Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans

May 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans

 

 


For Breakfast on this Saturday Morning I toasted a Healthy Life English Muffin and topped it with a Poached Egg. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 78 degrees outside, had some more rain late in the day. I had bought a couple of Tomato Plants at Meijer, and they were in sad shape. But I bought them anyway, so I repotted them today. All caught up on cleaning so I had the cart out most of the day. For Dinner tonight Mom’s Favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans.

 


Mom’s favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she’s been wanting some Ribs. So “What Mom wants Mom gets”. So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. She I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

 

Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, Rib intoxicating! After 7 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

 

 

For one side I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better and easier to make!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Bourbon and Brown Sugar. Love these Beans, fantastic smokey flavor. Just simmer in a saucepan and serve. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 


BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®
When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 170
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Potassium 390mg 11%
Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 7g -%
Sugars 15g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 2%
Calcium – 6%
Iron – 10%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Corn on the Cob and….

May 14, 2017 at 4:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork tenderloin, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Corn on the Cob, and Baked French Bread

 

 

First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! For Breakfast 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!

 

 

 

After Breakfast I got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway. Dad finally got released from the rehab center. He was very glad to get back home! So I wanted to have a special Dinner for him and for Mom for Mother’s Day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Boneless Pork Loin Fillet w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Corn on the Cob, and Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillets. I love using these Swift Premium Pork Products. So easy to prepare and all come out lean and moist with fantastic flavor! I purchased this one from Meijer.

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the Pork Loin from package and place in an uncovered roasting pan that is sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. I then took some JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush and rubbed some over top of the Roast, for added flavor. Cook approximately 35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reached 145°F in the thickest part of the Roast. Remove it from oven and let rest 3 minutes before slicing and serving. And as the other Swift Premium Products, one delicious Roast! The Roast was very moist and tender. The JB’s BBQ Sauce was just right for the added flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better and easier to make!

 

 

 

 

I heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! Then I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Loaf Bread. I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, Mom and Dad love this. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! It’s frozen Mini Ears of sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Whiskey Black Pepper Boneless Pork Loin Fillet

Cooking Directions:
Oven:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Remove meat from package and place in an uncovered roasting pan.
Cook approximately 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
Remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes.
Slice and serve.
Grill:

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Remove meat from package and place on grill.
Cook approximately 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
Remove from grill and let rest 3 minutes.
Slice and serve.
*Oven and Grill temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices, salt, sugar, dehydrated bell peppers, maltodextrin, dehydrated onion and garlic, dextrose, potassium chloride and natural flavors (including smoke flavor).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 170, Calories from Fat 70 % Daily Value*, Total Fat 8g 12%, Saturated Fat 3g, 15%Trans Fat, 0gCholesterol, 55mg 18%Sodium, 290mg 12%, Total Carbohydrate 2g1%, Dietary Fiber 0g0%, Sugars 1gProtein 24g 48%

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/loins/loin-filets/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-whiskey-black-pepper-boneless-pork-loin-filet.aspx

Jennie – O OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

May 9, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Jennie – O OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

 

 

The rains have moved back in overnight. Like we need more rain right now, it was just starting to dry out. For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Egg Beater’s Egg White Cheese Omelet, 2 toasted slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. As I said the rain had returned overnight and continued on and off throughout the day, back into the 50’s also. Did some laundry and cleaning around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Jennie – O OVEN READY™ Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and French Bread.

 

 

I was going through our big freezer, which I rarely do, and came across a Jennie – O Oven Ready Boneless Turkey Breast. And I found our Dinner for tonight. It’s an easily prepared way to have a moist and fantastic tasting Turkey! Comes in Jennie O turkey Breast Oven Ready Bag, that you bake at 375 degrees for about 2 hours until it reads 165 degrees with meat thermometer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Turkey comes out moist, juicy and delicious, with an excellent flavor! This came out as one of the Turkey Breasts we’ve had. It’s just the right size (2-3 lbs.), with enough leftover for some great Turkey Sandwiches the next day or so.

 

 

 

 

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. Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans – Reduced Sodium. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. So it was a Thanksgiving Dinner come real early here tonight! After Dinner me and Mom made a big plate of this for Dad and took it over to him at the rehab unit. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O OVEN READY™ Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast

Whether it’s a holiday or an everyday meal, JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast is the perfect solution for you. OVEN READY™ goes straight from your freezer, to your oven, no thawing needed.

* GLUTEN FREE
* PRESEASONED
* WITH GRAVY PACKET
* COMES SEALED IN COOKING BAG
To learn more on cooking an OVEN READY™ Turkey, make sure to watch our simple How-To Video, and locate an OVEN READY™ Turkey in the freezer section of your grocery store.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

SLOW COOKER:

Place cooking bag with frozen turkey in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add one cup water to the crock pot. Cut three 1/2 inch slits in top of fool-proof cooking bag. Cook for approximately 3-1/2 hours with the slow cooker in high setting or 5 on low setting.
CONSUMER OVEN:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove frozen turkey from white outer package. Do not remove turkey from cooking bag. Place in a roasting pan with at least 2″ high sides.
NOTE:

Do not increase oven temperature. Cooking bag may melt at higher temperatures. Cut three 1/2 inch slits in top of cooking bag. Place pan in oven, allowing room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls. Roast the turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F.
NOTE:

Meat temperature increases rapidly during last hour of cooking. Let turkey rest 10 minutes, cut open top of oven bag. Be cautious of hot steam and juices. Heat gravy as directed on pouch.

 
APPROXIMATE OVEN ROASTING TIMES:
FROM FROZEN:
1 hour 40 minutes in 375 °F.
FROM THAWED:
1 hour in 375 °F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size112 g
Calories110
Calories From Fat10
Total Fat1.0 g
Saturated Fat.5 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol55 mg
Sodium480 mg
Total Carbohydrates0 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g
Protein22 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C4%
Iron2%
Calcium0%
INGREDIENTS

Solution Ingredients: Water, Seasoning (Maltodextrin, Dehydrated Turkey Broth, Onion Powder, Salt, Yeast Extract, Carrot Powder, Dextrose, Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder, Annatto (Color)), Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Sugar. Rubbed with: Salt, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Dextrose, Onion Powder, Spices, Carrot Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika (Color), Extractive of Turmeric (Color). Gravy Ingredients: Water, Gravy Seasoning (Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Rice Flour, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Rendered Chicken Fat, Salt, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Turkey Broth, Dehydrated Cooked Turkey, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors (Contains Torula Yeast), Spice, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate).

Our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations. It is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs regardless of how the product is represented on this site.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/113-oven-ready-boneless-turkey-breast

 

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

May 2, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

 

 

 

Chilly morning out there today, about 44 degrees with a cold wind blowing. So to start this Chilly morning off I had a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes also had that morning cup of Bigelow decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went to the local Kroger for a couple of items and stopped at McDonald’s to pick Breakfast for Mom. Did some laundry for Mom and cleaned up a bit inside and outside. Hard to anything outside because it’s so windy. I was bringing in the neighbors trash cans for them and had to chase one of them blowing down the street. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread.

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 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°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 


For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

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. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

April 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Started my Sunday morning off by toasting a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Then I headed to Meijer for groceries. In the low 40’s this morning but sunny all day and had a high around 75 degrees! Beautiful day out. After Lunch went over to see Dad. I was hoping Dad would get stronger but he seems as though he’s giving up. Can only hope and pray for the best for him. Back home I got the cart out for a while. Did some yard work and got a couple of tables out of storage and put them on the deck. So nice out today. For Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

I used the PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips. To prepare it I preheated the oven to 425°F . Sprayed a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Placed frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Baked for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn the Strips halfway through heating time. They come out golden brown and delicious! Really enjoy these and so easy to prepare and our favorite by far!

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. Then for another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 
PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips

Fully Cooked strips are marinated and breaded. Product is in a net weight (26 oz.) bags. Frozen.

* Fully Cooked
* Frozen
* Breaded
* Easy to Use

PRODUCT HANDLING
COOKING & PREP
Conventional/Toaster Oven (Preferred Methods) Preheat Oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Bake on middle oven rack for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn patties halfway through heating time. Microwave Oven Place 4-6 frozen strips in single layer on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towel. Heat, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes, turning halfway through heating time. Let stand for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

INGREDIENTS
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT, WATER. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. BREADED WITH: WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF NATURAL EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, DEXTROSE, NATURAL PAPRIKA AND ANNATTO EXTRACTS.

https://www.perdue.com/products/perdue-crispy-chicken-strips-26-oz/80471/

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Green Beans

March 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Hormel | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Green Beans

 

 

 


This morning for Breakfast I had a Poached egg, 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Links, toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A bit warmer out today and less windy, high of 57 degrees. Did a few things around the house then after Lunch went outside and got a few things out of storage from the shed. Pulled out some of the outdoor chairs and table and cleaned them up and also repaired a couple of the chairs. Back inside finished some laundry up for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Green Beans.

 

 

It’s very seldom that I have Beef but when I was at Walmart the other day this just looked good and I had not had this in quite some time, a package of Hormel Slow Simmered Beef Roast Au Jus. And made into a an Open Face Roast Beef sounded real good! It comes packaged in a sealed microwave container and easy to prepare. Start by removing it from the outer sleeve and place the tray in microwave, do not pierce or vent film. Heat on high for 4 minutes or until hot. the self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness. Let it stand for 2 minutes. Peel back and serve. Can’t get much easier and it’s really delicious. Plenty of Beef with excellent flavor. All I added was a bit Sea Salt to it. I lightly toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and served the Beef on top of the Toast. I also heated up a jar of Heinz Mushroom Gravy that I topped it with.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. Topped them with some of the Mushroom Gravy.

 

 

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! For Dessert later tonight I’ll be having a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

HORMEL® Slow Simmered Beef Roast Au Jus
Enjoy a fully cooked dinner any night of the week with our Slow Simmered Beef Roast. Best of all—it’s fast and easy so you can spend more time enjoying it with your family.

Simple Ideas
For a quick and easy meal, try it in a stir-fry, atop tacos or in sandwiches!

Microwave directions
1. Remove outer sleeve and place vacuum-sealed tray in microwave. Do not pierce or vent film.
2. Heat on high for 4 minutes or until hot. Self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness.
3. Let stand for 2 minutes. Peel back film carefully, as contents will be hot.
Serve and enjoy!

IF FROZEN, DOUBLE COOKING TIME.
All microwaves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 140.0g
Servings per Container: varies
Amount Per Serving
Calories:210.0
Total Fat:9.0g
Saturated Fat:4.0g
Cholesterol:75.0mg
Sodium:520.0mg
Total Carbs:4.0g
Fiber:0.0g
Sugars:4.0g
Protein:27.0g
Ingredients
ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING STATEMENT: Coated with Water, Seasoning (Dextrose, Salt, Modified Cornstarch, Caramel Color, Flavoring).
No Allergens present
http://www.hormel.com/Brands/Refrigerated-Entrees/Hormel-Refrige

Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetarian Baked Beans

March 2, 2017 at 6:05 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 

 

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I fasted overnight I had to got the Urologist for my yearly checkup at 8:00 this morning. After that I headed off to Meijer, I just needed a few items. Back home I did some house cleaning and finished up a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. After Lunch I went to spend the afternoon with Dad at the rehab center. He’s taking therapy twice a day still and getting stronger!. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

 

I bought a of packages of Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day. To prepare them, I got the big three out to bread it with; Flour,Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Cubed Pork Steak Sandwich Shake and Bake 001Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered. I heated up a medium size skillet, that I drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes per side, till each side was golden brown. Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika and all the other ingredients. As you can tell in the picture, the Steaks are huge so I cut them half, I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning.

 

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For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. Topanko-crusted-cubed-pork-steak-w-gravy-mashed-potatoes-and-gre-002 prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. To top my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Pork Steak I made some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Another quick and easy prep and comes out piping hot and delicious. I topped both my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak with it.

 

 

 

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Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had tried these a while back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! I also baked a loaf of LaBrea French Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
BUSH’S® VEGETARIAN BAKED BEANS
Looking for full flavor in delicious baked beans minus the meat? Try our Vegetarian Baked Beans. We slow cook Bush's Vegetarian Reduced Sodium Baked Beanstender navy beans in a tangy sauce seasoned with brown sugar and a special blend of spices. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

Every 1/2 cup serving of BUSH’S® Vegetarian Baked Beans is loaded with 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Don’t worry, these tasty beans are also gluten-free, cholesterol-free and even fat-free!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 130
%DV*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 12g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/vegetarian?&cid=ps:google:Branded-New:Vegetarian

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

January 23, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread

 

 
For Breakfast this morning i prepared a Poached Egg that I served on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-mashed-potatoes-golden-hominy-and-fre-008Muffin. Topped it off with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good light and healthy Breakfast! More rain overnight and into the morning before it stopped. The day it was cloudy and high around 49 degrees. It was laundry and house cleaning today, all day. With everyone recovered from the stomach virus we had, we washed all the bed sheets and quilts. Then I ran the vacuumed, dusted, and sprayed the house down good with Lysol. All looks great! So for Dinner tonight I prepared another one of those delicious Chops from Meijer! Tonight its a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and French Bread.

 

 

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On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a package of Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 
So to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001Powder, 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°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

 

 

Mashed Potatoes
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. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

December 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, Pork | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

 
It was Jennie -O Turkey Sausage Links, Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, and a slice of toasted Healthy Life panko-crusted-cubed-pork-steak-gravy-mashed-potatoes-green-bn-002Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Meijer had been out of the Jennie – O Turkey Sausage links for quite a while but they finally had them back stock the other day. Right after Breakfast I had to go to Walmart for a couple of items, ended up with more than what I went for! I noticed Walmart had added quite a few new items, that’s a good thing. Not too bad out there today, 42 degrees and partly sunny. Cleaned the house today, ran the vacuum, dusted, etc. After Lunch I was in a Boggle Word Tournament online. Love playing Boggle. Ended up finishing in the top ten out of 72 people, not too bad. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 
I bought a of packages of Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day. So I got the big three out to bread it with; Flour,Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak 001seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered. I heated up a medium size skillet, that I drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes per side, till each side was golden brown. Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika and all the other ingredients. As you can tell in the picture, the Steaks are huge so I cut them half, I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning.

 
For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. Topanko-crusted-cubed-pork-steak-w-gravy-mashed-potatoes-and-gre-002 prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. To top my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Pork Steak I made some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Another quick and easy prep and comes out piping hot and delicious. I topped both my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak with it. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. One delicious Country Comfort Food Dinner tonight, just love Gravy! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 
Pioneer Brand Peppered White Gravy

IngredientsPioneer
Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil), Bleached and Enriched Wheat Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Food Starch-modified, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Mono and Diglycerides, Black Pepper, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color.

Directions
1. Blend Peppered Gravy Mix with 1/2 cup cool water. Mix or whisk until lump free. Set Gravy Mix blend aside. 2. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil. 3. Pour the Gravy Mix Blend into the boiling water. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until thickened. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (10 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Carbohydrates 5.0g 2%
Sugars 1.0g

Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans

November 19, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Perdue Chicken Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I made a favorite of mine, Skillet Potatoes and Ham. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes crispy-chicken-strips-mashed-potatoesd-cut-italian-green-be-002Steakhouse 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 everything with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar and a fried Sunny Side Up Egg. Very good way to start this chilly Saturday morning. We broke a record high yesterday, 76 degrees, and overnight rain and cold front moves in. Some places actually seen snow flurries! Cold and windy today, even had a chill factor today. Oh this Ohio Weather! So today was a good day to get some laundry and house cleaning done followed by an afternoon of College Football! For Dinner tonight its Crispy Chicken Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

Perdue Crispy Chicken Strips
I used the PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips, my favorite frozen Chicken to prepare. So to prepare it, I preheated the oven to 425°F . Sprayed a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Placed frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Baked for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn the Strips halfway through heating time. They come out golden brown and delicious! Really enjoy these, had a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing to dip the Chicken.

 

 

Mashed Potatoes
For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. Then for another side I reheated the leftover Allens Cut Italian Green Beans from last night’s Dinner. Love these Beans almost as much as I do the regular Cut Green Beans, the Italian Beans are a bigger Bean. To drink I had a 7.5 once can of Coke Zero. For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 
PERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips

Fully Cooked strips are marinated and breaded. Product is in a net weight (26 oz.) bags. Frozen.

* Fully CookedPERDUE® Crispy Chicken Strips
* Frozen
* Breaded
* Easy to Use

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COOKING & PREP
Conventional/Toaster Oven (Preferred Methods) Preheat Oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place frozen strips in single layer on baking sheet. Bake on middle oven rack for 16 to 18 minutes, or until heated through. Internal temperature should reach 150°F – 160°F. Turn patties halfway through heating time. Microwave Oven Place 4-6 frozen strips in single layer on a microwave safe plate lined with paper towel. Heat, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes, turning halfway through heating time. Let stand for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.

INGREDIENTS
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT, WATER. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. BREADED WITH: WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SALT, NATURAL FLAVORS. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF NATURAL EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, DEXTROSE, NATURAL PAPRIKA AND ANNATTO EXTRACTS.

https://www.perdue.com/products/perdue-crispy-chicken-strips-26-oz/80471/

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