I went to Weight Watchers this morning . . . I am up 1.6 this week.  Not sure if I didn’t guestimate the points on my birthday right, but I am not going to get discouraged – I’ll just keep on doing what I am doing, and maybe not have as much wine this week! šŸ˜€

My lunch was so good yesterday, I had to share.  I keep forgetting that it’s lent so my one friend could only enjoy the soup – no chicken wontons for her!  (on a side note, if you use chicken broth in a dish, is that considered a “meat” during lent?).

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

  • makes 4 servings: 1.5 cups for 3 PointsPlus


  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon canned chipotle pepper (this is still a good amount of heat!)
  • 2/3 cup potato buds (dried instant potatoes)

Combine the pumpkin, broth, coconut milk and chipotle pepper.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the potato buds and puree with stick blender.  Really, its that simple!  The potato buds made it a nice thick soup and the sweetness of the pumpkin and coconut milk balance perfectly with the little bit of chipotle heat.

Thai Basil Chicken Wonton Cups

  • 4 servings: 5 wonton wrappers are 2 points, 1/4 of chicken mixture is 2 points


  • 8 ounces chicken breasts
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 dried Thai red chili

Put everything in a food processor.  Cook in a pan for about 8-10 minutes, just until the chicken is cooked through.  Put 1/4 of chicken mixture in 5 wonton cups (the wonton cups are baked in a muffin tin at 350 for about 7 minutes, just until they are crisp – be careful, they go from crisp to burnt in a minute!).  So my lunch was 7 points and completely filling. šŸ˜€

I meant to bring cilantro to garnish, but I forgot – and a splash of sriracha on each one would have been good too!

So this morning as I am looking through the grocery store ads, making my meal plan, Tony sings me a lovely song – All I Need is The Air That I Breathe, and You by the Hollie’s.


I chose to videotape the next song he sang – 99 Red Balloons!


Enjoy your weekend – I love you more every day Tony! šŸ˜€