Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries

March 25, 2017 at 4:38 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and as usual had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain shower and it was cloudy for most of the day, about 75 degrees for a high. Well Dad finally made it back home after 2 months in the hospital and rehab center! He is one happy man to be back home. Me and Mom are going to have to help him do most everything, I’m just glad we are able to! So for Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Green Beans and Oven Fries.

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger yesterday. I rinsed of the nuggets and froze 1/2 of them and kept the other half out for Dinner tonight. To prepare them I first seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. I love using all the Zatarain’s Products!

 

For one side dish I heated a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared some Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I had picked a couple of bags of these up at Jungle Jim’s International Market on my last visit there. They are already seasoned with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I also seasoned them with some Morton’s Lite Salt. They baked up perfectly and tasted great, as all the Alexia Potato. Great to have a bag of these handy in the freezer! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic
The finest Pacific Northwest Russets are seasoned with an uncommon blend of rosemary, garlic and olive oil to create this delicious twist on a classic.
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/oven-fries-rosemary-garlic

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in fish, Gorton's Seafood, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Eggo Waffles, lightly topped with butter, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Already 49 degrees this morning, warmest in a while. For the day it was mostly cloudy and a high of 70 degrees, about time! After Breakfast I went to Kroger to pick up some groceries for Mom. She was out of a lot things and dad will be home tomorrow after being gone 2 months in the hospital and rehab. Be great to have him back home. After Lunch I pulled out my mobility cart from the shed and cleaned it up. Then swept shed out. I also grabbed the leaf blower and cleaned of the deck and around the driveway. Kept it simple for Dinner tonight. I made some Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese.

 

So it’s Fish Sticks tonight! I’m using Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks. Growing up I lived on Fish Sticks. When I was at Meijer the other day I seen these in the frozen foods and bought a package of them and the Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Fillets. These are coated with Panko Bread Crumbs and to prepare them I’ll be baking them. I first preheated the oven at 375 degrees. I then took a small baking sheet and lined it with foil. Sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray and lined the Fish Sticks up on the sheet. Then baked them for 22 minutes, flipping them over after 11 minutes.

 

 

 

 

They came out piping hot, nice crunch from the Panko Bread Crumb Coating and nicely Seasoned. I’ve got another great item for the freezer, a good one to have on hand. Served them with a side of McCormick Tarter Sauce.

 

 

 

 

For side to go with the Fish Sticks I prepared some Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. I normally have the regular Mac and Cheese but I seen the 50% Whole Grain at Meijer and picked up a 4 pack of them. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! Seafood and Mac and Cheese are just a natural pairing. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 
Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks

Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks
100% wild-caught Alaskan Pollock breaded in a panko coating.

Good seafood that’s good for you.
Always crispy, never fried. At 50% less fat than regular fish sticks and just 170 calories per serving, they have all the classic flavor with half the guilt.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 5 sticks (86g)
Servings Per Container: about 5
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g 18%

Ingredients:
Minced Alaskan Pollock, breadcrumb coating.
Minced Alaskan Pollock
Breadcrumb coating
Wheat flour, water, palm oil, yellow corn flour, whey, salt, sugar, natural flavor, garlic powder, onion powder, yeast, beet powder (color), baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), colored with paprika, annatto, and turmeric extracts, xanthan gum, beta carotene (color).
CONTAINS: POLLOCK, WHEAT, MILK.
https://www.gortons.com/products/smart-crunchy-fish-fillets/

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

March 17, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and Scrambled a couple of Eggs. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we have rain showers, cloudy, and a high in the 40’s. I had planned to do some things around the house then go to see Dad but late yesterday I was making a pot of the Bear Creek Creamy Potato Soup and as I was ladling it out into a plastic container, the container started to turnover. I stopped it from turning over but the ladle was full and went on to my left thumb area. I burned my thumb pretty good. I went to the Emergency Care this morning to get it checked out. They said I did burn it pretty bad but I had done everything right to prevent infection and such. So spent most of the day relaxing with my left hand elevated. Anyway for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

I had purchased a of large Walleye Fillet at Kroger Wednesday. Cleaned it and sliced into 6 pieces. I froze 3 pieces and kept the other 3 out for my Dinner tonight. I love Walleye we had not had some in a while now, so couldn’t wait to have these. I rinsed them off in cold water and patted them dry with a paper towel. Seasoned it 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 it in Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 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. Along with Crappie their my favorite Fresh Water Fish to eat.

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Light Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish, especially Fish. I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a small bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Diced Mangos, love Mangos!

 

 

 

 

 
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 137mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9mg
Potassium 618.5mg

 

 

Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns fry up perfectly to a crisp, golden brown because they’re made from quality potatoes. They’re always fresh, never frozen so you’ll never have to worry about freezer burn. Fresh, delicious potatoes mean you never have to sacrifice great homemade taste.

Ingredients:
Potatoes, Dextrose, Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate (Added to Maintain Color), Potassium Sorbate And Sodium Bisulfite (Added to Maintain Freshness).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 78 G
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 55 Mg 2
Total Carboydrate 16 G 5
Dietary Fiber <2 G 8
Sugars 0 G
Protein 1 G
http://www.simplypotatoes.com/products/productview.cfm?prid=34

Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

March 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

 

 

To start this snowy 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 daily morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It started snowing late yesterday but the ground was to warm and it didn’t stick, at first. Eventually though it started sticking. We’ve had snow flurries on and off most of the day. It was 16 degrees this morning and we had a high of only 31. What happened to our early Spring! The cold looks as though it’s killed all the early flowers that had come out. The cold is here for a few days they say. Sure be glad for warmer weather! Dad is doing better. They thought he had shingles but it turned out to be a rash from an anti biotic they had given him. Not sure when he’s coming home. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.

 

I had purchased 2 Haddock fillets from Kroger a while back. I had rinsed both fillets and cut into smaller pieces. I ended up with 3 bags, I had one the day I purchased them and froze the other 2. So I grabbed one of the plastic bags and laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. So to prepare them I seasoned them 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 all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin 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, Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which both were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

 

Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Haddock make a perfect pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.
 

 

 
Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.

 

Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Mac and Cheese

March 3, 2017 at 6:10 PM | Posted in fish, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Mac & Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast on this cold March morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Fried Ocean Perch w Mac & Cheese 009Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well they say if March comes in like a Lion it will go out like Lamb. So we got the Lion part covered so now we”l wait and see if it goes out like a Lamb! Mid 20’s this morning with very light snow flurries and still windy out. But they say by Sunday it will be 60 degrees again, hope they have it right! Did some house cleaning today and cleaned up around the outside a bit. I didn’t go see Dad today, he had some testing and 2 therapy sessions today. For my dinner tonight I prepared Fried Ocean Perch w/ Mac & Cheese.

 

 

I picked up the Ocean Perch at Meijer yesterday. Really love the Meijer Seafood Department. Good selection, always Fried Ocean Perch w Mac & Cheese 001fresh and some good items on sale. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Virgin Olive, on medium heat. Rinsed the Perch with cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Sea Salt. I then put them in a Hefty Zip Lock Bag and added Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri, shaking the bag then until the Perch Fillets were coated. Added the Fillets to the heated skillet and fried them for 6 minutes. 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

 

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Then for a side I microwaved Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Frozen individual Mac Cups, just microwave and serve. Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Ocean Perch
Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:Fried Ocean Perch w Mac & Cheese 001
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g

 

 
Stouffer’s Classic Mac & Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese

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

Stouffer’s Classic Mac & Cheese Mac Cups:Stouffers Mac Cup
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 17.00 %
Saturated Fat 6 30.00 %
Cholesterol 30mg 10.00 %
Sodium 560mg 23.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9.00 %
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 4.00 %
Vitamin C 0.00 %
Calcium 15.00 %
Iron 2.00 %

http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Italian Beans and Oven Fries

February 27, 2017 at 6:35 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Italian Beans and Oven Fries

 

 

 

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For Breakfast this I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and as usual had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain on and off for most of the day, about 49 degrees for a high. After Lunch I went to the rehab center to see Dad and while there I went to therapy with him. He’s doing really good with it, might get to home soon! Back home and not a lot going on the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Cut Italian Beans and Oven Fries.

 

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger and had them in the freezer so I let them thaw in the fridge Catfish Nuggets Rice 003overnight. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. I love using all these Zatarain’s Products!

 

 

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For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! I could have Beans every day and never get tired of having them.

 

 

 

 

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For another side I prepared some Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I think this is the second time I tried these. I picked a couple of bags of these up at Jungle Jim’s International Market on my last visit there. They are already seasoned with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic. I also seasoned them with some Morton’s Lite Salt. They baked up perfectly and tasted great, as all the Alexia Potato. Great to have a bag of these handy in the freezer!

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri   Lemon Pepper
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Parmesan Risotto and Sliced Carrots

February 25, 2017 at 5:46 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, risotto | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Parmesan Risotto and Sliced Carrots

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life seasoned-haddock-w-creamy-parmesan-risotto-and-sliced-carrots-006Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After a night of heavy rain and thunder storms, the morning was quiet but a lot cooler. We had a record high of 76 degrees yesterday and a high of 41 degrees today! There goes my Sinuses again!Just as soon as they get adjusted to warm weather, here comes the cool weather back. Cloudy and breezy out. After Lunch I went up to see Dad for a while at the rehab center. Back home took a quick nap and watched some College Basketball. For Dinner tonight its a Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Parmesan Risotto and Sliced Carrots.

 
I had purchased 2 Haddock fillets from Kroger the day before. I rinsed both fillets and cut into smaller pieces. I froze Seasoned Haddock w Green Beans and Fried Polenta 002one bag and kept the other one out for my Dinner tonight. So to prepare them I seasoned them 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 all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin 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. These make a great Fish Sandwich also!

 

 

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For one side dish I made some Creamy Parmesan Risotto. As always I used Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto. Quick, easy, and delicious Risotto dish. Ready in about 25 – 30 minutes.

 

 

 

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Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a 1/2 loaf of LaBrea Whole Grain Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto

Enjoy the delectable flavor of rich, aged Parmesan cheese in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this Lundberg Risotto2delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality ingredients like Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, and spices with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente. Preparing this tasty risotto takes about 20 minutes and requires minimal stirring. It’s an easy, convenient way to add gourmet flair to any meal.

Cooking Instructions

In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese is desired. Serve piping hot.

Ingredients

Eco-Farmed Arborio Rice, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Blend (Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese {Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes}), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk Powder, Dried Cane Syrup, Natural Flavors (Cheese, Dairy), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Dried Parsley, Yeast Extract, Butter (Cream, Salt), Rice Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Expeller-Pressed Safflower or Sunflower Oil, Pepper, Lactic Acid, Nonfat Milk, Enzyme-Modified Cheddar Cheese, Turmeric. Contains Milk.
http://www.lundberg.com/products/risottos/Creamy_Parmesan_Risotto.aspx

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

February 17, 2017 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

 

 

 

 

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For Breakfast I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did some light house cleaning and gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry. Then after Lunch headed over to see Dad. He’s showing improvement, it’s just wait and see now. For dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger the other day and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet of it 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 Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w Baked Crinkle Fries 001McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined the 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. 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 the Extra Virgin 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. Cod cooks up great no matter how you prepare it. Plus it’s a very meaty Fish.

 

Alexia Potato Puffs

Then for a side dish I prepared some Alexia Potato Puffs. To prepare them; Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Baked for 25, stirring halfway through the cooking time. And we have another Keeper Potato Product! Browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

 

 

 
Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w Baked Potato 002

(4) 4oz. Orange Roughy or 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. Extra Virgin 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 Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs with Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black PepperAlexia Potato Puffs

The crispy crunch consumers love in a potato puff, with the unexpected twist of Alexia’s premium seasonings: each crispy puff is perfectly seasoned with Roasted Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Sour Cream and Chives. —“All of the goodness of a loaded baked potato in a crispy bite-size puff.”

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 g (about 14 pieces)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/potatoes/crispy-seasoned-potato-puffs

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

February 11, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

 

 
For Breakfast I’m having a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped with Smucker’s Sugar-free seasoned-gulf-coast-grouper-w-harvest-vegetables-and-fried-bread-006Blackberry Jam, and as every morning, a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast did a few chores around the house and finished up a load of laundry for Mom. Then after Lunch I headed out to spend the afternoon with Dad. He’s getting a bit restless, wanting to come home. But he just can’t until he builds his strength up more. I feel bad we can’t let him come home yet but it’s for his own safety. It got up to 58 degrees today with a shower. Our temperatures keep on the roller coaster, up and down teens to 60’s. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Harvest Vegetables and Fried Toast

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004Florida! I had a fillet 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 Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

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Then for a side I prepared a package of Pict’sweet Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and Herb and Garlic Seasoning. Another item that’s easy to prepare and a delicious side dish. Just microwave them in their steamable bag they come in on high for 5 minutes an d you have some steaming hot delicious vegetables. Pict’sweet has several different vegetable products but this is my favorite. It contains sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes in a garlic seasoning.

 

 

 

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Next I made some Fried Toast. All I’ll need is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Sliced Sour Dough Bread. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat and add some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to the pan. Next; Heat the butter, add the sliced bread to the pan, and cook for a few seconds or until golden brown, and done! Makes a nice twist on Toast and a perfect side to any dish! For Dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn and and an Ice Cold Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

NUTRITIONFried Gulf Coast Grouper 001
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

 

 

 

 

PictSweet Farm Favorites Harvest Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes and a Garlic Herb Sauce
The rustle of leaves, chilly evenings and a good walk in the woods. It’s harvest time, and we’ve brought together sugar snap peas, carrots and robust roasted red potatoes – great vegetables of early fall to steam up for a burst of real stick-to-the-ribs flavor.
Cooking Directionspict sweet
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
Do Not Open, Pierce, OR Thaw Bag Before Cooking
Gently shake bag side to side to evenly distribute contents.
Place ONE frozen, unopened bag THIS SIDE UP in microwave.
Microwave on HIGH for recommended cooking time.
Let stand 1 minute. CAUTION bag will be hot.
Carefully remove bag from microwave.
Cut open package, pour, stir and enjoy!
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS:
Open package and pour frozen contents and ¼ cup water into a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional water if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 1/4 cups (118g)
Servings per Container about 2 1/2
Nutrition:
Calories 90 Sodium 260 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 17 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 3 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 15% Calcium 4%
Vitamin C 8% Iron 4%
http://www.pictsweet.com/our-products/category/steamables

Catfish Nuggets w/ Garlic-Herb Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas

February 7, 2017 at 6:28 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Garlic-Herb Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas

 

 

To start the morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped the slices with catfish-nuggets-w-garlic-herb-potatoes-and-sugar-snap-peas-006some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. And as usual I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Its February 7th and its 52 degrees here at 7:00 this morning, and we had a high around 64 degrees and a lot of rain! But come tomorrow only a high of 44 and 32 by Thursday, welcome to Ohio! Anyway after Breakfast I went to the local Kroger and picked up a few items. Then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Spent the rest of the day cleaning the house and doing some laundry for Mom. I’ll visit dad tomorrow, spent Sunday and Monday at the rehab unit with him, he’s making progress! For Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets w/ Garlic-Herb Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas.

 
Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer and had them in the freezer. Set a the bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. Tocatfish-nuggets-2-7-17 prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat frying Catfish. Love using all these Zatarain’s Products!

 

 

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For one side I heated up some Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. They come fresh packed in a plastic bag. Just empty the bag into a small skillet with a 1/2 tablespoon of Light Olive Oil and heated 7 minutes on medium heat. Done, easy way to have some Beans! Only 35 calories and 4 net carbs per serving, 1 cup.

 

 

 
Then for another side dish I prepared – the Little Potato Company Oven Ready Garlic Heab Potatoes. It comes in a bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-w-sugar-snap-peas-and-garlic-herb-po-002Oven Ready Foil Container. Remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of light olive oil to tray. Toss until well coated. Place uncovered tray on in the oven. Cook for 40 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally. Then you can serve them right from foil container they came in. Another delicious Potato Product from the Little Potato Co.! It’s one Comfort Food Dinner Tonight! Really enjoyed this one. For dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 experiences that’s not only the-little-potato-company-grilled-potatoes-garlic-herbconvenient, 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/

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

The secret of authentic Southern style fried fish is the crispy combination of cornmeal, corn flour, spices and lemon juice captured in this special Zatarain’s Frying Mix.

Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueZatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Crispy-Southern

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