Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

August 5, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, chicken | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin, Scrambled an Egg, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. And that’s how I started my Sunday Morning off! After Breakfast I had to go to Kroger for a few items and I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom went on to Church afterward. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the house. Then I headed out to Costco. Picked up some of the Tuscan Pork Medallions, Shrimp, Walleye, Rotisserie Chicken, and a few other items. For Dinner tonight Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

We had Chicken Wings last night for Dinner but I just couldn’t pass up those beautiful Rotisserie Chickens at Costco! Huge Chickens, and the good thing is just pop it in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and it’s ready. Like I said it’s one big Roaster and it turned out moist, delicious, and well seasoned. Lot of leftovers for several Lunches!

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken had the leftover Mashed Potatoes from the night before. Just microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes and Cube Steak. I love Gravy on about anything!

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I reheated the Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce that were leftover along with the Mashed Potatoes. The Beans are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a few times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

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Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

August 3, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in bison, Bob Evan's, Bush's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some French Toast using Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Egg Beater’s, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Nutmeg. I topped it with Log Cabin Sugar Free Syrup, only 20 calories and 8 carbs, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. French Toast made a bit healthier and it was delicious! I also lightly fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to Meijer and Kroger to pick up some items for Mom and myself. Stopped by the Bank before heading home.The heat and humidity has returned , a hot one out there today. After Lunch I got the cart out and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight it was something new, Bison Cube Steak. I’m preparing a Bison Cube Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

I finally found Bison Cube Steak! I came across them at the Buffalo Gal website (http://www.buffalogal.com/) They have good selection of various meats like; Bison, Wild Boar, Yak, and more! Not real sure on trying the Yak, we’ll see. Anyway I bought a package of 2 Bison Cube Steak, 6 Pack of Bison Sliders, and a package of 2 Bison New York Strips. So tonight its the Bison Cube Steak.

 

 

 

I’ll be preparing the same way I sometimes do Pork or Beef Cubed Steaks. First grabbes a skillet ,added Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. When using Bison always remember that it will cook up a bit faster, because Bison is so lean. Bison is best best prepared to medium rare. To prepare them I seasoned them with Hungarian Paprika, Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Then took Progresso Italian Style Breadcrumbs and poured it in a pie tin. Then took the cube Steak and put them in the pie pan with the Breadcrumbs. Made sure both sides were covered. Shook off the excess and pan fried them about 3 minutes per side.

 

 

 

The Bison Cube Steak fried up perfectly. They cam out tender and moist, sliced up very easily. Topped it with some of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I’ll be ordering more of the Bison Cube Steak

 

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes and Cube Steak. I love Gravy on about anything!

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a few times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Mango Diet Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Gal Bison Cube Steaks
Try with your favorite “country-fried” steak recipe. Receive 4 (4-6 oz.) steaks. (package is over 1 lb.)

http://www.buffalogal.com/Bison-Cube-Steaks-P36.aspx

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

July 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

To start my day off I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried 3 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham. As the Ham was almost done I piled it up in the skillet and topped it with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Put the ham on 1/2 the Muffin and added a little of Kraft Mayo to the top 1/2 of the Muffin and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! Partly cloudy, humid, and 84 degrees out today. Laid back day today so I got caught up on some little things that needed done. For Dinner tonight its a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

When I went to Meijer the day before and I picked up a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. These are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package. This is one of the few times I use Beef.

 

 

 

 


To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin dropped some more of them off to us that they had grown. Had to string them and break them up. Then boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these fresh Green Beans! For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Steak


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

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

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans SATURDAY

July 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich using; a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly fried an al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patty, And had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 86 degrees out today. Finished up touching up the shed trim on the door and around the door. Then I had the last 2 shutters to touch up. Then got the cart out and went around the yard and pulled and sprayed for weeds, weeds are heavy this year. Had everything done and took the cart for a spin around the neighborhood, really nice out. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a about a month or so. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips for a while so I wanted to change it back to Pilgrim’s. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I could make a meal out of just Mashed Potatoes!

 

 

 

 


Then for another side I prepared a small can of Delmonte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also had a couple of slices of Garlic Bread. I baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread yesterday for Dinner and have some leftover. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 


Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

June 26, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Green Giant, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, Scrambled some egg Beater’s Egg Whites, heated up 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage links, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Rain and passing thunderstorms today with a high of 86 degrees. Did some house cleaning for part of the day. Then went out in the shed and replaced some shelf brackets, had a couple that were broke and the other ones were about to break. For Dinner Tonight; Baby Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 

When having Ribs I usually make my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs, I changed it up today. I’ve seen Curly’s Ribs advertised and in the stores forever but had never tried them before tonight’s Dinner. I bought a package of the Curly’s Baby Back Ribs from the local Kroger the other day. First thing I liked was that these are a lot easier and quicker to prepare.

 

 

 

 

To prepare them, it couldn’t be easier; The package instructions – Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Remove ribs from package and place on baking sheet; cover with foil. Bake 20-25 minutes.

I then I came across another way to bake them from the – Pass the Peas Please blog on blogspot, (http://passthegreenpeasplease.blogspot.com/2014/02/store-bought-favorite-curlys-hickory.html). Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil. Place the ribs on the foil then cover the cookie sheet with foil. Place in the oven and cook for 3 hours. I went with this way to preapre them. I always like the low and slow way to prepare food! For extra Sauce I used Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Sauce. For the last 1/2 hour of cooking time I pulled back the top foil and brushed on The Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce across the top of the Ribs. Put the foil back on and finished cooking them.

 

 

The Ribs came out incredible! Tender, flavorful, and bursting with that BBQ flavor! So Curly’s Baby Back Ribs is a very delicious and time saving way to have some Ribs! I had bought 2 packages of them, I have the other one in the freezer, to be used soon! Good job on the Ribs there Curly!!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. I just think Ribs and Mashed Potatoes were meant to be together. But being a Potato Lover I think Potatoes are meant for every meal!

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. 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 Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curly’s Baby Back Pork Ribs

Curly’s Authentic Hickory Smoked BBQ products are always pulled, never shredded, for true restaurant quality. We start with the best cuts of meat—absolutely no fillers—then expertly smoke our pork, beef, chicken and ribs for hours so that you can enjoy the cuts you crave in minutes. Look for Curly’s at your local grocery store!
We expertly smoke our ribs for hours so you don’t have to. Enjoy a juicy and unforgettable flavor experience with Curly’s Ribs.

https://curlys.com/products

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

May 3, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

Started the morning off with just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I was wanting to go to Meijer for groceries early this morning but it was pouring the rain. It let up later in the morning and I headed out. Stopped by Kroger for a few things for Mom. After Lunch I got up on a few projects around the house. We had to have the air conditioner inspected and cleaned. We also had to have a new spigot put in along with some new water lines to it put in. Everything coming along good at the old homestead! For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

I’m baking some Pilgrim Chicken Strips. Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! Preheated the oven to 350° F. Arranged frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 


To go with the Chicken I reheated the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 2 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better. Next I made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

Then I reheated up the Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the leftovers into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

May 2, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. What a day outside today, 80 degrees and sunny! We were all wondering if Spring would ever get here, and I think it has. Had the 4 wheel cart out most of the day enjoying the weather. Then later on went over to spend some time with Dad, he wasn’t up to power today. For Dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

On my last visit to Costco I had bought another package of the always delicious Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. They cut it fresh for me and seasoned it as I shopped. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed a package out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light 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, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then backed 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 is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist.

 

 


To go with the Medallions 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 large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

April 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Started the morning off by Scrambling 2 Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A little under the weather still, fighting a Sinus Infection. So I took it easy today and didn’t do a whole lot. I don’t think its anything that some sunny and warm days won’t be able to cure! For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

One of those days where I didn’t feel like putting a whole lot of effort into preparing my dinner. So there’s nothing easier than baking some Pilgrim Chicken Strips. Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! I had not had these in a while. I switched over to Perdue Chicken Strips so I wanted to change it over to Pilgrim’s. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the Chicken Strip . And Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

 


To go with the Chicken 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 large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips

Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:
* Appetizers
* Snacks
* Lunch or Dinner Entrées
* Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

April 9, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not feeling up to par today. I’ve been having continuing problems with Phantom Pains. It’s real unusual to have them on consecutive days, now 3 days in a row. I’ve really been uncomfortable the last few days. Hope it passes. Didn’t do a lot today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.
 

 

 

I had picked a Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Meijer and had it in the freezer. I laid the Chop in the fridge overnight to thaw. They have some of the finest Pork Products you can buy at Meijer.

 

 

 

 

 

So to prepare my Chop 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have 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 one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a couple of times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 


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.

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

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

March 27, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this Tuesday Morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. After Breakfast I took Mom up to spend some time with Dad. He seems to be doing good but he’s just so confused anymore. The Dementia has really advanced the past few months. So sad. 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 2 Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger yesterday. 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 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. I prepared both Cubed Steaks, Mom had the other one.

 

 


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. 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. Comfort Food Dinner Heaven tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Pioneer Brand Peppered White Gravy

Ingredients
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

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