Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

December 10, 2018 at 6:33 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started off a cold morning at 18 degrees. Partly Sunny and 38 degrees for the afternoon. After Breakfast I followed my neighbor to an auto repair place and he dropped his car off and I brought him back home. Later in the afternoon I took him back to pick it up. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the leaves on the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch I went and got the car washed and cleaned the inside windows. That was about it for the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Fried Potatoes and Canned Green Beans.

 

 

 

 


I purchased another package of the Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger the other day and having them tonight for Dinner. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

To start I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 8 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes.

 

 

 

 


I got a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 


For one side we had Fried Potatoes! I’ve loved these all my life and my Mom makes the best! I bought a bag of Medium Size Red Potatoes, which we’ll be using. To prepare them; first wash the Whole Potatoes and dry with a paper towel. Next grab a Cast Iron Skillet and add 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heat the Skillet on high.

 

 

 

 


With the skillet heated add the Potatoes. After adding the Potatoes add your Seasoning, we just used Salt and Pepper. Then fry until the Potatoes start to turn brown. Then flip them with a spatula and continue frying until done. I love these Potatoes and they are so easy to prepare.

 

 

 

 

 


Then I opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. Just heat them up in a sauce pan with a small piece of Pork and serve. Fresh Green Beans in December, I love it! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Advertisements

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

November 13, 2018 at 6:27 PM | Posted in beans, Bob Evan's, Bush's, chicken | 4 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

I tried something new for Breakfast this morning, a Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles Turkey Sausage. It’s an Egg White, Turkey Sausage, and Cheddar Cheese Scramble. Just microwave it in the container it came in for about 1 minute and 40 seconds and done! Heated up perfect and I enjoyed it. Plenty of Egg White and Turkey Sausage, I did add an extra sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a shake of Salt and Pepper. Plus it’s only 150 calories and 3 carbs per serving! I’ll be buying more of these! Had some snow flurries overnight, nothing major. For the day it was 38 degrees and mostly cloudy. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the kitchen today. Cleaned out the fridge and freezer, cleaned the stove, and straightened up the pantry. For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

 

I purchased a package of Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger the other day and having them tonight for Dinner. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 


To start I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 8 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 


I got a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 

 


For one side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 


For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a 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! I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

October 29, 2018 at 5:20 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

To start morning off I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 38 degrees out this morning and partly sunny. Had a high of 55 degrees and clouds in the afternoon. After Breakfast I went to Meijer, Mom needed a few things. Stopped by the ATM, got gas, and stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. After Lunch I had to get the cart out of the shed along withe rake. The official Leaves Drop has began! Filled up a large Hefty Bag Yard Bag up. Just one of many upcoming leaf raking days ahead! For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 

 

 


I purchased a package of Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger the other day and having them tonight for Dinner. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 


To start I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 8 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes.

 

 

 

 


I got a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side 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. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 

 


For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chicken Thighs – One medium, baked chicken thigh with skin provides 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 2 gram of polyunsaturated fat, and 275 milligrams of sodium.

 

 

 

 

Green Giant® Extra Sweet Mini Ears of Corn-on-the-Cob 12 ct. Pack

* Green Giant Extra Sweet Corn-on-the-Cob Mini Ears:
* 12 mini-ears of extra sweet corn-on-the-cob
* Picked at the peak of perfection
* Kosher
* Ingredients:
Ingredients: Sweet Corn-On-The-Cob.

Directions:
Instructions: Cooking Directions:For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Because stove-tops and microwaves vary, adjusting cook times and heat settings may be required. Refrigerate leftovers.Stove-Top:1. Place desired amount of frozen corn-on-the-cob in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover corn. Heat to boiling over high heat.2. Cover; reduce heat slightly. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Remove from water with tongs.Microwave:1. Place 1/4 cup water and up to 8 ears of frozen corn-on-the-cob in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish.2. Cover; Microwave on high as directed below, turning corn over halfway through cook time, until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook.Caution: Hot! Avoid steam!Remove from water with tongs.2 ears – 6 to 12 minutes.4 ears – 10 to 16 minutes.6 ears – 12 to 18 minutes.8 ears – 14 to 20 minutes.

Safe Handling Instructions: For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160F.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 mini ear (61g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Potato Pancakes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

October 12, 2018 at 5:28 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Potato Pancakes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

To start this chilly Fall morning off I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, heated up some Meijer Diced Ham,and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served. Love those Potatoes and Ham! 37 degrees this morning and a high of 57 degrees, Big Change in the weather! I love this Fall Weather. Got the cart out of the shed did some yard work, trimmed a couple of bushes and raked leaves. Just love being out in this weather! For Dinner tonight its Fried Chicken Thighs w/ Potato Pancakes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

I purchased a package of Simple Truth Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs from Kroger the other day and having them tonight for Dinner. To prepare them I’ll just need Flour, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Pepper, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

To start I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Spray, added 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I got a pie pan out and put 2 tablespoons of flour in it. Next I got the Chicken Thighs out of the package and seasoned them with Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated I added the Thighs to the skillet and put a lid on the skillet. Fried the Thighs for about 8 minutes and then flipped them over, put the lid back on the skillet to cook another 7 minutes.

 

 

 

I got a plate and put paper towel on it and removed the Chicken Thighs from the skillet to the lined plate. Paper towel absorbs any of the excess oil. Just love the crust on the Chicken provided by the Flour Coating! The Flour and cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet. The Chicken Thighs were moist and flat out delicious!

 

 

 

 


So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). The whole family love’s these Potato Pancakes! They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers.

 

 

 


For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

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

Nutrition Facts

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

 

 

Green Giant® Extra Sweet Mini Ears of Corn-on-the-Cob 12 ct. Pack

* Green Giant Extra Sweet Corn-on-the-Cob Mini Ears:
* 12 mini-ears of extra sweet corn-on-the-cob
* Picked at the peak of perfection
* Kosher
* Ingredients:
Ingredients: Sweet Corn-On-The-Cob.

Directions:
Instructions: Cooking Directions:For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Because stove-tops and microwaves vary, adjusting cook times and heat settings may be required. Refrigerate leftovers.Stove-Top:1. Place desired amount of frozen corn-on-the-cob in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover corn. Heat to boiling over high heat.2. Cover; reduce heat slightly. Boil 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook. Remove from water with tongs.Microwave:1. Place 1/4 cup water and up to 8 ears of frozen corn-on-the-cob in 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable dish.2. Cover; Microwave on high as directed below, turning corn over halfway through cook time, until thoroughly heated. Do not overcook.Caution: Hot! Avoid steam!Remove from water with tongs.2 ears – 6 to 12 minutes.4 ears – 10 to 16 minutes.6 ears – 12 to 18 minutes.8 ears – 14 to 20 minutes.

Safe Handling Instructions: For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to at least 160F.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 mini ear (61g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

Leftover: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

September 15, 2018 at 5:31 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Helper, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Dinner Tonight: Leftover: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning to start my Saturday off I prepared a Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Sunny, hot, and humid out today. Summer like weather has returned! Got the cart out of the shed and did some yard work before it got too hot and humid out. Cleaned off the deck and driveway areas also. Then it was an afternoon of College Football. For dinner tonight Leftovers: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

Made an easy Dinner tonight, warmed up leftovers! I had the leftover Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta from last night. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 


I also baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Peach Diet Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

September 14, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Helper | 4 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

 

To start this Friday morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin. First time I’ve the Healthy Life Brand in a while. Kroger is the only store that carries them around here and they had not had them in stock for a couple of months. I topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and 85 degrees out today, more humid also. After Breakfast I headed out to Meijer for a few items and then by their Lawn and Garden. I’m looking for some Fall Mums, a bit early for the good ones to be out yet. For dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 

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.

 

 

 


I also baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Peach Diet Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Leftovers: Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread!

August 30, 2018 at 5:25 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread

 

To start my morning off I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I really enjoy the Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, they Scramble up perfect and are only 25 calories per serving (1 serving is 1/4 cup which is equal to 1 Egg) Outside had a couple of showers with a high of 83 degrees, and humid. Before the showers moved in later in the day I raked the front and side yard. Lot of leaves already. Then got the leaf blower and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. That was about my day today. For Dinner tonight Leftovers!

No way could I let these Chicken and Dumpling leftovers go to waste! I know the carbs and calories are bit higher than I like but just had to have them one more time! I had a light Breakfast and just a 1/2 an Apple for Lunch to even up everything a bit. I’ve left the original post from last night below for recipe directions.

 

My Mom is making her Chicken and Dumplings for Dinner Tonight! She used Bisquick Heart Smart Mix for the Dumplings and Amish Chicken Breasts for the Chicken. She first made the Dumplings using a recipe found on Bisquick Boxes. Made those and set them aside until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

For the Chicken. She boiled the Skinles Chicken Breasts in a pot until they were done adding more water to them twice. After the Chicken was cooked she removed them from the pot and roughly shredded it. Returned it to the pot of Broth or Stew and added the Dumplings, reducing the heat. Cooked the two together uncovered for 10 minutes and then another 12 minutes covered until they were done.

 

 

 

 

As I said these Dumplings just melt in your mouth! Just incredible flavor with the Chicken being moist and adding it’s flavor. I can’t have these often, having Diabetes 2, but once in a while is fine!

 

 

 

 

 

As the Chicken and Dumplings were cooking I made the Cornbread. I made a small Cast iron Skillet of Cornbread. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a Dinner tonight!

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Crocker Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix

Betty Crocker Bisquick Low Fat Pancake & Baking Mix Heart Smart 40.0 oz Box. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Bisquick Heart Smart is low in fat, low in saturated fat and naturally cholesterol free. Excellent Source of Calcium; Fat Free; Naturally Cholesterol Free; Kosher.

* Pancake mix makes fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes, waffles, and more
* Quick and easy breakfast; just add water and pour onto griddle
* Easy to personalize with fruits, nuts or chocolate chips
* Stock up your pantry with an easy and delicious breakfast option for everyone
* The Red Spoon is my promise of great taste, quality, and convenience; This is a product you and your family will enjoy, I guarantee it – Betty Crocker

Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread!

August 29, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in chicken | 4 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today’s Menu; Chicken and Dumplings and Cornbread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy with rain later in the afternoon, high of 90 degrees. Did a load of laundry and some light house cleaning. Then spent most of the afternoon writing an appeal letter to my insurance over my policy increase and balance of over $7,000. My insurance has been one big screw up! All I can do is wait and see what happens with the Appeal. On top of that I had to go the Dentist, which I can’t stand doing. But had no choice I’ve got a cavity. More on that later. Anyway a real Dinner treat tonight! My Mom is making her melt-in-your mouth Chicken and Dumplings and some Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread.

 

 

My Mom is making her Chicken and Dumplings for Dinner Tonight! She used Bisquick Heart Smart Mix for the Dumplings and Tyson Split Chicken Breasts for the Chicken. She first made the Dumplings using a recipe found on Bisquick Boxes. Made those and set them aside until ready to use. My Grandmother and Mom both have used this same recipe since it came out on the Bisquick boxes.

 

 

 

For the Chicken. She boiled the Chicken Breasts in a pot until they were done adding more water to them twice. After the Chicken was cooked she removed them from the pot and roughly shredded it. Returned it to the pot of Broth or Stew and added the Dumplings, reducing the heat. Cooked the two together uncovered for 10 minutes and then another 12 minutes covered until they were done.

 

 

 

 

As I said these Dumplings just melt in your mouth! Just incredible flavor with the Chicken being moist and adding it’s flavor. Plus that incredible and thick broth that’s created while its all cooking is the thing that ties it all together! I can’t have these often, having Diabetes 2, but once in a while is just fine!

 

 

 

 

 

As the Chicken and Dumplings were cooking I made the Cornbread. I made a small Cast iron Skillet of Cornbread. As always I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix, something I think I could eat every meal. I like a nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. What a dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

Betty Crocker Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix

Betty Crocker Bisquick Low Fat Pancake & Baking Mix Heart Smart 40.0 oz Box. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Bisquick Heart Smart is low in fat, low in saturated fat and naturally cholesterol free. Excellent Source of Calcium; Fat Free; Naturally Cholesterol Free; Kosher.

* Pancake mix makes fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes, waffles, and more
* Quick and easy breakfast; just add water and pour onto griddle
* Easy to personalize with fruits, nuts or chocolate chips
* Stock up your pantry with an easy and delicious breakfast option for everyone
* The Red Spoon is my promise of great taste, quality, and convenience; This is a product you and your family will enjoy, I guarantee it – Betty Crocker

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
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Next Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

Blessings by Me

Just a bit of my life

COOKING WITH LUCE

DISCOVERING MY INNER CHEF

Cooking with Brad

A Cooking Experience

Rock in the Kitchen

Each week I try to not be the worst cook in America

Lithuanian in the USA

Lithuanian girl's recipes and life in the USA

Articuleat

Recipes & Ramblings from Chef Patron Sebby Holmes (Owner of Award Winning Thai Restaurant, Farang London & Author of Cook Thai). A place where food and writing meet. Careful! It's a mouthful

A Vintage Kitchen

classic comfort food with a modern twist

Learn Fun Facts

An Archive of Curious Facts for the Curious

angelalimaq

food, travel and musings of a TV presenter

Hankerings

From cheeseburgers to foie gras — eat what you hanker for.

Cooking Conveniently and with Purpose #LPBcooks

Relax. They never know what you actually planned to serve them...

The Wacky Spoon

- Taking you from Garden-to-Table -

Stef's Eats and Sweets

Dinner & Desserts......Made with Love

krumkaker

Cooking, baking and living in Accra: what's not to like?

Sierramichaels's Blog

Author, writer, archaeologist and traveler

Popsicle Society

It's all about you

Browsing The Atlas

Exploring one dot on the map at a time

Wellness done write

musings by melissa abbruzzese