9 Sept 2005

It Has How Many Points?

I recently made these mini turkey meatloaves (the recipe calls them Meat Muffins but that’s not what I’m calling them – I’d prefer to not be taunted by co-workers while I eat). Pam on Hitched posted the recipe and they are mighty tasty – just one problem though: they’re really small for the amount of points they are.

They consist of lean turkey and vegetables (basically) and are just a touch bigger than those lovely Two-Bite Brownies (err, not that I’ve had Two-Bite Brownies … you know, I've just heard they’re about that big … ahem) yet, they are three points each! That can’t be right! It says the recipe will make 12 and that’s exactly how many I made. Here’s a pic of one that I made so that you can see the true injustice of this:

Is it just me, or is my hand really weird looking there? It looks like it's all hand/palmy and really shy on the fingers. Maybe just because they're all curled up holding the meat thing? Gah, it looks like claw!

Anyway, here is the recipe (looks like it was originally from the WW website). Two meat things equals one serving which totals for six points per serving according to this thing:

Turkey/Chicken Meat Muffins
Servings 6
Estimated POINTS® value per serving 6

1 1/2 pound Louis Rich Ground Turkey
1/2 cup(s) mushroom(s)
1/3 cup(s) dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup(s) fat-free milk
3/4 cup(s) onion(s)
1/4 cup(s) fat-free egg substitute
2 tbsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dice the mushrooms and onions very finely. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Spray a 12 hole muffin tin with cooking spray. Divid meat mixture evenly among the 12 muffin holes. Bake fo 1 - 1 1/4 hours or until done. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Special Notes:
This recipe was created in the recipe builder, so the points are accurate. You can use either ground chicken or ground turkey for this recipe. Each serving is 2 meat muffins.

Any explanations on why these are so many points? Or maybe you have even better news and can tell me that they’re really just 2 points each (because that is way more believable!)?


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