Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese

August 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, no appetite this morning. Did my morning workout, took a quick shower, and off to Walmart. I needed some Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, Copy Paper, and a few other things. Back home after Lunch, I went to see Dad. Still having good days and bad days, hope he can come home soon. Another pretty nice day out again. After getting back home I got the cart out for a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight it’s a Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

I love my 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, thank you Jim and Linda! 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!

 

 

To go with the Grouper I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac.For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

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

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

Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

August 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

 

 

To start my morning off I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Scrambled an Egg, and made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well I’m back to full strength, I have a sinus infection and not a Summer Cold. Mostly sunny and 83 degrees with low humidity again! I heard that the Weather Services had said it looked like our coolest August in the last 15 years or so. As long as the humidity is low I’ll take it! Went to Meijer for a few items, then stopped and got gas, then to the bank and back home. Dad is doing ok in rehab but he’s still having trouble with water build up around his heart. So he’s back on the heavy duty water pills, hopefully it will clear it up. Not much going on at the house today. Got the cart out and took a spin around the neighborhood and picked the mail up. For Dinner tonight a Sandwich I could not wait to have again, the Izzy’s, Boneless Cod Sandwich. So the Kitchen is closed!

 

I have been wanting another one of the Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich since I had one a few weeks ago. Perhaps one of the best Fish Sandwiches that I ever had! The Sandwich is huge. Nice size Battered Cod Fillet, seasoned just right. It comes on Rye Bread with Tarter Sauce. One delicious Sandwich. I can only eat 1/2 of it, I’ll have the other half for Lunch tomorrow. It came with a Potato Pancake which I gave to Mom. Mom had the Izzy’s Reuben. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. As for the Kitchen, it should reopen tomorrow!

 

 

 

Boneless Cod
Cod battered with Izzy’s special blend of seasonings on rye bread with tartar sauce. “Too good to be called fish!”
http://www.izzys.com/menu.php

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Fresh Green Beans

August 2, 2017 at 5:51 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Fresh Green Beans

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple Eggo Waffles. Still love these after all these years! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its 83 degrees and humid, some places got a brief shower. After Lunch I took Mom over to the office of where Dad is at for rehab. They briefed us on how Dad was doing and when he might be released. Hope all goes well but Dad’s Dementia is getting worse, not much we can do about that though. Back home not a lot going on, did a few things in and around the house. For Dinner tonight one of my favorites, Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Fresh 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).

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked some fresh Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin dropped some off to us that they had grown. Had to string them and break them up. Then boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Love these fresh Green Beans! For Dessert/Snacks I had a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

July 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Waffles. I used Bisquick Heat Smart Flour to make them with and used Egg Beater’s to replace the Egg. I’ve got a large Waffle Maker and a smaller on that makes 2 Waffles, I used the smaller one. I also heated up a couple Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Really enjoy waffles and Pancakes and by using the Bisquick Heart Smart Flour it makes them a bit healthier. I also had my usual cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

Outside it’s Hot and Humid with a passing shower. After Breakfast I headed to Walmart, needed some printing ink and copy paper. Looked at a couple of new TVs while there also. I might get a larger one for our spare room If I can find a good buy. Stopped and got my car a much needed car wash and had the inside cleaned also. Then stopped and got gas and back home. Just did some of those odd and ends jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight it’s Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.

 

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer yesterday. 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.

 

To go with my Fried Catfish Nuggets I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I’ve had this a few times now and really like 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 Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbed with cornmeal and fried.… 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 Size 1 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

http://www.bearcreekcountrykitchens.com/pasta.php

Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

July 8, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this Saturday morning I cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, and finally a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. Also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had seen a similar Hash Brown dish like this on Food Network’s Dinners, Drive – In’s, and Dives. It looked delicious and I gave it a try, and it is delicious!

 

 

After I had Breakfast and did the dishes I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. It’s not quite as hot out, 81 degrees but still a tad muggy. We had one strong storm move through our area late yesterday. Some areas are still without power and other areas are flooded. So after Breakfast I had some cleaning up to do outside, a lot leaves, limbs, and garbage. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper! I prepared a Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Mini Ear of Sweet Corn and Baked Potato.

 

 

I purchased a beautiful Red Snapper Fillet while at Kroger the day before. I’ll be preparing it by a new recipe I found on the Taste of Home website, Herb-Crusted Red Snapper. I’ll need the following; 1 tablespoon Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Red Snapper fillets, and 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil. I only had 1 fillet of the Red Snapper, the original recipe and ingredient amounts are for 2 fillets. I only used 1/2 of amount of the above ingredients.

 

To prepare it was very easy. To start; In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until Fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. So easy and quick to prepare this. The crust was excellent and provided great flavor while the Snapper remained moist.

 

 

 

For the Corn I used my favorite, Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. You can not beat this for frozen or not frozen Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen, so it rare it goes bad, prepared in 10 minutes, and some of the Sweetest Corn on the cob you’ll find! Topped it with some Morton’s Lite Salt and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

I also had a Baked Russet Potato. Topped this with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and some I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Any Potato Dish works for me! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Snapper
Red snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein that is rich in selenium, vitamin A, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that regularly incorporates these nutrients may significantly benefit your health by preventing serious medical conditions.

 

 

 

HERB-CRUSTED RED SNAPPER RECIPE

An appetizing blend of herbs complements the mild flavor of these flaky fillets from field editor Nella Parker of Hersey, Michigan. Red pepper flakes give the entree its zip.
MAKES: 2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients
1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 red snapper fillets (5 ounces each), skin removed
2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions
1. In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.
2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 each: 200 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/herb-crusted-red-snapper

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

June 29, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

 

 

It was Gravy and Toast this morning for Breakfast. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of my favorite Tea, Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmer and a little more humid out today. A little more like our normal June/July weather. Did a couple of loads of laundry and then off to Walmart for a few items. Stopped and had the car washed on the way back home. Other than that not much else going on. For Dinner tonight an Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato.

 

 

I had picked up the Orange Roughy at Kroger a while back and had a fillet left in the freezer. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.

 

 

I had laid the Roughy in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then in a pie pan I added some Flour and seasoned it with some Paprika. Rolled the Roughy in the Flour till it was completely covered. Next in another pie pan I added a 1/2 cup of Egg Beater’s and dipped the fillets in the Egg Wash, shaking off the excess. Finally the third pie pan, I added a package of Shake and Bake Panko Seasoned Bread Crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure the fillet was well covered.

 

With the skillet heated I added my fillets. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hoagie Roll. Topped the Roughy fillet with some McCormick Tarter Sauce. Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Russet Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

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

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