Tags: cook, Home, Jimmy Dean Turkey Products, Ortega Taco Shells, Sodium Lactate, Taco, Taco Shell, Tortilla, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos
This morning it was about 54 degrees, but I guess that was our high for the day as it’s been dropping ever since. rain on and off and windy, blowing in our winter storm I guess. We’re supposed to get 2″-4″, we’ll see though. Got my tests results back and my sugar looked real good they said as did everything else except for my thyroid, which it was a little off. I just have to adjust my medicine. As most former Cancer patients, you usually have a Thyroid trouble depending on your type of Cancer and treatment. For dinner tonight; it’s Turkey Tacos Night!
For the Turkey I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles. Kroger had the bags on sale so I thought I would give it a try! It comes pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat it up for about 8 minutes. As it was heating I added Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. I really liked this! Great taste and real easy to heat up and use. I’ll buy another bag and keep it in the freezer.
I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Then for my other Taco ingredients I used 2 tablespoons of Del Monte Summer Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels, sliced Black Olives, Shredded Lettuce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese. I topped them with Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Old El Paso Original Taco Sauce. When building my Tacos I always use the Shredded Lettuce as the first layer. The Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. I love Tacos, easy to make and always delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.
Serving Size 2 shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Stove Top Instructions:
Remove sausage crumbles from package and place in a large skillet.
Heat and stir over MEDIUM heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until hot.
Serve as desired.
Place ½-cup sausage crumbles into a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave on HIGH for 30-40 seconds or until hot. Stir before serving.
Serve as desired.
Once opened, use or freeze within 7 days.
Caution: Always follow preparation directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in packaging, on a plate or in paper products. Do not cover with a paper towel. Varying from these instructions may cause sparking hazards.
INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: WATER, SALT, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, SPICES, CARAMEL COLOR, YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM DIACETATE, BHT, CITRIC ACID. COOKED IN BEEF FAT.
Jimmy Dean – Hearty Sausage Crumbles (Turkey) (Fully Cooked) 60% Less Fat
Calories 70 Sodium 480 mg
Total Fat 4 g Potassium 400 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 1 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 11 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Tags: Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Vegetables, Community-supported agriculture, Farmers' market, Findlay Market, Food, Local food, Sustainable agriculture
We’ve been working for several years to bring a winter farmers market to Findlay Market and this year you’ll finally have an opportunity to “eat local longer!”
Join us for the kick-off of our winter farmers market on Saturday, December 7 from 8am to 2pm. We will host the market every Saturday in the somewhat warm and friendly confines of the former Globe Furniture building on the corner of Elm and Elder across from the OTR Biergarten. Lots of the same vendors from our regular farmers market will be there, along with some new faces. Check back soon for a full listing of the participating famrers and food artisans you’ll find in our winter market.
The mission of our farmers market is to promote local, sustainable agriculture; increase economic opportunities for small family farms and innovative food businesses; provide equitable access to wholesome food; and build a vibrant gathering place for residents and visitors.
Products change at all farmers markets as availability waxes and wanes. What may be there one week may not be available the next. So shop often, snap up the goodies you see and you’ll be eating well all winter long.
Tags: Cauliflower, Chicken, cook, Kroger, Olive oil, Roasting, Roasting pan, Tablespoon
Had a 9:00 am Doctor appointment, checking up on sugar, cholesterol, and such. Get the results end of the week, hopeful everything okay! From there to Kroger to pick a few items needed for dinner tonight. Warmer again today, mid 40′s with 50 or 60 coming the next couple of days. But then a huge cold front coming in after that. Enjoy it while it’s here I guess. For dinner a couple of new ones tonight, Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary.
Came across the Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower in Mom’s issue of Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine and the recipe looked and sounded too good to pass up! I ve left the full recipes and web links to all the recipes at the end of the post.
For the Chicken recipe called for 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 lbs.), quartered. But I was just making it for myself so instead I used Miller’s Amish Skinless Chicken Breasts w/ Rib Meat. It came with 2 nice size breasts and they were skinless so that will save on calories. To prepare the Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower I needed 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 lemon, thinly sliced, 3 rosemary sprigs, 4 cloves garlic, halved, 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, and 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley.
To Prepare it start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees . In a cast iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper and cook until golden-brown, about 7-8 minutes. Turn chicken, scatter with the lemon slices, rosemary sprigs and garlic, and roast until cooked through, about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Cook the cauliflower, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water, partially cover and cook until just tender, 10 minutes. Season.
Transfer the cauliflower to a platter and add the chicken and lemon slices. Discard the rosemary. Mash the garlic into the pan juices. Top the chicken with the pan sauce and sprinkle with parsley. I also sprinkled fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese on the Cauliflower when it was done. And what a dish! The Chicken and Cauliflower go fantastic together. The Chicken came out moist and tender and the Cauliflower was very tender and with added Parm Cheese was spot on!
I also made some Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary. Love those potatoes and love this recipe also! A real simple one to prepare. You’ll need 6 to 8 small red potatoes, quartered into 1/2-inch pieces, 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Then combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and golden. Done, and we have Potatoes! Delicious comfort food dinner tonight! For dessert later a Helthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 whole chicken (3 1/2 lbs.), quartered
1 lemon, thinly sliced
3 rosemary sprigs
4 cloves garlic, halved
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees . In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook, skin side down, until golden-brown, about 7 minutes. Turn chicken, scatter with the lemon slices, rosemary sprigs and garlic, and roast until cooked through, about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Cook the cauliflower, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water, partially cover and cook until just tender, 10 minutes. Season.
Transfer the cauliflower to a platter and add the chicken and lemon slices. Discard the rosemary. Mash the garlic into the pan juices. Top the chicken with the pan sauce and sprinkle with parsley.
An Extra Buck Will Buy You…Grated Parmesan
Add a nutty note by sprinkling cheese over the cauliflower just before serving.
Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken
Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
6 to 8 small red potatoes, quartered into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil or garlic-flavored olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and golden.
Tags: GLUCONO DELTA-LACTONE, Kroger, Shrimp, Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-Fry with Noodles, stir-fry, Tbsp Sesame Oil, Udon, Wok
Today’s Menu: Shrimp Stir-Fry
Brrrr! Downright frigid out today! Around 9 degrees when I ventured out and got the paper tis morning and only in the low 20′s for a high. Hello Winter! Went to Kroger to pick up a few items for dinner tonight, doubled checked my receipt before I even left the store. I have learned my lesson about Kroger. I also stopped by Staples to pick up a few paper and ink supplies. For dinner tonight Shrimp Stir-Fry.
I had not prepared or had Stir-Fry in a long time. So I decided last night that was going to be dinner tonight! I went to local Walmart and Kroger to pick up some Mini Sweet Peppers, Medium Size Shrimp, Sliced water Chestnuts and a few other items for the Stir Fry. I had bought a Wok a while back and had never used it until today. For the Oil to fry everything I used a Toasted Sesame Oil. My ingredients were; Medium Shrimp (1 lb. Bag), Udon Stir-Fry Noodles, Mini Sweet Peppers, Sliced water Chestnuts, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Kikkoman Teriyaki Glaze, and Low Sodium Soy Sauce.
To prepare it, in a small skillet on med. high I added the 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil and then added 1 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce and 2 Tbs Teriyaki Glaze. Heated for one minute and set aside. I then boiled the Mini Carrots in a small sauce pan until they were almost done, fork tender, and set them aside. Then in the Wok, on high heat, I added 1 Tbsp of the Sesame Oil, the Mini Carrots, Sliced Water Chestnuts, sliced Sweet Peppers, and Sugar Snap Peas, cooked for 5 minutes. Then added the pouch of Udon Noodles, then another 1/2 Tbsp of Sesame Oil along with the Shrimp. Cooked another 2 minutes, until the Shrimp was cooked. Added the Glaze that I had set aside, stirred and cooked another minute and removed the Wok from the heat. It was ready to serve! The Stir-Fry came out delicious, makes me wonder why I waited so long to make Stir-Fry. Had dinner by myself tonight, parents went out to eat. Their not big fans of Stir-Fry. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
Udon noodles are thick, white Japanese noodles. They can be eaten cold or hot. Udon noodles are often served in a mild fish broth, flavored with soy sauce and mirin (sweetened sake) and topped with thinly sliced scallions.
KA-ME Stir-Fry noodles are easy to prepare: Heat 1 tbsp KA-ME Sesame Oil in a wok; add thinly sliced vegetabled and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add KA-ME Udon noodles, 1 tbsp KA-ME Soy Sauce, 1 tbp sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, WHEAT FLOUR, TAPIOCA STARCH, SALT ENZYME, ACIDITY REGULATORS (ACETIC AND LACTIC ACID, GLUCONO DELTA-LACTONE, SODIUM MALATE AND SOLIUM LACTATE).
Tags: Barbecue, Broth, Crock Pot, Olive oil, Parsnip, Pork ribs, Short ribs, Slow cooker
The temps outside are gradually getting cooler. Nice sunny and crisp day out, with plenty of sunshine though! Purchased a new microwave, should be in sometime Thursday. With the microwave down I’ve been boiling my water for Green Tea. I’ve got one of the whistling tea kettles, love this thing when it starts whistling. Another couple of new recipes again for dinner tonight, Slow Cooker Buffalo Short Ribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes, Parsnips and Carrots.
I had ordered a few items from Wild Idea Buffalo that came in last week and one item was their Buffalo Short Rib Strips. I laid them out in the fridge overnight to thaw. Come early morning I got them out of the package and what great looking Short Rib Strips they were! Lean and Meaty, like all Buffalo Meat leaner and less fat than Beef and other meats.
To prepare them I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Cracked Ground Peppercorn. Then rolled them in Flour, shaking off the excess Flour. Took a large skillet, sprayed with Pam, and heated it up on medium heat. Added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the skillet and then added my Short Ribs. Browned them on all sides about 2 minutes each side. Then it was off to the Crock Pot! I had already lined the Crock Pot with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Liner and sprayed it with Pam Spray. I then added a 1/4 cup of Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth and let it warm up on low. Then when the Ribs were browned I added the Crock Pot and sealing it with lid. I cooked them on low for about 7 hours, till they were fall off the bone delicious! Removed the Ribs from the Crock Pot and skimmed the fat off the sauce. transferred the sauce to a saucepan. Simmered over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes or so. You may have to add a bit of flour to it, to thicken. When ready poured the sauce over the ribs. These are just too good! The Buffalo Short Ribs, like all Wild Idea Buffalo Meats, were delicious with just an incredible taste. The sauce made from the juice just enhances the flavor that much more.
For a side dish I prepared Roasted Red Potatoes, Parsnips and Carrots. I quarted the Red Gourmet Potatoes and peeled the Carrots and Parsnips, cutting them into smaller pieces. I stated by putting the Potatoes and Carrots into a large pan of salted boiling water on high heat and brought back to a boil. Boiling for about 5 minutes, then add the Parsnips and cooked for another 4 minutes. Drained the veggies in a colander and allow to steam dry a bit. Then put a large roasting pan over medium heat and added Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Added Minced Garlic, Oregano Dried Leaves, Parsley Flakes and Dried Rosemary Leaves. Then added the veggies into the pan with a good pinch of Sea Salt and Pepper. Stir them around to get them well coated and spread the veggies evenly out into one layer. Put them into the preheated oven and cooked for about 45 minutes to an hour. I like to stir them up at least once while cooking. They should all be fork-tender, watch them close so they don’t burn. If you like Vegetables you’ll love this recipe, everyone really enjoyed them. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Short Ribs
3 – 4 lb. Buffalo Short Ribs, trimmed of excess fat and silver skin. I used Wild Idea Buffalo Short Rib Strips
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Peppercorn, to taste
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Container (32 oz.) Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth
Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Dredge the ribs in the flour and shake off the excess.
In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Working in batches, brown the short ribs on all sides, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
Transfer the ribs to a slow cooker and add the beef broth. Cover and cook on low until the meat is tender, 6 to 7 hours.
Transfer the ribs to a plate. Skim the fat off the sauce. Transfer the sauce to a saucepan. Simmer over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. You may have to add a bit of flour to it, to thicken. When ready pour sauce over to top ribs.
Tags: Carrot cake, Chinese cabbage, Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook, Houttuynia cordata, HuffPost, Leaf vegetable, Spinach, Taste
Read this article yesterday on line at the Huffington Podt web site. Real good informative article along with some recipes. I left the link at the bottom of the post.
November 18, 2013
5 Leafy Greens You’ve Probably Never Eaten (But Should!)
Modern cooks are rediscovering the wide world of leafy greens. But how do you buy, store and prepare these nutritious, delicious superfoods? Covering everything from spinach to bok choy to nettles, The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook will help you embrace the unfamiliar as well as offering a fresh outlook on old favorites.
The raw leaves are soft and delicate. They taste herbaceous, slightly spinachy and astringent. The flowers and stems are nutty, with a slightly bitter finish. When cooked, chickweed leaves are milder and taste faintly like spinach, with a nutty finish and hints of tea…..
Houttuynia is an acquired taste, with common reactions ranging from dislike to disgust.
The leaves are tender and demure, but don’t be fooled — the flavor and aroma give taste buds a one-two punch. This green lives up to the name “fishwort.” It has a raw fish flavor, more than hints of briny sea, and is extremely metallic. The Chinese/Vietnamese variety is differentiated by its citrus accents, while the Japanese variety has cilantro accents….
Fresh leaves are described as bitter. Thawed frozen jute tastes spinachy and grassy but mild. It is mucilaginous (similar to Malabar spinach) and has an extremely slippery texture. It is disparaged as “slimy” by those who don’t like it…..
Komatsuna has a mild but distinct mustard flavor. It is slightly sharp, slightly sour, yet slightly sweet. The stems are succulent….
Tags: Chicken soup, cook, Domesticated turkey, Leftovers, Onion, Pie, Pillsbury Company, Vegetable
Lots of Turkey and mixed vegetables leftover from one of the Holiday Feasts? No problem, use them for a Turkey Pot Pie. The good thing is it can also be prepared in advance and frozen once made and baked later. Thank you Mom for this one!
Turkey Pot Pie
1 Pillsbury recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust
2 cups cubed leftover cooked turkey
2 cups leftover mixed vegetables
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of chicken soup
1/2 cup 2% milk
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line bottom of pie pan with crust. In a skillet saute the chopped onion until slightly soft and set aside.
2. Mix together the turkey or chicken, mixed vegetables, onion, soup and milk. Pour into pie crust, cover with top crust and crimp edges.
3. Poke holes in top crust and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
Tags: Bell pepper, cook, Corn starch, Green Bean, Green bean casserole, Olive oil, Soy sauce, Tablespoon
Leftover Green Beans and Ham Vegetable Medley
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups carrots, julienned
2 cups leftover green beans, drained
1 cup frozen green peas
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup sliced green bell peppers
1 cup sliced red bell peppers
4 cups cooked ham, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup Egg Beater’s
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1. Heat a wok or large skillet with oil on medium heat. Place carrots, green beans, green peas, broccoli, green peppers and red peppers. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
2. Make a well in the center of vegetables. Place ham in and stir to moisten. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
3. In a small, lightly greased skillet, scramble the Egg Beater’s until firm. Cut up into small pieces.
4. Stir vegetables, ham and eggs together. Mix the soy sauce, water and cornstarch in a bowl and pour into center of wok or skillet. Stir quickly until it begins to thicken.
Tags: Asparagus, Black pepper, Blackening, Cast-iron cookware, Garlic Powder, Garlic Salt, Kroger, Sea salt
A couple of friends of mine had been in their Florida home for a week or so and they came home yesterday and brought me some Fresh Gulf Coast Grouper! Now this beats any old T- Shirt! How fresh is it you ask? It was caught Sunday Afternoon and dropped off to me Monday about 6:00 pm, that’s fresh. I froze 5 fillets and kept one out for dinner tonight. Went to the local Kroger and picked up some Gourmet Red Potatoes and fresh Asparagus to go with the Grouper. For dinner tonight, Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Grouper w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus.
I started by rinsing the fillet off with water and patted dry with a paper towel. Melted a tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning on both sides of the fillet until it was well covered. Heated up a Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillet. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I fried it about 4 minutes per side. After the smoke cleared the Grouper came out perfect! Gulf Coast Grouper by itself is delicious but Blackening it just brings that much more flavor. I’ve said it before, “I could live on Fish”.
For one side dish I prepared Roasted Red Potatoes. I quartered and seasoned the Red Potatoes with Dill, Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Garlic Powder. I used a Cast Iron Skillet that I heated up on medium and added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I added the Red Potatoes and fried them for about 7 minutes and then put them in the oven, that was already at 400 degrees, and roasted them for about another 20 minutes until they were fork tender. Excellent way to prepare Red Potatoes! I also made some Quick Skillet Asparagus. Just heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add Canola Oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add the Asparagus to pan; cooked about 3 minutes until the Asparagus was crisp-tender and browned, stirring frequently. To season the Asparagus I added Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Crumbled Turkey Bacon. Delicious meal all centering around the Florida Gulf Coast Grouper, a big thank you to Jim and Linda for the Grouper, and paired with the Red Potatoes and fresh Asparagus. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning
This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Tags: Cheddar cheese, Cheese, cook, Flour, Green Giant, Weight Watchers, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract
Today’s Menu: Lemon-Baked Cod w/ Cauliflower with Cheese, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread
Well we’ve really been blessed with a lot of beautiful days out this Autumn and today was no exception! Sunny and in the low 50′s. Went out early to pick up a few things at the store and then home to do some yard work, that I was able to do. I also took apart the old gas grill. We had since about 2002 so it served it’s purpose. It was lot easier taking apart than it was putting it together! For dinner tonight, Lemon-Baked Cod w/ Cauliflower with Cheese, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread.
Picked up some beautiful Cod Fillets at Kroger this morning. So I pulled out a favorite Cod recipe of mine; Lemon-Baked Cod . Cod is such a mild Fish and meant for baking. If you like Cod you’ll love this recipe. You’ll need; 1 lb Cod Fish Fillets, 1/4 cup Blue Bonnet Light Butter, melted, 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice, 1/4 cup all-purpose Flour, 1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Light Salt, 1/8 teaspoon White Pepper, and Paprika. To prepare it mix butter and lemon juice in a bowl. Then in another bowl, mix flour, salt and white pepper. Dip the fish into butter mixture; coat fish with flour mixture and place fish in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Pour remaining butter mixture over fish; sprinkle with paprika ( You can also sprinkle a bit of Bread Crumbs on it also to give it a bit of a crust topping). Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired. The Cod has such a great flavor to it from the Lemon, Butter, and spices! Had some leftover so I’ll make a sandwich with it for lunch tomorrow.
For a side dish I heated up some Green Giant Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce. I’m not a huge fan of Cauliflower but I love it in this Cheese Sauce from Green Giant. It comes frozen in a box with about 3 servings per container. To prepare it just make a small slit in the plastic bag and microwave it for 4-5 minutes. The Cheese Sauce is fantastic on the Cauliflower and it’s only 50 calories and 5 net carbs per serving! i also heated up a small can of Walmart Brand of Cut Green Beans and Baked a loaf of Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt.
1 lb Cod Fish Fillets
1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, melted
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup all-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Light Salt
1/8 teaspoon White Pepper
*If fish fillets are large, cut into serving pieces.
*Mix butter and lemon juice.
*In another bowl, mix flour, salt and white pepper.
*Dip fish into butter mixture; coat fish with flour mixture.
*Place fish in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches.
*Pour remaining butter mixture over fish; sprinkle with paprika.
*Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven until fish flakes easily with fork, 25-30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired.
Picked at the peak of perfection. Endorsed by Weight Watchers: 1 PointsPlus value per serving. 50 calories per serving. Green Giant frozen vegetables are as nutritious as fresh! Several research studies show that freezing vegetables locks in important vitamins and stops the nutrient loss that can occur in fresh vegetables over time. Green Giant vegetables are frozen fast to lock in nutrients, so they’re as nutritious as fresh! 100% recycled paperboard. Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2. Product of Mexico.
Cauliflower in a Sauce Containing Water, Modified Corn Starch, Enzyme Modified Butter, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes) (Dried), Baker’s Cheese (Skim Milk, Lactic Acid, Cheese Cultures, BHA [Preservative]) (Dried), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Corn Syrup Solids, Whey, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Alginate, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Xanthan Gum, Parmesan Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes) (Dried), Garlic Powder, Sodium Caseinate, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Torula Yeast, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Dextrose, Buttermilk, Yeast Extract, Color Added, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate.
Contains milk ingredients.
Keep frozen. For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160 degrees F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Because microwaves and stove-tops vary, adjusting cook times and heat settings may be required. Refrigerate leftovers. Microwave: Recommended method. 1. Place pouch on microwavable plate. Cut small slit in center of pouch. 2. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. 3. Let stand 1 minute. Caution: Hot! Cut pouch open. Empty into serving dish; stir well. Stove-Top: Place unopened pouch in 3-quart saucepan of vigorously boiling water. Boil uncovered 22 minutes, turning pouch over after 11 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Caution: Hot! Cut pouch open. Empty into serving dish; stir well.
Serving Size 1/2 cup (98 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 13
Total Fat 1.4g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Carbohydrates 6.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%