Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

January 19, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Posted in beans, Idahoan Potato Products, Omaha Steaks | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Mostly sunny and 42 degrees out today. Had one of those long sleepless nights last night due to Phantom Pains! Every time I would start to doze off they would start. Plus they were the painful ones, very painful. It started last night around 11:00 and continued till about 9:00 this morning. So I spent the day catching up on sleep and resting, these really wiped me out! Feeling better as the day went on. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Tri-Tip Steak and Mushrooms w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Shellie Beans.

 

Mom had been wanting to try Omaha Steaks for some time and I finally broke down and purchased a few Steaks and Burgers for us. I used the last of the Burgers last night and these are the last 2 Steaks. I’ll purchase more sometime soon. And Yes, I’m having Beef! First time in a while, usually its Buffalo. So with everything I ordered we’ll be having Beef a little more than usual.

 

They come frozen, 6 – 4 oz. Steaks per box. So I got 2 of the Tri-Tips and sat them in the fridge overnight to thaw. They come Seasoned and fully cooked, nice size Tri-Tips. So all I have to is heat them up, and ready to serve! I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet added a little of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium heat. With the Skillet heated I added the Steaks. Cooked the Steaks until they heated up, flipping them once. As the Steaks were cooking I heated up some Mushrooms, for a topping for the Steaks. I heated those up in a small Skillet.

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans. I had picked up a couple of cans at Meijer. I opened 1 can and added them to a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I brought the beans to a rolling boil and reduced the heat to low until heated through. These are so good, it’s been a while since I’ve had any. Shellie Beans are Green Beans with added Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

I also baked a small can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chery Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Steaks – Fully Cooked Tri-Tip Sandwich Steaks

This beefy and uniquely easy tri-tip sandwich steak is rubbed with a blend of salt & pepper and then fully cooked to the perfect temperature – creating a tender, juicy medium-rare steak. There’s no other steak like this. Simply take it from the freezer, thaw and heat for a flavorful sandwich steak that’s delicious, easy to prepare and perfect every single time.

* Prepared sous-vide style for tender, juicy results
* Fully cooked for the perfect bite
* Hand-cut beef bursting with exceptional flavor
* Easy preparation – simply thaw, heat and serve
* Versatile – great for breakfast, tailgating, quick meals, & more

Preparation
* Thaw in refrigerator 12-24 hours. Steaks are fully cooked. Appliances vary, adjust cook times accordingly.
* GRILL/STOVETOP: Preheat grill or saute pan to medium high. Remove steaks from packaging. Grill or saute steaks 2-3 minutes per side or until warmed. through.

https://www.omahasteaks.com/product/Fully-Cooked-Tri-Tip-Sandwich-Steaks-00000018642?ITMSUF=XFD&shoptype=PROMOTION&shopsrc=PRMTri-Tip+Steaks

 

 


Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Prep Instructions
Oven Preparation – Best for Golden Browning

1 -Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1½-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 1½ cups boiling water, ¾ cup milk, and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

Loaded Potato Hearty Soup

October 2, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Loaded Potato Hearty Soup

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 60 degrees and partly cloudy out there today. 68 degrees and partly cloudy out today. After my Tea I went to Kroger and then over to Meijer. Stopped and got the car washed and got gas on the way home. Back home it was raking leaves time again. So many leaves out there and we are not even in prime time leaf falling yet! For Dinner tonight I prepared Loaded Potato Hearty Soup.

 

I wanted something light for Dinner so Soup seemed perfect! I’m trying the Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup. It comes in a packet and easy to prepare. I’ll be preparing the Soup on the stovetop. Start by heating 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot. Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.

 

Really a very good Potato Soup! I topped it off with Sargento Off the Block 4 State Cheddar Cheese. Plenty of Potatoes and the Soup had excellent Seasoning. I’ll be adding this to the Pantry! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDAHOAN LOADED POTATO HEARTY SOUP
As a 2017 BrandSpark Best New Product Awards winner, Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup gives you restaurant quality soup—flavorful, hearty, slow-cooked taste—in minutes. You don’t have to go out for restaurant-quality potato soup anymore—Idahoan is bringing it straight to your table! Filled with real, red potatoes and red potato skins, this hearty soup delivers exceptional taste and texture with every spoonful!

Prep Instructions
Stove Top Preparation

1 – On the stovetop, heat 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot.
2 – Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
3 – Remove from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-potato-hearty-soup/

 

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Glazed Apples

October 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, pork chops, spices and herbs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spice Pork Chops w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Glazed Apples

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 64 degrees on this 1st day of October. Another day of dealing with Phantom Pains. They started around 5:00 this morning and didn’t stop until around 6:00 this evening. I would give anything for a way or cure to stop these! For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spice Pork Chops w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Glazed Apples.

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Jungle Jim’s and them in the freeze. Laid 2 of the Chops in the fridge overnight to thaw. To to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp 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 the 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Potato Homestyle Casserole. I love all the Idahoan Potato Products. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes. A very quick and easy way to prepare some delicious piping hot Potato Dishes.

 

I also heated up some Bob Evan’s Glazed Apples, it comes in a microwavable container and is a quick and delicious way to have Glazed Apples. And Apples are perfect for any Pork dish! Quite a dinner tonight! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.
Prep Instructions
Oven Preparation

Best for Golden Browning

1 -Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1½-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 1½ cups boiling water, ¾ cup milk, and 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOB EVANS SLICED GLAZED APPLES
A classic taste that will make everyone think you slaved in the kitchen, Bob Evans Sliced Glazed Apples are a perfect side dish or topping. Sold in the grocer’s refrigerated section, they’re ready to serve in less than 5 minutes.
BOB EVANS SLICED GLAZED APPLES
Serving Size 1/2 cup (116g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 140
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 35mg
Total Carbs 32g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 2g
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/products/bob-evans-sliced-glazed-apples/#hero

Loaded Potato Hearty Soup and a Grilled Cheese

July 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Idahoan Potato Products, Kraft Cheese, Soups | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Loaded Potato Hearty Soup and a Grilled Cheese

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 97 degrees and humid outside. Not much going on outside due to the humidity and a high Pollen Count. From what they say we are in for a run mid 90’s or higher weather for at least a week. I took Mom to the Bank and Post Office, stopped and got gas before heading home. Too hot and humid to do much of anything outside! Did a load of laundry and cleaned the fridge later on. For Dinner tonight I prepared Loaded Potato Hearty Soup and a Grilled Cheese.

I wanted something light for Dinner so Soup and Grilled Cheese seemed perfect! I’m trying the Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup. It comes in a packet and easy to prepare. I’ll be preparing the Soup on the stovetop. Start by heating 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot. Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.

Really a very good Potato Soup! I topped it off with Sargento Off the Block 4 State Cheddar Cheese. Plenty of Potatoes and the Soup had excellent Seasoning. I’ll be adding this to the Pantry!

To go with the Potato Soup I prepared a Grilled Cheese, I love Grilled Cheese! I’ll be using; Kraft Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I started by buttering the outside half of a slice of bread. Layered 2 slices of the Sharp Cheddar on top. Added my top half of the sliced bread, buttering the outside of the slice. I then got out a skillet, heated it up on medium heat and lightly coated it with a 1/2 pat of Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 


IDAHOAN LOADED POTATO HEARTY SOUP
As a 2017 BrandSpark Best New Product Awards winner, Idahoan Loaded Potato Hearty Soup gives you restaurant quality soup—flavorful, hearty, slow-cooked taste—in minutes. You don’t have to go out for restaurant-quality potato soup anymore—Idahoan is bringing it straight to your table! Filled with real, red potatoes and red potato skins, this hearty soup delivers exceptional taste and texture with every spoonful!

Prep Instructions
Stove Top Preparation

1 – On the stovetop, heat 4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart pot.
2 – Whisk in the contents of one pouch of soup all at once. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
3 – Remove from heat and let stand 5 min to cool slightly before serving.
https://idahoan.com/products/loaded-potato-hearty-soup/

 

 

Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices

Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese SlicesMade with premium quality cheddar cheese, these Kraft Deli Deluxe cheese slices are a great addition to burgers, sandwiches and more. The classic sharp cheddar flavor and perfect melt will elevate your meal from ordinary to extraordinary.

* One 8 oz. package of 12 Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
* Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices elevate your favorite meals
* Sharp cheddar cheese feature a tangy taste and smooth texture
* Sliced cheddar cheese cuts prep time and melts easily over hot foods
* Each slice contains 70 calories

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

June 20, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Skillet Diced Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 88 degrees and humid outside. After Breakfast I went to Meijer, we needed a new garden hose. Back home and inside for most of the day, way too humid for me. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches.

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp 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 the 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

For one side I prepared a box of Idahoan Scalloped Potato Casserole. An easy to prepare and delicious Potato dish from Idahoan. A breeze to make just mix the ingredients and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes and you have some delicious Scalloped Potatoes. Plus their only 140 calories and 19 net carbs.

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full!

 

I also had some Sliced Peaches to top everything off. They were Meijer Frozen Sliced Peaches, always delicious! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
Product Description
A product award-winner, these tasty sugar snaps are a great, crunchy and nutritious snack-right out of the bag! Dip them in a hummus or wrap in prosciutto for elegant presentations. Sweet and stringless…kids love ‘em!
https://www.veggiesmadeeasy.com/products/stringless-sugar-snap-pea

Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus

January 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in bison, Idahoan Potato Products, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another cold morning out there, 20 degrees. The afternoon was sunny and 31 degrees. Went to Meijer after Breakfast, needed quite a few items. On the way back I picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Back home I rested most of the afternoon. I’ve had a bad sinus headache all morning. The last 2 days my sinuses have been running wild! Anyway for Dinner tonight I prepared a Chopped Bison Sirloin w/ Au Gratin Potato Casserole and Roasted Asparagus.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using a favorite cut of Bison for Dinner tonight, SayersBrook Chopped Bison Sirloin. I had it in the freezer so I grabbed a couple of bags of it and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves. I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Just another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! Mom even had one and loved it!

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Au Gratin Potato Homestyle Casserole. Being a Potato Lover like I am, I really enjoy all the Idahoan Potato Products. I’ve made the Au Gratin Potato many times. To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combined the Potatoes and Sauce mix in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Stir in 2 cups boiling Water, 3/4 cup 2% Milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Butter with whisk. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Such an easy way to get a delicious Potato Casserole!

 

 

 

 

For another side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 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. 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 Grated Reduced Fat Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later some Honey Crisp Apple Slices.

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans

October 24, 2018 at 6:10 PM | Posted in fish, hash browns, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/ Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast on morning I cooked up some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, topped them with some cooked diced Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, and finally a Sunnyside Up Fried Egg. I also had a cup of my Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I had Breakfast and did the dishes I then went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. She’s feeling a little better this morning. Her throat isn’t sore and she’s not as congested. So far so good for me, still no signs of me catching it. Our next door neighbors both have it also. Gave the Kitchen a good cleaning after Lunch; cleaned the stove, fridge, counters, and microwave. For Dinner tonight it’s Red Snapper. I prepared a Herb-Crusted Red Snapper w/Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole and Cut Green Beans.

 

 


I purchased a beautiful Red Snapper Fillet while at Kroger yesterday. I’ll be preparing it by a recipe I found on the Taste of Home website, Herb-Crusted Red Snapper. This is the 3rd time I’ve had Snapper using this recipe. I’ll need the following; 1 tablespoon Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, 1 teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 Red Snapper fillets, and 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil. I only had 1 fillet of the Red Snapper, the original recipe and ingredient amounts are for 2 fillets. I only used 1/2 of amount of the above ingredients.

 

 

 

 


To prepare it was very easy. To start; In a bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; and mix until finely ground Dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides. Then in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat, cook the fillet in Extra Light Olive Oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. So easy and quick to prepare this. The crust was excellent and provided great flavor while the Snapper remained moist. I just love all Seafood and Fish!

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared some Idahoan Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes. I love all the Idahoan products and this one no different. As the others its baked in a casserole dish. To make the dish I’ll need 1 box of the Idahoan Premium Steakhouse Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, 2 Tbsp Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1 3/4 cups boiling water, and 1/2 cup 2% Milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; Preheat the oven on 450°F . Then in a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water. Add the 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine. Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve. Well seasoned and Cheesy, excellent side!

 

 

 

 

 


Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

HERB-CRUSTED RED SNAPPER RECIPE

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

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

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

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

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

August 2, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in fish, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

 

 

To start the morning off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. No appetite this morning. After my Tea and morning workout I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. I headed back out and went to Menard’s. I’m looking for a battery operated weed trimmer. Stopped off at the Post Office and mailed a few letters for Mom. Partly sunny and humid out today, high of 84 degrees. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Fresh Green Beans and AppleWood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole.

 

 

 

While at Meijer a while back I bought a few fillets of Walleye. I had used a couple of them and had the last one in the freezer. So I grabbed that bag and sit in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. Then I 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 Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

For a side I cooked up the last bag of the fresh Green Beans for Dinner last night. Boiled them with a piece of Fatback Pork in the kettle. Reheating the leftovers tonight. Love these fresh Green Beans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also prepared a box of Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Like the other Idahoan dishes their a breeze to prepare and a delicious Potato Dish. And like the others this turned out fantastic! Very well seasoned, and you can taste that Applewood bacon flavor. I love my Potatoes! I also had a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I lightly Buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

 

 

Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole
The saying is “everything is better with bacon” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we incorporated Applewood Smoked Bacon in with our rich cheesy sauce for this homestyle casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

Oven Preparation
Best for Golden Browning

1 – Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
* At 400 degrees, bake 30 – 35 min. or until tender
Nutrition:
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Serving per Container 5
Calories 160
Calories from fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 5%
Sodium 720mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
https://idahoan.com/products/applewood-smoked-bacon-homestyle-casserole/

Roasted Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes…..

April 24, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in beans, Bush's, Idahoan Potato Products, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well another rainy day out again. Rain Showers and 59 degrees. Beats Cold and Snow, I’m just looking for something positive! We have had a lot rain. After Breakfast I started a couple of loads of laundry. Then cleaned the house, dusted and vacuumed. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Roasted Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin w/ Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes, Mixed Chili Beans, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread. We took Dad a plate of this for his Dinner at the Retirement Center

 


I had purchased the Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin from Meijer and had it in the freezer. Sat it in fridge to thaw overnight. Meijer is the only store that carries this and most of the other Jennie – O Turkey Products. The Turkey Tenderloin comes pre-seasoned and is 100 calories, 4 carbs, and 99% fat-free. Besides this beautiful Tenderloin all I’ll need to prepare it is some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Blackberry Glaze, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To make the Blackberry Glaze I’ll need Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda Sugar, and Ground Cinnamon.

 

 

First I mixed my Blackberry Glaze and set it aside until ready to use. I left the recipe for this at the end of the post. To prepare the Tenderloin I’ll be baking it. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Next sprayed a shallow baking pan with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and add a tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil to it. Then place the Tenderloins in the baking pan. With about 10 minutes of cooking time left I Glazed on of the Tenderloins. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 62 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

 

 

Started slicing it and it’s so very tender and moist. It has a fantastic taste. The Applewood Smoke and combination of Spices it was marinated in was perfect! Good job Jennie- O. For the added Blackberry Glaze , it was perfect! It went with the Turkey perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I prepared a box of the Idahoan Steakhouse Bacon and Ranch Red Potatoes. As all the Idahoan Potato Products it’s easy to prepare and delicious! To prepare it; In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water. Next add 3/4 cup milk and stir to combine. Bake uncovered at 425°F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle bacon on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve! I’ve had these a couple of times now and love them. Good Potato Dish to go with about anything.

 

 

For another side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a couple of times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Jennie – O Applewood Smoke Flavor Turkey Breast Tenderloin

JENNIE-O® Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast Tenderloin is a savory combination of flavor and ease. It comes pre-seasoned so you don’t have to marinate. And it’s 99% fat-free and gluten free. Grill up a turkey breast tenderloin at your next barbeque!

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

CONSUMER GAS GRILL:TO GRILL:
Preheat grill over medium heat, place tenderloins directly on grate. Grill, turning occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 45-50 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

CONSUMER OVEN:
TO BAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tenderloins in a shallow baking pan. Bake until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion of the meat reaches 165°F, approximately 60-70 minutes. Remove from oven, cover and let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

SLOW COOKER:
Peel back and remove packaging. Place tenderloins (two in each packet) in slow cooker, add ½ cup water, and cover with lid. Cook according to chart below AND until internal temperature reaches 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove and serve. Slow cookers may vary in cooking performance.* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 112 g
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 5
Total Fat .5 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 21 g

INGREDIENTS
Turkey Breast Tenderloin Containing up to 30% of a solution of Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Apple Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Natural Flavor), Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Sugar, Baking Soda, Applewood Smoke.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/105-applewood-smoke-flavor-turkey-breast-tenderloin

 

 

 

 

BLACKBERRY GLAZE
INGREDIENTS
1⁄2 cup Smucker’s Sugarfree Blackberry Jam
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Splenda sugar substitute
1⁄4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Whisk Blackberry Jam, Red Wine Vinegar, Splenda, and Cinnamon,in small bowl until blended, set aside.

 

Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

April 2, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Ham, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

 

 

For Breakfast this I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Love that Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well Winter just will not go away! Overnight a snow system moved through and gave us over an inch of snow. It melted pretty quick though as we had a of 52 degrees for the day. After Breakfast I went up to Kroger, they had Hams on sale and Bought a Cook’s Semi-Boneless Ham. It was close to 7 3/4 lbs. and got it for $6.21. We usually have a Ham for Easter but went to Easter Dinner at a Family member. I love a good baked Ham and to me the leftovers are the best part! Ham Sandwiches like tonight and fried Ham for Breakfast. Dad is doing a lot better today, he’s getting to know everyone and adjusting to it. We sure do miss him here at home! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole.

 

We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham I baked earlier, we made some into Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this.

 

 

 

 

I served the Ham on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I was going to add Mayo or Mustard but I just wanted the taste of that delicious Ham!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Ham I prepared a box of Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Like the other Idahoan dishes their a breeze to prepare and a delicious Potato Dish. And like the others this turned out fantastic! Very well seasoned, and you can taste that Applewood bacon flavor. I love my Potatoes! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

* Last minute add was Del Monte Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams
Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless

 

 

Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole
The saying is “everything is better with bacon” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we incorporated Applewood Smoked Bacon in with our rich cheesy sauce for this homestyle casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

Oven Preparation
Best for Golden Browning

1 – Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
* At 400 degrees, bake 30 – 35 min. or until tender
Nutrition:
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Serving per Container 5
Calories 160
Calories from fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 5%
Sodium 720mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
https://idahoan.com/products/applewood-smoked-bacon-homestyle-casserole/

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