Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans

April 8, 2016 at 4:47 PM | Posted in Bush's, hash browns, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans (Smokehouse Tradition Beans)

 

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I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Went to Kroger for Mom and got some gas before coming back home. Another cool morning about 34 degrees. At least it quit raining for a while during the day. Rain moved back in later though. If its true that “April showers make May flowers” is true, we are going to be loaded with flowers! Gave Mom a hand on her Spring Cleaning the rest of the afternoon. For dinner tonight I prepared Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions w/ Hash Browns and Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.

 

 

 

Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions

 

I’m using my last package of the Tuscan Seasoned Pork Loin Medallions.I had purchased a package with 24 slices. So I got the bag of 4 medallions out and let them thaw in the fridge oversight.

 

 

 

 
To prepare them I started by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I used a Cast Iron Skillet. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated itTuscan Seasoned Pork Medallions w Cut Italian Beans, Whole Potat 002 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, 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 next visit to Costco I really enjoy these!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

For one side I prepared some Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then for a second side I heated up a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Smokehouse Tradition Beans. First time using these, the beans come in a sweet and smoky sauce. To prepare them just emptied the contents into a sauce pan. Heat to simmer and serve! As all the Bush’s Beans they were fantastic! I like the sauce they are in, as it says sweet and smoky. Another Bush’s product to have in the pantry. I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and….

October 3, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Crappie, greenbeans, hash browns, Simply Potatoes | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and Cornbread

 

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It’s been a rainy, windy, cool day here in West Chester, almost feels like an early Winter’s day instead of Fall! Not much going on outside in this weather. Went to see dad in rehab for a while, he’s getting a lot stronger and wanting to come home. He should be released by next Friday they told us. Back at home did some light cleaning and then hit my easy chair with the remote for an afternoon of College Football. For dinner tonight it’s my favorite fish, Crappie. I prepared Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns, Cut Green Beans, and Cornbread.

 

 

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It’s been too long between Crappie Dinners! So I got in the freezer and grabbed a couple of bags of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida, and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 3 minutes per side. As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie, especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie.

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish. I always use Simply Potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Green Beans go well with any meal as far as I’m concerned. Green Beans was my favorite Vegetable growing up even.

 

 

 

I also baked a small skillet of Martha White Cornbread. Cornbread is something I think I could eat every meal. I like Cornbreada nice fresh and hot slice with Butter on it. When I make this I just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southern

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

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

November 1, 2014 at 5:18 PM | Posted in fish, greenbeans, hash browns | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

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Went out this morning around 6:50 this morning to get the morning papers and it was a bit nippy out! The wind was howling, with snow flurries, and the wind chill made it feel like the mid 20’s. The high is only going up to around 40 but with the wind chill will having it feel like the 30’s. And Winter begins! Did some laundry and settled in for a day of College Football. For dinner tonight Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

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I love my Fish, all Fish, but my favorite eating Fish has to be Crappie, Lake Okeechobee Crappie! But my stock of the Crappie has now ran out. Very sad when the year’s supply is gone. So I laid my last 2 bags of the Crappie out of the freezer and in to the fridge overnight to thaw. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie. especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie. All out of Crappie until next year!

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

 

To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish. I always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Green Beans go well with any meal as far as I’m concerned. Green Beans was my favorite Vegetable growing up even. One fantastic Crappie Meal tonight, but my last for a while. For dessert later a SO Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Mini Ice cream Sandwich, one of my new dessert favorites. Made with Coconut Milk and only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Mini Sandwich).

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southeren Fish Fri
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 630mg 26%
Total Carb: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%

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Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans

September 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in fish, hash browns, Simply Potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans

 

 

 

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Had the three H’s going today for our weather, Hot – Hazy – Humid. Mom picked Dad up this morning at the rehab center and brought him home for the day. We had to take him back about 3:00 though. He’s still not ready to come back home, still really weak. Went to the Kroger up the road for Mom and over in the produce they were just putting out my favorite Apple, the Honeycrisp Apple! Love these Apples, flavor packed and a good crisp Apple. They have been out of season for a while now and been buying Fuji Apples, good but nearly the size of the Honeycrisp. For dinner tonight I prepared Cajun Rainbow Trout w/ Hash Browns and Green Beans.

 

 

 

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While at Kroger the day before I noticed they had some beautiful Rainbow Trout Fillets, I knew I my dinner! First time I’ve tried it Cajun and I love Cajun so why not Cajun Rainbow Trout. To prepare it all I’ll need is; 1 Rainbow Trout Fillet, 1 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, and 2 Teaspoons chopped Parsley Flakes. To prepare it I preheated the broiler. Patted the fillets dry and lightly brush both sides with oil. Sprinkled both sides evenly with Cajun seasoning. Placed skin side down on broiler rack and broil 4-6 inches from heat for 4-5 minutes or until the Trout flakes easily when I tested it with a fork. You can add a Lemon Wedge with it if you like. Excellent recipe, you have the fresh taste of the Trout along with all the flavor from the Cajun Seasoning! An easy Keeper Recipe.

 

 

 

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 also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

July 31, 2014 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, Green Giant, hash browns | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

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For Breakfast I warmed up a piece of the leftover Cubed Pork Steak and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with some Sweet and Hot Stone Ground Mustard. Along with my morning cup of fresh brewed Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It was bit warmer out today, high of 81 degrees, but still sunny and low humidity. Went and had my car washed and the inside cleaned and come back home and had the cart out most of the day. For dinner tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 
I love Walleye and all other Fish but my favorite eating Fish has to be Crappie, Okeechobee Crappie! But my stock of the Crappie is running low, maybe only a bag or two left. Very sad when this year’s supply is gone. So I laid 3 of bags of the Crappie out in the fridge overnight to thaw. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side.As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie. especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie.

 

 

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To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish, so Hash Browns it is! I always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. A great replacement, and sometimes better, for fresh Corn on the Cob. As good as last night’s dinner was, this one was even better! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southern

 

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

 

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

June 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, greenbeans, hash browns | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans

 

 

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Not real pleasant out today at all, really humid again and a high pollen count on top of it! Good day to stay in and get some household chores done. For dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, Okeechobee Crappie. Tonight it’s Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 
A while back my Mom’s cousin and her husband brought me my annual supply of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida! I laid a couple of bags out in the fridge overnight to thaw. To start I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side.As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! It’s hard to even describe how much I love eating Crappie. especially the Lake Okeechobee Crappie.

 

 

 

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To go with the Crappie I prepared some Hash Browns, Potatoes are perfect with Fish, so Hash Browns it is! I always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Okeechobee Crappie Fishing

The Florida Crappie fishing, speckled perch or speck’ as they are called throughout the State of Florida is the most sort after pan fish on Lake Okeechobee. Although the Florida crappie can be caught during the summer months, they really are at their best from late fall to early spring.

Go Lake Okeechobee freshwater fishing with your family and friends together for an affordable day of Florida crappie fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee comprises a 730-square-mile area and is the second-largest natural lake in the U.S., holding more than a trillion gallons of water.

Most fishing takes place along the southeastern, west and north portions of the lake within a mile of the shoreline. Look for hyacinths, hydrilla and other water plants where big bass ambush shiners, bluegills and other scaled groceries. They also pounce on frogs, crickets, worms, grasshoppers and pretty much any fish smaller than itself. Plastic imitations of those baits work well.

You know the deal black crappies speckled perch to most Floridians are about as smart as a dead bird, but fortunately they are a lot more abundant. Stick a minnow in their face, set the hook and start heating up the frying-pan as we say here on Okeechobee.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish FriZatarain's Crispy Southern

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

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

 

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Sunday Morning Breakfast!

May 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM | Posted in breakfast, Eggs, hash browns, Spam | 2 Comments
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Good morning from the chilly confines we cal West Chester, Ohio! Only 39 degrees to start out this morning. Made a hot and delicious Breakfast to heat it up a bit. I prepared a Turkey Spam, Hash Browns, and Egg Skillet.

 

 
Tried Spam for the first time a few months ago and I’ve been having it regular ever since. Started with the Spam Light and now I use the Turkey Spam, it has fewer calories and carbs than any of the other varieties. Using a small skillet I heated it up on medium heat, adding 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the pan. After it was heated I added my Hash Browns, Simply Potatoes Brand, and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Pepper, and Dried Dill. Flipped them over after about 6 minutes, reseasoned and added my Turkey Spam. I had cut off one serving of the Spam and diced it before adding it to the pan. As that was finishing up in another small skillet I fried one Medium size Egg, Sunny Side Up that I seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper. As the Egg was almost done I added into the other skillet on top of the Hash Browns and Spam. Served it with a hot cup of brewed Bigelow Decaf Green Tea and my Sunday Morning Papers and enjoyed Breakfast!

Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Sliced Carrots

April 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in carrots, Crappie, fish, hash browns | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Sliced Carrots

 

 

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A fairly nice day out today. The flowers and trees are really starting to come out now. The harsh Winter took its toll though on a lot plants here in the neighborhood. Woke up hungry and wanting some Turkey Goetta. Started frying some up and my Mom caught a whiff of them and she wanted some too. Good way to start the day with a little Goetta! For dinner tonight I prepared, Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

 
My Mom’s cousin and her husband brought me my annual supply of Okeechobee Crappie, or Specks as they call them in Florida! I laid a bag out in the fridge overnight to thaw. I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side.As always they came out Golden Brown and delicious! Oh my I can’t even describe how much I love eating Crappie.

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Hash Browns

I had been wanting some Hash Browns, so Potatoes are perfect with Fish and Hash Browns it is! I almost always use Simply potatoes Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Then I also heated up a small can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots along with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later something new, Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate Fudge Brownies. Tried these the other day and really like them. Good Chocolate Flavor, moist, and their only 90 calories 12 net carbs per serving (1 Brownie).

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's Crispy Southern
Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri

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

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast for Dinner w/ Eggs, Hash Browns, Turkey Sausage….

October 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM | Posted in breakfast, Eggs, hash browns, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Breakfast

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If there was any doubts about Fall being here, there aren’t now! It was about 36 degrees this morning when I fetched the morning paper. The high was supposed to be in the 50’s but I don’t even think we hit 50, plus a really cold breeze. I’m always comparing local grocery prices and always amazed at people who buy Kroger only items! Yesterday at Meijer was a perfect example. While there I picked up some fresh slice Kahn’s Deluxe Bologna from their Deli. I paid $4.19 per pound for it. When I got home and started putting items away I noticed my Mom had purchased some from Kroger. The price difference was amazing, $4.99 at Kroger and $4.19 from Meijer! Same product but huge price difference. Be aware of what you’re paying for per item and where from! For dinner tonight Mom and Dad wanted a Pizza so I ordered them one from Dominos, I wanted something with a little fewer calories and carbs tonight so I prepared Breakfast for Dinner!

I prepared an Egg Sunnyside Up, seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and pan fried in Canola Oil. I then prepared a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Just as delicious as Pork Sausage but healthier. While the Sausage Links were cooking in another skillet I prepared some Hashbrowns that I topped with a bit of fresh shredded Monterey Jack Cheese. I used Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, the only brand other than Bob Evans that I use for Hash Browns. I like Simply Potatoes Hashbrowns over Bob Evans because they have fewer calories and seem to fry up better. The last item for my Breakfast Dinner was what else but Toast! I toasted up a couple of slices of the new Bread I’ve been using, Klosterman Wheat Bread. Since I’ve started using Pita Bread so often my full loaf of Bread had been going stale on me before using it all (Healthy Life Whole Grain). I started using Klosterman because you can purchase it in 1/2 loaves! Plus it’s a better tasting and fresher Bread than Healthy Life, the calories and net carbs are similar. So I toasted 2 slices and buttered them with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cold glass of 2% White Milk. For dessert/snack later tonight a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

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Jennie – O Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
A delicious way to start the day with no-gluten links that have 65 percent less fat than pork sausage.
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65% less fat than regular pork sausage
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14-oz package

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STOVETOP METHOD:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place links in hot skillet.
Turn occasionally and cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes.
Always cook to well-done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer in the middle and ends of links.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size 56 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 90 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 45 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 5.0 g Protein 10 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 45 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 370 mg Calcium 2%
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Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns

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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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (81 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 70

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0.0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 55mg 2%

Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%

Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%

Sugars 0.0g

Protein 1.0g

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Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

September 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Crappie, fish, hash browns, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens

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A dreary and cloudy day out today. Had to run my parents to Cincinnati for my Dad to get a new portable breather. He’s had a home oxygen for a while now but he’s going to have to keep a portable air with him when he’s out. A lot going on locally with Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton and Jungle Jim’s Ring of Fire Weekend in Fairfield, you can read about both in two earlier posts. For dinner tonight, Fried Okeechobee Crappie w/ Hash Browns and Collard Greens.

 

 
It’s always a sad day when I use my last bags of the Lake Okeechobee Crappie, or as the locals there call them “Specks”. My cousin always brings me a batch when they go down for the winter at Lake Okeechobee, Florida. I try to make them last as long as I can but the time has come to break that last bag out of the freezer. I love all fish but these are my favorite fresh water fish by far! Love the taste and just how they fry up so good and brown. I laid the last bag out last night to thaw in the fridge. I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned them a bit of Sea Salt and then rolled them in Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix. Pan fried them in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. As usual with Crappie they came out Golden Brown and delicious!

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For side dishes I prepared Hash Browns and Collard Greens. I used Simply Potatoes Hash Browns, my favorite Potato side dishes. Fried in Canola Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. Also, for the first time, I prepared Collard Greens. They were canned and Walmart Store Brand. Just heated them in a small sauce pan on medium high for 5 minutes, drained, and season with Sea Salt. I think I had Collard Greens 1 other time. They came out very good, a good change of pace for a side dish! For dessert later tonight a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

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

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 60

Calories from Fat: 0

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 630mg 26%

Total Carb: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 2%

 

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