Tags: Alaska, Atlantic, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook, Chinook salmon, Olive oil, Salmon, Sockeye Salmon
Today’s Menu: Baked Atlantic Salmon w/ Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
Another sunny and beautiful Winter’s day out again today. From what they say it’s one of our last for a while. Rain and snow starting tomorrow afternoon for at least 5 – 6 days, BLAH! While at Kroger yesterday they had all their Salmon on sale and ended up with a beautiful North Atlantic Salmon fillet that I had them slice into 3 pieces. For dinner I prepared Baked Atlantic Salmon w/ Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.
To prepare the Salmon I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I first brushed a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the fillet and then seasoned it with Dill and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then baked it for 12 minutes, fork tender. The Salmon was delicious and full of flavor. Salmon is so filling because it’s so meaty. At the end of the post I left some info about Salmon.
For side dishes I had Green Giant Honey Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Green Giant Carrots are prepared by microwaving for 7 minutes. The Honey Glaze on the Carrots is fantastic, and it’s only 90 calories per serving and there is 2 servings per package. Along with the Carrots I had a single serving can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
The majority of salmon currently consumed in the U.S. is farm raised Atlantic salmon from Canada, Chile and Norway.
Farmed Atlantic salmon is primarily sold as fresh or frozen dressed fish, fillets or steaks.
Commercial fishing for wild Atlantic salmon is prohibited in the U.S. because wild population levels in the eastern U.S. are extremely low.
Almost all Pink salmon consumed in the U.S. is harvested in Alaska.
Pink salmon is primarily sold as a canned product.
Chum salmon are primarily harvested by U.S. fishermen in Alaska.
Wild fish populations in Alaska are supported by the release of hatchery raised fish.
Chum salmon are sold fresh, frozen and canned
Most Coho salmon is caught in Alaskan waters, and some is imported from Canada and Chile.
Most Coho salmon is sold fresh or frozen.
Chinook (King) salmon
Chinook salmon are commercially harvested in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and in small amounts off California.
Most Chinook salmon is sold fresh or frozen.
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Serving Size 1 cup (115.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.0g5%
Total Carbohydrates 15.0g5%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g12%
Tags: Baked Potato, Black pepper, Christmas, Costco, Green Bean, Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sea salt, Temperature (meat)
Today’s Menu: Top Sirloin Steak & Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
A chilly morning around here today, 26 degrees with a wind chill of 19 degrees. I believe winter is very close. I’m just cooking for 2 tonight, my Mom and myself. My Dad is in the hospital. He fell the other day and he’s having severe pain in the rib and back areas. Scans and x-rays show no breaks but there is something causing the pain.
I spent some of the day at the hospital but Mom was up there all day so I wanted to make sure I prepared her a good and hearty meal. So I prepare a couple of Top Sirloin Steaks & Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread. I used a couple of the Costco Top Sirloin Steaks. Which reminds me I have to go to Costco next week, they have their Holiday Prime Rib in stores now and I want to put one away for Christmas. I Really like Costco Meats, for price and freshness. These Steaks have such good flavor the only seasoning needed is a little Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I pan fried them in Canola Oil. I had to fry them a little longer than normal because of the thickness of them. I had to fry the larger of the 2 about 10 minutes total, 5 minutes per side. This one’s for Mom, she likes her Steak Well Done. The other Steak was on for about 9 minutes, 4 1/2 minutes per side. They came out perfect! One tender Well done and the other a moist and juicy Medium Rare. I just love the flavor of these Costco Steaks!
For sides I had a couple of Baked Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I always just microwave my Baked Potatoes anymore, Easier, quicker, and just as good as baking them. Just scrub your Potatoes with water removing any dirt and with a sharp knife puncture the potato about 3 times on each side. This helps the potato to cook completely inside. For the Green Beans I used my favorite , besides home canned Green Beans, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and we had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Tags: Baked Potato, Bison, Bison Sirloin, Dietary fiber, Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Olive oil, Weight Watchers
Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce, Baked Potato, and Whole Grain Bread
Excellent dinner tonight! Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce, Baked Potato, and Whole Grain Bread. I used Great Range Bison Sirloin. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Steakhouse Seasoning and pan fried it in a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 4 minutes per side to a medium rare. As far as I’m concerned you can’t beat the taste and tenderness of Bison. Just wish you could find it more in this area.
For my side dishes I prepared Green Giant Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce, a Baked Potato, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I’m not a huge Cauliflower fan but I love this Green Giant Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce! It comes frozen and in a microwavable bag. Just make a small slit in the bag and heat on high for 5 1/2 minutes. The Cauliflower comes out crisp and with the Cheese Sauce added delicious. I left the product description at the end of the post. I also had a Baked Potato topped with Salt and Pepper along with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later I’m fixing some Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice cream topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Hot Fudge Topping.
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Serving Size 1/2 Cup
Servings Per Container 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5 G 4
Saturated Fat 1 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 410 Mg 17
Total Carbohydrate 6 G 2
Dietary Fiber 1 G
Sugars 2 G
Protein 2 G
Vitamin A 2
Vitamin C 25
Tags: Black pepper, Breyers, Olive oil, Parsley, Sautéing, Sea salt, Thyme, Vanilla Ice
Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Green Beans, Polenta, and Rustic French Bread
Nothing better than a Bison Sirloin Steak! I seasoned the Steak with McCormick Grinder Steakhouse Seasoning. Then fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 4 minutes per side. Came out just as I like it Medium Rare. I topped the Steak with Sauteed Mushrooms that were seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, and Parsley. I also had sides of Green Beans and something new Quinoa Organic Fat Free Polenta. I like this Polenta! It’s easily fixed and really good tasting. I finished it up with a slice of Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte Sugarless Sliced Peaches.
Tags: Black pepper, Cumin, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Ketchup, Meat Loaf, Onion, Turkey, Worcestershire sauce
It’s a COMFORT FOOD Heaven for dinner tonight! I made a Turkey Meatloaf that was perhaps the ultimate in Turkey Meatloaf! I know I’ve done something good when my Mom takes a bite and says ” Mark I think that’s some of the best Meatloaf I’ve ever had”. I listed the recipe at the end of the post. For the Turkey I used Honeysuckle White 93/7 Ground Turkey. For sides we had boiled Sliced New Potatoes that were seasoned with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Thyme, Cumin, and Parsley. Also had Green Giant Honey Glazed Carrots and Kroger Bakery Harvest Grain Bread. Try the Turkey Meatloaf its delicious! Another good thing there was a lot of Meatloaf left over and that means, Meatloaf Sandwiches!
2 Tablespoons Butter or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
1 Cup Onions, Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 1/4 lbs Ground Turkey
1/2 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters)
1 Cup Catsup
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Ground Thyme
3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1. Melt butter in a skillet.
2. Cook onion and 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, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with onion mixture.
5. Press meatloaf into an 8×4-inch loaf pan.
6. Spread remaining catsup on top.
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.
Tried Jennie – O Turkey Burgers for dinner tonight. They fried up real easy. Good taste and juicy! Plus only 180 calories and 0 carbs per patty. I also purchased Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Links I’ll let you know how those are later. Along with the Turkey Burger I topped it with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Sauteed Mushrooms and served it on an Aunt Millie’s Thinwich Whole Grain Bun. As a side I had some Glazed Carrots leftover from the other night and warmed those up. Dessert later Walmart Bakery Sugar Free Angel Food Cake w/ Del Monte Sugarless Peach Slices.
I fixed a baked Salmon Fillet seasoned with Sea Salt, Grinder Black Pepper, and Parsley and baked at 400 degrees for 11 minutes. As sides had baked Hash Browns, Glazed Carrots, and Whole Grain Bread. I used Bob Evans Hash Brown and Cheese Bake, second time I’ve tried this. I only had a half serving because it is a little high in calories unfortunately, but it is delicious! Also had Green Giant Glazed Carrots and Aunt Millie’s Hearth Whole Wheat Bread.
Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato, Asparagus Pieces, and Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread.
The local Kroger was well stocked with Bison Sirloin Steak so that’s what I went with for dinner tonight. Seasoned with McCormick Steakhouse Grinder Seasoning ans pan fried in a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, had it at medium rare. As sides had a Baked Potato, Green Giant Asparagus Pieces, and Aunt Millie’s Sliced Whole Grain Bread.
Today’s Menu: Applewood Rubbed Pork Loin Chop w/ Glazed Carrots, Cut Green Beans and Shelley Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.
Had a bone in Pork Loin Chop seasoned with McCormick Grill Mates Applewood Rub. Fried in a half tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 tablespoon Apple Juice. Turns out moist and fantastic flavor! Had sides of Green Giant Honey Glazed Carrots, Cut Green Beans and Shelley Beans, and Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Light Sliced Bread.
I hit our local Meijer today and as always stocked up on some great looking fish with some nice prices. So tonight I had a Baked Salmon Fillet. Rubbed a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on it and seasoned with Sea Salt, Grinder Black Pepper, and Parsley. Baked at 400 degrees for 11 minutes. Had sides of a Baked Potato and had some Asparagus Pieces left over from the other night.