Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries

November 21, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, chicken, Chicken Wings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Eggo Waffles and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I had to go to Meijer and pick some things up for the Thanksgiving Dinner. The stores are getting crowded early today, everyone picking stuff up for Thanksgiving. I stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad on the way back home. I cleaned the house today, we have a few people coming over for Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. Also did a load of laundry for Mom.Well my Scans, Blood Work, and Exam all came back Cancer Free! Going om 14th year, this coming year, Cancer Free! For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings w/ Baked Fries.

 

Mom had a bag of Tyson Smoky BBQ Wings so I prepared the whole bag of them for everyone for Dinner. To prepare them I just followed the instructions on the bag. Preheated the oven to 450°F. Then lined a rimmed baking sheet with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Placed the frozen chicken wing sections on the pan in a single layer. Then baked the on upper rack for 38 minutes, until the juices ran clear when thickest part of the chicken temperature read 180°F. on an instant thermometer. The Wings came out perfect! They crisped up nice and had and excellent Smokey BBQ flavor. I had a side of Litehouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing for dipping the Wings in.

 

To go with the Wings I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. I also cut up some Celery Sticks for a side. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

Tyson Smokey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Wings

Tyson® Individually Frozen Smokey BBQ Style 1st and 2nd joint Wings are perfect for game time or a fun family meal. These oven-bake wings pair perfectly with easy-to-prepare dip recipes on the back of the bag! Contains up to 21% seasoning solution.

UNCOOKED: FOR SAFETY, PRODUCT MUST BE COOKED TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 180°F AS MEASURED BY A THERMOMETER.
CONVENTIONAL OVEN

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
3. Place frozen chicken wing sections on pan in a single layer.
4. Cook on upper rack for 35 – 38 minutes or until juices run clear when thickest part of the chicken is pierced and temperature on instant read thermometer reaches 180°F. For crisper wings: cook wing sections on a non-stick sprayed baking rack over a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
GRILL

1. Spray grill with non-stick spray prior to cooking.
2. Gas
Grill
: Heat only one side of grill. Charcoal
Grill
: Pile coals on only one side of grill and heat.
3. Place wings on grill away from the heat. Cook, covered, until wings begin to brown.
4. Move wings directly over heated side of the grill and turn frequently.
5. Cook until the temperature in the thickest part reaches 180°F on an instant read thermometer. Appliances vary. Cooking times approximate. Adjust accordingly to ensure internal temperature reaches 180°F.

COOKING TIMES AND OVEN TEMPERATURES MAY VARY, ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

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Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots

November 12, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Posted in chicken, noodle, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots

 

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain bread, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had my Morning Cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom was gone most of the day so I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. Did some house work and outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway area off. With everything done I kicked back and watched some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared Reames Chicken and Dumplings and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

Here’s another one I haven’t prepared in a long time, Reames Chicken and Dumplings. Why i can’t tell you, the Noodle/Dumplings are fantastic to use! While at Meijer I seen a package of these in the Frozen Foods and grabbed a package. To prepare the dish I’ll need; 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 3 Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts (cut into 3/4″ chunks), 1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 1 tablespoon Parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, and 1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings.

 

 

I’m using Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts. I love using these. Their individually wrapped, perfect size, and cook up perfectly. To prepare it; In a large pot, heat oil, add Chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.

 

 

 

 

Add Broth, Parsley and Pepper, Bring mixture to a boil. Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. All done, and serve! I’ve got to remember to have these more often! They always turn out so good. Easy to prepare and an excellent Noodle. They go perfect with Chicken.

 

 

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Just empty the contents into a small sauce pan , bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Jello Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reames Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4″ chunks
1 quart (32oz) Swanson Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon Parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 bag (12oz) Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings

Directions
1) In a large pot, heat oil, Add chicken and cook until chicken is slightly browned.
2) Add broth, parsley and pepper, Bring mixture to a boil.
3) Add Reames Frozen Flat Dumplings, stirring to separate, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 min. Stir occasionally to prevent dumpling from sticking. Or until dumplings are desired tenderness. Serve.

 

 

Reames Homestyle Flat Dumplings

* Easy Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplins Recipe. See Back Of Package.
* Since 1952 We Have Devoted Ourselves To Making The Best Egg Noodles You Can Buy Fresh-Frozen To Preserve Their Special, Old-Fashioned Goodness. You Can Trust Your Favorite Family Recipes To Reames. We Proudly Prepared This Package Of Reames Flat Dumplins So You Can Make Your Favorite Great-Tasting Homestyle Recipes In Even Less Time. Perfect For Soups And Salads, Casseroles And Main Dishes, There’s Nothing Better.
* Quick Cook.
* The Original Frozen Noodle.

Directions
Cooking Instructions: Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt, if desired. Add frozen dumplings and return to a full rolling boil, stir to separate. Cook dumplings uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired tenderness, stir occasionally. Drain thoroughly. Dumplings will be tender but still slightly firm. For Soups and Stews: Cook dumplings in broth for the same length of time. Omit salt. Keep frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1/2 Cup
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories170 Calories
Calories From Fat10 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat1.5 g2.0
Saturated Fat0.0 g0.0
Trans Fat0.0 g
Cholesterol35.0 mg12.0
Sodium550.0 mg23.0
Total Carbohydrate34.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4.0
Sugars1.0 g
Protein5.0 g

 

Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

November 9, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Posted in chicken, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled an Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also, as usual, I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold morning starting off but it was sunny and 53 degrees out for the day. After Breakfast I straightened up the pantry, checking the expiration dates on everything. Then did the same in the freezer. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. That was about it for my day. For Dinner tonight it’s an oven menu. I prepared Mini Carb Cakes, Wings, and Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries.

 

Trying a couple of new items tonight; that I purchased here at our local Kroger, Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes and Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I also purchased some Fingerling Potatoes while at Jungle Jim’s Market a couple of days ago that I’m slicing up and baking.

 

 

 

 

The Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes come fresh in a package, 24 to a package. To prepare them preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the Mini Cakes on a baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes or until they hit an internal temperature of 160 degrees. I love these little Crab Cakes. Nice flavor and real easy to prepare. Served it with some Heinz Cocktail Sauce for dipping.

 

 

 

Then I also prepared some Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. Like the Mini Crab Cakes I’ll be baking these also. After baking the Crab Cakes I turned the temperature up to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with 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 a very good Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

Then for another side I prepared some Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water. I then cut the Fingerling Potatoes in half, lengthwise. Put the Potatoes in a large bowl seasoned them with; Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, and Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese to top the Potatoes with. Using a cookie sheet lined with foil I spread the Potatoes out on the sheet . Then Roasted them at 400 degrees until they were fork tender, about 20 minutes. Still can’t figure out why it’s so hard to find Fingerling Potatoes in this area, only 1 store around here locally that sells them (Thank you Jungle Jim’s).

 

 

 

The Dockside Classics Mini Crab Cakes
Premium Crab Cakes – Four hand made lump crab cakes with just the right amount of seasonings and spices. Comes with our own delicious recipe of cocktail sauce.
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Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:
1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.
2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.
3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.
4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese.
5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

Leftovers: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

November 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, chicken, mushrooms, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

It’s been one sleepless and painful night and day. I have been suffering through some extremely painful Phantom Pains. It’s so frustrating because there is nothing you can do to stop them. There’s methods and medicine you can do or take that may work about 5% of the time but for the most part the only thing you can do is try to fight through them. I think I might have got about an hours worth of sleep overnight but that was it. I had nothing for Breakfast but a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad and I went back to bed for most of the Day. The Phantom Pains lessened around 2:00 this afternoon, finally. I’m hoping for a better night tonight! Thank goodness for leftovers, I reheated the Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread. I’ve left the original post from yesterday below. Take care everyone.

 

I had purchased a bag of Bear Creek Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix at Walmart a while back. So what better day to try it than a Fall day in November. The package contains the Soup Mix which is loaded with Long Grain Wild Rice. I’ll be adding 8 cups of Water, Pulled Chicken, and sliced Mushrooms. You can already tell this has the makings of one Hearty Comfort Food Soup!

 

 

 

For the Pulled Chicken; Yesterday I purchased a Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken. I pulled all the meat and put it in a sealable plastic container, which I put in the fridge to store until needed. I also purchased a small container of Mini Bella Mushrooms, from Meijer, that I sliced up.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Soup; I brought 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisked in Soup Mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sea Salt and Pepper to taste. When the Soup was ready I then added 1 cup of the Pulled Chicken and 1 cup of the sliced Mushrooms. Stirred until well blended, and served. One excellent Soup! The Soup came out smooth and creamy and the Long Grain Rice, Chicken, and Mushrooms worked perfect. Hearty and Delicious! I also baked a loaf La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

Bear Creek Country Kitchens: Soup Mix Creamy Wild Rice

Deliciously smooth and creamy, and loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice.
High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Combining high quality hearty ingredients with our special blend of spices, our soups are delicious, yet easy to prepare. Just add water and in minutes you can serve “homemade” soups that will satisfy every appetite.

Creamy Wild Rice
A Bear Creek® soup to get wild about. Smooth and creamy, it’s loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice and graced with carrots, celery, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Yields about 8 one-cup servings.
Try adding chicken and sliced mushrooms for variety
* Just add water
* Makes 1/2 gallon
* Wild rice soup mix cooks in 15 minutes

Instruction
1 – Directions: Bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisk in soup mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Yields about 8 one cup servings.
2 – Store in a cool dry place.

Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

November 4, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, chicken, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

 

Toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin for Breakfast this morning. I topped with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam and served it with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sort of foggy out this morning. It was cloudy all day and a high of 64 degrees. So it was a god day to stay in and clean the house, vacuum and dusted. Also gave the wooden floor area a good cleaning. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Some of the trees this year in the neighborhood are beautiful! Orange, Yellow, Red, leaves and they look incredible as the sun is setting and hitting them just right. Had everything done by the afternoon and watched some College Football. For Dinner tonight a Comfort Food Dinner, Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I had purchased a bag of Bear Creek Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix at Walmart a while back. So what better day to try it than a Fall day in November. The package contains the Soup Mix which is loaded with Long Grain Wild Rice. I’ll be adding 8 cups of Water, Pulled Chicken, and sliced Mushrooms. You can already tell this has the makings of one Hearty Comfort Food Soup!

 

 

 

For the Pulled Chicken; Yesterday I purchased a Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken. I pulled all the meat and put it in a sealable plastic container, which I put in the fridge to store until needed. I also purchased a small container of Mini Bella Mushrooms, from Meijer, that I sliced up.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Soup; I brought 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisked in Soup Mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sea Salt and Pepper to taste. When the Soup was ready I then added 1 cup of the Pulled Chicken and 1 cup of the sliced Mushrooms. Stirred until well blended, and served. One excellent Soup! The Soup came out smooth and creamy and the Long Grain Rice, Chicken, and Mushrooms worked perfect. Hearty and Delicious! I also baked a loaf La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Bear Creek Country Kitchens: Soup Mix Creamy Wild Rice

Deliciously smooth and creamy, and loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice.
High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Combining high quality hearty ingredients with our special blend of spices, our soups are delicious, yet easy to prepare. Just add water and in minutes you can serve “homemade” soups that will satisfy every appetite.

Creamy Wild Rice
A Bear Creek® soup to get wild about. Smooth and creamy, it’s loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice and graced with carrots, celery, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Yields about 8 one-cup servings.
Try adding chicken and sliced mushrooms for variety
* Just add water
* Makes 1/2 gallon
* Wild rice soup mix cooks in 15 minutes
Instruction
1 – Directions: Bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisk in soup mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Yields about 8 one cup servings.
2 – Store in a cool dry place.

Leftovers – Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

October 22, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Helper, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:: Leftovers – Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. I love this Breakfast trio more and more! No McDonald’s for Mom and Dad today, I made Breakfast for them also. I prepared a couple of Poached Eggs, fried some Bob Evan’s Breakfast sausage Links, made some Hash Browns, and baked some Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits. Now this beats their usual McDonald’s Breakfast anytime!

 

 

Mom went on to Church and stayed home and watched Dad. He’s to the point now where he can not be left alone so it’s up to us to take care of him. After Mom left I did a couple of loads of laundry. Then it was on to house cleaning, dusted and vacuumed. We have wooden flooring in the Dining Room and Hallway. So I used a dust mop on it and then a light wood floor wax. Done with cleaning inside I cleaned up outside after Lunch. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned the wooden deck and driveway areas. The leaves are all turning and falling. It’s 78 degrees and cloudy out. It looks like our last warm day, cooler weather moving in with rain tomorrow. Anyway everything all done and just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. For dinner tonight t was leftovers, reheated the I Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta. As always when I make this dish, it’s leftovers the next day. This so good there’s no way I’ll let the leftovers go to waste! Below I’ve left the original post from yesterday, for description and instructions on how to prepare it. See you tomorrow!

 

To make the dish I’ll need; 1 Box Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper and 2 Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts.

 

 

 

 

 

I love the Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but this is my favorite by far. This really turns out delicious and an easy meal to prepare! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. To prepare it first go ahead and make the Pasta, by the box directions. Just boil, stir, and season.

 

 

 

As the Pasta was cooking I prepared the Chicken, I used Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts. I cut each Breast into 3 pieces. Coated each piece with the provided Seasoned Crumbs and fried until done. The full instructions are at the end of the post. The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix and Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Extra Light Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper.

 

 

 

It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also baked a loaf of La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor

Chicken Helper

* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.

Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!

nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/hamburger-helper/products/chicken-helpers/chicken-helper-crispy-cheddar-bacon-w-cheesy-rotini

Chicken Enchiladas

October 19, 2017 at 4:58 PM | Posted in chicken, Old El Paso Products | Leave a comment

Today’s Menu: Chicken Enchiladas

 

 

 

To start this sunny morning off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good way to start the Day! Just another perfect Fall day out again! 70 degrees and sunny. After Breakfast I helped Mom with a couple of loads of laundry and did some house cleaning. After Lunch got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then got the cart out and rode around enjoying the beautiful day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a family favorite, Chicken Enchiladas.

 

 

I had not made these in quite a while and Mom and Dad had been wanting them so I’m preparing Chicken Enchiladas. So yesterday I went to Kroger after and picked up a Simple Life Rotisserie Chicken. Love these Roasters from Simple Truth that the Kroger Deli prepare. Always delicious and good size Roasters. I pulled all the Meat and put it in a plastic container and set it in the fridge until ready to use.

 

To make the Enchiladas I’ll need the following; Mission Carb Friendly Flour Tortillas, 2 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 2 tablespoon Chili Powder (plus more for sprinkling), 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper, 1 Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Chicken (pulled meat ), Extra Light Olive Oil, 1/2 medium Red Onion (diced), Three 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (or use Green if preferred!), 3 cups of Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican (plus more if needed), Daisy Reduced Fat Sour cream (for serving), and Chopped fresh Cilantro (for serving).

 

I already pulled all the Meat of the Rotisserie Chicken and had it in the fridge, try not snacking on the Chicken as you’re doing this (good luck). Put the pulled Chicken in a bowl and set aside. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F. I’ve been using Mission Carb Friendly Tortilla for a while now. One at a time, held the Tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 20 seconds per side. Set the warmed Tortillas aside. In a bowl, mix together the Cumin, Chili Powder, Cajun Spice, salt and pepper. Add the pulled Chicken to the Spice Mix. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat add the Chicken until heated through and remove the Chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet; and add the Onions to the skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; and set them aside on a plate. Pour the Enchilada Sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

 

Ready for the oven…

To make the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the Sauce (Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce) into a 9-by-13-inch Casserole Dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a Tortilla into the Sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some Cheese down the middle, followed by some Chicken and finally, some of the Caramelized Onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the Casserole Dish. Repeat with the rest of the Tortillas. Pour the rest of the Sauce over the Enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the Cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of Chili Powder. Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

 

….and done!

Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime. And time to enjoy these Enchiladas! Hot, Cheesy, and Flavorful! Another one of those Keeper Recipes courtesy of Ree Drummond. The original recipe is at the end of the post. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients
10 to 12 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons Cajun spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
Three 15-ounce cans green enchilada sauce (or use red if preferred!)
3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack cheese, plus more if needed
Sour cream, for serving
Diced tomatoes, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving

Directions
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

 

2 – One at a time, hold the tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed tortillas aside

3 – In a bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mix.

4 – Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork.

5 – Throw the onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the enchilada sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

6 – To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a tortilla into the sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder.

7 – Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

8 – Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime

Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and….

October 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in beans, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Scrambled Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Mom and Dad’s Breakfast. Later went to the ATM and mailed a couple of letters. After Lunch I got the cart out and did some yard work. Then took a ride around the neighborhood, really nice out! For Dinner tonight a new recipe for Chicken Thighs. I prepared Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs w/ Roasted Butternut Squash, Seasoned Pinto Beans, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

Tried a new recipe I cam across in the newspaper Wednesday, Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs. Looked and sounded good so I’m giving it a try. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 Shallot (finely sliced), 3/4 cup Apple Cider, 1/2 cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Flavor Syrup, 1 tablespoon finely grated Ginger, 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Thyme leaves (plus 5 sprigs for the roasting pan), 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper, 8 boneless and skinless Chicken Thighs, and 3 medium Granny Smith Apples (cored and quartered). I substituted the Maple Sugar Syrup with Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Flavor Syrup, I used Sea Salt instead of the normal Salt, I used Granny Smith Apples, and I used the Skinless and Boneless Chicken Thighs instead the bone in and Skin still on Thighs.

 

Now to prepare it; I start by getting a medium bowl. Then whisk the shallot, cider, maple syrup, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, chopped thyme leaves, kosher salt and ground black pepper. Next place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, seal it and refrigerate for 12-24 hours, turning one to coat all pieces. I marinated the chicken overnight.

 

 

 

 

Next day; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and arrange pieces, skin side up, in a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Tuck the apples and thyme sprigs among the chicken pieces. Pour the marinade over top. Bake, basting occasionally, about 1 hour, until chicken is cooked. Check the thighs with a meat thermometer, should be 165 degrees internal temperature. Serve the chicken and apples with the sauce spooned over top.Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! Excellent Keeper Recipe! Chicken was tender and moist and the Syrup along with all of the other ingredients add incredible flavor! And it’s Parent Approved, Mom and Dad both loved it!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! And this too has quickly become a favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also baked a loaf of LaBrea Multi-Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Maple Ginger Chicken Thighs

INGREDIENTS:
1 shallot, finely sliced
3/4 cup apple cider
1/2 cup dark pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus 5 sprigs for the roasting pan
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 bone-in chicken thighs
3 medium apples, cored and quartered

DIRECTIONS:
1 – In a medium bowl whisk shallot, cider, maple syrup, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, chopped thyme leaves, kosher salt and ground black pepper.
2 – Place the chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade into the bag, seal it and refrigerate for 12-24 hours, turning one to coat all pieces.
3 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from mainade and arrange pieces, skin side up, in a 9-by-13 inch baking dish. Tuckapples and thyme sprigs among the chicken pieces. Pour the marinade over top. Bake, basting occasionaly, about 1 hour, until chicken is cooked. Check with a meat thermometer, should be 165 degrees. Serve the chicken and apples with the sauce spooned over top.

 

Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

September 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

 

Feeling a lot better today! I even got a full night’s sleep. Almost all the swelling on my right ear area is gone but my hearing isn’t quite back all the way though. With feeling better I’m back to solid food. So for Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg make a perfect Breakfast Bowl! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. Back home gave Mom a hand with the laundry and some house cleaning. Got the cart out for a bit. Watched some College Football then the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes.

 

At Meijer I bought a bag of Meijer Brand BBQ Chicken Wings. First time trying this brand Wings. Mom and Dad had been wanting some Wings so that’s what we are having for Dinner. The Wings come frozen and already Seasoned.

 

 

 

 

To prepare them I preheated the oven on 375 degrees. Then got a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. Lined the Wings up in the pan and when the oven was ready I baked them. for about 27 minutes. Pulled them from the oven and let them sit for 3 minutes and served! The Wings were excellent! They were nice size and the Seasoning and BBQ Sauce was spot on. Served it with Celery Sticks along with Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing.

 

 

 

For a side Dad wanted some Potatoes so I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and Herb Potatoes. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Preheated the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. Wings, Celery, and Potatoes for Dinner tonight! For a Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Little Potato Company Grilled Potatoes – Garlic Herb
GARLIC HERB OVEN|GRILL READY FLAVOR HAS HAD A MAKEOVER!

This heavenly garlic herb flavor is enclosed in a new and attractive packaging design, yet still filled with the fresh Creamer potatoes you’ve come to love! We are giving you a healthier way to enjoy the delicious flavor, with a few small improvements to our seasoning packages:

– all natural ingredients, forget the artificial flavors and colors, you won’t find them here!
– reduced sodium levels
– lower sugar levels

As always, the Garlic Herb flavor is:

– gluten-free
– allergen-free
– fat-free
– cholesterol-free
– Vegan

That’s right, we’ve created a healthy blend to provide you with a sensational flavor experience that’s not only convenient, but also natural and good for you and your family.

Look for it in your produce section today!

Classic steakhouse comes alive in the Garlic Herb flavor. A colorful mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes is roasted in a mouth-watering blend of roasted garlic, sweet onions and fragrant rustic herbs.

Just open the package, add the included seasoning, splash a little oil and roast for 30 minutes in the oven or on the barbecue. Perfectly grilled Creamers have never been easier!

Be sure to mix it up and try our other delicious flavors Onion Medley and Barbecue Blend.

In three easy steps, you have perfectly roasted and seasoned potatoes!
Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 450° F.

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film.

2. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of oil to tray. Toss until well coated.

3. Place uncovered tray on grill or in oven. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes* or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: If potatoes look dry during cooking, turn down heat and add 2 tbsp. of water.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 0 %
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated + Trans 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 520 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g
https://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/garlic-herb/

Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls

September 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in chicken | 7 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls

 

 

To start my Saturday morning off I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and I toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A cool morning outside, 58 degrees with a cool wind. Had a high of 66 degrees with rain and clouds. Dad is slowly recovering from the pneumonia, not feeling real good today though. So with the rain, there’s not a lot going on outside. Vacuumed and dusted the house. Then cleaned and straightened up the pantry. Everything done so I watched some College Football the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Roasted Asparagus, Cut Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls.

 

 

 

I bought a package of 2 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts from Meijer the day before and had them in the fridge. To prepare them I’ll need; Flour, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Morton’s Lite Salt, and Ground Black Pepper.

 

 

 

 

I’m using a medium size 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. I then took the Chicken Breasts and rolled them in the flour, making sure both sides were fully floured. Next I seasoned them with the Poultry Seasoning and 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.

 

Then for one side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus. prepare the Asparagus I needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Peppercorn, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it; 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. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in the preheated 400 degree oven and roast for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

Then I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden asparagus
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus
Amount Per 1 spear, medium (5-1/4″ to 7″ long) (16 g)
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 32 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.3 g 1%
Sugar 0.3 g
Protein 0.4 g 0%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

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