Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

August 31, 2014 at 5:28 PM | Posted in BEEF, Ore - Ida | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

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Another day of high humidity with a lot of rain today. Had a bout with the Phantom Pains overnight and didn’t get a whole lot of sleep, finally let up early this morning. Caught up on some sleep during the afternoon. Those pains really take it out of me, sure wish they would come up with a cure or a way to stop them. Mom is having dinner with Dad tonight at the rehab unit tonight. So for my dinner tonight its a Cubed Steak (Topped with Mushroom Brown Gravy) Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
I very rarely use Beef but when I do I use my absolute favorite, Cubed Steak from Meijer. The best Cubed Steak I have ever found or had. They’re good size patties so I was able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out 1 pattie. To prepare them I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then rolled them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Canola Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hamburger Bun and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy, what a Sandwich! I also baked a serving of the Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Then for dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

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Cube Steak

 

Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks[who?] insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

 

 

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

Jennie – O Turkey Product – Fully Cooked Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

August 31, 2014 at 6:11 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie O Turkey Product highlight is the Fully Cooked Italian Style Turkey Meatballs.

 
Fully Cooked Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
No thawing necessary. Ready in 2-3 minutes, they come fully cooked and go right from the freezer to the microwave.

 

 

Jennie - O Fully Cooked Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
Product Features:
* Approximately 24 Meatballs
* 24-oz package
* Gluten Free

 

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 84 g Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 110 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 13.0 g Protein 16 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 2%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 10%
Sodium 440 mg Calcium 6%
Ingredients
TURKEY, WATER, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE (WITH CARAMEL COLOR), CONTAINS 2% OR LESS SALT, NATURAL FLAVORING, SEASONING (SPICES, YEAST EXTRACT, DEHYDRATED ONION, GRANULATED GARLIC, DEHYDRATED BELL PEPPERS, DEHYDRATED PARSLEY, NATURAL FLAVORS INCLUDING EXTRACTIVE OF. PAPRIKA SALT). CONTAINS SOY. NO GLUTEN.

 
http://www.jennieo.com/products/85-Fully-Cooked-Italian-Style-Turkey-Meatballs

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 31, 2014 at 6:10 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Don’t bother peeling all produce, eat the skin! All fruits and veggies have nutrient and fiber dense skin, so if you have tender product don’t bother peeling. Just make sure it is washed well. Carrots, sweet potatoes and beets all roast up great skin on.

August 31 is National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2014 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Trail Mix:

  1. Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a snack food to be taken along on outdoor hikes.
  2. Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is tasty, lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit and/or granola, and sustained energy from the mono- and polyunsaturated fats in nuts.
  3. Both Hadley Fruit Orchards and Harmony Foods (two California growers) claim that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack.
  4. However, trail mix is also mentioned in Jack Kerouac’s 1958 novel The Dharma Bums as the two main characters describe their planned meals in their preparation…

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

August 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

 

 

Spaghetti LaRosa Sauce
Humid and hazy out today. Went and seen Dad this morning, looks as though he may come home around September 10th. Came home and repaired Mom’s Sweeper for her. Then watched College Football for the afternoon, first weekend of Football! Love Football starting but that also means that the Summer is almost over! It went quick this year. Mom ate with Dad at the rehab center so it was solo cooking for dinner. Tonight one of my favorites, Spaghetti and Meatballs.

 

 

 

Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs
I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti, my favorite Pasta. Cooks up great and an excellent tasting Pasta. Then for my Meatballs I used Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are good size, meaty, and have a fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 5 net carbs for 3 Meatballs. I almost always use Jennie -O when using Turkey but no store in this area sells Jennie – O Turkey Meatballs. On a Jennie – O Turkey note, Kroger has started selling Jennie – O Turkey Bacon now. For my Pasta Sauce I used LaRosa’s Original Sauce. A local favorite and still one of the best Sauces I’ve had. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream topped with some fresh sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulitis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

 

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

 

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.

 

Whole Grain Spaghetti

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars <1g
Protein 7g

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

August 30, 2014 at 5:50 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s 8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss.

 

 

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Some of the best diet foods are delicious too!
Want to boost your efforts to lose weight? Of course the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you. Research shows that these 8 secret-weapon foods can help you lose weight.

 
1. Mushrooms
Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they’d eaten those same dishes made with beef—though they’d taken in a fraction of the calories and fat….

 
2. Eggs
In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. Think beyond breakfast, too: eggs boost a salad’s staying power and make for a satisfying snack. Here are two dozen easy recipe ideas for eggs…..

 

 

 

* Click the link below to get the 8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/8_secret_weapon_foods_for_weight_loss?sssdmh=dm17.755477&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd082514

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 30, 2014 at 5:48 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Take care of that Wok…

 

 

Clean your wok by washing in hot water. To stop your wok from rusting, make sure it’s completely dry and then wipe the surface lightly with vegetable oil before packing away.

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 30, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Marshmallow:

  1. The marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been softened in hot water, dextrose, vanilla flavorings, and sometimes coloring, whipped to a spongy consistency.
  2. Some marshmallow recipes call for eggs.
  3.  This confection is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.
  4. The marshmallow probably first came into being as a medicinal substance, since the mucilaginous extracts comes from the root of the marshmallow plant, Althaea officinalis, which were used as a remedy for sore throats.
  5. Concoctions of other parts of the marshmallow plant had medical uses as well.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Marshmallow

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Today’s Food History

  • 1812 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa was born. Mokcsa imported 1,400 varieties of grapevines to California in 1862 and planted…

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Mini Turkey Meat Loaves w/ Green Beans and New Potatoes

August 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O Turkey Products, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Mini Turkey Meat Loaves w/ Green Beans and New Potatoes

 

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Well they were right, the heat and humidity returned! Started the day off with Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, a Scrambled Egg, and a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Love that Turkey Bacon to start the day! Went and spent time with my Dad at the rehab center, a couple of hours or so, got the car washed, and back home for the day. I made an early dinner tonight Mom had to be somewhere at 7:00 this evening. It was comfort food heaven tonight for dinner. I prepared Mini Turkey Meat Loaves w/ Green Beans and New Potatoes.

 

 

 

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Instead of making Mini Turkey Meat Loaves all in tin pans I made one Mini Turkey Meat Loaf Pan and 3 Patties. I got the idea from the current issue of EatingWell Magazine. The Patties looked and sounded so good I had to try them. For the Turkey I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. To make the Sauce topping I’ll need Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, and Heinz 57 Sauce. For the Meatloaf you just combine your spices, (Roasted Ground Cumin, Onion Powder, Parsley, Ground Thyme, Sea Salt, Pepper) melted Butter, and Minced Garlic with the Ground Turkey, Ketchup, and Bread Crumbs. Put equal amounts in your pans or pan, top with sauce, and bake at 375 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes, inner temperature of 165 degrees. To make the Patties just take the meat mixture and form it into Patties and top with sauce. They both came out delicious Turkey Meatloaf and Turkey Meatloaf Patties! And as all recipes you can add your own Choice of ingredients. I left the full recipe at the end of the post. We ate the Patties for dinner and saved the Mini Loaf to make sandwiches with for lunch or snacks.

 

 

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For my side dishes it all by Del Monte. I heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans and a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Del Monte Products are always fresh and easy to prepare. Then for dessert later tonight a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Meatloaf

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

 
Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 lb Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 Slice 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 Ketchup
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

 

 

Directions

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 ketchup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce, spices, and garlic mixture.
5. Press meatloaf into a loaf pan. Place the one slice of Turkey Bacon across the top of the meatloaf.
6. Take the remaining ketchup and add 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce and
3 Tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce, and stir to well mixed. Add as a topping for the meatloaf. Baste the meatloaf with half of mixture and baste it again after 30 minutes of baking.
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.

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes

August 29, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If your a Chicken Salad lover this ones for you! From the Diabetic Living On Line website it’s Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes.

 

 

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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad. Whether you like hearty chicken salad sandwiches or just a simple salad with chicken, we’ve gathered a variety of diabetes-friendly recipes that pair the lean protein with light ingredients and lots of veggies. Check out our best chicken salad recipes that work for lunch or dinner.

 

 

Chicken Salad Panini Sandwiches
These delicious chicken salad melts are packed with rich flavor thanks to roasted red peppers, fennel, and provolone cheese. Make them for a surprisingly low-carb, guilt-free indulgence…..

 

 

Curried Chicken Salad
Forget the bread! This mouthwatering chicken salad with raisins, apples, and almonds is substantial enough when served on a butterhead lettuce leaf. Plus, you’ll cut calories and carbs…..

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/healthy-chicken-salad-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.754619&esrc=nwdlo081914

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