Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

December 2, 2014 at 6:04 PM | Posted in cheese, Ore - Ida, Sargento's Cheese | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

 
A little more energy and strength today but the big news is Mom and Dad. Both are doing much, much better today, and about time! Dad was released from the hospital late this afternoon. From people I’ve talked to, this strain of flu going around keeping everyone down and out for a while. I’ll be glad when it passes. Been a cloudy, windy, and cold day out today. Went to Walgreen for Mom and back home. For dinner tonight it’s a Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries.

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A light comfort food sounded good, real easy to prepare and delicious too! I used 3 slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar. Then for my Bread I used Klosterman Wheat Bread, 70 calories and 13 net carbs for 2 slices. Then to prepare it I got out the Flat Griddle Pan, heated it up on medium heat and coated it with a pat of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. Nothing like a good and toasty Grilled Cheese on a cold Winters day!

 

 
Then for a side for my Grilled Cheese I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries, served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply
You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g

 

http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive

 

 

 

 
Sargento® Ultra Thin Sliced Sharp Cheddar CheeseSargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Once you try Sargento Ultra Thin slices, you’ll see why they were given the Nielsen Breakthrough Award, naming them a top innovative food product in 2014.
Our delicious and perfectly aged Sharp Cheddar, sliced ultra thin to add just the right amount of bold flavor to your favorite cold cut sandwiches, warm Panini or veggie wraps.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1Slice (11g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 From Fat 30
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 10mg 4%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate %
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars
Protein 3g

 
http://www.sargento.com/products/224/sargento-ultra-thin-sliced-sharp-cheddar-cheese/

Cheese Mites?

July 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM | Posted in cheese | 2 Comments
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I received a Jungle Jim’s Market email yesterday. It’s a weekly email to update on store events and new products. A new product they have in is Mimolette Cheese. It was banned in the U.S. for a while because it’s helped aged by Cheese Mites! Don’t know if I’ll try it but it sounds interesting so I thought I would pass it along.

 

 

A “Mitey” Infestation

Mimolette

Mimolette

In the past few years no cheese has sparked such a controversy as Mimolette. Mimolette is an aged French cheese that was first produced in the 17th century. France was at war with Holland, and King Louis XVI didn’t want any more Dutch cheeses coming into the country. Cheese producers in France created Mimolette – a Gouda or Edam like cheese, but orange in color to separate it from other cheeses. Mimolette is available in a few varieties based on age, like the 6-month and 22-month aged selections that we carry.

 

The aged Mimolette has caused quite a controversy in the last year because of its aging process. Cheese mites are used in the aging process of certain cheeses, like Mimolette, to eat the microscopic molds that grow near the rind of the cheese. This produces a unique product. The cheese mites are then removed before selling the cheese.

Because of this process, the Food and Drug administration started their own war with French cheese makers and cheese lovers all over the world. In March 2013, a half ton of Mimolette was refused because of the tiny mites. Although the FDA has denied any ban on Mimolette, it is almost impossible to find this delicious French cheese anywhere. At Jungle Jim’s, we have been lucky enough to get our hands on some of the aged Mimolette. Feeling a bit rebellious? Stop in and try this controversial cheese. You won’t forget it! Until next time foodies – stay cheesy!

 

 
Wiki – Mimolette

 

Mimolette is a cheese traditionally produced around the city of Lille, France. In France, it is also known as Boule de Lille after its city of origin, or vieux Hollande for being made after the tradition of Edam cheese. In some areas of Belgium and the Netherlands, such as Flanders, it is also known as commissiekaas.

It was originally made by the request of Louis XIV, who – in the context of Jean-Baptiste Colbert’s mercantilistic policies – was looking for a native French product to replace the then very popular Edam. To differentiate it from Edam, however, he had it colored orange.

A cow’s-milk cheese, it normally weighs about 4.5 pounds. Its name comes from the French word molle, meaning “soft”. This refers to the softness of the crust when young – with age it becomes harder. It has a grey crust and orangish flesh. The orange colour comes from the natural colorant, annatto. The cheese has a similar appearance to a cantaloupe melon.

The grayish crust of aged Mimolette is the result of cheese mites intentionally introduced to add flavor by their action on the surface of the cheese.

Mimolette can be consumed at different stages of aging. When younger, its taste resembles that of Parmesan. Many appreciate it most when “extra-old” (extra-vieille). At that point, it can become rather hard to chew, and the flesh takes a hazelnut-like flavor.

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Baked Cheesy Bread

July 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Posted in cheese, mushrooms, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Baked Cheesy Bread

 

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Well 13 years ago today, after spending 44 days in the hospital, I was released to come home after my left leg amputation. In some ways it doesn’t seem that long and in another ways it seems like a lifetime ago. I’m very proud to say I survived the ordeal of Melanoma Cancer and the leg amputation, but it came with a loss of a lot of things and major changes in my life. It’s been tough but as they say, “The World is what you make of it. If it doesn’t fit you make alterations.” I know it’s easy to complain but things could have been much worse. Anyway we were scheduled to have our Kitchen and Laundry Rooms flooring replaced today but it was cancelled, their truck broke down on the way here. Hope that’s not a sign of things to come! For dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Baked Cheesy Bread.

 

 

 

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Nothing like a quick, easy and delicious comfort food like the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta . It’s got two of my favorites in it pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

 

 

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I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Klosterman Wheat Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza PastaBanquet Homestyle Pizza Pasta

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

 

Nutrition summary:
There are 280 calories and 40 Net Carbs in a 1 cup serving of Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Pizza Pasta

Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

July 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Posted in cheese, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries

 

 

 

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Beautiful day out, sunny and a high of 80 degrees! It’s been a long night and day for me though. About 4:00 this morning I started getting those Phantom Pains, and they were severe. When they’re this intense I can’t sleep or relax, no fun! Since I was already up early I went to Walmart ans picked up a few items and stopped by the bank. The pain is aggravating and intense, it wasn’t a good day. For dinner tonight it’s a Grilled Cheese and Baked Fries.

 

 
A light comfort food sounded good after the night and day I had been having, real easy to prepare too! I used a couple of slices of Borden Single Sensations Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 70 calories and 2 carbs per slice. I normally use Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar but I wanted a little bit thicker Cheese for the Grilled Cheese. Borden is an excellent tasting Cheese. Then I used Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, 70 calories and 11 net carbs for 2 slices. Then to prepare it I got out the Flat Griddle Pan, heated it up on medium heat and coated it with a pat of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. Nothing like a good and toasty  Grilled Cheese!

 

 
Then for a side for my Grilled Cheese I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries, served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

Ore Ida Simply

 

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive

Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese

July 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM | Posted in cheese, chili, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese

 

 

 

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Being from and living in the Cincinnati area all my life I’ve been around and prepared the local cuisine, and love it! Sausages, Goetta, and the Chili are just endless in varieties around here. And tonight I’m preparing one of my favorites, Cincinnati Style 4 Way – Spaghetti, Turkey Chili, Beans, and Cheese. For the Spaghetti I’ll be using my regular Pasta that I use, the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Spaghetti. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta.

 

 

 
I had wanted to use some of the Buffalo Chili that I prepare but as I searched the freezers I found out that I was all out of it, I will be preparing more of that soon. So I went with Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans instead. It’s my favorite canned Chili hands down. It’s a nice thick Chili made with Turkey and seasoned just right with plenty of Beans. It’s also a perfect Chili for making Chili and Cheese Nachos. Then for my Cheese I used Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar. To serve I used a bowl and made a bed of Spaghetti, topped it with the Turkey Chili with Beans, and topped everything with Sargento Cheese. I also added a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to the Chili as it was being heated. Some mighty fine food! Some people like adding fine diced Onions also, which makes it a 5 Way. So the 4 Way – Spaghetti, Chili, Beans, and Cheese and there you have it! Wow I almost forgot one of the most important parts, Oyster Crackers! Chili Spaghetti is always served with a bowl of Oyster Crackers, why who knows. I used Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers with a side of frank’s Red Hot Sauce. To properly eat an Oyster Cracker you have to put 2 or 3 drops of Hot Sauce on it! For dessert later a Weight Watchers Snack Size Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

 

 

 

 

Hormel Turkey Chili w Beans
Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans

Hormel Chili, Turkey with Beans, 99% Fat Free Always easy and always delicious, Hormel® chili is made with carefully selected beef, red beans, tomatoes and a special combination of spices. Our choice ingredients are blended and simmered, resulting in a rich and hearty flavor—perfect for dips, baked potatoes, hamburgers, casseroles, nachos, hot dogs, French fries and so much more. Hormel® chili now comes in 10 varieties and sizes, including a less sodium variety. Whether you serve it in a bowl, on a hot dog, or as a topping for fries and nachos, choose the chili craved by chili lovers—Hormel® chili.

 

 

NUTRITION FACTS Serving size 1 cup

Value My Daily Value Calories 210 cal Total Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 45 mg Sodium 1200 mg Total Carbohydrate 28 g Dietary Fiber 6 g Sugars 6 g Protein 17 g

 

 

http://www.hormelfoods.com/Brands/BrandWall/Hormel-chili

 

 

 
Ronzoni Healthy Harvestronz (1)

 

Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

“Meatless Monday” Recipes – the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

June 30, 2014 at 7:26 AM | Posted in cheese, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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Always a classic and always a comfort food, the Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

 

 

Ingredients:

8 slices firm-textured sandwich bread (Klosterman Wheat Bread)
Kraft Reduced Fat Mayonnaise (optional)
French’s Yellow Mustard (optional)
1/2 pound (8 ounces) Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, mild, medium or sharp, grated
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, softened (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter)

 

 

Directions:

Spread bread slices with a thin layer of mayonnaise and/or mustard. Evenly divide the grated cheddar over four slices of the bread. Top with remaining four slices.
Heat half of the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat.
Place sandwiches in skillet. Spread remaining butter over top slices of bread. Cover skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, until underside is golden brown.
Carefully flip sandwiches with spatula and continue cooking, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted and underside is browned.
Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Baked Ham and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Creamy Tomato Soup

June 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Amy's Organic, cheese, Ham, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Ham and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Creamy Tomato Soup

 

 

 

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I had to go back to my Family Doctor Today. My allergies or sinus was driving me crazy, wrote me a prescription. Later had the car washed and the inside swept out. Another hot and humid day out again, not much of an appetite in this weather. For dinner I prepared a Baked Ham and Swiss Mini Sub w/ Creamy Tomato Soup.

 

 

 
I used Kroger Brand Private Selection Off- the Bone Smoked Ham. One of my favorite packaged sliced Hams. It has a really great taste to it and only 70 calories per serving. I also used Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese which is only 40 calories per slice. Topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil. To help the bun brown a bit I brushed the top with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I had already preheated the oven to 400 degrees, I then laid the Sub on a small baking sheet and baked it for about 12 minutes. Took it out and the Sub was a light golden brown and the Cheese was melted. Love these Subs!

 

 

 

Amy's Tomato Soup
Then I also heated up some Amy’s Organic Creamy Tomato Soup. My favorite Tomato Soup by far. I’ve been using this a couple of years now. Creamy with a fantastic flavor and it’s 110 calories and 19 carbs. I also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Amy’s Organic Light in Sodium – Cream of Tomato SoupAmys

 

 

Responding to customer requests, our chefs have created a line of Light in Sodium soups with all the flavor and goodness of our regular soups, but containing 50% less sodium. Contains 340 mg of sodium compared to 690 mg in Amy’s regular cream of tomato soup. No GMOs – No bioengineered ingredients. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized, rBST hormone free milk. USDA organic. Certified organic by QAI. Ready serve. Gluten free. This Cream of Tomato Soup is made from organic sun-ripened tomatoes slowly simmered to bring out their natural sweetness. Amy’s dad says it’s the best reduced sodium tomato soup he’s ever eaten. We’re sure that you’ll agree.

 

Contains 340mg of sodium compared to 690mg in Amy’s regular Cream of Tomato soup.

 

Ingredients : 0g Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives Organic tomato puree, filtered water, organic cream, organic evaporated cane juice, organic onions, sea salt, organic black pepper. Contains milk.

 

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings Per Container: ~ 2
Serving Weight: 1 cup
Product UPC: 0-42272-00581-9
Calories: 110 Calories from Fat: 25
Total Fat: 2.5g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 340mg
Carbohydrates: 19g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 3g
Organic: 10%
Vitamin A: 20% • Vitamin C: 15%
Calcium: 4% • Iron: 10%

 

http://www.amys.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 13, 2014 at 5:26 AM | Posted in cheese, Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Spray your cheese grater with nonstick spray, like Pam, before using it to make shredding and cleaning easier. I grate a lot of cheese and it does make the clean-up easier!

Chili Spud and Grilled Cheese

June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM | Posted in cheese, potatoes, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chili Spud and Grilled Cheese

 

 

 

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It’s been pouring the rain since last night. Already Flood Warnings out for different areas around here. Not quite as humid out though. Just did some work on the computer, scans and deleting some old files and such. For dinner something a bit different, a Chili Spud and Grilled Cheese. A hearty but easily prepared meal.

 

 

 
For my Chili Spud I used a medium size Russet Potato with toppings and seasoning of; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, Dried Parsley, Chives, Hormel Turkey Chili with Beans, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I started by adding the Chili to a small sauce pan and heating on medium until it was completely heated. To prepare the Potato, I gave it a good wash and scrub and poked about a dozen holes in it all around the Potato. Then I microwaved it for 3 minutes and 15 seconds. With the Potato done I split it in the middle and seasoned it withe McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. Topped it with Turkey Chili, sprinkled it with the Parsley and Chives, and topped it all with the Shredded Cheese! Now this one Awesome Potato!

 

 

 
Then for my Grilled Cheese I used Klosterman Wheat Bread and Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar. I added a couple of pats of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to a flat grill pan. As that melted took two slices of Klosterman Bread, added my Cheese between the slices and grilled it on the pan. Flipped over once and frying until both sides were golden brown and the Cheese was melted.Grilled Cheese is still and always will be one of the Classic Comfort Foods! Chili Spud and Grilled Cheese, very good dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sargento® Ultra Thin Sliced Sharp Cheddar CheeseSargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Once you try Sargento Ultra Thin slices, you’ll see why they were given the Nielsen Breakthrough Award, naming them a top innovative food product in 2014.
Our delicious and perfectly aged Sharp Cheddar, sliced ultra thin to add just the right amount of bold flavor to your favorite cold cut sandwiches, warm Panini or veggie wraps.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1Slice (11g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 From Fat 30
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 10mg 4%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate %
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars
Protein 3g

 
http://www.sargento.com/products/224/sargento-ultra-thin-sliced-sharp-cheddar-cheese/

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries

May 15, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Ham, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

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Windy, rainy, and a little cooler out today around here. Only a high of around 60 degrees and only in the 50’s the next couple of days. Not much going on today, played around on the computer and being a slug. Dinner tonight it’s a Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Mini Sub w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
I originally came across the recipe for tonight’s dinner in an issue of Simply Delicious/Taste of Home Magazine and it looked and sounded too good not to try, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta. Everything came out delicious, especially the Smoked Mozzarella Chicken. So I thought why noy not turn it into a Mini Sub, which I did tonight! Chickens always good but the added Ham and Smoked Mozzarella makes it one of those “Keeper Recipes”.

 

 

 
To prepare it I needed the following; 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each), sea salt and pepper (to taste), 1/3 cup Whole Grain bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 thin slices smoked deli ham, 2 slices smoked mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves. I only used half amounts of the original recipe, I only prepared 2 Chicken Breasts. I also made my own Bread Crumbs by putting 2 slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread in the food processor. I used Perdue Chicken Breasts. I like using these, they store in the freezer and are individually wrapped.

 

 

 
Got my Chicken Breasts and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Placed the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Rolled the Chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shaking off excess. Then in a large skillet, heated oil over medium-high heat. Added Chicken; cooked 5 minutes. Turned and cooked 2 minutes longer. Topped with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese; sprinkled with Sage. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until the thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Removed from heat. I served them on an Meijer Bakery Perfection Deli Mini Wheat Sub Buns. I love this Chicken recipe! Such a fantastic taste! I think I’ll have to try this sometime as an Italian Hogie, add a bit of Pasta sauce as a topping. I’ve left the original recipe that shows it with Pasta at the end of the post. Served the Sandwich with a side of Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. I’m a Fry Freak and I know it! But I use Ore Ida Fries, which are 130 calories and 20 net carbs and Bake them. Then for dessert later a Chiquita Mini Banana and a couple of Apples slices.

 

 

 

 

 

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)smoked-mozzarella-chicken-spaghetti-003
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 thin slices smoked deli ham
4 slices smoked mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 cup prepared pesto
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shake off excess.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer. Top with ham and mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with sage. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove from heat.
Add pesto to pasta and toss to coat. Serve chicken with pasta. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/smoked-mozzarella-chicken-with-pasta?refurl=&_mid=2271465&_rid=2271465.1311011218.136424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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