Tags: bacon, Breyer, Cheese, cook, GRITS, Shrimp, Shrimp & Grits, Walmart
It’s getting harder and harder to watch the news anymore, regarding the ever declining status and condition of our Country. But I’m not going to use this blog and get all political. Hot and a little humid today, high in the 80′s. I’m not real hungry and not real motivated today so I went with something real easy to prepare, Sea Pak Shrimp and Grits with Cheese and Bacon.
I came across this the other day at Walmart, It’s new from Sea Pak Seafoods. It looked and sounded good so I thought I would give it a try. Easily prepared, I just emptied the entire contents of bag into a 10″ skillet and arranged shrimp in a single layer. Added 1 cup of water to the skillet with shrimp and grits. Heated the skillet on high heat. When the sauce boils (about 5 minutes) turn down to low heat and cover. Continued cooking for an additional 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp was fully cooked and the water is absorbed by the grits. Removed from heat and let stand 2 minutes. You can make the grits creamier by adding 1-2 tablespoons of additional water and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Quick way to have some Shrimp and Grits! Everything was nicely seasoned and really loved the grits! Wish the Shrimp was a tad larger but overall really enjoyed it. It was 250 calories and 32 carbs for a serving and there’s two servings per box. I’ll keep a box or two in the freezer.
For a side or appetizer I had the Dill Pickled Carrots i had made the other day. They turned out delicious! The Dill and Brine just loaded the Carrots with flavor. Very good recipe, a keeper! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla ice Cream topped with some Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Slices.
Sea Pak SHRIMP & GRITS
Delight your dinner table with a Southern staple by serving up our new Shrimp & Grits. Your family will enjoy our tender shrimp and home-style grits, complete with an extra helpin’ of cheese and bacon. Mmm.
Empty entire contents of bag into a 10″ skillet and arrange shrimp in a single layer.
Add 1 cup of water to the skillet with shrimp and grits.
Heat skillet to HIGH heat. When the sauce boils (about 5 minutes) turn down to LOW heat and cover. Continue cooking for an additional 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are fully cooked and the water is absorbed by the grits*. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes, then serve.
*For more creamier grits add 1-2 tablespoons of additional water and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
Empty entire contents of bag into a 1 quart microwavable bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of water to bowl containing shrimp and grits.
Microwave on HIGH for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cover bowl and let stand for 3 minutes and serve.
Due to differences in appliances and quantity prepared, cooking time may vary and require adjustment.
Tags: Beef mince, Breyer, Canola, Ground Turkey, Old El Paso, Sea salt, Sour cream, Taco, Turkey
Has Spring actually arrived and staying? 80 degrees and sunny out today, a perfect day! We”ll wait and see if drops back down to chilly in a day or so. On to tonight’s dinner; It was Turkey Taco Night along with a side of Fat Free Refried Beans.
Tonight’s meal was almost all Old El Paso. I used Old El Paso Stand Up Taco Shells, Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans, Old El Paso, Sliced Green Chilies, and Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning. OLE! The Ground Turkey I used was Honeysuckle White Extra Lean Ground Turkey (99/1). I browned the Turkey in Canola Oil, seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, Dried Cilantro, and the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. I almost always substitute Ground Turkey or Ground Buffalo for Ground Beef, all around healthier for you (See the end of the post).
My toppings for the Tacos include Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Chilies, Shredded Lettuce, Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, and Old El Paso Taco Sauce (Medium). As I said Earlier I used Old El Paso Stand Up Taco Shells and I had a small side of Refried Beans topped with Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. Can’t wait to make some Ground Buffalo Tacos here in the next week or so! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice cream topped with some sliced Mangos.
Ground Turkey vs Ground Beef
A 100-g serving of ground turkey contains 148 calories, while the same-sized serving of ground beef contains 192 calories.
Ground turkey contains much less fat than ground beef, which is generally considered to be a benefit. Each 100-g serving of ground turkey contains 7.7 g of fat, while 100 g of ground beef contains 12.7 g.
Both ground beef and ground turkey can be appropriate for carbohydrate-restricted diets, as both are carbohydrate-free.
Ground beef and ground turkey are both good sources of protein. Ground turkey contains slightly more protein, 19.7 g, than ground beef, which contains 19.4 g. This difference is unlikely to affect your overall health.
Tags: Black pepper, Breyer, Canola, Great Range, Olive oil, Sea salt, Steak, Top Sirloin
Today’s Menu: Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Sugar Snap Peas
Another Sunny Spring like day outside. Got the 4 wheel mobility cart out along with my fishing pole and tackle box. Spent most of the day down by the community lake fishing. Nothing more relaxing and peaceful. Caught a few small Bass that I released back, Nice Day! For dinner; Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Sugar Snap Peas.
I used another of the Great Range Bison Sirloin Steaks. I have an order coming next week from Wild Idea Buffalo. ordered some Top Sirloin, Ground Buffalo, and premade Buffalo 1/4 lb. Burgers. So for tonight’s dinner I pan fried my Steak in Canola Oil about 4 minutes per side. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I topped it with a side of Sauteed Mushrooms. Sauteed in Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned with Roasted Cumin, Thyme, and Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper.
For side dishes I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and topped with Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa. I also had Walmart Marketside Sugar Snap Peas. Love these, everybody that I’ve got to try these love them! They come in a microwavable bag. Just heat for 2 minutes and their done. Quick, easy, and delicious. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with 2 scoops of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Tags: Aunt Millie, Baked Potato, Black pepper, Breyer, Canola, Lake Okeechobee, Potato, Vanilla Ice
I just got my yearly supply of Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as they call them there Specks, and the first bags last week and just couldn’t wait no longer to break that second bag out! So easy to fry up and so delicious. Dinner tonight; Fried Crappie w/ Red Potatoes, green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.
I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. I then rolled each fillet in Italian Bread Crumbs. I lightly fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side, golden brown. the taste of Crappie is just incredible! I could eat these at every meal. To go with the Crappie I had a Baked Potato that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.
Tags: Beef, Breyer, Buffalo, Sour cream
Today’s Menu: 5 OZ. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread
Windy and cold around here today. Laundry and cleaning filled the day. Then for dinner my favorite Bison or Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak. I prepared a 5 OZ. Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread, The Buffalo is from my favorite supplier, Wild Idea Buffalo.
It’s so easy to prepare these Top Sirloin Steaks. They have a naturally mild sweet taste to them, all you need to do is season them with a Sea Salt and Pepper. I used McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. Then I pan fried it in Canola Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. The cooking time wasn’t long since it was 5 oz. Bison cooks faster no matter which way you prepare it because it’s so much leaner than Beef. This one, like the others, didn’t disappoint it came out a beautiful medium rare. I just love the taste of these!
I served it with sides of Sauteed Mushrooms, a Baked Potato, Sugar Snap Peas, and slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I prepared the Mushrooms a little different. I seasoned them with Sea Salt, Roasted cumin,Parsley Flakes, Minced garlic, and Sour Cream. I added the Sour Cream as the Mushrooms were finishing up. It gave them some added flavor and thickened them up with a Light Sauce. The Sugar Snap Peas were leftover from last night’s dinner so all I had to due was to warm them up a bit. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Dole’s Chef Ready Diced Mano and Pineapple.
Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
Wild Idea Buffalo meat is:
Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than chicken or fish.
40% more protein than beef.
Nutrient-dense, flavor rich, outrageously lean, and high in antioxidant Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
100% native grass fed – delivering 3.5x more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed bison.
Red Meat That’s Good for You!
Tags: Barbecue, Breyer, Casserole, cook, Crock, Home, Idaho, Slow cooker, Vanilla Ice
Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans, and Whiole Grain Bread
Cold outside but warmed it up on the inside! I prepared Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread. I love fixing these Ribs! The night before I cut the rack in half so they fits in the Crock Pot. I then rub in JB’s Fat Boy Haugwaush BBQ Sauce and place them in Hefty Zip Lock Bag, then into the fridge to marinate all night. JB’s Fat Boy has several sauces and rubs for all meats. I’ve use them all and purchase them at a local Kroger. So back to the ribs. Next day I line my Crock Pot with a Reynolds Crock Pot Bag. Another fantastic invention! No scrubbing the Crock Pot with these after using just throw the bag away and wipe out the Crock Pot of any moisture, clean up done! I spray the bag with Pam Spray and add my ribs to the Crock Pot.
I just tighten the lid, turn it on low, and I’m done. I cook them anywhere from 7 – 8 hours, I cooked these for dinner tonight for 8 hours. After about 5 hours I poured about a half bottle of the BBQ Sauce over top the ribs. The aroma through out the day is amazing! The only hard part is trying to get the ribs out whole, they’re so tender they fall apart. No knives needed, the bones just pull out. Fantastic flavor, moist and tender, and very easy to prepare.
For side dishes i prepared a couple of cans of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans (the family could live on Green Beans!), Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert is the same thing we had last night, because it was so good! Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Bob Evan’s Glazed Apples.
There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Best for Golden Browning
PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Tags: Baking, Breyer, Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream, Christmas, Del Monte Foods, GREEN BEANS, Mashed potato, Potato, Prime Rib, Vanilla Ice
First off Merry Christmas Everyone! Now let’s talk about our Christmas Dinner Feast. I prepared a Prime Rib w/ Mashed Potatoes, Brown Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans, and Baked Rustic French Bread.
We purchased our annual Christmas Prime Rib Roast a couple a weeks ago from the local GFS Store. We always purchase one there and have never had a bad one. I put the Prime Rib in the oven at 1:30 PM at 250 degrees. At 3:30 I checked the temperature and it was spot on at 120 degrees, rare. I pulled it out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Letting it sit lets it finish cooking and absorb some of the delicious juices. When I sliced it the juices just flowed! Moist, tender and delicious!
For sides I prepared Bob Evans Mashed potatoes, Heinz Savory Mushroom Brown Gravy, 2 large cans of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans, and baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.
Tags: Bison Burger, Bison Sirloin, Breyer, Canola, Dietary fiber, Dinner, Great Range, Saturated fat, Serving size, Trans fat, Unsaturated fat
Another rainy and gloomy day outside around here again. From what the news says we have about 3 or 4 more days of this, Blah! Oh well just hunker down and make the best of it. So there’s nothing better to beat the blahs than a good meal!
So for dinner I prepared a Smoked Cheddar & Mushroom Bison Burger w/ Crinkle Fries! I used Great Range Ground Bison Sirloin. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Steakhouse Seasoning, then pan fried it in Canola Oil about 4 minutes per side to medium rare. Served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun topped with Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms and a slice of Bordon Smoked Cheddar. LOVE BISON and Bison Burgers!
For a side I baked some Alexia Crinkle Fries. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with some fresh sliced Peaches!
The Best in Quality & Service Since 1986. Great Range Brand Bison is the nation’s premier brand of fresh, all natural, grain fed, USDA bison meat products.
Pacific Northwest Russet Potatoes lightly seasoned with sea salt make this delicious and classic recipe an everyday pleasure.
Serving Size: 3oz (84g/about 13 pieces)
Servings per container: 5.4
Calories [per serving]: 120
Calories from fat: 35
Total Fat 4.0g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 7%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Tags: Black pepper, Breyer, Canola, Dietary fiber, Golden Brown, Olive oil, Steak, Surf & Turf
Today’s Menu: “Surf & Turf” Bison Sirloin Steak w/ Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp, Harvest Vegetables, and Whole Grain Bread
Busy, busy, busy!! Spent part of the day at the hospital with my Dad and came home and caught up on all the house cleaning and laundry for my Mom. I’ve come to the conclusion that they need to make a vacuum cleaner for people in wheelchairs. It’s very difficult to run a sweeper in a Hoveround Mobility Chair. Might look into this and see what I can find.
On to dinner! I had Surf and Turf dinner tonight. I used a Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.) for my “Turf”. I highly recommend Wild Idea Buffalo Products. I love Buffalo or Bison anyway but these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are the best. You have your fresh game taste but also almost a sweet taste to the Steak. To prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it in Canola Oil about 4 minutes per side to a beautiful and juicy medium rare. These Steaks are just so good!
On the “Surf side I used Sea Pak Jumbo Shrimp. Of course fresh Shrimp is better but if your short on time Sea Pak is your Shrimp! Easily prepared; just bake at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. I also had Pictsweet Steam’ables Lightly Sauced Harvest Vegetables w/ Roasted Potatoes and a Garlic Herb Sauce. The Harvest Vegetables has sugar snap peas, carrots and roasted red potatoes in a Light Garlic Herb Sauce. A breeze to fix just microwave for 5 minutes and their done and only 90 calories and 17 carbs! For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carnb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and Herb and Garlic Seasoning
The rustle of leaves, chilly evenings and a good walk in the woods. It’s harvest time, and we’ve brought together sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes – great vegetables of early fall to steam up for a burst of real stick-to-the-ribs flavor.
Calories 90 Sodium 260 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 17 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 3 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 15% Calcium 4%
Vitamin C 8% Iron 4%