Leftovers – 3 Bean Turkey Chili

June 7, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 84 degrees and sunny out today. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and then later I cleaned the house, dusted, vacuum, and cleaned the fridge and microwave. Done for the day. For Dinner tonight I got the last 2 containers of the leftover 3 Bean Turkey Chili out of the freezer and heated that up. So it’s 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Johnny Cakes. I’ve left a previous post for the ingredients and directions. I’ll be making a new Batch soon! I also made some Johnny Cakes to go with the Chili Take care all!

 

To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

Then this morning I added everything to the Crock Pot. I also added a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

I just love the aroma of the simmering Chili, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

 

To prepare Johnny Cakes all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Low Fat Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your 3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 004ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. To serve I placed mine on a plate and topped it with my 3 Bean Chili and Shredded Cheese. And now it’s Comfort Food Heaven! Chili and Cornbread are meant to be together!

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili
Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), drained and rinsed3 Bean Turkey Chili w Johnny Cakes 001
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

May 9, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Posted in beans, brats, Bush's | 6 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried a couple of slices al fresco Chicken Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 55 degrees out, and of course its windy! Did a couple of loads of laundry after Lunch. Then cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight its Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans.

 

 

To prepare it; I first started by preparing the Turkey Bratwursts. I used Johnsonville Turkey Bratwursts. I bought these from Meijer, which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products, I had them in the freezer and laid a package of them in the fridge to thaw overnight. I prepared them in a 3-quart saucepan. Sprayed the skillet with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Cooked them for about 21 minutes until cooked through. They browned up perfect, one good tasting Brat! I served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Bun, topping it with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

For a side I prepared a can of Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans. Just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Bush’s Beans! Brats and Beans Dinner tonight! For Dessert later some Honey Crisp Apple slices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Premium Original Bratwurst

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Grill
* Preheat grill to medium-low.
* Add sausage.
* Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g)
Servings per Container: 5
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 9g 14%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat: 0 %
Cholesterol: 70mg 23%
Sodium: 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0 g %
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g

 

 

BUSH’S COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS
THICK AND RICH
When you want thicker, richer, sweeter baked beans, BUSH’S® Country Style is exactly what you need. We slow cook navy beans in a delicious sauce with extra brown sugar and hickory-smoked country bacon for a delicious side to any grilled favorite.
Low fat. Cholesterol-free. Gluten-free. But don’t let that fool you. BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans are full of flavor, as well as 6g of protein and 5g of fiber per ½cup serving!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160 %DV*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Potassium 350mg 8%
Carbohydrates 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 7g -%
https://bushbeans.com/en_US/product/country-style

3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread Muffins

May 2, 2020 at 6:46 PM | Posted in Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread Muffins

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Sunny and 82 degrees out! After my Tea I got my Chili in the Crock Pot to cook on low all day. Then I had to be at Kroger at 9:00 this morning to pick up an order. Got it home and I to return 1/2 the order, they gave me the wrong items! So I went back to Kroger and got a mobility cart and went in to return the items. I had my mask on, and returned the items and went ahead did some shopping. I found all the items I needed and all the items they said were out of stock. Proves the old saying true, If you want something done right do it yourself! Anyway that’s the first time I went into a store in over a month. Got the cart out back home and rode around, enjoying the beautiful weather. For Dinner tonight its my 3 Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread Muffins.

To make my Chili I’m using Jennie -O Lean Ground Turkey. The 3 Beans I use are 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Black Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans), 1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans) drained and rinsed, Then I mix in 1 Red Onion (medium Chopped or Minced), 1 Jalapeno Pepper (Seeded and Chopped), and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic. For my spices I use 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste (2 cans), 1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin (McCormick), 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (McCormick), 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves (McCormick), and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste (I usually add a lot more dashes!). What’s good about this recipe you can use your own favorite Spices and make your own tweaks to it.

 

First thing I do is get the Crock Pot out and put in a Glad Crock Pot Liner. The Liners are incredible, just line your Crock Pot with one and spray it with Pam Cooking Spray. Now you are set to go. It makes for one easy clean up, just remove it when done and give the inside of your Crock Pot a quick wipe down and your clean up is done! On with the recipe.

 

I prepared the Beans and Ground Turkey last night. To prepare the Turkey, I started by browning the Jennie -O Ground Turkey. Using a large skillet sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Preheat the skillet on medium heat. When heated I add the Ground Turkey and all the Seasonings and Tomato Paste, stirring often. When the Turkey has browned I put it in a large plastic container and on into the fridge after it had cooled a bit. Next I opened all 3 cans of Bush Beans into a large bowl and stirred until mixed. Stored them in a bowl and in the fridge also.

 

Then this morning I added everything to the Crock Pot. I also added a 1/2 cup of Water, stirred twice, and put the lid on the Crock Pot and set on low for 5-6 hours. The full recipe and list of ingredients is at the end of the post. Then sit back and enjoy the aroma, that usually starts after an hour or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

I just love the aroma of the simmering Chili, that usually starts after a couple of hours or so of simmering! I love a thick Chili and this one works! The Jennie – O Ground Turkey combined with all those Beans and Spices is a perfect match. Served it topped with some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I’ll be using the Leftover Chili in a couple of different ways for the couple of days, can’t wait! Chili is even better after sitting in the fridge for a day!

 

I also prepared a small batch of Cornbread Muffins. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. The Cornbread goes perfect with Chili! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients
1 lb. package Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Red Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans ( Kidney Beans)
1 Can (16 oz.) Bush’s Chili Beans (Great Northern Beans), drained and rinsed
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1/2 Red Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Tsp Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
2 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
1/2 Cup of Water
Shredded Cheese, I use Grated Dutch Gouda or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.

Directions:
*Brown Turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and water.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, Chopped Onions, or serve with some home made cornbread.

Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

April 11, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Posted in Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Mini Street Tacos and Refried Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 61 degrees and partly cloudy out today, still windy though! Had to move the cars out of the driveway and all outdoor furniture off the deck this morning. We are having our house sprayed down and cleaned. We get it done once a year in early Spring. They also spray down and scrub the driveway and shed. We might as well get everything in shape while we are in isolation! For Dinner tonight, Leftover Turkey and Black Bean Street Tacos and Refried Beans. I reheated some of items for this and cooked the remaining Ground Turkey. I left the original post from the other day below for instructions and description of the recipe. Take Care All!

 

When making Turkey Tacos I always use my favorite, Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie -O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have a good selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Mission Tacos together make one fine Taco!

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, Shredded Lettuce, and Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas. These Tortilla are so good and taste so fresh. Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas

Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas may be miniature in size, but they’re still big on flavor. Our flour tortillas have a soft texture and authentic, fresh baked flavor that makes them the perfect complement to any culinary combination you can imagine. Whether you fill them with traditional carne asada or switch it up with tandoori shrimp, our tortillas will inspire a world of possibilities. You can also feel good about serving our tortillas to your friends because they’re certified kosher and don’t contain any trans fat or cholesterol. We recommend making a batch of muffaletta roll ups filled with ham, salami, cheese, and olive spread. Includes one 12 ct package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas.

* One 12 count package of Mission Street Taco Flour Tortillas
* Soft texture and authentic taste
* 0g of trans fat per serving
* No cholesterol
* Versatile addition to any recipe

Directions:
Instructions: Heating Instructions: Tortillas may be heated on the stove top or in the microwave. For freshness, refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size51 g
Servings Per Container6
Amount Per Serving
Calories150.0 Cal
Calories From Fat25.0 Cal
% Daily Value
Total Fat3.0g5.0%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg0.0
Sodium410.0 mg17.0
Total Carbohydrate26.0g9.0%
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein4.0 g

Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

March 31, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Bush's, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Johnsonville Meats | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this I had a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. You can find almost everything on line or by pick up now in the grocery departments, finally. Paper Towel, Tissues, and cleaning products are still tough though. We’ll get by, we will all get by! For Dinner tonight its Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans.

 

To prepare it; I first started by preparing the Turkey Bratwursts. I used Johnsonville Turkey Bratwursts. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. I prepared them in a 3-quart saucepan. Sprayed the skillet with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Cooked them for about 21 minutes until cooked through. They browned up perfect, one good tasting Brat! I served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Bun, topping it with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

For a side I prepared a can of Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans. Just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Bush’s Beans! Brats and Beans Dinner tonight! For Dessert later some Honey Crisp Apple slices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Premium Original Bratwurst

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Grill
* Preheat grill to medium-low.
* Add sausage.
* Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g)
Servings per Container: 5
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 9g 14%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat: 0 %
Cholesterol: 70mg 23%
Sodium: 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0 g %
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g


BUSH’S COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS
THICK AND RICH
When you want thicker, richer, sweeter baked beans, BUSH’S® Country Style is exactly what you need. We slow cook navy beans in a delicious sauce with extra brown sugar and hickory-smoked country bacon for a delicious side to any grilled favorite.
Low fat. Cholesterol-free. Gluten-free. But don’t let that fool you. BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans are full of flavor, as well as 6g of protein and 5g of fiber per ½cup serving!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160 %DV*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Potassium 350mg 8%
Carbohydrates 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 7g -%
https://bushbeans.com/en_US/product/country-style

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans

March 27, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Bush's, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Bean

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and rain showers most of the day. I had to be at Kroger to pick up a food order I had placed yesterday. I had to pick them early so to try to get a few Meat Items. They say the later in the day your order is the less chance you have of getting Meat, Milk, and Eggs. There was already quite a few in line to Pick Up. I could go to the store but i can’t take a chance of catching something and bringing home and Mom catch it, she’s 92! So I just have to play it safe and stay in Isolation. So for dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 minute per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 4 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had!

 

For one side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner.

 

 

 

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 Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.

Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

March 19, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Old El Paso Products, Ortega, Sargento's Cheese, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried up some Glier’s Turkey Goetta, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well Isolation continues. Both me and Mom are fine but Mom being 92 its not a good idea for her to be out, but most everything is shutdown around here anyway but a few Grocery Stores. Then its hard for me to go out and possibly pick up something and then she gets it. Just best to in for a couple of weeks. We’ll sure be glad when this virus finally passes! Cleaned the house today, dusted and ran the sweeper. For Dinner tonight I prepared Turkey Tacos and Refried Beans.

 

We love our Turkey Tacos, great Comfort food for us! When making Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie -O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast! Love all the Jennie -O Turkey Products, always fresh and low calorie and low carb. But Jennie -O Products are difficult to find in this area. Meijer is the only place that now carries it, and they have an okay selection of it. So I started by frying the Ground Turkey till it was no longer pink in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoning it with Sea Salt, Ground Roasted Cumin, Cilantro Flakes. As the Turkey was finishing cooking I added, 1 can OF Bush’s Chili Beans – Black Beans, 1 package of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning and 2/3 cup Water, continued to cook and stir for an additional 6 minutes. Jennie -O, Bush’s Beans, and Old El Paso together make one fine Taco!

 

For the rest of my toppings I used; Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican, Sliced Black Olives, Sliced Green Olives, Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce, Sliced Jalapenos, and Shredded Lettuce. For my Taco Shells I used the Old El Paso Stand N’ Stuff Taco Shells (Whole Grain Corn). Add the Jennie – O Turkey and you got you some mouth watering and delicious Tacos! Love these Taco Nights. I also heated up a can of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans for a side for Mom. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural

20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.c

 

 

Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shell

Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy corn shells! Each shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol. Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce and get crunching!

STAND N STUFF® TACO SHELLS
Stand’n Stuff® Taco Shells are deliciously crunchy, corn shells with a flat bottom so they stand up! What’s more, each Taco shell is made with sunflower oil, so they are low in salt and cholesterol! Just fill with seasoned beef mince, fresh salad, cheese and Taco sauce for a Mexican fiesta everyone will enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 shells (27 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 115 mg 5%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 2.0g
http://www.oldelpaso.com.au/products/shells/stand-n-stuff-taco-shells-140g/23.aspx

Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

March 10, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Bush's, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Johnsonville Meats | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Chilly Friday Morning I had a Poached Egg that I served on a Thomas Light English Muffin. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A rainy morning and then a cloudy afternoon, high of 57 degrees. Just not feeling up to par today. I guess its my Sinuses again. It seems most people in this area is suffering with it. Anyway I did some laundry and cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight its Turkey Brat Dogs and Beans.

 

To prepare it; I first started by preparing the Turkey Bratwursts. I used Johnsonville Turkey Bratwursts. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. I prepared them in a 3-quart saucepan. Sprayed the skillet with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Cooked them for about 21 minutes until cooked through. They browned up perfect, one good tasting Brat! I served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Bun, topping it with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

For a side I prepared a can of Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans. Just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Bush’s Beans! Brats and Beans Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Premium Original Bratwurst

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Grill
* Preheat grill to medium-low.
* Add sausage.
* Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g)
Servings per Container: 5
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 9g 14%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat: 0 %
Cholesterol: 70mg 23%
Sodium: 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0 g %
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g

 

BUSH’S COUNTRY STYLE BAKED BEANS
THICK AND RICH
When you want thicker, richer, sweeter baked beans, BUSH’S® Country Style is exactly what you need. We slow cook navy beans in a delicious sauce with extra brown sugar and hickory-smoked country bacon for a delicious side to any grilled favorite.
Low fat. Cholesterol-free. Gluten-free. But don’t let that fool you. BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans are full of flavor, as well as 6g of protein and 5g of fiber per ½cup serving!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 160 %DV*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Potassium 350mg 8%
Carbohydrates 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 7g -%
https://bushbeans.com/en_US/product/country-style

Red Beans, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Rice

March 9, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in Bush's, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Red Beans, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some French Toast. I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Egg Beater’s, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Nutmeg. I topped the Pancakes with Log Cabin Sugarless Maple Syrup and i Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 64 degrees and partly cloudy out. Got the cart out of the shade and did some more work outside around the house. So good to be able to get outdoors again! For Dinner tonight I prepared Red Beans, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Rice.

 

 

What better way to start your week of than with Red Beans, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage and Rice. To make mine I’ll need a can of Bush’s Chili Beans – Red Beans, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, Uncle Ben’s Original Long Grain Rice, Litehouse Spring Onion, and Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare the Bush’s Red Beans was the easiest part. Just opened the can, got a small sauce pan, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, emptied the can of Beans in the pan and heated on medium till it started to boil and turned the heat to low and simmered till heated through. Took the pan off the burner and let it set until needed.

 

 

I got a skillet out as the Beans was cooking, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Sliced the Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage into bite size slices and added them to the heated skillet until heated through. Removed them from the heat and set aside until needed.

 

 

 

On a third burner as the Beans and Sausage was finishing I cooked my Rice. Combined the Rice, Water and Butter in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat medium low, simmer covered for 20 minutes. Then remove from the heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes until the water is absorbed. Fluffed it with a fork and served!

 

 

 

To serve I made a bed of the Rice in a bowl. Topped the Rice with some of the Red Beans. Added the sliced Smoked Sausage. Then added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce and a sprinkle of the Spring Onions. This turned out to be a true Comfort Food Meal! Really Enjoyed it. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for a couple of lunches! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSH’S RED BEANS IN A MILD CHILI SAUCE

JUST A TOUCH OF SPICE

If you prefer mild chili, you’ll love these beans. We’ve simmered delicious red beans in a classic chili sauce flavored from the perfect balance of chili peppers, tomatoes and cumin to add a touch of spice and tons of robust chili flavor.

Looking for the perfect beans for chili? BUSH’S® Red Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce add more than flavor…they add 6g of fiber and protein per serving. And of course, they’re gluten-free.

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 10 -%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 470mg 10%
Carbohydrates 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Protein 6g -%
https://bushbeans.com/en_US/product/mild-red-chili-beans

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.
Microwave:
Wrap individual sausages in paper towels and place on a microwave-safe plate.
Microwave on High 3-1/4 minutes (1-1/2 minutes for one).
Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
**Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.Always heat thoroughly.
Grilling: Grill at medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® Original Converted® Brand Rice
Premium quality rice that delivers consistent results. UNCLE BEN’S® ORIGINAL CONVERTED® Brand Rice supports a healthy heart* and a well-balanced diet. It is enriched with vitamins and iron and naturally fat free. No wonder it’s an American classic! (Available in 1 lb. & 2 lb. boxes; 5 lb., 10 lb. & 12 lb. bags.) See cooking instructions for ORIGINAL CONVERTED Brand Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims and product benefits
* Sodium Free
* Excellent Source of Folate
* Naturally Fat Free
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat
* Gluten Free
*Diets low in saturated fats and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease

Cooking instructions
Stove top
1 – Combine UNCLE BEN’S® ORIGINAL CONVERTED® Brand Rice, water and butter (optional) in a saucepan.
2 – Bring to a boil. REDUCE HEAT (medium, medium-low) and simmer covered 20 minutes.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with fork and serve.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/white-rice/original-converted

3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread

February 19, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Posted in Bush's, chili, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread

 

 

Just a cup of Bigeloe Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. After my Tea I headed out to Meijer for a few items, didn’t need much just wanted to get out a bit. Mostly sunny and 41 degrees out today. On the way back home I picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Headed back out and went to the ATM, stopped and got gas, and then took Mom’s car up and had it washed. Not a lot going on today, just did a few things around the house. For dinner tonight I prepared 3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread.

 

 

I had a container of my 3 Bean Turkey Chili from last night’s Dinner in the fridge. If I was making my Chili I use a Crock Pot and let it simmer all day! To make it I use; 2 – 1 lb. packages of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, many Spices, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. With toppings of Sargento Off the Block Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Oyster Crackers. I just added the leftover Chili to a sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through. Set aside as my Pasta was cooking. For the full recipe and cooking instructions of the 3 Bean Turkey Chili just click the link, (https://beatcancer2010.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/3-bean-turkey-chili-w-cornbread-2/)

 

For my Elbow Pasta I used DereamFields Elbows. It’s tough finding Whole Grain Pastas, at least around here where I live. Used to be I could find it at most any Grocery Store. The DreamFields is all I could find at Meijer earlier. It’s 190 calories and 36 net carbs per serving, cooks up great, and good taste. Filled a large pot up 1/2 way with water and added salt. Heated the water on high until boiling and added the Pasta. Cooked it for 7 minutes.

 

 

 

When done removed it from the pot and drained. Add it back to the pot and add the heated 3 Bean Turkey Chili and mix with a large spoon, heat on low and mix well. And it’s ready to serve! You can top it with Cheese, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream, or Diced Onions. I just always use the Cheese and Hot Sauce for my toppings. To serve just grab a bowl and scoop out the amount that you want. Add your toppings, if any, and enjoy! The 3 Bean Turkey Chili works perfect with Elbow Pasta. Such a good Comfort Food Dish!

 

 

 

To go with the Chili Mac I also made a small Cast Iron Skillet of Corn Bread. For the Corn Bread I’m using Martha White White Corn Meal. First Corn Bread I’ve made in a while and it’s just as good as it always was! What a meal 3 Bean Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese w/ Corn Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DreamFields Elbows Pasta

Nutritious Elbow Pasta With A Traditional Taste
One of the most versatile cuts of pasta, Elbows are very well suited for soups, salads and the all American favorite macaroni and cheese, like our Healthier Mac and Cheese. Try Dreamfields elbows with Fruit & Yogurt Salad, a surprisingly delicious combination!
http://dreamfieldsfoods.com/elbows.php

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