6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

April 14, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Posted in beans, bison, Bush's, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes

 
For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, not much of an appetite this morning. Started the laundry up for Mom after that. About an hour later we headed up to Home Depot. Needed paint, to paint the wooden deck, bought some new plants for outside, potting soil, grass seed, and checked out the back splash for the Kitchen. Mostly sunny and 80 degrees out today! Our new grill arrived so I spent some of the day putting that together. It is one pain in the rear putting that together while in a wheelchair! Finally got it together. Also planted a couple of new shrubs in the back of the house. I’m one tired man tonight. For Dinner tonight its 6 oz. Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Mushrooms w/ Grillin’ Beans and Whole New Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

First time I’ve tried the SayersBrook 6 oz. Bison To Sirloin Steak. I normally have Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks but I the SayersBrook Bison, Elk, and Wild Boar Steaks were all on sale so I bought a couple of the Sample Packages. I’ll try the Elk and Wild Boar soon! The Steak was a nice lean cut of Bison Top Sirloin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I prepared the same way I prepare the Wild Idea Buffalo. I first rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! Very tender and juicy. I topped the Steak with a bit of A-1 Sauce Thick and Hearty and Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 


For one side I heated up a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Smokehouse Tradition. Love to have Beans anytime! First time I tried this style of Bush’s Beans. Emptied the Beans into a sauce pan. Heated on medium heat then turned the heat down for a slow simmer. They added Bell Peppers and Onions to the Beans and all in the Sweet and Smoky Sauce. Perfect Beans to go with Steak.

 

 

 


For another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Bison Steak, Beans, and Potatoes, delicious trio of food! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Bison Top Sirloin Steaks

Our top Sirloin Steaks are cut from the rear of the loin. These delicious buffalo steaks are firm enough to stand up to being served au poivre as pictured. As with all SayersBrook Bison, our top sirloin steaks have 70% less fat and 40% more protein than a choice beef top sirloin steak. Because of this, you can once again enjoy red meat without the guilt associated with eating beef. Remember – buffalo is the red meat of the new millennium! 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz or 8 oz portions.
Delicious and guilt-free. 4 Bison Top Sirloin Steaks in 6 oz
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BUSH’S® SMOKEHOUSE TRADITION GRILLIN’ BEANS®
Start a bold tradition at your cookouts! Our Smokehouse Tradition Grillin’ Beans® blend plump navy beans with a sweet and smoky sauce enhanced with brown sugar, onion, peppers, bacon and our own hearty blend of spices. It’s an irresistible combination friends and family will look forward to.

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160
%DV*
Calories from Fat 10 -%
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g -%
Sugars 14g -%
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3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products, spices and herbs, turkey chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 
For Breakfast this chilly morning I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites seasoning it with Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and a dash of Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. I like using the Smoky Chipotle whenever I can, nice3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 006 heat and a lot of flavor. Then I heated up a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Loaded the Egg Whites, Ham, and a slice of Sargento Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese on to the English Muffin and I had a delicious Breakfast Sandwich! Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to get the morning papers and it was snowing pretty good out there. I salted the driveway, which is on a hill, last night before I went to bed. Which helped somewhat. Not long after Breakfast I got the Crock Pot ready and put my Chili on. Which is tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

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Picked a perfect day to make Chili, our first snow of the Winter is falling. They call for 2-3 inches, what better on a Winter’s Day than Chili! And I’m ready for some Chili! You can use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast or Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. Either version turns out great! I had none left of the last batch in the freezer so it was time for a new batch!

 

 
To make this 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) 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001drained 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 and it turns out delicious.

 

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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 started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. I then added the Beans to the3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 005 Crock Pot. 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 add from the skillet to the Crock Pot. Throw in 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.

 

 

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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. Also a side of Johnny Cakes, recipe below.

 

 
To prepare the Johnny Cakes (I love these…) all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 004Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. The Cornbread works perfect with Chili! I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to go with my Dinner. For dessert later a slice of the Hill and Valley Sugar Free Angel Food Cake, purchased at Meijer, topped with Cool Whip Free. I forgot, Did I tell you how much I love this Chili!

 

 
3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
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
1/2 Tsp 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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Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots…..

July 15, 2016 at 4:59 PM | Posted in beans, carrots, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and French Bread

 
Starting off another post by sending prayers to all those that lost their lives and the many injured over in Nice, France. Another senseless attack on the Human Race. It’s time this Country rallies the World against these terrorist! Again my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

 
For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped with just a dab of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I heated some Boar’s Head Branded Deluxe Ham in a large skillet. As the Ham was heating up I Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Beans Potatoes Carrots 001Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg White. Topped the Ham and Egg off with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Calorie Shredded Sharp Cheddar. Fantastic, and healthy, way to start the day! It’s somewhat cooler out, 84 degrees, but still humid with passing showers. Did a load of laundry for Mom and we had to have Dad at his Family Doctor for a check-up. Everything seemed to be good so it was back home. For Dinner tonight Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Cut Green Beans and Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and French Bread.

 

 
I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast Mashed Potatoes Cut Ita 011Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!

 
For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and 012Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Another canned Vegetable that’s as good as fresh. Growing up I wouldn’t look at a Carrot, now I could have them every day! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Natural Pork Tenderloin
Natural Pork Tenderloin
Simple Truth Natural Pork comes from pigs raised humanely on family farms, and fed an all-vegetarian diet as nature intended. This results in pork that is tender and flavorful — the way pork should taste.
• No antibiotics — ever
• No added hormones — ever
• No preservatives
• No artificial colors or flavors — ever
• Always 100% vegetarian-fed

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Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots

May 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM | Posted in beans, carrots, chicken, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots

 

 

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To start my morning off I made a Ham, Cheese, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I used Boar’s Head Black Forest Ham, a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Scrambled 1 medium size Egg, and used Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. After Breakfast I did some cleaning around the house. Then after a light lunch I headed over to spend the afternoon with Dad. My Dad is not looking good at all. I don’t know if he’s going to recover from this, we can only pray and hope. Back home I did some laundry for Mom. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Red Beans & Rice and Sliced Carrots.

 

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While at Meijer a while back I came across some beautiful huge Chicken Breasts. They were so good the first time around I couldn’t wait to use them again. I prepared them like I did last week, Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast. To season them I‘ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend. I love the Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend it’s a blend of Herbs; Onions, Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Spring Onions, Garlic, and Rosemary. I had the Chicken in the freezer so I laid it out overnight in the fridge to thaw.

 

 

To prepare; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and I got my favorite skillet out, the Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed a Pan Seared Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast w Red B 001light coat of Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil on it and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to it. Heated it on the stove on medium high. I then seasoned the Chicken Breasts with my 3 seasonings. With the skillet and oil heated I added my Chicken. Browned both sides for 3 minutes. Transferred the skillet to the preheated oven. Baked for 15-20 minutes until a 165 internal temperature.

 

 

 

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And like the first time I made these, the Chicken Breast came out perfect! Moist and full of flavor. I served it with a side of JB’s Fat Boy Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce. The Cast Iron Skillet is perfect to use when starting a dish on the stove and finishing in the oven!

 

 

 

 

Red Beans and Rice
For one side dish I prepared a can of Glory Foods Seasoned New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice. First time I’ve tried this item and was really pleased! To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Stir and reduce heat. Simmered gently until hot and served. The Beans and Rice were both good with excellent seasoning. Another item for the pantry.

 

 

 

 

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For a second side I heated up a can of Kroger Brand Sliced Carrots, same preparation as the Beans and Rice. i also had a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Healthy Life Original
100% Whole Wheat Bread
Compare Healthy Life Breads to other breads and you’ll know why Healthy Life Bread is the Answer!

* 35 Calories per SliceHealthy Life Bread
* 5 Net Carbs
* Low Fat
* 98% Fat Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* No Cholesterol
* Excellent Source of Fiber
* Good Source of Calcium
* No High Fructose Corn Syrup
* No Artificial Colors or Flavors
* 14g Whole Grain Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Slices (41g)
Servings Per Container 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 170mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g

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Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans,….

March 10, 2016 at 5:47 PM | Posted in beans, Bob Evan's, pork roast, spices and herbs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I scrambled a couple of medium size Eggs and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly Buttered). Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside a lot of rain. It started last night and continued on and off all day. So pretty much grounded inside for the day so I did some cleaning and ran scans and updates on the computer. Then I also shredded old bills and documents, there was a ton! So for dinner tonight it’s Cumin Spiced Boneless Pork Loin Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Italian Beans, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.   * Sorry about the lack of pictures, camera batteries were low *

 

 

 

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I’ve been using the Cumin Spice Rub for a while now, my favorite Rub for Pork. I had come across the recipe on-line, and use it all the time now. It gives the Pork a fantastic crust and great seasoning. I purchased the Pork Tenderloin Boneless Roast from Kroger yesterday. Using Butcher’s Twine I tied the Roast together. Then to prepare it I’ll need; 1 Pork Tenderloin Roast, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combined all the ingredients; rub it all over the Pork. Let stand 20 minutes. To Roast it I used a mall Broiler Pan with a Wire Rack in it. Sprayed the Rack with Pam Cooking Spray and put the Pork on it. I baked it for about 70 minutes, until my thermometer registered 145°. Let it stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then got ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin Roast! Fantastic combo of Spices, which made one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being so tender and moist!

 

 

 

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For one side I made some of my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then for another side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

Italian Loaf Bread
Finally I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread, family’s favorite baked bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

Seasoned Haddock w/ Whole Baby Carrots and Cut Green Beans

March 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM | Posted in beans, carrots, fish | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Whole Baby Carrots and Cut Green Beans

 

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Had a light Breakfast, Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. After Breakfast I headed up to Kroger, Didn’t go to the one up the street, it’s a smaller Kroger and they carry fewer items than the bigger stores. Plus it’s always poorly stocked! So I went to the Kroger Market Place which is a bit further away. They had some sale items I needed and loaded up on some fresh produce. I had read an article on Red Bananas and Kroger had some so I bought 3 of them. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and heartier than the average banana and taste’s like a dry and chalky starch. When ripe, it will have a thick, brick-red peel and ivory-hued semi soft flesh. Its flavor is sweet and creamy with raspberry highlights. So I had one for my mid-day snack and didn’t care for it. I didn’t like the texture or taste of it, gave it a try though. I also bought a new 4 qt. Crock Pot to replace the one that quit working. So for my dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Whole Baby Carrots and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had a few bags of the Haddock Fillets in the freezer, that I had purchased from Jungle Jim’s Market, so I grabbed 1 bag and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. I had already cleaned and cut the fillet into smaller pieces. To prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is. The Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri is a perfect seasoning for the mild Haddock.

 

 

Whole Baby Carrots
For one side to go with the Haddock I prepared a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri

Big easy lemon squeezy. That’s the secret to an authentic Southern-style fish fry: a crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice. Just add your favorite fresh fish like trout, redfish, catfish or flounder.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40

Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon Pepper

Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon Pepper

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g
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Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, and..

February 29, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Posted in beans, Pork, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

 

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Went out to get the morning papers early this morning and it was really windy out and a lot cooler than it’s been. For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. I love the Smucker’s Sugarless Jams. There’s no difference in taste but fewer calories and carbs. I’ve even got Mom and Dad using them now. Did some cleaning around the house and took my Hoveround outside and gave it a good cleaning, it’s a dust magnet under the seat and around the batteries. For dinner tonight I prepared a Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potatoes, and Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 

 

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions

While at Costco a while back I came across a package of Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. it was a good size package with 24 slices. I kept 4 slices out and froze the remaining 20 pieces. Prepared 4 of them and they were excellent and couldn’t wait to have them again! So I got a bag of 4 medallions out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

 

 

 

 

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I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. I’ll have to buy another package next visit to Costco!

 

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Then for one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

 

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Then for another side dish I heated up a can of Kroger Whole New Potatoes. Just heat and serve, seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley, Parsley, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

Jumpin’ Jalapeño Beans

February 18, 2016 at 6:31 AM | Posted in beans, CooksRecipes, Jalapenos | Leave a comment
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Heat up the Winter Night’s with this recipe from the CooksRecipes website, Jumpin’ Jalapeño Beans. You’ll be using 3 types of Peppers; Red Bell Peppers, Poblano Chile, and Jalapeño Chile. You can find this recipe and many more on the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Jumpin’ Jalapeño Beans

Enjoy as a healthy vegetarian side dish or turn it into a salad by adding oil and vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup mixed dried beans Cooksrecipes 2
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1/2 peeled onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 poblano chile, with seeds, cut into 1/4-inch dice*
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and cut into 1/8-inch dice*
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Cooking Directions:

1 – Carefully sort through the beans and rinse well. Soak overnight.
2 – Drain and rinse the beans, place in a medium-sized pot, and add enough water to cover the beans by at least 2 or 3 inches. Slowly bring to a simmer and cook at a low simmer until just tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add more water as necessary to keep the beans covered. When cooked, there should be about 2 1/2 cups cooked beans; drain beans.
3 – Heat olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onion, bell pepper, poblano, and jalapeño over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the cooked beans, add the stock or water, and cook for 10 minutes, reducing the liquid somewhat.
4 – Season with salt and garnish with chives at the end of the cooking cycle.
Makes 4 servings.

*Notes: Or use canned jalapeños. Use the juice, too, reducing the vegetable stock proportionately to equal 1 cup of liquid. Water may be substituted for vegetable stock.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/jumpin_jalapeno_beans_recipe.html

Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

February 12, 2016 at 5:51 PM | Posted in beans, chicken, rice | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread

 

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I’ll start off by wishing my Mom a “Happy Birthday”, she turns 88 today! I just hope if I reach that age that I’m able to get around and do things as good as she does. Love you Mom!! I made Breakfast this morning for all of us. I prepared what is quickly becoming our favorite Breakfast dish, Ham and Diced Potato Skillet.

 

 

 

 

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I used Simply Potatoes Diced Steakhouse Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham. Using a Cast Iron Skillet I started by frying the Diced Potatoes. After about 9 minutes I then added the Diced Ham and stirred. In about 14 minutes it was ready! As the Potato/Ham was finishing I grabbed a small skillet and fried one Egg, Sunnyside Up. To serve made a bed of Potatoes and Ham and topped that with the Sunnyside Egg. Broke the Egg open and it just pulled the entire meal together! One hearty Breakfast and a favorite of Mom and Dad’s! After Breakfast I gave Mom her Birthday Presents and Birthday Cake. Afterwards I went to Meijer for a few items, I’m using Meijer more and more. For dinner tonight I tried a new recipe, Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe w/ Baked Italian Loaf Bread.

 

 

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I came across this recipe in an issue of Simply Delicious (Taste of Home). Black Beans, Chicken, Rice and throw in Corn and Salsa I was sold For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts. I use the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts quite often. They come in a package of 5 breasts and 2 types; Italian Seasoned and Plain Breasts. Anyway I grabbed 2 of the Breasts out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To season the Chicken I’ll need 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 teaspoons Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin, 1 teaspoon Pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt. To make the dish I’ll need; the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts, 1 can Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans, Sliced Black Olives, 1 container of Uncle Ben’s Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice, 1 can Del Monte Summer Crisp Golden Sweet Corn, and Kroger Organic Medium Salsa.

 

 

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To prepare the dish In a small bowl, mix the seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with Pam Cooking Spray, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Add the beans, olives, corn and salsa to skillet; cook, covered, 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove chicken from pan; cut into slices. Serve with bean mixture and rice. Wow, INCREDIBLE! Another delicious recipe from Taste of Home! Just a fantastic combination of ingredients! Beans, Chicken, Olives, Rice, Corn, and the Salsa just seems to bring it altogether. Another one of those “Keeper Recipes”. Plus it’s a one pot meal, which I love, and easy cleanup. The original recipe and web link is at the end of the post.

 
I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 
Black Bean Chicken with Rice Recipe

Ingredients
3 teaspoons chili powderTaste of Home
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Directions
1 – In a small bowl, mix seasonings; sprinkle over both sides of chicken. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
2 – Add beans, corn and salsa to skillet; cook, covered, 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove chicken from pan; cut into slices. Serve with bean mixture and rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 chicken breast half with 3/4 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup rice equals 400 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bean-chicken-with-rice

Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Baked Fingerling Potatoes

February 8, 2016 at 5:41 PM | Posted in beans, fish, potatoes | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Baked Fingerling Potatoes

 
For Breakfast I reheated a couple of Pork Tenderloin Medallions I had leftover from dinner the other night. With the Fried Walleye w Cut Italian Beans and Baked Fingerling Potatoes 002Pork I scrambled 1 medium size Egg and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain Muffin. It was in the 40’s early this morning but the temps started dropping after that, snow flurries in the late afternoon. Had to head to Home Depot, needed to buy a new faucet for the kitchen sink. It started leaking around the base. Then later in the day our local repairman come by and installed it. Another minor job that’s tough to get to from a wheelchair unfortunately, just a little frustrating sometimes. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Baked Fingerling Potatoes.

 

 

 

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While at Costco last week I just couldn’t pass up the beautiful Walleye Fillets they had. So I’m having one for dinner tonight. I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towel. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till all fillets were well coated. I then fried them in Canola Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor. Along with Crappie their my favorite Fresh Water Fish to eat.

 

 

 

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For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. I had the Italian Beans and Fingerling Potatoes just the other night, so good I paired it up again for tonight’s dinner! For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Low Carb Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 
Walleye Nutrition Facts
1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 (619 kJ) Calories from fat 17Fried Walleye w Cut Roma Beans and Baked Roasted Fingerling Pota 001
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9mg
Potassium 618.5mg

 

 
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans:Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

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