Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

April 29, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Then I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns along with frying up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Lot of rain overnight, a couple of thunderstorms had the night lit up. Mostly cloudy today high in the 70’s. After Breakfast did a load of laundry for Mom. Then after Lunch went up to see Dad for a while at rehab. He’s been doing a lot better of late. Back home not a lot going on so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight its Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots.

 

 


I had purchased a couple of small Walleye Fillets at Meijer yesterday and had them in the fridge. To prepare them I rinsed them off in cold water and patted them dry with a paper towel. 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!

 

 

To go with the Walleye I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Whole Grain Brown Rice. To prepare it just microwave. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat for 90 seconds and serve! Rice comes out perfect, steaming hot and fluffy.

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 
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

 

 
UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole Grain Brown

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have delicious, healthy whole grain brown rice in just 90 seconds. This convenient microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole Grain Brown. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:

* Excellent 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.
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Fast-Cook-Recipe#.UhJlm5LOk20

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 25, 2017 at 4:52 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 


For Breakfast this morning Mom wanted some Bacon so this morning I fried up some Bacon. I also fried her an Over Easy Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Bread topped with Apple Butter, and a cup of Coffee. For myself a couple of slices of Bacon, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A nice day out there today, mostly sunny and 77 degrees. Got the cart out and went around the yard and sprayed for weeds. More weeds this year that I’ve seen in a long time. Did a few other things around the yard and enjoyed the day. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 
I had purchased the Tilapia at Kroger last week and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. Served it on a Kroger Whole Wheat Mini Sub Bun.

 


For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. Also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

April 21, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Golden Puffs Cereal along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Growing up I loved Sugar Crisps Cereal. Well while at Meijer yesterday I came across a bag of Malt O Meel Golden Puffs, only 100 calories per serving. These taste just like the old Super Sugar Crisps! After Breakfast I grabbed a broom and the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. After that I watered all the new plants outside. Then got some empty plant pots out of the shed and filled them with potting soil and planted Wild Flower Seeds in them. Later after Lunch I headed over to see Dad for a while. Outside it’s a bit cooler out. In the 80’s the past couple of days with lots of sunshine and today cloudy and 65 degrees. For my dinner tonight I prepared Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese.

 


I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger  earlier today. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department. Good selection. 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 for 6 minutes. 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!

 

 

 

Then for a side I prepared a box of Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar. I’ve used Annie’s products in the past and always enjoyed them. The reason I choose Annie’s is on Friday’s Kroger runs an online special of a free product. You just log in to the Kroger site and click on it and it goes on your Kroger Card, very good deal every Friday!

 

 

To prepare it is preparation like most boxed Mac and Cheese. Boil 6 cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the Pasta and cook 8-10 minutes.When done drain the Pasta. Next add 3 tbsp of low fat Milk to a warm sauce pan. Sprinkle the Cheese packet over the Milk and stir to combine. Finally add the Pasta back to that saucepan and stir until well mixed. And done! Excellent Mac and Cheese! Tender and nice flavor, goes great with the Perch! 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:
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

 

 

 

Annie’s Shells and Real Aged Cheddar
Annie’s Cheddar Mac (as we call it!) is our answer to all those chemically orange-colored cheeses out there. We’ve taken our original Shells & White Cheddar and added a little color to it, naturally! Our totally natural cheese is colored with a plant extract called annatto. Annatto has been used in tropical American cultures for generations to color foods such as butter, cheese and mustard. The annatto tree grows 20 to 30 feet in height and when its seeds are stirred in water, they produce orange annatto dye, also called achiote, to color foods. Annie’s Cheddar Macaroni and cheese is a great alternative for kids who need to have that “orange” cheese on their macaroni.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Shell Pasta, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Whey, Butter, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color.
CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS.
MADE ON SHARED EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PROCESSES EGG AND SOY.
http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/shells-real-aged-cheddar

Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

April 18, 2017 at 4:48 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

 

 

 
To start this 18th day of April I toasted a couple Eggo Waffles. Still love these after all these years! I also made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. What a beautiful day out there today, 77 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I went to Walmart to pick up a few bottles of gas for the new grill. Also put a new outdoor table and chair in layaway, I’ll get it out after the deck is painted. Back home I had hired a neighborhood repair man to spray and wash the house, deck, and driveway down. Hope he gets time here soon to repaint our wooden deck. Had to change a tire on my 4 wheel mobility chair, picked up a nail. So for Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger last week. I rinsed and cleaned the nuggets and froze them. Last night I laid a bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. 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 as always.I love using all the Zatarain’s Products, perfect for Fish and Seafood!

 

 

To go with my Catfish Nuggets I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried this a while back and loved it! I’ve also had the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix, Navy Bean Soup Mix, Minestrone, and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which all 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 Catfish make a great pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Catfish
Catfish are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species, the Mekong giant … Wikipedia
Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 
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

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

April 3, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Sunnyside Up, heated up 2 Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Now that’s a Breakfast, I was starving this morning! Lot of rain today, started overnight. Bad timing for all the rain, today is Opening Day in Cincinnati! The Reds first game of the season is like a Holiday in this area. It all starts off with the Findlay Market Parade. The Parade first started in 1920 and has become a tradition. But the rain is putting a damper on everything. I stayed in today and the house a major cleaning and did a load of laundry for Mom. Dad is starting therapy today so we’ll see how that goes. For Dinner tonight its Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Golden Hominy.

 

 

I love Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida. They just dropped off 4 bags of Grouper they caught just 4 days ago! I had a couple of the fillets in a bag 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 Crispy Southern Fish Fri. 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!

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

 

 
For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy, and its been a while since I’ve any. For those that has never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. There is White and Golden Hominy, my favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish! 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

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
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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!

 

 

Fried Ocean Perch w Mac & Cheese 002

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 %

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