Rotisserie Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

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

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

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Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

August 4, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin English Muffin. I normally use Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffins but Kroger is the only store to carry them and they haven’t had any in stock for over a month. Time to switch! The Thomas Muffins are comparable to the Healthy Life, both are 100 calories and 17 net carbs. Anyway I topped the Muffin with a Poached Egg. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny, hot, and very humid outside today! The normal August weather has returned! After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Too humid to be outside for me. Took it easy the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries and Light Texas Toast.

 

For the Wings I’m using Kroger Oven Roasted Chicken Wings. I started by heating the oven on 425 degrees F., same temperature I’ll need for my Fries and Texas Toast. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with foil. Then sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Spread the Wings out across the sheet and baked them for 33 minutes, turning them once after 17 minutes. I love Wings, and these are excellent Wings! Served them with Dipping Sauces of Hidden Valley Buffalo/Ranch Dressing and Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 


With the oven already heated I baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked up some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

July 7, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

 

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s a beautiful day, 60 degrees and sunny this morning! 82 degrees, sunny, and the humidity wasn’t too bad. Well we agreed to terms with a land scape service to redo the front flower bed. We’re doing away the what’s left of the Roses and replacing it all will different Bushes. It should look good when done. They can’t start until August, booked solid. I was driving around a bit and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many places wanting people to work! It seemed every business had signs out wanting to hire people. Sure wish I was able to get back in the job market. There’s a lot of money to be made out there! I got lazy and didn’t feel like cooking so I went to Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and brought home Dinner.

 


It’s a fairly new place that opened up a few months ago in neighboring Fairfield. I purchased the Snack Box – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 


The Chicken Fingers were nice size and have an excellent Breading. It comes with a container of the Guthrie’s Signature Sauce. Very good Dipping Sauce, good recipe! It also comes with Crinkle Fries which are excellent also! I’ve got me a new take-out Dinner place! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 


Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers – Golden Fried Chicken Fingers
Make no mistake, these are the Golden Fried Standard of all Chicken Fingers. We are the original chicken finger specialists and you will taste the difference 50 plus years makes from the first bite. We never compromise on the high quality and strict standards of our chicken tenderloins and we still serve it with the same special blend of spices we did in 1965. There are two types of chicken fingers: Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and all the rest.

Snack – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

Our Snack Box is the perfect size for kids or anyone looking for a smaller version of our Guthrie’s box. With its size and delicious essentials, it quite possibly could be the world’s easiest meal to eat.
http://guthrieschicken.com/

Chicken Parmigiana and Texas Toast (Light)

July 5, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Parmigiana and Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

To start this July 5th morning off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Garlic and Herb Hash Browns, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’ve had the Garlic and Herb Hash Browns a few times now and really like them. After eating and doing the dishes I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Later on finished touching up a couple of the shutters outside. Then a high school Friend of mine that owns a Land Scape Business came over and gave me an estimate on some new land scape for our front yard. I’m wanting to take out all the old Knockout Roses in the front flower bed and the side bed. Replace them with some type of bushes. Still thinking it over but he gave us an estimate so we’ll see. For Dinner tonight I prepared Chicken Parmigiana and Texas Toast (Light).

 

Well I’m trying something new I cam across at Meijer yesterday, Michael Angelo’s Chicken Parmigiana. I was browsing through the Meijer Frozen Foods Department, looking for something new. And I came across the Michael Angelo’s Chicken Parmigiana. The picture on the box along with the description of the dish had me sold!

 

 

 

 

To prepare it you either bake it or microwave it, as most times I’m baking it. To start I preheat the oven to 400°F. Removed the tray from the carton. Placed the tray on a cookie sheet. Cooked with the film on for 50 minutes. Removed it from the oven and removed the film, let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s surprising just how delicious this is! The Breaded Chicken is fantastic, the Breading of the Chicken was excellent,  the Seasoning is spot on, and Spaghetti came out tender. Put all that together and you have one delicious Chicken Parmigiana! They have 13 different Family Dinners and I’m looking forward to trying them!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Chicken Parmigiana and baked us some slices of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Angelo’s Chicken Parmigiana

Breaded chicken breast with vine-ripened tomato sauce, Spaghettini pasta, mozzarella and a sprinkle of Parmesan.
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
* DO NOT THAW. KEEP FROZEN UNTIL READY TO USE.
* YES, OVENS TAKE LONGER, BUT IT TASTES (AND SMELLS) BETTER THAT WAY.

ONE – PREHEAT OVEN TO 400°F.
REMOVE ENTRÉE FROM CARTON.
TWO – PLACE TRAY ON COOKIE SHEET ON CENTER RACK OF OVEN (6-8″ FROM HEATING ELEMENT). COOK WITH FILM ON FOR 45-50 MINUTES.
THREE – CAREFULLY REMOVE ENTRÉE FROM OVEN.
REMOVE FILM, AND LET STAND FOR 5 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING.
http://www.michaelangelos.com/product/chicken-parmigiana/?size=family#

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus

May 26, 2018 at 5:50 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well my computer was going on and off on me but I replaced the modem and it seems to have fixed the problem. But one solved and another problem starts. We have been without water since around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. That finally came back on at Noon today. So later in the day I went with Mom and we put flowers on some of the family graves. We got back home just before a Thunderstorm moved in for the late afternoon. Lot of wind and rain with it. Hopefully everything is back to normal! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus.

 

For my Chicken, I picked up a package of Simple Truth Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts (3). To prepare them I’ll be needing Flour, Paprika, Ground Cumin, Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend, Salt, and Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I’m using a large skillet to fry the Chicken. I first sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to it, preheated on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I grabbed a pie pan and added a couple of tablespoons of Flour to it. Then I seasoned the Flour with the Paprika, Ground Cumin, and Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend. Took a fork and blended everything together. I then took the Chicken Breasts and rolled them in the Flour Mix, making sure both sides were fully Floured. Next I seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated, I added the Chicken to the skillet. I fried the Chicken until it was golden brown on one side and flipped it over and fried the other side the same way. Checked it with a meat thermometer and it was 165 degrees, perfect. The Chicken came out moist and tender with a nice crust. I served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

For the Black Beans and Rice I used a new one, Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice. I’ve used several of the Lundberg Products and love them all! So to prepare these: In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans and seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. Another excellent Grain Side Dish from Lundberg! Rice excellent as always and the Black Beans were perfect with the Rice. Good side dish for Pork, Beef, and Buffalo as well.

 

For a second side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has became the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops with Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I love this Salsa and its been a while since I’ve I had some. I also had a Diet Green Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice

DESCRIPTION
Enjoy this popular combination inspired by the Cuban version of rice and beans. Made with whole grain organic brown rice and high-fiber black beans, it’s a deliciously smart way to serve up a healthful side dish. You’ll love the spicy blend and the amazing flavor.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Stove Top:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans & seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional). Stir well and bring to a boil.
2 – Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
4 – Soak up the compliments.

INGREDIENTS
Organic Parboiled Brown Rice, Organic Dehydrated Black Beans, Organic Spices (Paprika, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Cumin, Celery Seed, Cayenne), Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Vegetables (Tomato, Red Bell Pepper), Organic Dehydrated Onion, Organic Dehydrated Garlic, Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Concentrate.

NUTRITION FACTS
SIZE 6oz
Serving Size: 2oz. (56g – about 1/4 cup rice and 1 1/3 tbsp. seasoning mix) (1 cup prepared)

Servings Per Container: about 3

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
http://www.lundberg.com/product/organic-whole-grain-rice-black-beans/

3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

May 9, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, just not feeling up to par today. I haven’t felt real good the few days. Hope it passes soon! 79 degrees and partly cloudy out today. Had a passing shower also. I laid back down after Breakfast. Later on went to see Dad for a while. Back home didn’t feel like cooking so I went to Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and brought home Dinner.

 

 

 

It’s a new place that opened up a couple of months ago in neighboring Fairfield. I purchased the Snack Box – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

The Chicken Fingers were nice size and have an excellent Breading. It comes with a container of the Guthrie’s Signature Sauce. Very good Dipping Sauce, good recipe! It also comes with Crinkle Fries which are excellent also! I’ve got me a new take-out Dinner place! For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers – Golden Fried Chicken Fingers
Make no mistake, these are the Golden Fried Standard of all Chicken Fingers. We are the original chicken finger specialists and you will taste the difference 50 plus years makes from the first bite. We never compromise on the high quality and strict standards of our chicken tenderloins and we still serve it with the same special blend of spices we did in 1965. There are two types of chicken fingers: Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and all the rest.

Snack – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

Our Snack Box is the perfect size for kids or anyone looking for a smaller version of our Guthrie’s box. With its size and delicious essentials, it quite possibly could be the world’s easiest meal to eat.
http://guthrieschicken.com/

Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

April 8, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Wings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started the day at 31 degrees and had a high of 45 degrees and mostly sunny. After Lunch we went over to see Dad for a while, he’s doing okay today! Back home I’ve been trying to gradually go through all the old items in the shed and get rid of them, Dad was bit of a Pack Rat. For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken Wings. I prepared Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I had these a while back and really liked them.

 


I prepared some of the Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with the BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be an excellent Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

March 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and got a slice of Boar’s Head Sliced Gouda Cheese and made my Sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside had some sunshine early and a high of 45 degrees. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce.

 

 

For my Dinner tonight I’m preparing Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce. For the Chicken I purchased a package of Katie’s Best Thin Cut Chicken Breasts then for Seasoning I’ll need; Flour, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Buitoni Marinara Sauce, Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare everything I grabbed a Large Sauce Pan and a Skillet. Sprayed each with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I filled the Sauce Pan with 4 quarts Water and a couple of shakes of Morton’s Light Salt. Turned it on medium heat. I’ll be using this to cook my Pappardelle Pasta with.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Water was heating up I Seasoned the Chicken. I Seasoned it with the Sea Salt, Peppercorns, Poultry Seasoning, and then rolled the Chicken Breasts in Flour. Next I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium high heat. When the Skillet was ready I fried the Chicken, turning it occasionally, 18-20 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature. Uncovered the last 2 minutes of cooking. I then topped each Chicken Breast with a slice of the Mozzarella Cheese. Then a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce and finished cooking. The Chicken came out great! Browned up good, moist, and excellent flavor with the added Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce. I put the lid on the Skillet and set it aside while the Pasta finished.

 


To prepare the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle; As the Chicken was cooking I had already started boiling the Water. When it was a full boil I added the Pasta. Reduced the heat for a gentle boil of the Pasta, stirred frequently with a pair of tongs to separate the Pasta. Drained the Water and served.

 

 

 

 

To serve it I got a plate and made a bed of the Pasta and added a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce. Then topped that with one of the Mozzarella Chicken Breasts. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Everything turned out delicious! First time I had the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle in quite a while. The Pappardelle and Chicken combo worked great, Excellent dish! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle

Developed together with our chefs at Casa Buitoni, these wide cut, flat pasta ribbons are freshly made with no GMO ingredients and real roasted garlic and chives infused into the pasta dough. How about enjoying with a freshly made Buitoni sauce?

 

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 89 g.
Servings per container: 3

Calories 230
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
https://www.buitoni.com/pasta-products/11833/roasted-garlic–chive-pappardelle.aspx

Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes,…….

March 5, 2018 at 6:22 PM | Posted in chicken, Margaret Holmes Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes, and Baked Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Scrambled Eggs, 3 slices of al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s mostly cloudy and a high of 50 degrees. After Breakfast I went to Costco. First time here in a while. Bought a few items I needed and bought a couple of cases of canned Fruit and Vegetables. On the way home I dropped the cases off at Reach Out Lakota, food and shelter center here in West Chester. Then mailed a couple of letters and stopped by the ATM. Not a lot going on today, did a few things around the house then some work on my computer. For Dinner tonight its a Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes, and Baked Texas Toast.

 

I was at Kroger yesterday and picked up a package of Kroger Blackened Chicken Breast. It contained 1 Chicken Breast that was Seasoned with Blackened Spices. The only thing I added to prepare it was some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I’ll be preparing it in a Cast Iron Skillet.

 

 

 

 

I started by heating the oven on 400 degrees. I sprayed the Cast Iron Skillet with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Bertoli Extra Light Olive Oil. I heated the Skillet on medium heat. When the Skillet was heated I added the Chicken Breast. I seared it for 2 minutes per side. I then moved it to the oven. I love using Cast Iron Skillets. Not only do they hold heat and cook evenly but you can go from the stove on to the oven like I did with the Chicken. I continued cooking the Chicken for 10 minutes, flipping it over one time. Checked the Chicken with an internal meat thermometer, and it read 166 degrees. Took the Skillet out of the oven and let the Chicken rest for 3 minutes before serving. Excellent Blackened Seasoning and the Chicken came out moist and delicious. I’ll have to get another package of this sometime, enjoyed it.

 

 

As my Chicken was cooking I prepared my side dishes. I prepared a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. It doesn’t get much better for a canned Beans than these! 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. I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are at the top of the list, love the Seasoning.

 

 

 


For another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries

February 28, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, chicken, Chicken Wings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries
 
For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy with rain showers out today, about 54 degrees. Cleaned the hose today, vacuum and dusted. Afterward I had to repair one of the wheels on the sweeper. I’ve bought a couple of Cordless Vacuums now. Being in a wheelchair it makes running the vacuum so easy now! For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken Wings. I prepared Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries
 
I prepared some of the Kroger Buffalo Chicken Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and baked them for 19 minutes.Excellent Heat and  Spices, also Baked up perfect. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing. I love these Wings, I take my love of Wings after my Mom!
To go with the Wings I prepared some Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt. First time I’ve had the Alexia Crinkle Fries. I love all the other Alexia Products I’ve tried so I thought I would buy a bag of these. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 425 degrees F. Arranged the Fries in a single layer on a baking pan. Lightly seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them for a total of 16 minutes, perfect Golden Brown! As the other Alexia Products, delicious! Another good one to have in the freezer. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.
Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing
Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing
ALEXIA ORGANIC OVEN CRINKLES WITH SEA SALT
Gourmet quality. Certified organic. USDA Organic. 0 g trans fat per serving. Alexia Oven Crinkles Classic are made with the best organically grown ingredients and carry the highly regarded seal from Oregon Tilth, a USDA accredited organic certifying agency. Pacific Northwest Russet Potatoes lightly seasoned with Sea Salt make this delicious and classic recipe an everyday favorite. Enjoy the wonderful combination of Organic Oven Crinkles with your next meal – or anytime you’re craving a great tasting, nutritious snack. Oven Crinkles are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Made in USA.
Ingredients
Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Concentrated Apple Juice, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.
Directions
Keep frozen. For food safety and quality: Keep frozen. Do not thaw. Ovens vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees F as measured by a food thermometer in several spots. Read and follow these cooking directions. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Full bag 30-35 minutes half bag 18-22 minutes. Arrange frozen potatoes in a single layer on an 11″ x 17″ baking sheet. Bake according to instructions above to desired color and crispness, stirring halfway through cooking time.
http://www.alexiafoods.com/organic/organic-oven-crinkles-sea-salt
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