Pampered Chef, Weight Watchers and Rumaki

In my search for asparagus recipes, I found a recipe I had lost – ok I never lost it, but I couldn’t remember where it was (comes from having a lot cookbooks and cooking references bookmarked).
Anyway, all I could remember was that the recipe was for a rumaki-inspired dish. I found the recipe in a Pampered Chef cookbook – Season’s Best Spring/Summer 2003. It was given to me by my friend and Pampered Chef agent Cyndie Moore at my wedding shower in Colorado. She had everyone sign it. I love looking at the little messages.
The recipe was for Barbecue Bacon Squares. I found it already entered on two websites:
Here is the recipe:
Barbecue Bacon Squares  
1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Barbecue Seasoning Mix
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and coarsely chopped
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly sprinkle a rectangle stone with flour using. Unroll pizza crust onto baking stone. Roll to edge of baking stone.

In a bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and seasoning mix; mix well.

Spread sauce over crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. Coarsely chop water chestnuts. Sprinkle water chestnuts and bacon over sauce. Grate cheese evenly over pizza. Bake 20-22 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Snip parsley & sprinkle over pizza. Cut into 15 squares & serve.

Yield: 15 appetizer squares

Weight Watchers points – 3 per square

I found two sites that list Weight Watchers points for many Pampered Chef recipes: 
If your are on Weight Watchers and LOVE Pampered Chef (like I do) these sites will be helpful in calculating what you eat at a show.
 I found a Rumaki recipe with nutritional information on All Recipes:
Submitted by: Dot
Rated: 5 out of 5 by 3 members  Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes  Ready In: 2 Hours 35 Minutes
Yields: 12 servings
"This traditional hot appetizer is always a crowd pleaser. Chicken livers and water chestnuts are marinated in a simple, savory sauce, then wrapped with bacon and fried."
1 1/2 cups teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
12 ounces fresh chicken livers,  halved
1 (4 ounce) can water
chestnuts, drained and sliced
12 slices bacon, cut in half
1 quart oil for frying
1. In a medium bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, garlic and ginger root. Place chicken livers and water chestnuts in the mixture. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
2. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. Wrap each half slice of bacon around one chicken liver half and a slice of water chestnut. Secure by skewering with small skewers or toothpicks.
4. Carefully lower skewered wraps into the hot oil in small batches. Deep fry 3 to 4 minutes, or until bacon is evenly brown and of desired crispness. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving (it looks like it is for 1)
Calories: 287
Total Fat: 24.5g
Cholesterol: 142mg
Sodium: 1607mg
Total Carbs: 7.1g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
Protein: 9.6g
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2005 Printed from 5/2/2006
It looks like each ONE (one little tiny liver/bacon/waterchestnut) is 8 Weight Watcher Points.
There are variations on All Recipes that list the nutritional information. Though they (Rumaki or Bacon Wraps) are something that is to be avoided to loose weight. 
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6 Responses to Pampered Chef, Weight Watchers and Rumaki

  1. Tanya says:

    Loved the pictures of baby Carl – I can\’t believe how much hair he had when he was born!!  I\’m hoping Logan has about half of that amount by the time he turns 1.  Have a great Tuesday!  ~Tanya

  2. Jennifer says:

    Glad to see you stopped by!  I hope you\’re having a great day! 
    I wish I had more time for my cooking; I don\’t get to experiment with stuff as much as I would like.  Tonight I am getting to make a nice meal though: sesame chicken, au gratin potatoes and some green beans.  Two of the 3 kids will probably want something else.  But they love the potatoes.  What kinds of food are your favorite to make? 

  3. Fay says:

    Hey girl!! Things seem to be going fabulous for you!!  Keep it up, honey!!!  I love asparagus…Yummy, I could eat some now!!!!!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Hello!  Just checked your note.  Yes, my guy\’s hair is getting quite a bit of noticeable grays as well, but I think that is why the hair keeps getting shorter.  I\’m gonna have to go finish dinner; making beef ravioli tonight and I\’m thinking I\’m going to heat up some broccoli with it, just got a urge for it.  Bye!

  5. Darci says:

    You  asked  me  how  i  work  scrapbooking  into  my  schedule.. LOL..   sometimes  i  don\’t  ..  but  when  i  do  i sometimes  can  get  a  couple   pages  done while kids are   takeing  naps..  (  me  time) 
    other  times  i  will send  my  Dh  and  kisd  to   the  lake  with  his  parents  and for  a  weekend  in  the  summer  and  i  will  pull  an  all  nighter..  (he he he  i  love  them..  i  sit  in  my  jammies all day   don\’t  shower  and  keep  the  dorrs and  windows closed.)
    other  times i  just work on it  after  kids  go to  bed  and  i  have  nothing  els  to  do..  for  about  1/2  hour. and  i  have  a  group  of  friends  who like to  scrap  from  my  MOPS group which  helps.
    i  have  also  left  it  out  on  my  kitchen  counter  telling   no one  to  touch  and   work  on  it whenever  i  get  time while  cooking  or  etc..
    after  both  my  boys  are  in  school  all  day.  i  would  like  to  join  a  fall  scrapbooking  leauge.  I  know   people  who  have  compleated  several  albums in  one   season..
    but  i  am  still  behind no  matter  what.

  6. Darci says:

    I  think  it\’s  also  funny  that  we  have  found  each  other  thru  Weight  watchers..  becaus of  your  gardening expertise.
    Ihave  a  degree (  AAS in  Floricuture)  specialising  in  floral  designe  and  greenhouse  production. Although  i   havn\’t  ever  really  worked  in  a  greenhouse full  time   I  have  been  a  floral  designer  and a  floral  manager  in  my  past experiences the  past 25 years.. lol
     so  i  fin\’t d  that  part  of  you  life  interesting  too.
    I  still  do  wedding  floweres  out  of  my  home Fresh  and  silk (Mostly  fresh).
    And  i  really  like  food.  lol

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