Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans

August 1, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Pork, pork tenderloin | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Bourbon and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another day of scattered rain and high of 80 degrees. Plenty of rain, and we needed it. Cleaned the Kitchen and Pantry then after Lunch I did some work on my computer. Took the processor apart and cleaned out all the dust. Then ran scans and deleted a lot of old files and pictures. For Dinner tonight its – Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Bourbon and Fresh Green Beans.

 

 

On my last visit to Costco I had bought another package of the always delicious Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions. They cut it fresh for me and seasoned it as I shopped. The package had 20 slices in it and have them in the Freezer. So Last night I grabbed the last packages out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Parsley. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, as it just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then backed them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork is so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and so moist. I’ll have to get to Costco to pick up another package of these soon!

 

 

For a side dish I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! 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, Walnut Pieces, 1 tablespoon 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! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

 

For another side I cooked up the last bag of the fresh Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin dropped some more of them 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/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet 1/2 and 1/2 Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

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Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

July 24, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

To start my day off I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried 3 slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham. As the Ham was almost done I piled it up in the skillet and topped it with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Put the ham on 1/2 the Muffin and added a little of Kraft Mayo to the top 1/2 of the Muffin and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! Partly cloudy, humid, and 84 degrees out today. Laid back day today so I got caught up on some little things that needed done. For Dinner tonight its a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Green Beans

 

 

When I went to Meijer the day before and I picked up a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak. These are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package. This is one of the few times I use Beef.

 

 

 

 


To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy.

 

 

 

 

To go with the Cubed Steak you always have to have Mashed Potatoes! I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin dropped some more of them 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 Mango Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Cube Steak


Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.

Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

July 17, 2018 at 5:16 PM | Posted in greenbeans, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast morning I toasted a Healthy Life Multi-Grain English Muffin that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Home Depot to check out the Grills. They had a few on sale I wanted to check out. Didn’t purchase a Grill but picked up Mom a couple of Hanging Baskets of Flowers for outside. Not much else going on today! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo had their 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steaks on sale a weeks ago and I ordered a couple of them. I had prepared 1 of them a few weeks ago and I’m having the other one for Dinner tonight. I had it in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To season it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

For the Steak; I rinsed the Hanger Steak and pat it dry. Then I grabbed a sharp fillet knife and ran the knife along one side of the sinew that runs down the center, creating two fillets. Remove the sinew from fillet that it remains attached to half of the fillet with knife. When I first found this recipe I didn’t know what the word “sinew” meant. I looked it up and the definition is; sinew – a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. Learned something new! Which is why I enjoy cooking so much, you’re always learning something! To continue, next I rubbed the steaks with the Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary . Cover and allow it to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. I cut the other half of the Steak in half again and I’ll be having them for a couple of Steak and Eggs Breakfasts with them.

 

To start I got out a Cast Iron Skillet out. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Then to start I pan fried it, on medium heat about 2 minutes per side. Starting out cooking it on the stove gave it a nice sear to start. Then I put the Skillet in the oven and roasted it until it had internal temperature of 145 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect, love using Cast Iron Skillets; from the stove to the oven! After removing it from the oven I put the Steak on a plate and lest it rest for 5 minutes before serving. These Steaks are so moist and tender and have that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. The juices off the Steak was just incredible! I also prepared some sauteed Mushrooms to go with Steak.

 


For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some fresh, just picked Green Beans. Mom’s Cousin, who used to bring me the Lake Okeechobee Crappie, called and said their Green Beans were in and come out and pick some up. We love fresh Green Beans! She gave us 2 large gallon plastic bags full. So we cooked them up for Dinner tonight. Nothing like fresh Green Beans! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 16 OZ. HANGING TENDER STEAK

Also known as the hanger steak, this is a coveted favorite of butchers. There is only one hanging tender steak per bison and it is cut from the primal plate. The deep rich flavor and delicate tenderness requires less cooking time. Roast whole or cut for medallions or kebabs. 1 lb.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/hanging-tender-steaks

 

 

 

 

Green Beans


Green beans are the unripe, young fruit and protective pods of various cultivars of the common bean. Immature or young pods of the runner bean, yardlong bean, and hyacinth bean are used in a similar way. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Green bean
Amount Per 1 cup 1/2″ pieces (100 g)
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 209 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 3.4 g 13%
Protein 1.8 g 3%

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

January 13, 2017 at 6:07 PM | Posted in greenbeans, pork chops, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 
For my Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had a cup cumin-spiced-pork-chop-w-savory-herb-potatoes-and-cut-green-bean-003of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Ahhh this Ohio Weather, It was 68 degrees yesterday and woke this morning and its 28 degrees. And we only had a high of 38 degrees, but it is Winter! I took Mom over to BMV to get her driver’s license renewed. I have the up most respect for the BMV Employees! That have to deal with worst of people, and the best. But most are rude and grumpy, and the line of people never goes down. So hats off to the BMV, I couldn’t deal with it. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Savory Herb Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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While at Meijer I picked up another of the Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats.

 

 

 

 

 

I almost always use my Cumin Spiced rub when I have Pork Chops, and I’m preparing that way for Dinner. To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w Golden Hominy and Harvest Apples 001tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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Another favorite I always pick up at Meijer are the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I have these quite often and really enjoy them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up.

 

 

 

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To go with my Chops and Potatoes I heated up a can of Del Monte Reduced Sodium Cut Green Beans. I could have Beans every meal, love them! For Dessert later tonight I’ll be having a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

the Little Potato Company – Savory Herb
HERBS AND SPICES, WITH A HINT OF BACONLittle Potato Co

Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.

Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.

You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.

*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE

Microwave
In three easy steps, you have perfectly steamed and seasoned potatoes!

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.
2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.
3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.

Serve and enjoy!Little Potato Co Savory Herb
*Cooking times may vary.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 85
Fat 0%
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

http://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/savory-herb/

BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Pork, potatoes, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I prepared a 2 Egg Cheese Omelet (using Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar), 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 toasted slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and my usual morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry and then went to the bank for her and stopped by Kroger. Back home cleaned up around the outside. It’s a sunny day out with a high around 84 degrees with the humidity. Ran the vacuum and dusted, everything done for the day! For dinner tonight I prepared a BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 
I had a Dinner all planned out but I needed Mushrooms. So after Breakfast I had went to Kroger for 1 Item, bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-red-potatoes-green-beans-001Mushrooms. If you are like me, you can never go to the store and leave with just that 1 Item! So I got the Mushrooms and then some Potatoes, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and some Alexia French Fries. Then I stopped by the Meat and Seafood Department and came across a new item, and my Dinner Menu has just changed! I came across a package of Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs. These looked too good to pass up so I grabbed a package of it and a package of the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Carnitas Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast, the Roast is for later this week and the Ribs tonight! The Pork Loin Boneless Backribs are just over 1 lb. and already Rubbed and Seasoned.

 

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I chose the Baking Method to prepare it. I preheated the oven on 350°F. Removed the meat from package and placed cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan. The instructions said to cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal the temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat. It took about the full 45 minutes to reach the 145°F. Removed from oven and let rest 3 minutes. Then carve and serve. Lean, moist, and seasoned perfectly! Just an excellent flavor and very tender. We have a new keeper item!

 

Roasted Red Potatoes
So to go with the Ribs I prepared some Roasted Baby Red Potatoes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Next, I washed and scrubbed the Potatoes off. To prepare them I needed; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up I cut the Baby Red Potatoes in half. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and added them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the oven, for about 15 – 20 minutes until they are fork tender. This is why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven, and then an easy clean up.

 

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I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly Buttered). Had a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Devine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs

Cooking Directions:swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs

Grilling:
1 – Pre-heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
2 – Remove meat from package and place on grill, cut side up.
3 – Grill for 20 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times until internal temperature reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from grill and let rest in covered pan for 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
For the Oven:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package and place cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan.
3 – Cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
*Grill and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking time accordingly.

 

Ingredients: Pork, sugar, salt, spices including paprika, onion & garlic and natural hickory smoke flavor (contains swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-packagedmaltodextrin).

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 210 Calories from Fat 120 % Daily Value*Total Fat 13g 20% Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 55mg 18%Sodium 470mg 20%Total Carbohydrate 2g1% Dietary Fiber 0g0% Sugars 1gProtein 21g 42%

 

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/ribs/boneless-backribs/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs.aspx

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

September 10, 2016 at 4:59 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Pork | 2 Comments
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Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

 

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Spent a restless night last night, allergies and sinuses problems. I’ll be glad when this weather changes. So for Breakfast I toasted a couple Eggo and had the every morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I ran a couple of errands for Mom and stopped by a local drive-thru and picked up some lottery tickets. Don’t play often, about one a month if that. Back at home did a few things around the house and then kicked back for an afternoon of some College Football! For Dinner tonight its Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

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I always purchase a package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions when in Costco. They are good size packages with 24 slices. I had a package of 4 Medallions in the freeze. So I got a bag out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

 

 

 
I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Tuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potat 002Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat on the stove. I then lightly Salted the Pork with Sea Salt and a sprinkle of McCormick Dried Oregano. Added the Pork to the skillet and cooked it for 2 minutes a side, just started to brown. Then from the stove to the oven, love Cast Iron Skillets! I then baked them to a medium rare, 145 degrees in the center of the medallions using a meat thermometer. Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites. The Pork was so tender and flavorful. Seasoned just right and very moist. I’ll have to buy another package on my next visit to Costco, which should be next month sometime.

 

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For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. 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!

 

 

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Then for another side I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I really like using the Del Monte Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes, contains 2 of my favorite vegetables (Green Beans and Potatoes). I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

June 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Pillsbury, potatoes | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and French Bread

 
I was awakened about 3:00 this morning by the severe storms that moved through the area. Heavy wind, hail, and some heavy rain. It slowed up and I fell back to sleep and then around 5:00 this morning the next round came Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper Baked Fingerling Potatoes 007through. We had some trees down and flooding in the area, no damage around here though. So after all the excitement I woke up hungry! I prepared a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, 2 slices of toasted Healthy Life Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Green Tea. Not a bad way to start the day! After Breakfast did a load of laundry. After that I ran the vacuum, and dusted (hate dusting). After Lunch I headed over to spend the afternoon with Dad at the rehab center, he’s being released on the 28th of this month. Been 2 months since he’s been home. For dinner tonight it’s Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Baked Fingerling Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

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I’m using the Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends dropped off to me yesterday on their return from Florida. It’s another one of those beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. Then I cut it into smaller pieces. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

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I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because it will start smoking from the seasoning. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready! Cast Iron Skillets are perfect to use for any cooking but especially when you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!

 
Then I also Baked some Fingerling Potatoes, picked up a bag at our local Kroger. They come in a small bag, Melissa’s Fingerling Potato Medley. It’s a variety of 4-5 different Potatoes including Fingerling Potatoes, which I love using! ToFingerling Potatoes Bag prepare them I 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. Love those Potatoes! Perfect side dish for any dinner, especially Fish.

 

 

French Bread
Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain'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 Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

May 26, 2016 at 5:11 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Simply Potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

 
I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam for Breakfast, along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. After that I took Mom over to the Fried Walleye Hash Browns Green Beans 2 26 16 001Old Time Pottery Barn and then to Walmart before coming back home. Noticed gas prices have really shot up for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, as usual! Back home after lunch I did some cleaning outside before the rains came in. Last night around midnight I made sure the doors were locked and turned on the alarm when I kept hearing something outside. It was something I had not heard since I was kid, a Hoot Owl! Then this afternoon while out side he went swooping by into whats left of our woods. First time I’ve heard a call of an Owl or seen one in forever, and he’s a good size one. Anyway for dinner tonight its Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had a Meijer Walleye Fillet in the freezer, I laid it out in the fridge overnight to thaw. These were the best tasting Walleye we had in quite some time. So couldn’t wait to have one again. I rinsed it off in cold water and patted dry with paper towel. Seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillet 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 Extra Virgin 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

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish. I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Baked Salmon w/ Cut Green Beans/Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

November 29, 2015 at 5:55 PM | Posted in carrots, greenbeans, potatoes, salmon | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

 

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A cool and cloudy morning and day around here again. Had rain showers on and off throughout the day. Had a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for Breakfast. After that I went to Kroger for a few items and then on to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. All caught up on everything so I did some cleaning and updating on the computer. Then it was an afternoon of NFL Football. For dinner tonight it’s a Baked Salmon w/ Cut Green Beans & Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

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So from the freezer I grabbed a Salmon Fillet last night and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Rinsed it with cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and some Dried Dill. Sprayed a small baking pan with Pam w/ Olive Oil Spray and added the Salmon Fillet. Baked it on 400 degrees until the Salmon was fork tender, about 12 minutes total. I love Salmon as I do all Fish and Seafood. The Salmon came out delicious, nicely seasoned and moist.

 

 
For my side dishes it was all Del Monte. For one side I had a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans & Potatoes. One of my favorite Del Monte Products, nice combo of the Cut Green Beans and New Potatoes. Then for another side it was a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

Salmon
Fish

Salmon steak and fillets

Salmon steak and fillets

Salmon /ˈsæmən/ is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia
Nutrition Facts
Salmon, Atlantic, raw
Amount Per 0.5 fillet (198 g)
Calories 412
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27 g 41%
Saturated fat 6 g 30%
Polyunsaturated fat 8 g
Monounsaturated fat 7 g
Cholesterol 109 mg 36%
Sodium 117 mg 4%
Potassium 719 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Protein 40 g 80%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
Vitamin B-6 65% Vitamin B-12 106%
Magnesium 13%

Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 16, 2015 at 6:02 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, Simply Potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

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When out to grab the morning papers and it’s about 29 degrees, a bit cool! Had a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, with a couple of Eggo’s w/ Nutrigrain, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Really love those Eggo’s! After my morning workout did some house cleaning and pulled everything out of the fridge and gave the fridge a good cleaning. We have been invaded by Robins, they are everywhere. They stop here every year and load up on food for about a week or so before going on their migration. For dinner tonight walleye, I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

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I had a couple of the Meijer Walleye Fillets in the freezer, I laid them out in the fridge overnight to thaw. These were the best tasting Walleye we had in quite some time. So couldn’t wait to have them again. I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towel. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till all fillets were well coated. I then fried them in Extra Virgin 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

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Then for one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Fish Dish. I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

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

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

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

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