the "Wokery"
  4. Fill plastic containers with copious amounts of Lemon Pepper Chicken, Shrimp, Green Beans, and Edamame.
  5. Go home and eat while watching a movie.
Sometimes you just have to do take-out.

I did actually try out a new dessert recipe tonight. I've been on a bit of a "lighten up fattening recipes" kick lately. As I've mentioned in several posts, I've been watching this show called Zonya's Health Bites and she does a lot of low fat and low calorie recipes. I really enjoyed the Banana and Zucchini Breads that I tried last weekend. I thought I'd give her Blueberry Buckle recipe a go.

Blueberry Buckle
~This literally takes 5 minutes to put together before you bake it~

  • 2 pints fresh blueberry or 2 (12 oz) packages frozen blueberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or 1/2 cup all purpose and a 1/2 cup whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp lemon, orange, or almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream (if desired)
  1. Spray a 9'' x 13'' baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. If you are using frozen berries, allow to thaw a bit. Spread fresh or frozen berries in the bottom of baking pan (check over for stems). Sprinkle 3 tbsp sugar evenly over berries.
  3. Combine orange juice, flour, sugar, baking powder, egg whites, and extract in a bowl. Spoon 12 even portions over berries (in 3 rows of 4).
  4. Sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on top of the dough mixture.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until the cake is lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream (if desired).
We liked it! Hey...it's not the same as the "more than a cup of sugar and 2 sticks of butter" kind of dessert I've had before. But it's really sweet and tasty if you are watching your calories. It comes in at just 166 calories and not even a gram of fat per serving (which is 1/12 of the whole dish). So if you have fresh berries laying around and you want a quick treat, you will likely be able to put this together with what you have on hand.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. My husband will drive 45 - 1 hour just to get the Wegman's recipe you shared. He really likes to take their containers and fill them with their Chinese buffet. Then I know he would want to drive home and have a bowl of your Blueberry Buckle with whipped cream. Oh, he would be one happy guy!!