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

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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

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

March 18, 2018 at 5:15 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

 

 

For Breakfast; Poached an Egg, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties, toasted a Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A beautiful morning turned into a beautiful day, 56 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I headed off to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. On the way home I stopped by the Golden Arches of McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Mom went on to Church and I stayed with Dad. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Afterward kicked back and watched the NCAA Basketball Tournament Games. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Texas Toast.

 


I love the Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, it’s always a great go to when you want that easy to prepare meal! To start I preheat the oven to 350° F. Arranged the 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. Next I made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy to top the Mashed Potatoes.

 

 

 

 


Then I 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 slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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

Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

February 17, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made my 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 cooked the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Fried Egg Sunnyside Up. And Breakfast is served! Had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to get Breakfast for Mom and Dad and I also stopped at Dunkin Donuts and picked up Donuts for them. Lot of rain the last day or so and a lot more on it’s way. The news says rain every day next week, and heavy at times. Come on Sunshine! Back home did a couple of loads of laundry and then after Lunch did some house cleaning. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Baked Scalloped Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I had purchased some Catfish Nuggets from Meijer a while back. So I grabbed a package out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. 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.

 

For a side dish I prepared some Bob Evan’s Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes. I hadn’t had these in quite a while so I picked up a package while at Meijer. It comes in a microwave package, just heat for 6 minutes and serve, or you can bake it which is how I prepared it. Comes out with plenty of Potatoes with an excellent Cheese Sauce and seasoning. Easy way to have Scalloped Potatoes with no clean up! I also baked a loaf of River Road Bakehouse Multi Grain Bread. I’ve been buying this from Meijer the last few months and it’s our favorite Baked Bread. Mom’s a big Bread eater like me! For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 

BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE™ SCALLOPED POTATOES

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Our Bob Evans Oven Bake™ Scalloped Potatoes look like you made them from scratch in the oven–but you didn’t.

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Made with real cheddar cheese, they’re microwave ready in just minutes.

Directions
Keep refrigerated. Microwave (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Remove board overwrap and film. 2. Microwave on High power for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving. Conventional Oven (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Remove board overwrap and film. 3. Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly around edges. 4. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140 g
Servings per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.00 Calories from Fat 110.00
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.00g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.00g 40%
Trans Fat 0.00g 0%
Cholesterol 40.00mg 13%
Sodium 490.00mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19.00g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.00g 8%
Sugars 2.00g 0%
Protein 7.00g 0%

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

February 9, 2018 at 5:54 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I prepared a favorite of mine. I made 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. One delicious Breakfast!

 

 

 

Outside cloudy and a high of 50 degrees! After Breakfast went to Kroger for Mom and stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Back home did a load of laundry and then after Lunch headed to the ATM at the Bank, got gas, and had the car a much needed wash. Huge line with people getting their car washed, took about 20 minutes to get through. For Dinner tonight I prepared Beef Cubed Steaks w/ Peppered White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans.

 

 

 

On my last visit to Meijer I picked up a couple of packages of the Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. They 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. Normally I use Buffalo but as far as I know no one makes Cubed Bison Steak, at least not yet!

 

 

 

 

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. I also made a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix. Topped the Cubed Steak and Mashed Potatoes with it.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans and Mashed Potatoes

January 17, 2018 at 5:39 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans and Mashed Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped it with a Poached Egg and I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 12 degrees out this morning, not quite as cold as it’s been. Mostly cloudy and 24 degrees. Warmer temps on the way starting tomorrow, none too soon for me! Well the house is clean, the pantry is straight, oven clean, so not a thing to do today! Did a few things on the computer and then caught up on shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans and Mashed Potatoes.

 

 


I picked A couple of Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chops at Meijer a while back and them in the freezer. I laid one of the Chops in the fridge overnight to thaw. They have some of the finest Pork Chops you can find.

 

 

 

 

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 heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a few 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.

 

 

 

For a second 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 also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugarfree Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Golden Hominy

December 13, 2017 at 6:04 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Pilgrim's Chicken | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 

Scrambled an Egg, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. One cold morning out there, 18 degrees. Plus a cold wind blowing out there this morning. Gave Mom a hand doing a couple of loads of laundry. Later on cleaned the house, vacuum and dusted. For Dinner tonight its Baked Chicken Breast Strips w/ Mashed Potatoes, Golden Hominy, and Baked Texas Toast.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. 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! I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper 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

Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake

December 4, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake

 

 

For Breakfast this Monday morning I prepared a Potato and Ham Skillet. I prepared a bag of the Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. Midway through the cooking time I added a 1/2 bag of Kroger Brand Diced Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 31 degrees this morning and it was mostly sunny and a high of 63 degrees. Rain and colder weather moving in though. Gave Mom a hand doing a couple of loads of laundry. Later on cleaned the oven and fridge. Then cleaned and straightened up the freezer and then the pantry. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Crab Meat Topped Double Cheddar Pasta Bake.

 

 

 

So for Dinner tonight I tried a couple of new items; a can of Handy Claw Crab Meat and Bob Evans Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta. The Bob Evan’s Oven Bake Double Cheddar Pasta is higher in calories and carbs than what I normally like to have but it looked and sounded so good I had to give it a try! I had picked up an 8 oz. container of Handy Claw Crab Meat. Kroger carries these in their Seafood Department. They carry 4 different kinds, I went with the Claw Crab Meat. I opened the container up to taste the Crab, Excellent taste to it!

 


To prepare the dish was very easy and little to no cleanup, you have to like that! I started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. The Pasta comes in a microwavable/oven ready container. Next I grabbed a small baking pan to set the container in. Then I got the Handy Claw Crab Meat out of the fridge. Removed the film wrapper on the Pasta and topped it with the Claw Crab Meat. Then sat the baking sheet in the oven and baked it.

 

 

After 25 minutes removed it from the oven and checked to be sure that the both the Crab and Pasta was cooked through. Everything thing looked good so I turned the oven off and let the dish cool for a couple of minutes before digging in.

 

 

 

 

The Crab Meat was perfect as a topping on the Pasta! The dish came out lip-smacking delicious! The Pasta and Cheddar was excellent and the Crab was sweet and so good! Another one of those Keeper Recipes. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handy Claw Crab Meat
* Best used in soups, dips, stuffing mixes and casseroles.
* Crab meat from claws and legs
*Most economical grade of crab meat.

Our Claw consists of pieces of claw and leg meat. This crab meat (Portunus spp) is available year round. Soups, dips, stuffing mixes and casseroles.
https://www.handyseafoodstore.com/products/crab-meat/claw-crab-meat.html

 


BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE DOUBLE CHEDDAR PASTA WITH APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON
Creamy sharp white cheddar sauce with pieces of Applewood Smoked Bacon and Oven Baked Cheddar Cheese Crust is a “grown-up” mac and cheese. Microwave ready in just minutes and convenient of course.

380 Calories | 19 g Fat | 1100 mg Sodium | 36 g Carbs | 17 g Protein
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/grocery-and-foods/side-dishes/oven-bake-double-cheddar-pasta-with-applewood-smoked-bacon

Buffalo 6 oz. Sirloin Steak w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

December 3, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo 6 oz. Sirloin Steak w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a couple Eggo Nutrigrain Waffles and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 57 degrees and Sunny, not too bad for December 3rd! Feels more like an early Spring day than December. I went to Kroger after Breakfast and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad at McDonald’s. Not a whole going on today. Mom went to Church and I stayed home and kept an eye on Dad. Dad is going down hill fast, not sure how much longer he’s going to be around. The Dementia is getting worse every passing week. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo 6 oz. Sirloin Steak w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, and Texas Toast (Light).

 

I placed an order with Wild Idea Buffalo earlier this week and it was delivered on Friday afternoon and I’m having the Wild Idea Buffalo – FINE CUT SIRLOIN STEAK 6 OZ. for Dinner tonight. I absolutely love all the Wild Idea Buffalo Products, never have received a Steak that wasn’t delicious!

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Steak; I 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 5 minutes on one side then flipped it over and cooked the other side for 4 minutes. It came out a beautiful medium rare. Nice crust on the outside and pink in the center. Rare to Medium Rare is the only way to have Buffalo Steaks as far as I’m concerned. The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender, juicy, and the best flavor of any Steak. I topped the Steak with a bit of A-1 Sauce Thick and Hearty.

 

I prepared some Bob Evan’s Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes. I hadn’t had these in quite a while so I picked up a package while at Meijer. It comes in a microwave package, just heat for 6 minutes and serve, or you can bake it which is how I prepared it. Comes out with plenty of Potatoes with an excellent Cheese Sauce and seasoning. Easy way to have Scalloped Potatoes with no clean up!

 

 

 

 

For a second side I reheated the Del Monte Cut Green Beans I had leftover from Dinner last night. Just love those Beans! I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – FINE CUT SIRLOIN STEAK 6 OZ.

We cherry-pick only the finest cuts of the sirloin. These sirloin steaks are a great choice for steak sandwiches, or steak and eggs. Cut from the primal sirloin, these steaks are versatile and delicious. 6 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/fine-cut-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE™ SCALLOPED POTATOES

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

 

Our Bob Evans Oven Bake™ Scalloped Potatoes look like you made them from scratch in the oven–but you didn’t.

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Made with real cheddar cheese, they’re microwave ready in just minutes.

Directions
Keep refrigerated. Microwave (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Remove board overwrap and film. 2. Microwave on High power for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving. Conventional Oven (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Remove board overwrap and film. 3. Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly around edges. 4. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140 g
Servings per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.00 Calories from Fat 110.00
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.00g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.00g 40%
Trans Fat 0.00g 0%
Cholesterol 40.00mg 13%
Sodium 490.00mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 19.00g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.00g 8%
Sugars 2.00g 0%
Protein 7.00g 0%

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