Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

August 2, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in fish, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

 

 

To start the morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. No appetite this morning. After my Tea and morning workout I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. I headed back out and went to Menard’s. I’m looking for a battery operated weed trimmer. Stopped off at the Post Office and mailed a few letters for Mom. Partly sunny and humid out today, high of 84 degrees. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole.

 

 

 

While at Meijer a while back I bought a few fillets of Walleye. I had used a couple of them and had the last one in the freezer. So I grabbed that bag and sit in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. Then I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillet in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried it in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

For a side I cooked up the last bag of the fresh Green Beans for Dinner last night. Boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Reheating the leftovers tonight. Love these fresh Green Beans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also prepared a box of Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Like the other Idahoan dishes their a breeze to prepare and a delicious Potato Dish. And like the others this turned out fantastic! Very well seasoned, and you can taste that Applewood bacon flavor. I love my Potatoes! I also had a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

 

 

Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole
The saying is “everything is better with bacon” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we incorporated Applewood Smoked Bacon in with our rich cheesy sauce for this homestyle casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

Oven Preparation
Best for Golden Browning

1 – Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
* At 400 degrees, bake 30 – 35 min. or until tender
Nutrition:
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Serving per Container 5
Calories 160
Calories from fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 5%
Sodium 720mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
https://idahoan.com/products/applewood-smoked-bacon-homestyle-casserole/

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Salmon Patties w/ Mac and Cheese

July 27, 2018 at 5:16 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, salmon, Stouffer's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Salmon Patties w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made 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 and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served.And had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and a high of 85 degrees. Got the cart out and took a spin around the neighborhood before it got too hot out this morning. After Lunch I cleaned and straightened the pantry and then straightened up both freezers. For Dinner tonight I prepared Salmon Patties w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

Ready for the skillet!

To make the Salmon Patties I used Kroger Low Fat Saltine Wheat Crackers, 10 Crackers. By using these Crackers instead of a regular Saltine Cracker, such as Zesta Saltine Crackers, I saved on Fat, Calories, Carbs, and Sodium. Also instead of 1 Egg I used a 1/4 cup of Egg Beater’s. Make cuts where you can, it all adds up! I’m also using a can of Kroger Brand Pink Salmon, Old Bay Seasoning, and Dried Parsley.

 

 

 

 

Golden Brown

In a large bowl I mixed all the ingredients until it well mixed and thickened up. Made the mixture into patties and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil on medium heat. Fried until cooked through and golden brown on both sides. Golden brown and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 


For a side I heated up a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I like using these because there’s one serving in each cup. So no waste if I’m just cooking for myself. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 


Salmon
Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac & Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c

Seasoned Haddock w/ Cheesy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

July 18, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Cheesy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

 

To start this morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and made the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Walgreen’s and picked up a Prescription and then to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. It really hasn’t rained a lot of late and the yards are starting to turn brown. Outside today it’s 87 degrees and sunny. After Lunch got the cart out and did some yard work. Later took a spin around the neighborhood. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Cheesy Cheddar Rotini Pasta.

 

 

I had purchased a Haddock fillet from Kroger a while back and had it in the freezer. I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I sliced it in half. So to prepare it I seasoned it with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until both pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 

To go with my Seasoned Haddock I prepared a new dish, Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Cheddar Rotini Pasta. I had heard of the Knorr Products but had never tried them until now. To prepare it; In medium saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup 2% milk and 1 Tbsp. of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Stir in contents of package and return to a boil. Reduce heat and continue boiling gently for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand at least 2 minutes. Stir and serve. Easy to prepare and delicious! Excellent Pasta with good Cheese flavor. I also baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

Haddock


The haddock is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Haddock, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (150 g)
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
Sodium 391 mg 16%
Potassium 527 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 30 g 60%

 

 

Knorr Cheesy Cheddar Pasta

Kids love our Cheesy Cheddar Pasta Sides, which layers rotini pasta with our scrumptious cheddar cheese sauce. Why not use it with our Chili Mac Casserole and indulge your own inner child?

* Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Cheddar Pasta (4.3oz) is a pasta side dish that enhances meals with amazing flavor
* Cheesy Cheddar Pasta Sides expertly combines rotini pasta with our scrumptious cheddar cheese sauce
* No artificial flavors
* Quick and easy to prepare – Cooks in 7 minutes
* Stovetop or microwave cooking
* Perfect as an ingredient in a delicious Knorr recipe or as a side dish
https://www.knorr.com/us/en/products/sides/cheesy-cheddar-pasta.html

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

July 14, 2018 at 5:34 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Chicken Sausage Patty Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin, heated up a al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Patty, and topped it with a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Love these Breakfast Sandwiches! Also I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s a hot one out there today! Humid and a high of 97 degrees. Had a few things to do outside around the house and I got those done right after Breakfast. I don’t mind the heat but I can’t take the humidity! Mom went to a Church Picnic about 2:00 this afternoon. She didn’t last long though, just too hot out. Me, I just did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

I had purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger and had it in the freezer. So I laid the fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillet off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into some Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil in a skillet and placed the fillets in and cooked 3 minutes each side. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I love making Fish Sandwiches with Cod and the Panko Bread Crumbs. The Panko gives the Sandwich a great crunch. The Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish which makes for one excellent Fish Sandwich.

 


For my Fries I’m using my favorite, 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. It’s my 4th day of Fish and Seafood – Shrimp, Walleye, Fried Oysters, and Cod today. For Dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free. In case you haven’t seen it yet there’s a new Cool Whip w/ Oreo’s, too good to be a topping! I plan using it to make a Cool Whip Pie!

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Cod Fillets
1c. Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 c. Egg Beater’s
1/2 c. Flour
1 Tbs. Light Olive Oil

Directions:

* Rinse fillets and pat dry the fillets and season with Sea Salt and Pepper.
* Combine flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder then press both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour.
* Dip floured fillets into Paprika Seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off.
* Place fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered.
* Meanwhile, heat canola oil in skillet and place the fillets in oil and saute 4 minutes each side, or until fillets are heated through and Panko Crust has browned.
Number of Servings: 4

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

July 11, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I made 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 and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and served. High of 88 degrees with passing showers outside. Not a lot going on today. Before it rained I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then went in the shed and swept it out. Trimmed the vines along the driveway, thing grows way too fast! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Rainbow Trout w/ Savory Herb Potatoes, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

Kroger had a few their Fish on sale and one of the ones I purchased was a couple of Rainbow Trout Fillets. I rinsed them both off in cold water, froze one and kept the other one out for Dinner tonight. To prepare it; Melted a couple of tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillet down with the butter. Then seasoned it with a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and then with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning, rubbing the Blackened Seasoning in till both sides of the Trout until covered. Heated up the Cast Iron Skillet and fried the fillet. Always have your overhead stove fan on when Blackening, it will create the smoke! I started by frying it skin side down about 3 minutes then flipping it over and frying it another 3 minutes, looks perfect! Not only looked good but was delicious. Came out so flavorful and fork tender. Just love Blackened Fish, always just an incredible taste and smokieness.

 

 

For one side dish I prepared the Little Potato Co. Savory Herb Potatoes. We love these! The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I heated up a can of Green Giant Steam Crisp Extra Sweet Niblets Whole Kernel Corn. One of my favorite canned corn, delicious Sweet Corn.I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Love this Bread! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow trout
Amount Per 1 fillet (79 g)
Calories 111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9 g 7%
Saturated fat 1.1 g 5%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.6 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 15%
Sodium 40 mg 1%
Potassium 298 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 16 g

 

Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71 g)
Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

July 6, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in fish, rice, Uncle Ben's Rice | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not as hot today, had a high of 83 degrees. Finished painting in the shed and moved a few things around. That was about it for the day. I’m dealing with my allergies and sinuses today. For Dinner tonight Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.
 

 

 

I’m trying another new item for Dinner tonight, Aqua Star Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Mango Salsa. I came across this one at the local Kroger Frozen Seafood. It looked great and the description sounded delicious so why not give it a try! It comes frozen and there is 2 Tilapia Fillets in the package. To prepare it you can Boil the package, Microwave, or Bake the fillets. I chose to Bake them.

 

 

 

 

So to prepare it; I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Then sprayed it with Pam w/Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray. I removed the Tilapia from the packaging and lined the 2 fillets up on the pan. With the oven heated I baked the fillets. I’ll be baking them for 17 minutes. As the Tilapia was baking I got the Mango Salsa package that came with the Fish. I just ran the package under cold water until it was thawed. I took the Tilapia out and they looked delicious!

 

 

 

I added the Mano Salsa across the tops of the Fillets. The Fillets were fork tender and flaked real easy. The Seasoning was spot on, nice mild heat, and the Mango Salsa worked perfect with the Tilapia. I’ll purchase this again, easy to prepare and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

I also prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs with Fish perfect. Also had a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Butter. Very good Meal tonight! For Dessert later a Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Mini Cone Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

Aqua Star Chili Lime Tilapia w/ Mango Salsa

Flame Seared Chili Lime Tilapia

Aqua Star “Flame-Seared” Tilapia is actually pre-seared on the surface to grilled perfection, allowing you to finish the final cook step with boil-in-bag, microsteam or the oven prep of your choice. These all natural fillets are glazed in a tangy chili lime marinade and paired with a delightful mango salsa included. For a true fine dining experience without the extra work of grilling outdoors or culinary expertise, these Flame–Seared fillets are ready for you to complete a restaurant quality meal at home in no-fuss minutes!

 

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain and Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:Uncle Ben’s Long-Grain-Wild
* Good Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the Skillet
Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice, and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.0g
Protein 5.0g
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus and Smashed Red Potatoes

June 25, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

I made a Big Breakfast for me and Mom this morning. I fried up some Thin Cut Breakfast Chops, prepared some Simply Potatoes Garlic and Herb Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Needless to say I skipped Lunch after this Breakfast! Outside it’s mostly cloudy and 83 degrees. After Breakfast I went to Walmart and had to get a new water hose for outside. The old one was leaking where the connector threads weer worn out. Back home got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck, driveway, and shed. I think I’m going to buy some wood and make some shelves for the shed. Since we cleaned and straightened it up we have all kinds of space now. For Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Asparagus, Smashed Red Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. My good friend just got back from his Florida Home and brought several fresh fillets of Grouper! These were just caught a couple of days ago and briefly frozen. So I laid a couple of the fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. And these fillets tasted so fresh, thank you Jim for bringing these to me!

 

For one 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 Grated Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

For another side I made some Smashed Red Potatoes. I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Preheated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I quartered the Red Potatoes, putting them in a large bowl. Seasoned them with the Garlic salt, Dried Parsley, Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Bacon Pieces, and 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil. Mixed them with the Seasoning until the Potatoes were Seasoned on all sides. I then added them to the preheated Cast Iron Skillet. Then added some sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary, that I grew.

 

 

When the Red potatoes were ready, fork tender, I removed them from the skillet and put them into a large bowl. Added 2 pats of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and got out the hand Potato Masher. I stirred the Potatoes , mixing them with the Butter. I then Smashed them a couple of times withe Masher. I just Smashed them enough to break them up but leaving chunks of the Potatoes in it. Served by Seasoning it with some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some of the Blue Bonnet Light Butter. These turned out great! I 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 Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

June 5, 2018 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy morning out and 52 degrees. Had a high of 84 degrees with rain moving in the late afternoon. After Breakfast I went to Meijer to pick up some Herb and Pepper Plants. I’ve got Sweet Basil and Sweet Peppers growing so far. I love planting stuff and watching it grow. I guess I learned to love that from Grandparents. I was always out on their farm during the Summer. Really miss them and those fun days! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillet off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil in a skillet and placed the fillets in and cooked 3 minutes each side. Served on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. I love making Fish Sandwiches with Cod and the Panko Bread Crumbs. The Panko gives the Sandwich a great crunch. The Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish which makes for one excellent Fish Sandwich.

 


For my Fries I’m using my favorite, 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. It’s my 4th day of Fish and Seafood – Shrimp, Walleye, Fried Oysters, and Cod today. For Dessert later something new, a Skinny Cow Frozen Greek Yogurt Fudgetastic Swirl Bar.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(4) 4oz. Cod Fillets
1c. Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 c. Egg Beater’s
1/2 c. Flour
1 Tbs. Light Olive Oil

Directions:

* Rinse fillets and pat dry the fillets and season with Sea Salt and Pepper.
* Combine flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder then press both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour.
* Dip floured fillets into Paprika Seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off.
* Place fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered.
* Meanwhile, heat canola oil in skillet and place the fillets in oil and saute 4 minutes each side, or until fillets are heated through and Panko Crust has browned.
Number of Servings: 4

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

June 3, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s: Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus, Baked Potato, and Baked Garlic Bread Loaf

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast i went to Walmart for a few items and went to their Garden Center also. I stopped at McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Outside had rain early and then partly sunny and 85 degrees. After Lunch I finished repotting some Pepper Plants and Herb Plants I had bought at Walmart. We finally got the shed cleaned out and organized! Now I have all kinds of room for storage and work. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato.

 


While at Meijer the other day I bought a couple of fillets of Walleye. I first rinsed the fillets in cold water and patted them dry with paper towel. Then to prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

For one 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.

 


For another side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. 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 later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Cup.

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

May 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots

 

 

To start this rainy Friday morning off I prepared one of my favorites, 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 and a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. We had Thunderstorms overnight and into the morning here. Mostly cloudy and 76 degrees in the afternoon. Finished up on the Kitchen painting, looks 100% better! For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Tater Tots.

 


I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. I had a couple small fillets of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful.

 

As my Grouper was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 


Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/T/Tater-Tots#.Wv2wFKQvzIU

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