Tags: cook, Kroger, Mashed potato, Canola, Walmart, Gravy, Golden Brown, Beef Cube Steak
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: Cooking, Coupon, Home, Jungle Jim, Kroger, Madeira, Meijer, Walmart
I had went to Walmart the other day and purchased 26 items. I had saved the receipt because I wanted to compare prices on a few of the items and see who had the best prices. I had thought it would be Walmart, I just didn’t think it would be as big as difference as it was! I usually buy my so-called inside aisle items at Walmart and Seafood, Fruits, and Vegetables at Kroger along with a few other items. I always look for coupons and in store sales at both stores. I also go to Meijer and a local market here around the West Chester area Jungle Jim’s. I compared 11 items between Walmart and Kroger and here’s what I found!
Campbell’s Slow Kettle Portobello Mushroom and Madeira Bisque – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.89 – Save .41 at Walmart
Chopped Walnuts (Huge Saving!) – Walmart $4.18, Kroger $5.59 Save $2.41 at Walmart
Bigelow Decaf Green Tea Bags (20 count) – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.89 Save .71 at Walmart
Dannon Plain Greek Yogurt – Walmart $1.00, Kroger $1.29 Save .29 at Walmart
Daisy Reduced Sour Cream – Walmart $1.98, Kroger $2.49 Save .51 at Walmart
Kraft Grated Parm Cheese – Walmart $3.50, Kroger $3.89, Save .39 at Walmart
Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese – Walmart $2.18, Kroger $2.49, Save .31 at Walmart
Pillsbury Baby Grands Biscuits (5) – Walmart $.88, Kroger $1.02, Save .14 at Walmart
Morton’s Lite Salt – Walmart $1.58, Kroger $1.94, Save .36 at Walmart
Sea Pak Pop Corn Shrimp – Walmart $3.96, Kroger $4.62, Save .66 at walmart
Ruffles Light Chips – Walmart $3.48, Kroger $3.79, Save.31 at Walmart
Just from these 11 random items that I purchase from time to time I saved $5.57. I checked other items at Kroger like Tide, Bounce, Glade Candles and I didnt have the Walmart price but I know from purchasing quite often a huge savings at Walmart. Overall, stay out of the middle aisles at Kroger. in fact if you can find fresh produce ans Seafood at your Walmart I say purchase them there also. Look before you shop and buy!
Tags: Barbecue, Black pepper, Dietary Reference Intake, Garlic Powder, Grill, Kroger, Pork chop, Saturated fat
Today’s Menu: Grilled Pork Chop w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Blue Lake Cut Green Beans
One day I’m going to find that hidden camera, you know the one everyone has in their house that shows other people when your away from a phone so they can call to aggravate you because you just stepped away from it! It never fails, I can be sitting there for hours with a phone next to me and it never rings. Then I get up to do something and just like clock work R-I-N-G! it happened about three different times today. The only explanation is there’s a hidden camera somewhere, I’m going to find it one day! Another hot and humid day here again but they say it’s going to get back to more normal temps by the weekend but rain of course. For dinner tonight I prepared a Grilled Pork Chop w/ Roasted Red Potatoes, Blue Lake Cut Green Beans, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread.
I had purchased a package of two big, beautiful Pork Loin Chops from Kroger the other day. I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I grilled them about 7 1/2 minutes per side, to 165 degrees internal temp. I basted them with JB’s Fat Boy Hawg Waush BBQ Sauce. The JB’s Fat Boy Hawg Waush BBQ Sauce, in my opinion is one of the best sauces there is for Pork. The Chops came out moist and mouth watering delicious! Chops, BBQ Sauce, and Grilling. Love it!
For side dishes I prepared some Roasted Red Potatoes.I took 3 Red Potatoes, that I quartered and seasoned with Dill, Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Garlic Powder. I spread them out on a baking sheet and baked them on 400 degrees for 27 minutes (fork tender). I also heated up a can of Del Monte Blue Lake Cut Green Beans. A delicious and hearty meal that was just 400 calories. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.
JELL-O Double Chocolate Sugar Free Reduced Calorie Pudding Snacks
JELL-O Double Chocolate Sugar Free Reduced Calorie Pudding Snacks have 45% fewer calories than the regular pudding.
JELL-O Double Chocolate Sugar Free Reduced Calorie Pudding Snacks:
Good source of calcium
Serving Size 1 snack (103.0 g) Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 13.0g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Tags: bacon, Saturated fat, Kroger, Dietary fiber, Green Bean, Barbecue sauce, Pork loin, Pork Loin Boneless Roast
Well this is the coolest Memorial day weekend that I can remember in quite sometime. It was in the low 40′s this morning with high of in the low 60′s but with a real cool breeze, but mostly sunny! Started the Holiday off with a delicious dinner, a Seasoned Rubbed Pork Loin Boneless Roast w/ Green Beans and Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes.
I purchased another of the Pork Loin Boneless Roast with a JB’s Fat Boy Premium Rub already on it from Kroger yesterday. The last one was incredible!! To prepare it I laid the Roast out for about 20 minutes to get it to room temperature. I then opened the Roast up and applied about 3/4 cup of JB’s fat Boy BBQ Sauce to it, rubbed it in real good, and rolled it back up. 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 along with the Sauce gave it a fantastic 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, Idahoan Steakhouse Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans. I prepared the new one from Idahoan; Idahoan Steakhouse Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes. I really love using these Idahoan Products, they’re all delicious and so easy to prepare and this new one is no different. Great seasoning and taste and love the added Bacon and Ranch to it. Another great option from Idahoan. the Green Beans were Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also baked a loaf of La Brea Artisan Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For dessert my favorite treat, Jif Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter! I had Peanut Butter on Ritz Whole Grain Crackers.
Idahoan Steakhouse Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes
Idahoan Steakhouse Bacon & Ranch Red Potatoes start with world-famous Idaho® red potatoes in a premium ranch sauce, then finish with a real bacon topping! These Steakhouse Bacon & Ranch Red Potatoes will add premium restaurant quality flavor to any meal. Gotta love real bacon!
In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 2 cups boiling water.
Add 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.
Amount Per Serving Packaged Prepared
Calories 110 160
Calories from fat 15 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g* 2% 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5% 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2% 7%
Sodium 600mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
LaBrea Bakery Take and Bake Artisan Multi Grain Loaf
Satisfying, hearty and wholesome. The sweet and nutty flavor combination delivers a perfect taste.
UNBLEACHED ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, SOUR CULTURE, FLAX SEEDS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, MILLET, RYE FLOUR, SALT, YEAST, SUGAR, WHEAT BRAN, CANOLA OIL, WHEAT GLUTEN, WHEAT FLOUR, CULTURED WHEAT FLOUR, GUAR GUM, GUM ARABIC, WHITE DEGERMINATED CORN MEAL, CARAMEL COLOR WITH SULFITES.
Serving Size: 1 slice (57g/2oz)
Servings Per Container: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
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: Sea salt, Butter, Olive oil, Kroger, Tablespoon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Uncle Ben's Rice, Potato, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Gratin, Idahoan Foods, Zatarain, Bay Scallops, Searing
Today’s Menu: Cajun Spiced Seared Scallops w/ Brown Rice, Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes, and Baked Artisan Multi Grain Loaf
They confirmed today my Dad is coming home Saturday from the rehab center! He’s been gone for a while now it’s going to be nice to have him home. So for dinner tonight while at Kroger yesterday I purchased some Bay Scallops, which I haven’t had in years! For Dinner; Cajun Spiced Seared Scallops w/ Brown Rice, Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes, and Baked Artisan Multi Grain Loaf.
To prepare it I’ll need; 1 pound of Bay Sea Scallops, 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning, 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, Dash freshly Ground Peppercorn, 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and 2 teaspoons unsalted Butter. To prepare them is quick and easy first in a food storage bag, toss the scallops gently with the Zatarain’s Cajun Seasoning, 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons of butter in a large skillet over high heat. With tongs, arrange the scallops in the hot fat and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned and your done! The Zatarain’s Cajun Seasoning is fantastic on the Scallops, nice heat and seasoning but not overpowering where you can’t enjoy the flavor of the Bay Scallops.
For side dishes I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice, not much to prepare it was the microwave single serving of Rice. The quick but still delicious way for Rice. I also prepared some more of the Idahoan Parmesan and Herb Red Potatoes. Second time I’ve had these and love them! I also baked up some more of the La Brea Bakery Take and Bake Artisan Multi Grain Loaf. I’ll have to have the Bay Scallops more often! The Scallops paired with the Parm Red Potatoes and Brown Rice is perfect! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.
Cajun Spiced Seared Scallops
1 pound Bay Scallops, about 18 to 20
2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
Dash freshly ground Peppercorn
1 tablespoon Extara Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons unsalted Butter
In a food storage bag, toss scallops gently with the Cajun seasoning, 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons of butter in a large skillet over high heat. With tongs, arrange the scallops in the hot fat and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
Idahoan Steakhouse Parmesan & Herb Red Potatoes
Idahoan Steakhouse Parmesan & Herb Red Potatoes start with world-famous Idaho® red potato slices in a premium cheese sauce, then finish with a real Parmesan cheese topping! These Steakhouse Parmesan & Herb potatoes will add premium restaurant quality flavor to any meal.
In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water.
Add 3/4 cup milk and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered at 450°F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan topping on top of potatoes and bake another 5 min.
Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.
Amount Per Serving Packaged Prepared
Calories 120 180
Calories from fat 25 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g* 5% 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10% 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2% 7%
Sodium 540mg 23% 25%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Tags: Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun, Baked Potato, Casserole, Chicken, Kroger, Kroger Wing Sauce, Provolone, Skinless, Sour cream
It’s been a cloudy and rainy day today but at least it’s warm out! For dinner I prepared one of my favorite Chicken dishes; Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast Sandwich w/ Baked Potato. I love finishing the Chicken off in the oven and the flavor and heat of the Kroger Wing Sauce along with the Litehouse Light Bleu Cheese Dressing. If you want about 5 minutes before your Chicken is done you can add a slice of Swiss or Provolone Cheese to it and let it melt over the Chicken Breast.
To prepare my Chicken I needed 3 (4 ounce) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, 6 Tablespoons favorite Wing Sauce (I used Kroger Wing Sauce), and 1/2 Cup Litehouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing/Dip, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Buns . To start I Preheated the oven to 400°F. Then Sprayed large non-stick skillet and 8×8″ baking dish with Pam cooking spray. Added the chicken to skillet & cooked 4-5 minutes each side until browned. Placed the chicken in dish and poured Wing Sauce over chicken and baked (uncovered) 20 minutes. I served it on an Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun and topped it with some Litehouse Light Bleu Cheese Dressing. I made 3 Chicken Breasts 2 for dinner for myself and Mom and 1 for lunch tomorrow.
To go with the Baked Buffalo Chicken Breasts I had a Baked Potato seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and a dab of Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream. For dessert/snack later some slices of Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar along with Ritz Whole Grain Crackers.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Breasts
3 (4 ounce) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
4 Tablespoons favorite Wing Sauce (I used Kroger Wing Sauce)
Swiss or provolone Cheese (Optional)
1/2 Cup Lighthouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing/Dip
Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Buns
* Preheat oven to 400°F.
* Spray large non-stick skillet and 8×8″ baking dish with cooking spray.
*Season Chicken and add chicken to skillet & cook 4-5 minutes each side until browned. Place chicken in dish and…
* Pour Wing Sauce over chicken and bake (uncovered) 25 minutes.
* If you add a slice of Swiss or Provolone Cheese, top the Chicken with a slice about 5 minutes before the Chicken is done.
* Serve with Bleu Cheese Dressing and Serve on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bun.
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.