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Thursday, February 9, 2012

SWH4T$: Change

 Please visit Sweet Stella's and Baby Shmizz and link up your posts!  
We all need tips to save some $$$!

She Works Hard For The Money (SWH4T$) Hostesses:

The point of this blog hop is to give all of us hard working women some ideas on how to save money!  I have said this over and over in a lot of my blog posts but I will repeat - MEAL PLANNING is the key to saving money!  

A little report for ya - as of  January 29th Jeremy and I have only eaten out 1 time!!  THAT IS HUGE for us!  We have meal planned for 3 weeks and we saving money.  I have to admit that I do flinch a little at the grocery store when I see the bill but in the long run I know we are doing better for our check book!  

On top of meal planning I made a goal for us for the month of February to save EVERY SINGLE reciept of EVERY SINGLE transaction we have.  I want to write everything out on a calendar day by day and really take a close look at where our money is going.  So far we have been successful at this task.  More to come on that later. 

With out further ado - another new recipe from Weight Watchers!

Pie-Style Spanakopita 

Prep: 15 mins   Bake: 30 mins  Serves: 6


1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 c fat-free ricotta cheese
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 c crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
1/2 c snipped fresh dill
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
10 (9x14 inch) sheets frozen phyllo dough, THAWED!

1 - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray shallow 1 1/2 quart shallow casserole dish or 9 inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick spray. 

2 - Mix together all ingredients expet phyllo in large bowl.

3 - Lay 1 sheet of phyllo in prepared casserole dish, allowing it to extend over rim of dish; lightly spray with nonstick spray.   Repeat with 3 more sheets of phyllo, placing corners at different angles and lightly spraying each sheet with nonstick spray.  Fold edges of phyllo in to form 1 1/2 inch high rim. 

4 - Spread spinach mixture over phyllo.  Lightly spray 1 of remaining sheets of phyllo with nonstick spray; crumple loosely and palce on top of filling.  Repeat with remaining 5 sheets of phyllo.  bake until filling is heated through and phyllo is golden, andbout 30 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. 

Per Serving (1/6 slice of pie) = 5 PointsPlus Value

For our dinner we paired one slice of Spanakopita with a small pork chop.  Very filling meal for less than 8 PointsPlus!


  1. Looks yummy. I agree about meal planning. It really helps in the long run.

  2. That looks amazing, totally going to try it! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I totally agree about meal planning! Once I'm not pregnant, I'm definitely going back to it! It's just so hard when you plan meals, and then don't want them, lol.

  4. Oh gosh -- this looks so yummy! And a WW recipe? Even better! I hope to start that soon again! :) Thanks for sharing, Censie! :)

  5. Can I link my Sunday post about Couponing up?


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