Tags: bacon, Bake, CobCorn, Corn, Egg Beaters, Meat Loaf, Turkey, Worcestershire sauce
A really perfect day out today! It’s about 77 degrees and sunny. Beautiful day but it was a very, very, long night. My parents had made some friends for dinner at a Ponderosa Steak House. they didn’t order from the menu instead chose the Buffet, BIG MISTAKE!! After coming home about an 1 hour or so they both became very sick, Mom worse than my Dad. Upset stomach, nausea and everything that goes with food poisoning. My Mom was so bad I called her family doctor on call service. He said the best cure is to let it run its course, which it eventually did. I won’t go in to detail but I was still doing laundry at 1:00 am. But both are fine now with no after effects. I’m not big on Buffets and that’s the main reason! For dinner tonight I prepared a Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf w/ Corn on the Cob and Mashed Potatoes.
I had prepared Turkey Meatloaf before but not wrapped with Bacon, Low Sodium Turkey Bacon. I had the idea off a cooking show. They said by adding the Bacon it gave your Meatloaf an even better taste. They had used Pork Bacon but I’m using Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon instead. To make the Meatloaf I’ll need the following; 2 Tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced, 1 1/4 lbs Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey, 3-4 Slices of uncooked Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon, 1/2 Cup Progesso Italian Style Breadcrumbs, 1/4 Cup Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters), 1 1/4 Cups Hunt’s Catsup, 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, 3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, 2 Teaspoons Smoked Cumin, 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder, 2 Teaspoons Ground Thyme, 2 Teaspoons Parsley, 3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then melt the butter in a skillet and add the Garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place the mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the catsup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce, spices, and garlic mixture. Press meatloaf into an 8×4-inch loaf pan. Wrap 4 slices of Turkey Bacon over the top and down on to the sides of the meatloaf. Take the remaining catsup and add 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce and 3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, and stir to well mixed. Add as a topping for the meatloaf. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or until Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. The Turkey Meatloaf was delicious before but with the added Bacon it gave it that much more flavor! I’ll add Turkey Bacon to it from now on!
To go with the Meatloaf I prepared some more of the boiled Mini Corn Ears. I used Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. They come frozen and all you do is boil them in water for about 12 minutes. Their 50 calories and 9 calories per mini ear. These are actually better than a lot of the fresh Corn on the cob I’ve had, nice job Green Giant! I also prepared Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. You have to have Mashed Potatoes when you have Meatloaf, I think it’s an unwritten rule! One good comfort food dinner! For dessert later, just sticking with some fruit. A Banana and maybe a few slices of a Honey Crisp Apple.
2 Tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 1/4 lbs Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
3-4 Slices of uncooked Oscar Mayer Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
1/2 Cup Progesso Italian Style Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters)
1 1/4 Cups Hunt’s Catsup
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
2 Teaspoons Smoked Cumin
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Thyme
2 Teaspoons Parsley
3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1. Melt butter in a skillet.
2. Add the Garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the catsup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce, spices, and garlic mixture.
5. Press meatloaf into an 8×4-inch loaf pan. Wrap 4 slices of Turkey Bacon over the top and down on to the sides of the meatloaf.
6. Take the remaining catsup and add 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce and
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, and stir to well mixed. Add as a topping for the meatloaf.
7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes.
8. (Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.) Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Green Giant Corn on the Cob
Enjoy the succulent taste of corn on the cob year round! Available in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.
Serving Size 1 mini-ear (61g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 5Calories 50
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Tags: Black pepper, Bob Evans Mashed, Braising, Dutch oven, Mashed potato, Olive oil, Onion Powder, Sea salt, Sugar Snap Peas
Another Perfect Summer Day out, about 70 or 72 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze! Drove my Dad to a Ford Retiree Union Meeting and spent some time at local park catching some of that beautiful sunshine! Well the Buffalo Burger was so delicious yesterday I’m preparing another Buffalo Dish for Dinner tonight. I prepared a Braised Buffalo Chuck Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread. Sounds pretty good and tasted even better!
My Braised Buffalo Chuck Roast weighed 1.4 lbs. It comes packaged and has already been braised. It was Braised in Organic Apple Cider, olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt and the package includes some great juices also. To prepare it I used a 2.75 Quart Dutch Oven. I just sprayed the Dutch Oven with Pam Non Stick Spray and 1 Tbs. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Added the Chuck Roast put the lid on it and warmed it up on medium heat, turning the Roast over once, for about 15 minutes. As was the first one I had of these it’s the most tender, moist, and flavorful Chuck Roast I’ve ever had! The Braise with the Apple Juice and Spices provided the flavor throughout the Roast! The only thing I added to it was a bit more Sea Salt and Black Pepper. The Buffalo is so lean, rich and hearty. Plenty leftover to make some delicious Pulled Buffalo BBQ Sandwiches with for lunch or dinner tomorrow!
For sides it was leftovers. I reheated the Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas from the other night. I also heated up a jar of Heinz Savory Mushroom Brown Gravy and also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
Wild Idea Bufflao
This versatile roast is loaded with flavor making it a regular on the dinner table at the Cheyenne River Ranch. Best when braised. Great for pot roasts, BBQ, or Carne Asada. 3 lbs.
Tags: Beef Cube Steak, Canola, cook, Golden Brown, Gravy, Kroger, Mashed potato, Walmart
I spent the morning doing some price comparing at Walmart and Kroger, you can read about that in an earlier post from today. What a beautiful morning it was this morning. I went out, about 6:30 am, and got the 2 Sunday Papers and it was a perfect morning out. Birds singing, Sunny and about 68 degrees. The sky in the east looked like a rainbow. I prepared something for dinner that I’ve never had a Pork Cube Steak, purchased at Walmart. I had a Beef Cube Steak before but never a Pork. For dinner I prepared a Pork Cube Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes, White Gravy, and Sugar Snap Peas.
To prepare the Pork Cube Steak I seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then rolled them through the classic seasoning and breading of Seasoned Flour, Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. A fantastic trio to bread most any meat. I seasoned the Flour with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, added a few shakes or more of Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Egg Beater’s, and Garlic Powder to the Panko Bread Crumbs. After breading I pan fried them in Canola Oil to a Golden Brown, about 7 minutes per side. As I said it was the first time I tried them and really liked them better than the Beef Cube Steaks, a lot more tender. I’ll be using them again!
For sides to go with the Cube Steak I heated up some Pioneer White Peppered Gravy along with Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, microwave a total of 6 minutes and ready! Then I also microwaved a bag of Walmat Marketside Sugar Snap Peas . For dessert later I had bought a Bunch of Bananas while out so I’ll just have a Banana tonight.
Tags: Bob Evans Mashed, cook, Ice cream, Kroger, Mashed potato, Mashed Potatoes, Pork, Pork loin
Sort of a long day, I had some routine blood work done a couple of days ago while at a checkup with my new family doctor and I was told today that the blood work came back showing an elevated Liver count. Which is more than likely being caused by the Cholesterol Meds I’m taking. But when I hear of something off or not normal it always brings back some real bad memories. Staying positive, go back to the Doc on Wednesday. Then on top of that I got a letter stating that my Anthem Medicare Supplement insurance was going up $12.02 a month. Plus because I’m not 65 no other options are available so I’m at their mercy, pay it or don’t have any. I’ve had better days! on a more positive note, for dinner I prepared a Pork Loin Boneless Roast w/ Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes.
I purchased the Roast from Kroger yesterday, a Pork Loin Boneless Roast with a JB’s Fat Boy Premium Rub already on it. To prepare it I laid the Roast out for about 20 minutes to get it to room temperature. I placed the roast in a shallow pan and roast in a 350 degrees F. oven for 1 hour (about 20 minutes per pound), until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Removed it from oven; let rest about 10 minutes before slicing to served. It will serve about 6-7, with leftovers! The Roast came out moist and delicious, the JB’s Fat Boy Rub gave it a great flavor. The juice and drippings from the Roast were incredible! I also had a side of the JB’s Fat Boy Haugwaush Sauce on the side for dipping but used very little because I kept readding the juices and drippings to the Roast and it needed no other flavor or seasoning.
I made a couple of sides to go with the Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Mushroom Gravy, and Cut Green Beans. The Mashed Potatoes were my favorite, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. The Gravy was Heinz Brown Mushroom Gravy and the Beans were Del Monte Less Sodium Cut Green Beans. A hearty and delicious dinner to end sort of a bad day. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Fudge Bar.
Tags: Aunt Millie, Franks, Grilling, Hot dog, Italian sausage, Sausage, Turkey
Well my Dad’s getting much stronger, he’s able to walk without a walker now. Spent the afternoon at the rehab center with him. After getting home I fired up the grill and gathered everything left in the fridge from the other days grill out; Grilled Brats, Italian Turkey Sausages, Hot Dogs and Pork Sandwich Patties. i thought I would grill everything left and I would have my lunch for the next few days also.
I used Queen City Brats, Honeysuckle White Italian Turkey Sausages, Ball Park White Turkey Franks, and Bob Evans Pork Sausage Patties. For my dinner I had an Italian Turkey Sausage and a Pork Sausage Pattie. I served them on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Buns. Topped the Italian Turkey Sausage with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard and the Pork Pattie with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Cheddar/Jack Cheese and an Ice Cold Peach Diet Snapple to drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
Tags: Barbecue, Barbecue sauce, cook, Del Monte, Green Bean, Mashed potato, Sea salt, Wild Idea Buffalo
With my Mom spending almost most of her time at the rehab center I spent the day catching up on all the housework and laundry today. Outside another cloudy and rainy day! For dinner a Pulled Buffalo Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.
The Pulled Buffalo was from Wild Idea Buffalo, of course. It was from my last order that I had ordered from them. First time I tried it and it was incredible! So delicious in fact that I as soon I update my Blog here I’m going to order 2 more 1 lb. packages. Originally I was going to make BBQ Sandwiches out of it but as I was heating it up I sampled it and I knew right away this didn’t need anything else added to it, it was perfect! It comes in 1 lb. packages already braised and seasoned. According to the package ingredients list it was braised and seasoned with Organic Apple Cider, Organic Lime Juice, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cumin, Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Oregano, and Organic Cayenne Pepper. It all comes together to make one delicious meal! As I said earlier I was going to add BBQ Sauce but none is needed here, maybe some other time as it would make a fantastic BBQ. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun.
To go with the Sandwich I made sides of Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans. The Mashed Potatoes were Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and were leftover from last night’s meal. The Green Beans were Del Monte Cut Green Beans in a single serve can, just heat and serve. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Fudge Ice Cream Bar.
Pulled Buffalo Meat – Our pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast is rubbed with our own blend of Mexican seasonings and then slowly braised to fall apart tender. We’ve done the work for you, so all you need to do is heat and eat! Use in all of your favorite Mexican dishes, like tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. Or use for B.B.Q. sandwiches!
Tags: Beef, Bison, Buffalo, Grill, Kroger, Marination, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, Teriyaki, Wild Idea Buffalo
Spent the afternoon at the rehab center visiting my Dad. He goes in for a minor surgery Tuesday morning and then hopefully about another week in rehab and he’ll be home again. For dinner today I had a Grilled Buffalo Terres Major Filet w/ Teriyaki Marinated Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and Baked Garlic Knot Rolls.
I had ordered some Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Buffalo top Sirloin Steaks, and a couple Buffalo 8 oz. Terres Major Filets. I had never tried the Terres Major cut but was told it was one of the most tender cuts of meat. I had wanting to try it but it was always sold out on Wild Idea Buffalo web site up until last week when I placed my order, and I see now it’s sold out again! That’s got to be a good sign for some good Buffalo Steak. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and I then fired up the outdoor grill and grilled it. It wasn’t a real thick cut so I had to a close eye on it, so not to let it burn. Buffalo or Bison cooks very quickly because it’s so lean. I grilled it about 3 1/2 minutes per side and then let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing it. It came out a perfect juicy medium rare. I now know why it’s always sold out! As all the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts it had an incredible flavor, a wild and almost sweet flavor. Tender, so tender that it almost shredded when I sliced it! Sorry Beef you’re not a close second to Buffalo!
To go with that juicy steak I had purchased some Teriyaki Marinated Mushrooms from Kroger Deli yesterday. Also I made a side of the Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, heated up some Walmart Marketside Sugar Snap Peas, and baked a couple of rolls of Walmart Bakery Savory Garlic Knot Rolls. For dessert/snack later tonight a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Tags: Food, Franks, Home, Jennie-O, Meat, Sausage, Turkey, Turkey Franks
Another beautiful sunny day outside again! I fired the grill up for myself and some friends who were in town. I grilled up some Bratts, Turkey Franks, Italian Turkey Sausage, and Pork Patties.
I used Queen City brand Bratts, Ball Park Turkey Franks, Honeysuckle White Italian Turkey Sausage, and Bob Evans Original Pork Sandwich Patties. I made a side of Tossed salad and also had Ruffles Light Potato Chips. Love these Chips only 80 calories and 17 carbs per serving! I made some Chip Dip using Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix. For dessert later tonight for myself, Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Well I’m off to catch up with some old friends. Have a great weekend!
Tags: Baking, Bob Evans, cook, Dinner, FOOL PROOF, Green Bean, Home, Jennie-O, Mashed potato, Onion, Turkey
With Mom and Dad both still under the weather I wanted to fix them a hot and hearty dinner. I went to Meijer early this morning and purchased a Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast. They both love Turkey so I knew they would enjoy this meal. I prepared; a Roasted Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Garlic Knot Rolls.
I love using the Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast. It’s an easy and delicious way to get your Turkey on! Comes in an Oven Ready Bag that you bake at 375 degrees for about 2 to 3 hour until it reads 170 degrees. It also now has a pop up inserted in the breast that pops up when done. The Turkey came out juicy and delicious, excellent flavor!
To go with the Turkey Breast I prepared a side of Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. My favorite Mashed Potatoes over any other or homemade. Just heat for a total of 6 minutes in the microwave and their ready! I also heated up a can of Del Monte Green Beans along with baking some Walmart Marketside Garlic Knot Rolls. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
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Comes sealed in our Fool-Proof® cooking bag
With Gravy Packet (contains gluten)
OVEN COOKING METHOD:
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
Remove frozen turkey from white outer package.
Do not remove turkey from FOOL PROOF. cooking bag.
Place in a roasting pan with at least 2″ high sides.
Note – Do not increase oven temperature, cooking bag may melt at higher temperatures.
Cut three 1/2 inch slits in top of FOOL PROOF. cooking bag.
Place pan in oven, allowing room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls.
Roast the turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 170°F.
Note – Meat temperature increases rapidly during last hour of cooking.
Let turkey rest 10 minutes, cut open top of oven bag.
Watch out for hot steam and juices.
Heat gravy as directed on pouch.
APPROXIMATE OVEN ROASTING TIMES IN 375°F. OVEN TEMPERATURE:
2 – 3 lbs 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Calories 100 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 10 Sugars 1 g
Total Fat 1.0 g Protein 23 g
Saturated Fat .0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 40 mg Iron 2%
Sodium 460 mg Calcium 0%
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Tags: Canola, cook, Egg Beater, Green Bean, Home, Mixer (cooking), Pork, Pork chop
Today’s Menu: Breaded Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Pork Gravy, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
Flowers are coming up and the buds on the trees are coming out. We’ve been getting a good mix of sun and rain showers and it shows outside as everything is getting Spring like! For dinner tonight I prepared Breaded Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Pork Gravy, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.
The Breaded Pork Chops came from an issue of Taste of Home/ Simple and Delicious. I love the Taste of Home various magazines. Their always full of great ideas and recipes. To make the Breaded Chops I’ll need 1/4 cup Egg Beater‘s, 1/4 cup 2% milk, 1/2 cup crushed low fat saltines crackers, 2 boneless pork loin chops (1-inch thick and 4 ounces each), and 1 tablespoon Canola Oil. Then to prepare them is quite easy; in a shallow bowl, combine Egg Beater’s and milk. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each pork chop in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs, patting to make a thick coating. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. The Chops came out moist and delicious and the saltines made a great crust for the Chops. I’ve left the original recipe, which makes 6 Chops, and the link to the Taste of Home website at the end of the post.
To go with the Chops I prepared some Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, Just heat in the microwave for a total of 6 minutes and you have some of the best Mashed Potatoes there are. Served it with Heinz Brown Pork Gravy. I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans and had a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugarless Double Chocolate pudding.
Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups crushed saltine crackers
6 boneless pork loin chops (1-inch thick and 4 ounces each)
1/4 cup canola oil
In a shallow bowl, combine egg and milk. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each pork chop in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs, patting to make a thick coating.
In a large skillet, cook chops in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving (1 each) equals 317 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.