Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Baked Ruffle’s Potato Chips

October 18, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Bluegrass Brats and Metts, brats | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Baked Ruffle’s Potato Chips

 

 
So to start my morning off I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper. Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w Baked Ruffle's Chips 009Next I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast sausage Links and toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. After Breakfast I headed up to the assisted living center to see my friend, still not much change in him yet. On the way back home stopped by Kroger for a few items and then stopped by the bank before heading back home. Not a lot to do today, I was caught up on everything. So I got the cart out drove around the neighborhood and then down by the lake for a while. Mostly sunny and near a record high for this date, 86 degrees! I don’t think I have ever seen so many Squirrels. All of them were running back and forth between all the Oak Trees we have in the neighborhood gathering Acorns. For Dinner tonight I prepared some Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst with a side of Baked Ruffle’s Potato Chips.

 

 

I used Blue Grass Lean Bratwurst which are 100 calories and 4 carbs per Brat. To prepare them; Just add the Brats toBluegrass Lean Bratwurst package on counter a large skillet and add water, until the Brats are half way covered. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately turn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off in a pan with just the Brats and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get a nice crispy char and finish. Love this method, if you can’t grill them. Delicious, plump, and they cook up great! Served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. I also had some Baked Ruffle’s Potato Chips. Then for dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. Love these, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar!

 

 

Bluegrass Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
* 65% Less Fat
* 50% Fewer CaloriesBluegrass Lean Brats
* 25% Less Sodium
* No MSG
* Gluten Free

Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
A lighter Bratwurst targeted at today’s active
consumer.

 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000 calorie diet.

 
INGREDIENTS:
PORK, WATER*, CORN SYRUP, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH*,
CONTAINS 2% OR LESS POTASSIUM LACTATE, SALT, NONFAT DRY MILK*, PORK FLAVOR, FLAVORINGS, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DIACETATE.
http://www.bluegrassqualitymeats.com/our-products/

Grilled Bratwurst with Onions Braised in Beer and Mustard

September 4, 2016 at 5:09 AM | Posted in brats, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Had to pass this one along, Grilled Bratwurst with Onions Braised in Beer and Mustard. Fire up the grill and enjoy some Bratwurst! You can find the recipe at the Cooksrecipes website, http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Grilled Bratwurst with Onions Braised in Beer and Mustard

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (4-ounce) bratwurst (fresh, cooked or smoked varieties)Cooksrecipes 2
2 tablespoons bacon fat, lard or olive oil
3 cups onion, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, dark or amber
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
4 hoagie buns, or Italian rolls, split and grill-toasted

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat fat in 12-inch, deep skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sugar, stir well to coat with fat. Sauté onions, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until starting to turn golden brown. Add beer, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Add bay leaves, lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir mustard into onions, remove from heat and set aside, discarding bay leaves.
2 – Grill bratwurst over medium-hot fire, turning to brown evenly, until nicely browned and internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C) on an instant-read meat thermometer. Remove from grill and add to skillet with onions. Over medium heat, cook and stir until sauce becomes syrupy.
3 – Serve bratwurst in rolls, generously smothered with the braised onions.
Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 620 calories; Protein: 22 grams; Fat: 40 grams; Sodium: 1023 milligrams; Cholesterol: 75 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 15 grams; Carbohydrates: 36 grams; Fiber: 3 grams.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/sandwich/grilled_bratwurst_with_onions_braised_in_beer_and_mustard.html

Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Baked Potato Puffs

June 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Bluegrass Brats and Metts, brats | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Baked Potato Puffs

 

 

For Breakfast it was a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage links and a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, I was set to start my day. After Breakfast I Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w Baked Potato Puffs 008headed up to the local Kroger, I needed a few items and Mom needed a couple of things. Back home got everything put away and did some light cleaning. I spent the afternoon yesterday over seeing Dad at the rehab center. He’s finally getting stronger and walking with a walker on his own. He’ll be home Tuesday! So anyway I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night, Phantom Pains started a little after midnight. Hate dealing with those, so painful and aggravating! For dinner tonight I prepared a Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

 

 

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While digging in the freezer I found a couple of packages of Bluegrass Deliciously Lean Bratwurst. These are so hard to find in this area, I had to write Blue Grass Meats last year because no local stores had any of them in stock. Finally Kroger started to carry them for a while so I had bought a couple of packages of them and forgot I had them, until yesterday!

 

 

 

 
Love the Blue Grass Lean Bratwurst which are 100 calories and 4 carbs per Brat. To prepare them; Just add the Brats to a large skillet and add water, until the Brats are half way covered. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w Baked Potato Puffs 007_cropturn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off in a pan with just the Brats and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get a nice crispy char and finish. Love this method, if you can’t grill them. Delicious, plump, and they cook up great! Served it on a Kroger Lite Wheat Bun topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 
Then for a side dish I prepared something new, Alexia Potato Puffs. To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 425 Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w Baked Potato Puffs 002degrees F. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Baked for 25, stirring halfway through the cooking time. And Bam got another Keeper Potato Product! Browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

“Life’s too short to eat bad food”

 

 

 

 

 
Bluegrass Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
Lean Bratwurst
* 65% Less Fat
* 50% Fewer CaloriesBluegrass Lean Brats
* 25% Less Sodium
* No MSG
* Gluten Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

INGREDIENTS:
PORK, WATER*, CORN SYRUP, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH*,
CONTAINS 2% OR LESS POTASSIUM LACTATE, SALT, NONFAT DRY MILK*, PORK FLAVOR, FLAVORINGS, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DIACETATE.

 

 

 

 

Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper
The crispy crunch consumers love in a potato puff, with the unexpected twist of Alexia’s premium seasonings: each crispy puff is perfectly seasoned with Roasted Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Chives. —“All of the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a crispy bite-size puff.”

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 g (about 14 pieces)Alexia Potato Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/potatoes/crispy-seasoned-potato-puffs

Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Potato Pancakes

March 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM | Posted in brats, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Potato Pancakes

 

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Our warmest day in quite sometime around here, 70 degrees and sunny! Started the day off with a Poached Egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my usual cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Got some things done inside and then got the 4 wheel cart out for most of the afternoon, good to get out in beautiful weather! For dinner tonight it’s Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Potato Pancakes.

 

 
I used Blue Grass Lean Bratwurst which are 100 calories and 4 carbs per Brat. To prepare them; Just add the Brats to a large skillet and add water, until the Brats are covered. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately turn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off in a pan with just the Brats and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get a nice crispy char and finish. Love this method, if you can’t grill them. Delicious and they cook up great! Served them all on Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hot Dog Buns and topped with Private Selection Sweet Hot Stone Ground Mustard.

 

 

 

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For a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass Deliciously Lean BratwurstBluegrass Lean Brats
* 65% Less Fat
* 50% Fewer Calories
* 25% Less Sodium
* No MSG
* Gluten Free

Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
A lighter Bratwurst targeted at today’s active
consumer.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000 calorie diet.
INGREDIENTS:
PORK, WATER*, CORN SYRUP, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH*,
CONTAINS 2% OR LESS POTASSIUM LACTATE, SALT, NONFAT DRY MILK*, PORK FLAVOR, FLAVORINGS, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DIACETATE.

 
http://www.bluegrassqualitymeats.com/our-products/

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake MixMANISCHEWITZ Potato Pancake Mix

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

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

Nutrition Facts

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

 

http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.html

Wild Idea Buffalo – Buffalo Brats!

December 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM | Posted in brats, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I had ordered a Wild Idea Buffalo Holiday Package that included a 1 lb. package of Buffalo Brats. So today for lunch I prepared my first one. It was real easy to prepare; just put about a 1/2 ich of water in a medium skillet and heated on medium heat. As the water started to boil I added the Brat and put the lid on, Cooked for about 10 minutes and removed the lid and let it cook another 4 minutes. It’s one good Buffalo Brat! Seasoned just right and very tender. Just another one I’ll have to keep in stock in the freezer.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Brats
Wild Idea Buffalo 1 lb. – Buffalo Brats
Backyards, ballparks, tailgating and outdoor gatherings demand a brat. Ours command an entirely new level of respect, delivering all the juiciness that signals fun, along with all the health benefits from our 100% grass-fed bison. Go ahead, take two. 4 Per Package / 1 lb.

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Spices:[Black Pepper, Celery Seed, Coriander, Garlic Powder, Marjoram, Onion Powder, Pure Cane Sugar, Sea Salt] Encased in a natural pork casing.

 

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/buffalo-brats

Bockfest 2012 – Celebrating 20 years!

March 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM | Posted in brats, Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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All about Bockfest! You can click on the link at the bottom to get all the info.

Bockfest 2012 – Celebrating 20 years!

March 2-4, 2012

Bockfest is a celebration of historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati‘s brewing heritage and the coming of spring. There are several bock beer festivals that take place around the world, but Cincinnati‘s Bockfest is the oldest and largest in the United States. Bockfest occurs during the first weekend of March. It begins with a parade on Friday evening that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Cincinnati’s oldest saloon. The parade is lead by a goat pulling a keg of bock beer and the reigning Sausage Queen. It ends at Bockfest Hall where the ceremonial first keg is blessed, the best Parade entries are honored, and Bockfest officially begins. The Hall is open throughout the weekend and features live entertainment, great food, historic walking tours, authors and breweriana, a homebrew competition, Continental Sunday celebrations and lots of delicious bock beer. Bockfest is not just limited to the Hall. It occurs in a number of participating venues in Over-the-Rhine and the central business district. There is no admission fee for the hall and typically no admission fee for the participating venues. (If a venue charges a fee, it will be indicated on the event schedule.) A free shuttle bus runs a continuous loop around location, including Garfield Suites which is offering a special Bockfest Rate for festival goers.

Events:
Pretzelfest
Steins in the Rhine
20th Celebration Dinner
Sausage Queen
Precipitation Retaliation
Bock Tapping
Bockfest Weekend Bockfest Parade
Bockfest Hall
Continental Sunday
Brewery & Church Tours
Participating Venues
Shop Bock & The Craft Menagerie

http://bockfest.com/

Brat Burgers and Baked Crinkle Fries

January 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM | Posted in brats, Johnsonville Meats | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Brat Burgers and Baked Crinkle Fries

Brat Burgers?? That’s what I wondered when I ran across these at Walmart earlier today. I’m glad I did these Burgers are great! They come frozen, 6 to a box. These are big burgers, 1/3 lb. burgers! one is definitely a meal. A little high on calories at 350 and fat at 28g but the carbs are only 3g. You can grill them, broil them, or pan fry them which is the way I prepared them. Their ready in 15 – 18 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 degrees, it was about 16 minutes. We topped them sliced Gouda or Sargento’s Reduced Fat Jack/Cheddar, French’s Golden Spicy Mustard, and Lettuce and served on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun. Thank you Johnsonville, I love these! I left a recipe from the Johnsonville web site along with the link.  For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries. Dessert later a Smart Ones Chocolate Brownie Fudge Sundae. These are very good and only 140 calories!

Brat Burgers
Submitted by: The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
Makes: 4 servings
WHAT YOU NEED
1 pkg.
(16 oz.) Johnsonville® Brat Patties
4
Kaiser rolls
onions, to taste, chopped
pickles, to taste, sliced
spicy ground mustard, to taste
1-4 slices
cheddar cheese, sliced
PREPARATION
Prepare brat patties according to package directions. Keep warm.
Split and butter Kaiser rolls and grill until nicely browned.
Place cooked Brat Patty on one half of the roll and top with sliced cheddar cheese.
Generously pile on the pickles, onions and mustard and enjoy!

http://www.johnsonville.com/recipe/brat-burger.html

Johnsonville Brat w/ Crinkle Fries

December 10, 2011 at 5:43 PM | Posted in brats, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | 1 Comment
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Dinner Tonight: Johnsonville Brat w/ Crinkle Fries

Wanted something easy to fix and filling. I made a Johnsonville Brat, first one in a long time! I usually have Turkey Brats but they were out of them at the store earlier so I decided to go with the Johnsonville Pork Brats. Just pan fried until brown, about 5 minutes, then added water the pan and boiled for 12 minutes. A really great tasting Brat! Served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. Had Ore Ida Crinkle Fries as a side. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight 100 Calorie Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Grilled Turkey Brats w/ Grilled Pineapple Rings and…

May 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM | Posted in brats, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, grilling, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment

Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Brats w/ Grilled Pineapple Rings and Asparagus

“Tis the season to be grilling fa la la la……” Fired the grill up and grilled some Hamburgers, Brats and Turkey Brats. I had the Turkey Brats, Honeysuckle White Turkey Brats. Along with grilling the Brats i also grilled some Pineapple Rings, recipe follows at the end of the post. First time I grilled Pineapple, I’ve lived a sheltered life! They turned out fantastic! Also had fresh Asparagus, I cut the stalks into three pieces and lightly fried them in extra Virgin Olive Oil and and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I added Almond slices and Crumbled Turkey Bacon and seasoned with Garlic Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients:

* 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2″ slices or I Large can of Pineapple Rings
* 1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 Cup Splenda Brown Sugar
* 1 Tbsp. lime juice
* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (or use all lime or all lemon juice)
* 2 Tbsp. honey
* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Prepare and preheat grill. Combine brown sugar, juices, honey, and cinnamon in a small bowl until smooth. Spread this mixture on each side of each pineapple ring.

Grill pineapple 4-5″ from medium coals for 5-10 minutes, turning once, until sugar mixture melts and pineapple is heated and tender, brushing with any remaining brown sugar mixture.

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