Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs

June 25, 2017 at 4:57 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

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this beautiful Sunday Morning I reheated 3 of the Potato Pancakes leftover from last night’s Dinner, love these things! I also toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another gorgeous day out there again. Sunny and 75 degrees, and no humidity. It’s unusual for this area to have weather like this at the end of June. Usually the high humidity has set in for the Summer and high temps. After Breakfast I headed to Meijer for a few items and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad at McDonald’s for them. Did a load of laundry and some light house cleaning, not a lot going on after that. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

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 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.

 

Then for a side dish I prepared I had some Alexia Potato Puffs, that I had leftover in the freezer. 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. Excellent Potato Product, browned up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a 100 Calorie Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream Cup that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(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 Pepper

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

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

June 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast I reheated a piece of the Chopped Bison Steak I had leftover from last night’s Dinner. I also had 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not a bad way to start the day! Well the rain finally stopped and it was mostly sunny and a high of 79 degrees. After Breakfast I got the leaf blower out and did some cleaning. Lot of leaves and limbs from the rain and wind of the last day and half. After Lunch I pulled the cart out of the shed and straightened that up and swept it out. Everything done I took the cart out for a ride around the neighborhood, not bad out! For Dinner tonight its a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Potato Pancakes and Green Beans

I had a Walleye Fillet in the freezer that I sat in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 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!

 

 

The whole family love’s these Potato Pancakes! 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).

 

 

 

 

For a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also reheated a couple of slices of leftover Multi Grain Bread. Had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Devine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

June 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in fish, Kraft Cheese | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Nutri Grain Low Fat Eggo Waffles and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast and my morning workout I started a load of laundry for Mom and then headed to Marsh and Kroger. I needed quite a few things from Meijer and then stopped by Kroger to pick up a few things for Mom. Back home, after Lunch I got out the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. Trimmed the vine along the driveway and then picked some Basil and Cilantro for tonight’s meal. This is the best my Herb Plants have ever grown, nice size plants. Love watching stuff grow. As a child growing up my Grandparents always live on a farm with huge fields of Vegetables. Lucky to get to see all that while growing up. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Hush Puppies and Mac and Cheese.

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side. 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 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. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

For one side for my Grouper I prepared a box of the McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix. First time I’ve made these and they turned out great! Just followed the easy instructions and served. I left the full instructions at the end of the post. First time I’ve had Hush Puppies in a long time, really enjoyed these!

 

 

 

 

Also to go with the Grouper 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 topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix

McCormick Hush Puppy Corn Meal Mix is a unique blend of yellow corn meal and wheat flour that helps you make tasty hush puppies quickly and easily. Just add water! The ingredients in this traditional recipe have been specially selected for authentic, golden fried Hush Puppies that are ready in minutes!

Directions:
Instructions: All You Need:1 box Hush Puppy Mix2/3 cup Water Vegetable Oil Pour oil into deep fryer, large heavy skillet or saucepan, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat oil to 375F on medium heat.1. Stir Batter Mix and water in medium bowl until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes to thicken.2. Drop batter carefully by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Cook several hush puppies at a time. Fry 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.To prepare only of the box use 1 cup Hush Puppy Mix and 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. water. Continue as directed above.Serve hot hush puppies with a fish or seafood dinner.Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.
Safe Handling Instructions: Jalapeno Hush Puppies Hush Puppies with Corn and Chiles Cooking tip: cook several hush puppies at a time to help maintain oil at its best frying temperature.

 

 

 

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/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

June 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Bush's, fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans

 

 

 

I t was one of those restless nights dealing with Phantom Pains all night into the morning before they finally eased up! So there won’t be a whole lot done today except for catching up on some sleep. Went out to get the Sunday Papers this morning and there was 2 Wild Turkeys out in the side yard, first I’ve seen in quite a while! For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Back inside I did a load of laundry and done for the day. After Lunch I laid down for the afternoon and caught up on sleep! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Walleye w/ Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes and Vegetarian Baked Beans.

 

 

While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some beautiful looking Walleye Fillets and just couldn’t pass them up. I rinsed it off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today. 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 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!

 

 

For 1 side I boiled some Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes. Picked these up at Meijer also yesterday. To prepare them I took a large pot and filled it half way with water and heated it on high. As the water started to boil I added Salt to the water. I then added the Potatoes and boiled them until fork tender. To serve, I put a few them on the plate and smashed them up a bit. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley along with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

June 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in beans, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

Started the day off with 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I had my Breakfast I went to Walmart for a few items and by Kroger to pick some Catfish Nuggets for tonight’s Dinner. Not a bad day outside today, partly cloudy and 76 degrees out. A little cooler today and no humidity. Got the cart out and did a little yard work and then took a ride around the neighborhood and down by the lake. For Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets along with Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Kroger earlier. 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 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. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

 

The whole family love’s Potato Pancakes! 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).

 

 

 

 

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! For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Vanilla Carb Smart Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

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

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
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 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes

June 2, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes

 

 

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Cheerios’ and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, Outside another nice day, 83 degrees, mostly sunny, but a bit more humid. Right after Breakfast I headed to Meijer, needed quite a few items. Back at home I took Mom’s Car up and had it washed and then took my car up and had it washed. Next stopped by the post office and mailed some letters and on the ATM and stopped and got gas. Nice day out today. For Dinner tonight something new, Baked Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes.

 

 

 

Seen these dishes being made on the new Gordon Ramsay show, the “F” Word. These looked so good I had to try them. My recipes aren’t exact as the originals but both turned out delicious! So here’s my version of Creole Salmon w/ Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes.

 

 

 

 

I had stopped by Meijer yesterday to pick up the ingredients for my Dinner tonight. I’m using a North Atlantic Salmon Fillet. I had purchased a 1/2 of a huge fillet that I cut into 4 smaller fillets. I froze 3 and kept one out for my Dinner tonight. To make the Salmon I’ll need; 1 Salmon Fillet, McCormick Griner Sea Salt, Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning, and Dried Thyme. To prepare it; I first preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I seasoned the Salmon  Fillet with the Thyme, Sea Salt and Creole Seasoning. I put the Fillet in the pan; skin side down. Baked it for 13 minutes; until done and fork flakey. The Salmon came out perfect! Done just right with excellent seasoning.

 

 

 

 

Now for the Mustard Greens and Baby Red Potatoes. I’ll need the following;Baby Red Potatoes, Mustard Greens (1 bunch), 1 Clove Garlic (minced), Lemon Juice, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Extra Light Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Parsley (chopped)

 

 

 

I’ll be using Baby Red Potatoes and 1 bunch of Mustard Greens. I filled a large pot 1/2 way with water, salted it, and brought it to a boil. Added the Potatoes, reduced the heat and until almost tender. Drained the water and laid the Potatoes on the cutting board. I then used the bottom of a coffee cup and lightly smashed the Potatoes. Next I grabbed a large skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Potatoes. After 3 minutes I added a 1//2 Clove Garlic. In another 2 minutes I added a pat of Blue Bonnet Light Butter, to brown the Potatoes, and seasoned with McCormick Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

As the Butter was melted I washed my Mustard Greens and patted dry with a paper towel. I then added the Mustard Greens to the skillet. I cooked until it was wilted and tender. Be careful not overcook the Greens. Removed everything to a bowl; seasoned it with a splash of Lemon and chopped Parsley. This makes one nice side dish! I love Potatoes anyway but this is really a great way to prepare the Potatoes and the Mustard Greens, This is the first time I’ve had Mustard Greens in a very long time. The Greens came out tender and worked perfectly with the Red Potatoes. Along with the Salmon this turned out to be one delicious Dinner! For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Diced Peach Cup.

 

 

 

 

Salmon /ˈsæmən/ is the common name for several species of 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

May 31, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, Green Giant, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had another of the al fresco Apple Maple Chicken Sausage Breakfast Patties. I love this Sausage, so good! I found more of these at Meijer the other day and picked a few of the packages up. I love making these and making them into a Breakfast Sandwich, the patties are the perfect size for English Muffins. I fried the patty for 8 minutes and as that was cooking I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with my Breakfast Sandwich I had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Passing showers this morning and then mostly sunny and 75 degrees. I got my cart out of the shed and cleaned it today, a much needed cleaning!Then repotted a couple of plants for Mom. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Haddock w/ Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 
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 having the last bag tonight. So I grabbed one of the plastic bag 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.

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

 

 

 

I also boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. If you’ve never tried the Green Giant Corn you need to! 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 later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potato Fries

Ingredients:

Fingerling Potatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper
Chili Powder
Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Grated Cheese
Directions:

1.) Thoroughly clean and scrub the potatoes.

2.) Cut the potatoes in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

3.) Add the olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary by how many potatoes you use. Just use enough oil to give the potatoes a nice coat. Add your seasonings.

4.) Put on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the Parmesan Grated Cheese

5.) Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes at 450 degrees. The potatoes should be tender in the middle when done.

 

 

 

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

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

May 26, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

To start my Friday morning off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny out today and 80 degrees. Went up and had my car washed, really needed it! Drove on over to Walmart, I wanted to check out the Lawn and Garden Department for a few things. Back home got the cart out for a while and drove around the neighborhood and down by the lake. Relaxing day! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Ocean Perch w/ Sharp White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

 

 

I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger the day before. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department. Good selection. I first rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Light Olive Oil, 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 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

For a side dish it was leftover Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp White Cheddar. I just reheated the Mac and Cheese leftover from Dinner last night. I put it into a bowl, covered the bowl with a paper towel, and microwaved it for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Heated up great and still delicious. Really enjoyed the Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
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:
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

 

 

 

 

 

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Dinner – Sharp White Cheddar

The difference is in the cheese. We’ve been doing thing differently for over 60 years. Our unique aging process gives our cheese a delicious, bold sharpness. Today, we offer that same distinctive flavor in our rich macaroni & cheese. Smooth, creamy and full of flavor—one bite will keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Enriched Macaroni Product (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid); Cheese Sauce (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Whey, Sodium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Lactic Acid, Sorbic Acid as a Preservative, Sodium Alginate, Annatto Extract [Color]).
Directions:
Instructions: Easy Preparation Cooking Directions: Boil 2 qt. (8 cups) water in medium saucepan. Stir in Macaroni.Cook 11 to 12 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze Cheese Sauce over hot macaroni. Stir until blended.Makes about 4 servings.Note: Do not overcook pasta.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

May 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Scrambled Egg that i topped with Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a few drops of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Then I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was 48 degrees this morning and its partly cloudy and had a high of 76 degrees. Gave Mom a hand with laundry and then outside and cleaned. After Lunch I got the clippers out and trimmed the vines alongside the driveway. Got the cart out later and took a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Smashed Potatoes and Purple Passion Asparagus.

 
I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! 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!

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe!

 

For another side dish I had picked up some more of the Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer. It tastes like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus! What a Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
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 Potato Puffs

May 18, 2017 at 4:56 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

 

 

 

For Breakfast I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy and 82 degrees. More rain moving back in tonight. Along with that the pollen and spore count is high today, and I can tell it with my allergies! We had to have Dad at the optometrist at 9:00 this morning, he needs new glasses. Back home did a few things around the yard and shed and then took the cart out for a spin around the neighborhood. For dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Potato Puffs.

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger 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 McCormick 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 having 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.

 

I had some of the Alexia Potato Puffs leftover so I decided to have them as a side. 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. They bake up perfect with excellent seasoning. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 
Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich

Ingredients:

(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 Pepper

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

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