Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and….

October 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in beans, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Scrambled Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Mom and Dad’s Breakfast. Later went to the ATM and mailed a couple of letters. After Lunch I got the cart out and did some yard work. Then took a ride around the neighborhood, really nice out! For Dinner tonight a new recipe for Chicken Thighs. I prepared Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

Tried a new recipe I cam across in the newspaper Wednesday, Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs. Looked and sounded good so I’m giving it a try. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 Shallot (finely sliced), 3/4 cup Apple Cider, 1/2 cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Flavor Syrup, 1 tablespoon finely grated Ginger, 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Thyme leaves (plus 5 sprigs for the roasting pan), 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper, 8 boneless and skinless Chicken Thighs, and 3 medium Granny Smith Apples (cored and quartered). I substituted the Maple Sugar Syrup with Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Flavor Syrup, I used Sea Salt instead of the normal Salt, I used Granny Smith Apples, and I used the Skinless and Boneless Chicken Thighs instead the bone in and Skin still on Thighs.

 

Now to prepare it; I start by getting a medium bowl. Then whisk the shallot, cider, maple syrup, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, chopped thyme leaves, kosher salt and ground black pepper. Next place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, seal it and refrigerate for 12-24 hours, turning one to coat all pieces. I marinated the chicken overnight.

 

 

 

 

Next day; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and arrange pieces, skin side up, in a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Tuck the apples and thyme sprigs among the chicken pieces. Pour the marinade over top. Bake, basting occasionally, about 1 hour, until chicken is cooked. Check the thighs with a meat thermometer, should be 165 degrees internal temperature. Serve the chicken and apples with the sauce spooned over top.Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! Excellent Keeper Recipe! Chicken was tender and moist and the Syrup along with all of the other ingredients add incredible flavor! And it’s Parent Approved, Mom and Dad both loved it!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! And this too has quickly become a favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs

INGREDIENTS:
1 shallot, finely sliced
3/4 cup apple cider
1/2 cup dark pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus 5 sprigs for the roasting pan
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 bone-in chicken thighs
3 medium apples, cored and quartered

DIRECTIONS:
1 – In a medium bowl whisk shallot, cider, maple syrup, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, chopped thyme leaves, kosher salt and ground black pepper.
2 – Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade into the bag, seal it and refrigerate for 12-24 hours, turning one to coat all pieces.
3 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from mainade and arrange pieces, skin side up, in a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Tuckapples and thyme sprigs among the chicken pieces. Pour the marinade over top. Bake, basting occasionaly, about 1 hour, until chicken is cooked. Check with a meat thermometer, should be 165 degrees. Serve the chicken and apples with the sauce spooned over top.

 

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3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

September 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products, spices and herbs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

Feeling a little better today, hopefully I’ll be back to 100% soon! This has been one nasty ear infection. For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg, 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had a high of 91 degrees and a bit humid out. But the temps are going to start to fall everyday a bit from here. By the weekend highs in the 60’s and low 70’s. After Lunch I got the Cart out of the shed and the leaf blower and trimmer and got some yard work done. Tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

I’m having my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner! I’m using my last container that I had in the freezer, so I’ll be making more soon! I sit the container in the fridge overnight to thaw. So today I’ll just empty the contents into a small sauce pan and let it slowly heat on medium low until heated through. The Chili freezes and reheats so easy and tastes like it’s made that day! I also made a small batch of Johnny Cakes which I love having with Chili. I topped my Chili with some fresh shredded Smoked Gouda and a splash or two of Frank’s Hot Sauce. This hit the spot! Below I’ve left the original post on the ingredients and instructions on how to make the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and the Johnny Cakes. Enjoy!

 

When I prepare my Chili I prepare the Ground Turkey and mix the Beans the night before. So the morning I’m making it everything is ready! I had the Crock Pot set up also. To make the Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. 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 a 1/2 a 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.

 

The 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.

 

 

 

The Beans and Ground Turkey were prepared last night. I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Then in the morning, I added the Beans to 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 put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Then this morning I added everything 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.

 

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 Meal 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! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

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 (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.

 

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat 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. Serve while warm and enjoy!

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

August 18, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Just love these skillet Meals! Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Tonight’s Dinner, 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes.

 

 

Rainy day outside today. Had a high of 84 degrees, humid, and a couple of passing early morning Thunderstorms. A good day to stay in and make some Chili!! I’m making my 3 Bean Turkey Chili for Dinner! I prepared the Turkey and mixed the Beans last night. So this morning I already had the Crock Pot set up and ready along having the Turkey and Beans ready also. So its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili and I made some Johnny Cakes. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. Below is the ingredients and cooking directions for the 3 Bean Turkey Chili and the Johnny Cakes.

 

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) 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 and it turns out delicious.

 

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. I started by opening all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Then in the morning, I added the Beans to 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 put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Then this morning I added 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.

 

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 Meal 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 Peach Snapple to go with my Dinner. I took the remainder of Johnny Cakes and 3 Bean Turkey Chili over to Dad at the rehab center, plenty for Dad and some of the other patients there.

 

 

 

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 (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.

 

 

Johnnycakes

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat 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. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

June 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in beans, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

Started the day off with 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I had my Breakfast I went to Walmart for a few items and by Kroger to pick some Catfish Nuggets for tonight’s Dinner. Not a bad day outside today, partly cloudy and 76 degrees out. A little cooler today and no humidity. Got the cart out and did a little yard work and then took a ride around the neighborhood and down by the lake. For Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets along with Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Kroger earlier. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

 

The whole family love’s Potato Pancakes! So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes).

 

 

 

 

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! For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Vanilla Carb Smart Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

 

 

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
* 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

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
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-top-sirloin-steaks-4-x-6-oz/

 
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 -%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/smokehouse-tradition

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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