Baked Salmon Fillets w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Sliced Carrots

December 7, 2017 at 5:55 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Minute Rice, salmon | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon Fillets w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Sliced Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good way to start off a cold morning. How cold is it you ask, 18 degrees! Wasted no time going out to grab the morning papers! Partly cloudy and 33 degrees for a high. Cleaned the oven and did some cleaning and straightening up of all the shelves and drawers in the Kitchen. Wish I could afford new cabinets but it’s just not in the budget. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Salmon Fillets w/ Multi-Grain Medley and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

I purchased a package of North Atlantic Salmon, there was 2 small Fillets in the package. With the Fillets being small I prepared both of them for Dinner tonight. To make them I’ll need the Salmon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

To prepare them; I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I then got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I washed the Fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Next I put a light coat of the Extra Light Olive Oil on them and then seasoned them. Lined the 2 Fillets in the pan and baked them. They were small Fillets so I only had to bake them for 8 minutes and they were done. They may be small but that was some excellent Salmon! Nicely Seasoned and flakey.

 

 

For one side to go with the Salmon I prepared a packet of the Minute Rice – Multi-Grain Medley.First time I’ve prepared this in a while. It has Brown Rice, Thai red Rice, Wild Rice, and Quinoa. Now that’s a good combo of Grains! The box contains 4 – 2 Serving Packets and easy to prepare. Combine water and the contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with fork and serve! Easy to prepare and makes one excellent side dish.

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Just empty the contents into a small sauce pan , bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

 

 

 

 

 

Minute Multi-Grain Medley

* Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is a blend of four popular gluten-free 100% whole grains and is ready in only 10 Minute Multi Grain Medley minutes. The four grains include:
* Brown Rice – usually brown but can be black, purple, red or a variety of exotic hues.
* Thai Red Rice – also known as Khao Deng, is an ancient grain that has a pleasant and nutty flavor.
* Wild Rice – not technically rice at all but the seed of an aquatic grass. It has a strong, hearty flavor that goes well with other grains.
* Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) – is a small, light-colored round grain, similar in appearance to sesame seeds. It cooks up light and fluffy. The protein in quinoa is a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids.
This quick cooking whole grain medley is pre-portioned in 4 separate bags for ease of preparation and has a slightly chewy, nutty flavor. Perfect for any meal, even as a wholesome start to the day, this medley is great when eaten with a little olive oil and salt, cooked in meat/vegetable broths or fruit juices. Make Minute® Multi-Grain Medley a versatile recipe staple for your pantry.

Directions
1 -Do NOT use the bag for cooking. COMBINE water and contents of one bag in medium saucepan and stir. Add oil if desired. Or, if desired, to add more flavor, substitute broth, fruit or vegetable juice for water.
2 – BRING to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 MINUTES or until water is absorbed.
3 – REMOVE from heat. Fluff with fork.
Serving Size 1/2 bag (43g)
Servings Per Container 8 [2 per bag]

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories From Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2
Saturated Fat 0g 0
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0
Sodium 15mg 1
Potassium 80mg 2
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11
Fiber 2g 8
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
http://www.minuterice.com/en-us/products/241/Multi-GrainMedley.aspx

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Kitchen Closed – Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

December 5, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in fish, Izzy's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had a light rain early this morning and it was 50 by noon. A bit cooler as the day went on, into the low 40’s.Went to Meijer and Walmart got Dad a couple of Flannel Shirts and Pajamas for Christmas. Mom is a bit tougher to buy for. Stopped by the ATM and got gas before heading home. This area has been hit hard with what they call “skimmers”. They put the devices on gas pumps to hope to steal credit card info. You can’t even get gas safely anymore! So for Dinner tonight the Kitchen is closed and it was Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich.

 

For Dinner tonight I went to Izzy’s, so the Kitchen is closed! I couldn’t decide to go with their Cod Sandwich or the Corned Beef – Izzy’s Lean. I went with the Cod for tonight and I’ll have the Lean another time. I love all the Izzy’s Sandwiches!

 

The Sandwich is huge and so delicious! Nice size Battered Cod Fillet, seasoned just right. It comes on Rye Bread with Tarter Sauce. One delicious Sandwich. I could only eat 1/2 of it, I’ll have the other half for Lunch tomorrow. This is one of the best Fish Sandwiches I have ever had! 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.

 

 

Izzy’s Boneless Cod Sandwich
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 Cut Italian Green Beans

December 1, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in 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, fried a SayersBrook Bison Ranch Fillet Mignon, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I love those Fillet Mignon! After I had my Breakfast I went to Meijer for a few items and to pick some Catfish Nuggets up for tonight’s Dinner. Mostly sunny and 52 degrees out today. 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 potato 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

Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

November 28, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another beautiful day out there again a bit more windy but sunny and 61 degrees!. After Breakfast did some light house cleaning and started Mom’s laundry for her. After Lunch I had to back to the store, Meijer was out of all its Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Buns and Bread. So I went back to pick some up. Back home not much else going on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cod Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

Purchased the Cod Loin Fillets at Kroger and had them in the freezer. So I laid a fillet in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the Cod I rinsed the fillet off with cold water and patted dry. Then seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Combined flour and both Garlic Powder and Onion powder. Then pressed both sides of fillet into flour for a light dusting , shaking off any excess flour. Dipped the floured fillets into the Paprika seasoned Egg Beater’s, allowing excess to drip off. Placed the fillets, one at a time, in Panko Bread Crumbs, and lightly toss fillets until both sides are covered. Meanwhile, heated 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 which makes for one excellent Fish Sandwich.

 

For my Fries I’m using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. It’s an easy prepared but hot and filling meal. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

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 Organic Yukon Select Fries

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

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

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

Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

November 8, 2017 at 5:40 PM | Posted in fish, Simply Potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips

 

 

To start this 8th day of November off I prepared a Scrambled Egg and toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 30 degrees this morning. Had a high of 50 degrees and partly cloudy out. Spent most of the day house cleaning today. Later in the afternoon I went to Bank for Mom. For Dinner tonight I prepared Crispy Pan Fried Tilapia w/ Sliced Potatoes and Asparagus Cuts and Tips.

 

 

I purchased the Tilapia while Jungle Jim’s International Market the other day. I had already rinsed it in cold water and had it in plastic bag the freezer. I sat the bag in the fridge and let it thaw overnight. To prepare it I’ll need; the Tilapia, McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri. To start I heated Extra Light Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet was ready I cooked the Tilapia in the hot Oil until Golden Brown, about 4 minutes per side. I had not had Tilapia in a while and it tasted great! Moist with excellent seasoning. Love hitting the Seafood Dept. at Jungle Jim’s. They have about anything, they even have tanks of live Tilapia and Trout!

 

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Homestyle Sliced Potatoes , first time having these. Again Jungle Jim’s is the only place around here that I seen carries this product from Simply Potatoes. To prepare them; Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. Add potatoes. Cover with lid. Cook 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes. According to the package instructions – During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Wow what an easy way to have Fried Sliced potatoes! These came out so good and were so easy to prepare! You can use these for several different Potato Recipes including Scalloped Potatoes. I’ll have to buy more of these!

 

I also heated up a can of Del Monte Asparagus Cuts and Tips. Partially drained some of the can’s liquid. Then added the contents to a small sauce pan and cooked on medium high to a boil and then reduced the heat to simmer. Cooked about 7 minutes. Really enjoyed Dinner tonight! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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

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

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

 

Simply Potatoes Homestyle Slices

Description
New look, same great taste. We’ve added the logo of our sister company, Crystal Farms, to our package because we share one main goal: to provide outstanding quality at a great value. We’re committed to bringing you the very best from our table to yours.

Try all our delicious varieties: shredded has browns. Southwest style hash browns. Diced potatoes with onion. Homestyle slices. Red potato wedges. Rosemary & garlic red potato wedges. Traditional mashed potatoes. Country style mashed potatoes. Garlic mashed potatoes. Sour cream & chive mashed potatoes. Mashed sweet potatoes.

Why Buy?
Made from Fresh Potatoes
Instruction
1 – After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.
2 – Cook before serving. Keep refrigerated. For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze. Keep refrigerated.
3 – Simple Steps to Delicious Potatoes HEAT 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet until hot. ADD potatoes. Cover with lid. COOK 5–6 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook an additional 4–5 minutes.Note: During cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165degrees F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

November 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Scrambled 1 Egg, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I still struggled a bit with the Phantom Pains but nothing like the night before. I’ll sure be glad when these stop! Had a lot of rain overnight but the bad weather went around us. Some places had tornado touchdowns. Cooler out today, high of 54 degrees and partly cloudy. After Breakfast me and Mom went to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I love going to this store, anything and more you want they have it! Back home not a lot going on. I’m still resting up from the Phantom Pains, it really took it out of me this time. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. Thanks again to my friends that keep bringing me the Grouper. 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. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 


To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup, one of my favorites. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn

November 3, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it was cloudy to start the day and a high of 64 degrees, sun finally came out later in the day. After Breakfast I headed out to the stores, needed quite a few things and also picked up some things for Mom. On my way to Meijer I stopped by Walmart and picked up some boxes of Bigelow Decaf Tea and a couple of other items. Then on to Meijer to do my shopping and then to Kroger for Mom. stopped and got gas and went to Wendy’s and picked up a Tossed Salad and Baked Potato for Lunch. Did a load of laundry after Lunch and then got out the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cajun Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Whole Kernel Roasted Corn.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer earlier today. 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 Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. First time trying the Zatarain’s Crispy Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix. 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. The Zatarain’s Crispy Cajun Fish Fri Breading Mix worked great on the Catfish. The Mix had nice Cajun Heat to it but nothing over powering.

 

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 2nd side I prepared a can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Fire Roasted Corn Blend. Just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated it on medium heat, stirring often until heated through. First time trying this also. The Corn was mixed with Onion, Garlic, and Sea Salt. I’ll have to pick up a couple of cans of this, excellent Corn. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S® FISH FRI® CRISPY CAJUN


Cure those cravings for crispy, golden seafood with the ultimate New Orleans Secret – Zatarain’s Fish-Fri. One bite of this Crispy Cajun variety and you’ll be beggin’ for seconds. The crunchy combo of cornmeal, corn flour and spices like garlic, red pepper and paprika makes for a spicy, irresistible coating on shrimp and fish.
• All-purpose seafood breading with a spicy kick for shrimp and fish
• Versatile enough for deep frying, pan frying or baking
• Made with cornmeal, corn flour, lemon juice and a blend of garlic, red pepper and paprika
• No MSG
• An easy solution for crispy, flavorful seafood
FULL INGREDIENTS
ENRICHED YELLOW CORN MEAL (CORN MEAL, FERROUS SULFATE, NIACIN, THIAMINE MONONIRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SALT, SPICES (INCLUDING RED PEPPER, PAPRIKA), GARLIC, YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR, LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE & SUGAR.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/breadings-and-frying-mixes/breading-mixes/crispy-cajun-fish-fri

 

 

Del Monte Whole Kernel Fire-Roasted Corn Blend
Whole Kernel Fire-Roasted Corn Blend Perfectly Seasoned Our perfectly prepared Golden Super Sweet Corn is combined with smoky fire-roasted corn and seasoned with onion, garlic and a dash of sea salt for a simply delicious side dish.
Great served with ribs, BBQ chicken, skillet pork chops and pan-fried ham steaks. Non GMO-Corn and other ingredients used in this product are not genetically modified or bioengineered
* Product Features
* With natural sea salt
* Seasoned vegetables
* Picked fresh
* No preservatives
* Kosher
http://www.delmonte.com/products/vegetables/corn/fire-roasted-whole-kernel-corn-blend

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

October 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I fried up a package of Thin Cut Breakfast Pork Chops. I purchased these at Meijer. I had been wanting something different and I saw the Chops. So I seasoned them with Sea Slat and Ground Black Pepper and then put a light coat of flour on them. I sprayed a large skillet Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried them on medium heat for 2 minutes per side, and done! To go with the Chops I fried some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Scrambled some Eggs, and toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I skipped the Eggs, they were for Mom and Dad. Cloudy and 65 degrees today, rain moved in later in the day. After Lunch I went to a Medical service Warehouse and picked up a wheel chair for Dad. He really needed this. Back home just did some odds and ends jobs around the house. For Dinner tonight one of my favorites, Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Green Beans.

 

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.

 

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 heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just open the can and heat the beans up in a small sauce pan. The Beans are done! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread, Mom has to have Bread with every meal. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

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
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 crumbled 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%

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Butternut Squash

October 23, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

Popped in a couple of Eggo Low Fat Nutri Grain Waffles in the toaster and made a cup of the Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. I’ve loved Eggo Waffles since I was a kid. Well not a lot going on outside today, Rain and Thunderstorms on and off all day. So it was all indoor fun today. I cleaned the stove and refrigerator. Then hit the pantry, checked the expiration dates on everything and straightened it up. watched some TV the last half of the afternoon. The oven is going to get a work out tonight as I’m baking the whole meal. I’m having a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; salmon fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Place the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 

Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

 

 

 

I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving.

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! And this too has quickly become a favorite. I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Crumbled Bacon Bits, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon

Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walnut-crusted-salmon

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

October 18, 2017 at 4:49 PM | Posted in fish, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to grab the morning papers this morning and its 41 degrees. Another beautiful Fall Day out again, 70 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer and while there went to their Lawn and Garden and picked up a couple Fall Flowers they had in stock. Back home home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Took a spin around the neighborhood and enjoyed this beautiful weather! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf Coast. 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. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

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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
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