Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Red Beans and Mashed Potatoes

September 29, 2021 at 7:10 PM | Posted in AdapTable Pork Chops, beans, Bob Evan's, Bush's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Red Beans and Mashed Potatoes

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 82 degrees outside today. We are being spoiled with all this perfect weather of late! After my Tea I went to Lowe’s to look for a few things, nothing found though. Back home I got the cart out and rode around the neighborhood, enjoying the beautiful day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Boneless Pork Ribeye Chop w/ Red Beans and Mashed Potatoes.

 

I had a package of the AdapTable Chophouse Seasoned Boneless Pork Ribeye Chops in the freezer, sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. The Chops comes Seasoned with Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper. I’m so happy that Meijer started carrying these AdapTable Pork Products!

 

I’ll be preparing them on the stove in a Cast Iron Skillet. To prepare them I heated one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high. Cooked the Chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer. Removed them from heat, and let them rest for 3 minutes. And serve!

 

 

For one side I prepared a can of Bush’s Chili Beans – Red Beans in Medium Chili Sauce. Easy to prepare; Just open the can and empty it into a small sauce pan. Heat to low boil then reduce the heat and simmer until heated through. And done!

 

For another side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Being a Potato Lover I think Potatoes are meant for every meal! I also had a Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Dinner Roll, love these fresh and 1 carb! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Popcorn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AdapTable Chophouse Blend Pork Ribeye Chops
Seasoned With: Garlic, Onion and Bell Pepper

Directions:
1 – Briefly heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet on medium-high.
2 – Cook chops in a covered skillet for 8-9 minutes per side until product reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
3 – Remove from heat, rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated. Keep hot food hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately or discard.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4.0 Ounce
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
https://adaptablemeals.com/product/chophouse-blend-pork-ribeye-chops/

 

 

Bush’s Chili Beans – RED BEANS IN MEDIUM CHILI SAUCE
Give your chili the perfectly balanced kick it needs. Our plump and creamy Red Beans come simmered in medium chili sauce flavored with chili peppers, tomatoes and cumin.
* Gluten free
* 6g (7% DV) of plant-based protein per serving
* Excellent source of fiber
* Our Red Beans are grown, cooked and canned in the USA
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/medium-red-chili-beans

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

September 25, 2021 at 6:47 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Crock Pot, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

 

To start this morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread and topped with them I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We have a high of 66 degrees with light rain showers on and off all day. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the vacuum. What a better way than Chili to Celebrate the Autumn Season! For Dinner tonight it’s my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread.

 

I love making a batch of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili! To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey, 2 – 1lb. packages. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, a tablespoon of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans),4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 2 tsp Ground Anchio Chile Pepper, 2 tsp Ground Paprika, 1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning, 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbsp of Cilantro Leaves and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

I prepared the Ground Turkey and Bean Mix last night and had it in the fridge. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it aside and mixed my Beans. I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed.

 

This morning I turned the Slow Cooker on Low, sprayed the cooker liner with Pam Non Stick Spray, and added a 1/2 cup of Water to it. Let heat for about 20 minutes and I added everything to the Crock Pot. I’ll be cooking my Chili for 6 – 7 hours. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for meals , can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day! The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

I also prepared a small Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert/Snack later some Reduced Fat Triscuits topped with Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
2 – 1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tsps Ground Anchio Chile Pepper
2 Tsps Ground Paprika
1 Tbs. Ground Chile Seasoning
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
1 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I like to use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

It’s Taco Tuesday! Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

September 21, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, cheese, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Black Bean Tacos

 

 

To start the day off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a high of 71 degrees with rain showers in the morning and heavy rain moving in overnight. This morning I took Mom to Jungle Jim’s International Market. She wanted to get some Half- Runner Green Beans, Peppers, and some Apples. I picked up a few other items. I love that store! They had a few of the Boar’s Head Meats on sale and in the Seafood Dept. they had Orange Roughy on sale. There is so much to see in that store! It’s Taco Tuesday here! For Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey and Black Bean Tacos.

 

When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added 1 can Bush’s Chili Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O and Old El Paso together make some fine Tacos!

 

For toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce (my favorite), Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). Add the Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Meal Nights. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Stick Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast#sthash.JhJa9l2O.dpuf

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell
Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.asp

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week -Barbecued Beans

September 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in beans, CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Barbecued Beans. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Smoked Bacon, Onion, Ketchup, White Vinegar, Water, Prepared Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Ground Pepper, Great Northern Beans, and Equal® Spoonful. There’s 185 calories and 9 grams of Protein per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Barbecued Beans
Canned beans from the base of this easy to make stovetop prepared side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 slice smoked bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Cook in medium saucepan over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
2 – Stir ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into bacon mixture. Stir in beans; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in Equal®.
Makes 4 servings.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories 185, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 36 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 491 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/barbecued_beans_recipe.html

Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

August 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM | Posted in beans, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, rice, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had a high of 84 degrees, extremely humid and passing thunderstorms later in the afternoon. I had to be at the Optometrist at 8:30 this morning for my yearly check-up. Everything looked good, no changes. Back home I just bummed around and caught up on some sleep. For Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. I can’t ever let these Leftovers go to waste, too good to waste! I have left the post from last night for ingredients and directions. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

 

I had not made this in a while, long overdue! For the Red Beans and Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans and Rice Mix. For the Sausage I used Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey and for the Garlic Loaf I used a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread. I love these types of meals! I’m preparing 3 Bean Turkey Chili tomorrow! To prepare it I’ll need; the box of the Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Mix, 3 cups Water, Extra Light Olive Oil, and the Sausage. Mixed 3 cups of water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. of Light Olive Oil in 2-quart saucepan until it was well blended. Brought to a boil. Then reduced the heat to low and covered.

 

I got another skillet out as the Rice was cooking, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

Simmered the Rice for 25 minutes, until the tender. Stirred occasionally to prevent the Rice and Beans from sticking. With 4 minutes of cooking time left I added the Smoked Turkey Sausage. When done I removed the skillet from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. And done ready to serve! This makes one fantastic Meal! The Red Beans and Rice is Seasoned perfect. It made plenty of both the Red Beans and the Rice. And the Sausage works perfect with it. One Delicious and Hearty Dish!

 

Then I also baked a loaf of New York Bakery Garlic Loaf Bread.! I loved this hearty dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S REDUCED SODIUM RED BEANS AND RICE
A quintessential New Orleans dish, traditionally prepared on Mondays when a long stove top simmer gave home cooks time to do laundry. Today, red bean lovers rely on Zatarain’s for classic flavor in a fraction of the time.

Enjoy Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice with 25% less sodium than the original as a main course or side dish. Supplement with sausage, ham or pork chops, or hold the meat and have a tasty vegetarian meal. However you prepare it, Zatarain’s Reduced Sodium Red Beans & Rice is hearty but not heavy, packed full of flavor and an instant crowd-pleaser.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 3 cups water, Rice Mix and 2 tbsp. butter, margarine or olive oil in 2-quart saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2. SIMMER 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent rice and beans from sticking.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Add a half pound of sliced sausage to make a complete meal.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 230
TOTAL FAT 1g
SATURATED FAT 0g
TRANS FAT 0g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 580
CARBOHYDRATES 45g
FIBER 5g
SUGAR <1g
PROTEIN 9g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/reduced-sodium-red-beans-and-rice

Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

July 3, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

 

For Breakfast I fried up some Glier’s Turkey Goetta, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 80 degrees, sunny and no humidity! It is a perfect day out here today! I can’t remember a more perfect 4th of July Weekend, weather wise. Caught up on everything! I was a slug all day. Got the cart out and rode it around just enjoying this day! Happy 4th of July Weekend Everyone! For Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

We love our Turkey Tacos, great Comfort food for us! When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie -O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have an okay selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, and Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). Add the Jennie – O Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. The Tacos hit the spot!  For Dessert/Snack later a 100Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural

20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.c

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell

Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 115 mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Loaded Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

June 24, 2021 at 6:55 PM | Posted in beans, chicken, Idahoan Potato Products, Katie's Best Chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Loaded Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

 

I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the morning off. 86 degrees and mostly sunny out today. I had to go to Meijer to pick up a few items for tonight’s Dinner. I stopped by Wendy’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Then I stopped by the Bank ATM and then on home. Got the cart out of the shed along with the lawn tools and finished up the yard work, which seems to be never ending! I don’t mind though I love doing it. My Tomato and Pepper plants are doing great, all are full. Picked my first 2 Jalapenos yesterday. For Dinner tonight I prepared, Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Loaded Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans.

For the Chicken; I started at Noon today I grabbed a large Hefty Bag and added a 1/2 Pint of Buttermilk to the bag. I then added several shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and shook the bag to blend it together. I then add my Chicken Breasts and let it Marinate in the fridge until it was time to use. I used my favorite, Katie’s Best Chicken.

 

To prepare the Thin Sliced Chicken Breast I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed with a coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then I started heating the skillet on medium heat. Next I added a tablespoon and a half of Olive Oil Cooking Oil. As the skillet heated I got the Chicken out of the fridge and removed it from the bag of Marinade, shaking off the excess. Then I grabbed a pie pan and added Flour to it and seasoned the Flour with Paprika. Took the Chicken Breast and rolled them in the Seasoned Flour until well covered.

 

Added the Chicken Breasts to the heated Skillet. I cooked the Chicken for 4 minutes and then flipped them over and cooked them for 4 more minutes, until golden brown and the meat thermometer read 165 degrees. The Chicken turned out so very good! Cooked up perfect, nice crust, and love the seasoning! Served it with Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce for dipping.

 

For one side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good! Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans. For Dessert later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300 Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

 

 

IDAHOAN LOADED BAKED® HOMESTYLE CASSEROLE
There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread

June 15, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Toady’s Menu: Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread

 

For Breakfast I prepared 3 slices of Bacon, a Sunny Side Up Egg, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m ready to face the day, I think! Started a load of laundry after Breakfast. Then it was outside. I watered my Pepper Plants and my Tomato Plants. Now that the weather has stayed hot my Plants are getting loaded with Peppers and Tomatoes. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the driveway area. Well hopefully the Cicadas are dying out, not nearly as many so far today! Before heading in, the garbage trucks ran this morning and went around and got 8 of them and moved them up to their house for them. Inside finished up the laundry. Then I dug out some large Plastic Tubs out of the shed. Cleaned them up and used them to pack stuff out of the spare room. I’m getting it straightened up for when they install the new flooring later in July. For Dinner tonight I prepared Dirty Rice and Ground Turkey w/ Baked French Bread.

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Ground Turkey Sausage and 1 can of Bush’s Chili Black Beans. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf.

 

I first got a skillet and cooked the the Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. Seasoned the Turkey with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Cumin and Dried Cilantro. About half way through I added a can of Drained Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans. Stirred until well mixed and continued cooking until the Turkey was almost done. I didn’t want to over cook the Turkey or Beans because I was going to add them to the Dirty Rice as it was cooking.

 

As the Ground Turkey was cooking I grabbed another skillet and prepared the Dirty Rice. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender. With about 5 minutes of cooking time left I added the Turkey and Black Bean Mix. I stirred that in until it was well mixed and finished out the cooking time.

 

 

I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Loaf Bread. Very Good Meal tonight! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey and Black Beans worked perfect with the Zatarain’s Dirty Rice! Excellent Meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Zatarain’s makes enjoying this classic South Louisiana rice dish quick and easy. Just brown ground beef and add Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix, and then let simmer. The prep is quick. The results are delicious.

About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice

 

JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
JENNIE-O® All Natural* Lean Ground Turkey is packed with nutrition, making it an amazing alternative to ground beef. Create delicious versions of your family’s favorite recipes. Tacos, meatballs, casseroles, sloppy joes, burgers and countless other recipes! With 21 grams of protein, 170 calories, and no artificial ingredients, it’s easier than ever to eat well! Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/lean-ground-turkey/

Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Hash Browns and Shellie Beans

June 11, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in beans, chicken, hash browns, Katie's Best Chicken, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Hash Browns and Shelli Beans

 

 

To start today off I toasted a Thomas light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 91 degrees, humid and passing thunder storms out today. A friend of mine called and wanted me to take her out to Ross to the produce markets they have out there. They have 2 large produce markets within a mile of each other. Mom wanted a few things also. I was raised and went to High School out in Ross. So it’s always good to go back there. Back home did a few things outside around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared Buttermilk Marinated Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts w/ Hash Browns and Shellie Beans.

 

For the Chicken; I started at Noon today I grabbed a large Hefty Bag and added a 1/2 Pint of Buttermilk to the bag. I then added several shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce to it and shook the bag to blend it together. I then add my Chicken Breasts and let it Marinate in the fridge until it was time to use. I used my favorite, Katie’s Best Chicken.

 

To prepare the Thin Sliced Chicken Breast I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed with a coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Then I started heating the skillet on medium heat. Next I added a tablespoon and a half of Olive Oil Cooking Oil. As the skillet heated I got the Chicken out of the fridge and removed it from the bag of Marinade, shaking off the excess. Then I grabbed a pie pan and added Flour to it and seasoned the Flour with Paprika. Took the Chicken Breast and rolled them in the Seasoned Flour until well covered.

 

Added the Chicken Breasts to the heated Skillet. I cooked the Chicken for 4 minutes and then flipped them over and cooked them for 4 more minutes, until golden brown and the meat thermometer read 165 degrees. The Chicken turned out so very good! Cooked up perfect, nice crust, and love the seasoning! Served it with Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce for dipping.

 

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish!

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good! Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans. For Dessert later I had a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie’s Best
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/

Katie’s Best is NON-GMO Verified!
Non GMO logo-300 Yes, this is a BIG DEAL! We test every load of grain for this certification process

We take the Non-GMO verification very seriously! Our feed mill and farms go through the verification process and approval according to the Non-GMO Project verified specifications. Grains that do not pass this test are turned away and not labeled with the certification of Non-GMO. Katie’s Best is chicken has been raised on a diet of certified, non-genetically modified grains. The feed mill and farms go through a certification process to ensure that our grains meet the certification guidelines. Our chickens are raised on a complete non-genetically modified grain diet.
http://www.katiesbestchicken.com/non-gmo/

Leftovers, Leftover – 3 Bean Turkey Chili

June 6, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers, Leftover – 3 Bean Turkey Chili

 

To start my day off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Wheat Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another hot and humid day that’s filled with swarming Cicadas. 93 degrees and partly cloudy outside. Got some yard work done early before the heat and humidity set in and the Cicadas weren’t too bad. Later did laundry and cleaned the house. So for Dinner tonight I got the last container of the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili out of the freezer the night before and tonight I’m using Leftovers, Leftover for Dinner. I just can’t let this go to waste! I’ve left one of the original posts for the Chili below for Ingredients and Directions. Take Care and Stay Safe Everyone!

 

To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

Then this morning I added everything to the Crock Pot. I also added a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

I just love the aroma of the simmering Chili, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), drained and rinsed3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

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