Leftover – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, leftovers, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 


I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. More rain and thunderstorms with a high of 78 degrees and humid. Mom needed a few things from Jungle Jim’s International Market so we went there about 8:00 this morning. It gets crowded there and being in a mobilty cart it pays to get there early to get a cart and parking spot! As always I’m like a small child in a candy store when I go! They have my favorite Deli, Produce, Meat and Seafood departments. There’s always something new at that store. We went at the right time, as we got home a monsoon hit! Timing is everything! For Dinner tonight it’s Leftovers, I’m heating up the Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread leftover from last night. No way I was going to let these leftovers go to waste! I’ll be having this again before long. I’ve left the post from last night for the description and cooking directions. Enjoy!

 

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. Really looking forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. First time using these, and they look delicious! Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces and returned them to the skillet. When done I drained the fat. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender.

 

 

 


Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.
COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

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Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

June 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this Sunday morning I toasted a couple of Eggo’s – Nutri Grain Waffles. I also fried a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Had my morning cup of bigelow Decaf Green Tea, as always! More rain and thunderstorms also gusty winds, high of 83 degrees. They are saying we are in for a lot of rain the next 3 – 4 days, about 3-5 inches! They were saying due to all the rains we’ve had this Spring that none of the Farmers have been able to get their crops out and it’s too late now for some crops to be planted. What a shame! So for Dinner tonight I’m preparing Dirty Rice with Turkey Italian Sausage and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

 

For the Dirty Rice I used a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. The Mix includes a Long Grain Rice Mix with Vegetables and Spices. I added the Sausage. Really looking forward to this meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; I first prepared the Turkey Sausage. I used Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages. I bought these from Meijer which carries the the full line of Johnsonville Products. First time using these, and they look delicious! Started by browning the Turkey Sausages in a 3-quart saucepan. Removed them from the skillet to plate and sliced the Sausages into bite size pieces and returned them to the skillet. When done I drained the fat. Stirred in 2 1/2 cups of Water and the Rice Mix into the saucepan until it was well blended. Brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat to low and covered. Simmered for 25 minutes until the Rice was tender.

 

 

 

 

 

Removed the sauce pan from the heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, fluffed the Rice up and served! Delicious, the Sausage is so good and Rice and Mix all made some fantastic Dirty Rice and Sausage! Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! I loved this dish tonight, plenty leftover for tomorrow’s Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZATARAIN’S DIRTY RICE
Rice is a major Louisiana crop and a kitchen staple. This beloved dish evolved as home cooks discovered that adding spices and leftover meat would create rice that tastes a whole lot better – even if it looks a little “dirty.” Dirty rice is infused with flavors of onion and bell pepper. The dish is traditionally prepared with giblets, but Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix is delicious with ground beef, ground pork, ground turkey or any other meat of your choosing.
About the product
* Dirty Rice mix features long grain white rice with onions, bell peppers with Cajun seasonings
* One-pot/one-skillet
* Gluten free, no artificial flavors, no MSG added*, no colors from artificial sources
* Ready to enjoy as a side dish or one pot meal (just add meat!)
* PREP TIP: Can be made on the stove top or in the microwave
* 8 oz box
* Zero grams of fat and cholesterol per serving; not too spicy
* Add ground beef for a complete meal
PREPARATION
1 – Brown ground beef in 3-quart saucepan. Drain fat. Stir water and Rice Mix into saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover.
2 – Simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
CALORIES 130
TOTAL FAT 0.5g
CHOLESTEROL 0mg
SODIUM 500mg
CARBOHYDRATES 28g
FIBER 1g
SUGAR 0g
PROTEIN 3g
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/recipes/main-dishes/zatarains-dirty-rice#

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Italian Sausages
A new take on a sausage classic. Experience the signature flavor of Johnsonville Italian Dinner Sausage with premium cuts of turkey, less fat and no MSG. Fall in love with Johnsonville Brats all over again.
COOKING DIRECTIONS GRILL STOVETOP
1 – Preheat grill to medium-low.
2 – Add sausage.
3 – Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.
STORAGE
Keep Refrigerated. Prepare within 3 days of purchase or freeze up to 30 days.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g) Servings per Container: 5 Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat: 9g 14% Saturated Fat: 2.5g 13% Trans Fat: 0 Total Carbohydrates: 65mg 21% Sodium: 800mg 33% Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber:
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g
https://www.johnsonville.com/fresh-turkey-sausage.html

Grilled Turkey Bratwursts and Baked Fries

June 4, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Turkey Bratwursts and Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a couple of items for Mom and stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Cleaned the house and did laundry. Had to stick close to the house today. Mom is really sore from the fall she took. But we are very thankful she didn’t break anything! For Dinner tonight I prepared Grilled Brats, Baked Fries and Beans.

 

 

 

 

Having the new Brats I came across at Meijer last week, Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Premium Original Bratwurst. They are so delicious fresh! They are natural meat color instead of the usual white colored Brats.

 

 

 

 

 

I went out and started the grill. Back inside I got the Bratwursts out of the fridge and sprayed them with Pam Non Stick Spray. With the grill ready I added the Brats and shut the lid of the grill. Grilled them for about 18 minutes, turning links often.

 

 

 

 

 

The Brats came out incredible again! These are excellent Brats. Grilled up great, great tasting, and stayed firm after cooking. All good traits of Bratwursts. I’ve got a couple of packages in the freezer! Served them on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Hot Dog Bun and topped them with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

 

 

To go with my Brats I prepared some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries for us. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Fresh Turkey Premium Original Bratwurst

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Grill
* Preheat grill to medium-low.
* Add sausage.
* Cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and the internal temperature is 165°F, turning links often.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 link (91g)
Servings per Container: 5
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 9g 14%
Saturated Fat: 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat: 0 %
Cholesterol: 70mg 23%
Sodium: 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0 g %
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 14g

Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links

June 27, 2018 at 5:11 PM | Posted in breakfast, Johnsonville Meats, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links

 

 

To start my morning I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites that I topped with a few shakes of Ortega Chipotle Taco Sauce and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom had the cataract taken off her left eye this morning. Mom’s cousin went with her for this one. So after Breakfast I headed off to Kroger for a few items for myself and Mom. Back home I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Later did a load of laundry and cleaned the house. For Dinner tonight its Breakfast! I prepared Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links.

 

I think I’m going with a Breakfast Menu for the next 2 or 3 Dinners, it just sounds good! Time to mix it up a bit for Dinner. I’ll be using Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix, Pillsbury Grands Junior Biscuits, and Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. I also had a glass of Kroger 2% White Milk to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

To make the Gravy I’m using a packet of my favorite Gravy, Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix. So easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! To prepare it I get a small sauce pan and give it a light spray of Pam non Stick Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. I add a 1 1/2 cups of Cold Water to the pan and heat it on high to rolling boil. As that is heating up I preheated the oven for the Pillsbury Biscuits and I mixed the Gravy. In a measuring cup I added a 1/2 cup of Cold Water and then added the Gravy Mix to the Water and stirred until it smooth. When the Water was boiling I added the Gravy Mix. Turned down the heat a notch or two and started stirring the Mix and Water. Continued stirring until it started to thicken. Removed it from the heat and continued to stir it for about 30 seconds. I put the lid on the sauce pan and set it aside until I was ready to use it.

 

Time to bake the Pillsbury Grands Junior Biscuits! Took a small baking pan and sprayed a light coat of the Pam Cooking Spray on it. Added the Biscuits and popped the pan in the oven. I’m baking them 400ᵒ F for 10 minutes. And as all Pillsbury Biscuits, they came out perfect. Flaky, hot, and ready to serve. Put the Biscuits on a paper towel lined plate and covered them with a towel until ready to use.

 

 

 

Finally as the Biscuits were baking I prepared the Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Another delicious and easily prepared item. I buy these all the time, my favorite. I took a small skillet and sprayed it with the Pam Cooking Spray. Heated it on medium heat. Cooked them for 9 minutes, turning them several times. I love these Sausage Links! I prepared the whole package, Mom is having the Breakfast Dinner with me. Her surgery went great, now both eyes are done!

 

 

 

To serve everything, I got a bowl and added 2 Biscuits, topped them with the Gravy, and added a couple of the Sausage Links. Then chowed down! Everything is so good, Mom really enjoyed it she had not had Breakfast or Lunch. Also had a glass of 2% White Milk. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIONEER® GRAVY MIXES—FROM BROWN GRAVY TO CHICKEN GRAVY TO COUNTRY GRAVY MIX.
Just about every meal gets that much better when you add the rich flavor of gravy. One taste of our Pioneer gravy and you’ll understand why. Rich and flavorful, all of our gravy mixes are ready in just three easy steps. And we offer a whole pantry full of flavors—from brown gravy mix to country gravy mix. So you can serve the perfect gravy to complement any meal. It’s true that the best meals come with gravy, and the best gravy mixes come from Pioneer.

The gravy tastes that will bring back memories of dinner at Grandma’s. Pioneer gravy mixes not only taste great, but are convenient, use quality ingredients and make two cups of gravy, twice as much as most other mixes. They’re the perfect complements to your favorite meats and potatoes. But don’t forget delicious veggies, too. Plus, check out the recipe favorites on each package.

2.75 oz. Pioneer Peppered Gravy Mix
Try over a warm biscuit for a great way to start the day.
http://pioneerbrand.com/pioneer-peppered-gravy-mix/

 

Johnsonville Turkey Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage

COOKING DIRECTIONS
These products are fully cooked and ready to eat out of the package or be prepared to your liking!
1 – Place refrigerated sausage links in a nonstick skillet.
2 – Cover skillet.
3 – Heat for 8-10 minutes over medium heat or until heated through, turning occasionally

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 links (45g)
Servings per Container: 6
Calories: 80
Calories from Fat: 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 4 g 6%
Saturated Fat: 1 g 6%
Trans Fat: 0 g 0%
Cholesterol: 35 mg 11%
Sodium: 260 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates: 1 g 0%
Dietary Fiber: 0 0%
Sugars: 0
http://www.johnsonville.com/products/fully-cooked-turkey.html

Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ White Rice

July 26, 2016 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ White Rice

 

 

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To start my day I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with a Poached Egg, I love Poached Eggs! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not quite as hot but the high humidity is still there! Having some yard work done today. Wish I was able to get out there and do it but sometimes you are limited in a wheel chair. I stayed in and did some housecleaning, dusting, vacuum, and such. For Dinner tonight I prepared Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ White Rice.

 

 
Came across a new item at Meijer a while back and prepared it for the first time and loved it! Tonight I’m having the Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs. Meijer has 3 different kinds but I wanted to give the Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs again. You can grill them or bake them, so I’m baking mine. The Kabobs come fresh and in a sealed package of 4 seasoned and skewered Kabobs.

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To prepare them I preheated the oven to 425°F. Placed the Kabobs on foil-lined backing pan, coated with Pam Cooking Spray. Baked for 15 minutes, turning once. And done! How easy is this, a one pan cleanup. Johnsonville has it’s self another winning dish! The Chicken is moist and so tender with nice seasoning. The easiest Kabob I’ve ever prepared and one of the tastiest!

 

 

 

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Then for the a side I prepared some Uncle Ben’s White Rice. I usually have Brown Rice but the White Rice just sounded good! Easy to prepare; Just bring Water and Rice to a boil. Reduce heat and cover for 20 minutes and done! Rice is so good! Really like White Rice, just wish it was lower in the carbs. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Cling Peaches.

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTJohnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Get some BBQ flavor on your plate with Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs! The sweet and smoky seasonings will get your mouth watering, and the all-natural chicken breast will help you feel good about smart eating. Johnsonville Kabobs are an excellent choice for quick, delicious meals.

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Grill
Preheat grill to medium. Grill kabobs once. Wrap kabobs in foil; grill 8-10 minutes longer or until cooked through.
Electric contact grill
Perheat grill to medium. Grill kabobs for 5-7 minutes; or until cooked through, turning once.
Oven
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place kabobs on foil-lined backing pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cooked through, turning once.

INGREDIENTS
NO MSG ADDED
GLUTEN-FREE
Chicken breast, BBQ seasoning (sugar, vinegar powder [maltodextrin, modified corn starch, vinegar], dehydrated tomatoes, spices, molasses solids, smoke flavor, dehydrated red bell peppers, maltodextrin, sodium diacetate, less than 1% of salt, artificial flavor, caramel color, chili, garlic, extractives of paprika, onion powder, citric acid), water and less than 2% of the following: salt, sugar, sodium phosphates.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 kabob
Servings per Container: 4
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 40mg 13%
Sodium: 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 16g

http://www.johnsonville.com/products/kabob-sweet-bbq.html

Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice

July 3, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Posted in fruits, Johnsonville Meats, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice

 
Went outside last night about 10:00 and was able to watch several Fireworks Shows around the area. A lot of the Firework Shows were moved up because of heavy rain prediction for the 4th of July (Monday). Mom went to ChurchSweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w Whole Grain Brown Rice 013 this morning and I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad and it was house cleaning day today. I made some Pancakes for Breakfast this morning. Made them with Bisquick Heart Smart. Also fried up 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon. After Lunch went over to see a friend of mine, he had bought a new car and he wanted me to stop by and check it out. Amazing what the new cars are equipped with now! For dinner tonight staying with the Chicken. So last night it Chicken and Fries and tonight It’s Chicken in a different way, tonight it’s Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice.

 

 

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Came across a new item at Meijer yesterday and couldn’t wait to give it a try! Tonight I’m trying the new Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs. Meijer had 3 different kinds but I wanted to give the Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs first. You can grill them or bake them, so I’m baking mine. Our grill died and I haven’t replaced it. So the Kabobs come fresh and in a sealed package of 4 seasoned and skewered Kabobs.

 

 

 

 

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To prepare them I preheated the oven to 425°F. Placed the Kabobs on foil-lined backing pan coated with Pam Cooking Spray. Baked for 15 minutes, turning once. And done! How easy is this, a one pan cleanup. Johnsonville has it’s self another winning dish! The Chicken is moist and so tender with nice seasoning. The easiest Kabob I’ve ever prepared! These would be great for parties or grilling out for the family. Looking forward to trying the other types.

 

 

 

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To go with the Kabobs I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Whole Grain Brown Rice. To prepare it just microwave. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat for 90 seconds and serve! Rice comes out perfect, steaming hot and fluffy.

 

 

 

 

I wanted something else to go with everything, something light and fresh. So I went with a Fruit Medley. So out of the pantry I grabbed a can of Del Monte Diced Mango and a can of Dole Pineapple Chunks. I then I chopped up someSweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs w Whole Grain Brown Rice 001 Cilantro. I opened the cans of Mango and Pineapples up and drained the Juice from each one in separate bowl. I’m going to use juices to flavor the dish. Place the Mango, Pineapple, and Cilantro in a mixing bowl. Stir in the Juice of 1 of the fruits or combinations of all the Juices, no certain amount just adjust it to your own tastes. Stir, and cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Turned out great, it hit the spot! Fresh and Fruity, nice side. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

Get some BBQ flavor on your plate with Johnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs! The sweet and smoky seasonings will get your mouth watering, and the all-natural chicken breast will help you feel good about smart eating. Johnsonville Kabobs are an excellent choice for quick, delicious meals.

COOKING DIRECTIONSJohnsonville Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs
Grill
Preheat grill to medium. Grill kabobs once. Wrap kabobs in foil; grill 8-10 minutes longer or until cooked through.
Electric contact grill
Perheat grill to medium. Grill kabobs for 5-7 minutes; or until cooked through, turning once.
Oven
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place kabobs on foil-lined backing pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cooked through, turning once.

INGREDIENTS
NO MSG ADDED
GLUTEN-FREE
Chicken breast, BBQ seasoning (sugar, vinegar powder [maltodextrin, modified corn starch, vinegar], dehydrated tomatoes, spices, molasses solids, smoke flavor, dehydrated red bell peppers, maltodextrin, sodium diacetate, less than 1% of salt, artificial flavor, caramel color, chili, garlic, extractives of paprika, onion powder, citric acid), water and less than 2% of the following: salt, sugar, sodium phosphates.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 kabob
Servings per Container: 4
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 40mg 13%
Sodium: 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 16g

http://www.johnsonville.com/products/kabob-sweet-bbq.html

Sunday’s Leftovers Makes Monday’s Meal! – Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

January 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo w/ Wheat Bread

 

 

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We had avoided the freezing rain they had predicted but about 8:00 this morning it started getting foggy and the fog mist started freezing on the roads. Did’t last long though, we ended up getting some rain later. Not having a lot of luck with my car. Just got it back from a small hose leak and now there’s a leak on the other side of the engine, guess it happens when the car has well over 140,000 miles on it. I need a new car or good used one, and SUV type so I can get my wheelchair in and out of the car easily by myself. But it costs money, which is tough to save when your on a fixed income. Anyway I had planned a new Chicken Dish for dinner but I failed to lay the Chicken out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge overnight. Good job Mark! But no problem because I have some incredible leftovers to reheat! Tonight it’s Leftover Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo w/ Wheat Bread.

 

 

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This is the post from last night’s dinner on how to prepare this dish. To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, Johnsonville Andouille Sausage, and a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. Very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, sliced the Johnsonville Andouille Sausage into bite size pieces and added them to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for 10-15 minutes. Then I added Extra Large Shrimp and simmered another 3-6 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turned out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Enough leftover for my dinner tonight! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889Zatarain's New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting Agents.
Usage Tips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo w/ Sour Dough Mini Boule

January 11, 2015 at 6:05 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo w/ Sour Dough Mini Boule

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A fairly mild morning compared to what we’ve been having, about 26 with no wind. Warming up to rain they say, with freezing rain overnight. Did some house cleaning and a load of laundry for Mom while she was at Church. Settled in to watch the NFL Playoffs for the afternoon. For dinner tonight a real favorite of mine, Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo w/ Sour Dough Mini Boule.

 
To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, JohnsonvillShrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo 003e Andouille Sausage, and a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. Very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, sliced the Johnsonville Andouille Sausage into bite size pieces and added them to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for 10-15 minutes. Then I added Extra Large Shrimp and simmered another 3-6 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turned out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too!

 

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I also baked the remaining Sour Dough Mini Boule to go with the Gumbo. For dessert later Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in a Waffle Bowl topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Chocolate Topping. Came across the Keebler Waffle Bowls at Kroger the other day. They’re Waffle Cones shaped into a bowl, you can eat the bowl as your eating the Ice Cream, love these!

 

 

 
Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner MixZatarain's New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting Agents.
Usage Tips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links

November 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links

 

 
It was our warmest morning in quite sometime, 60 degrees. But the wind started whipping up with gusts up to 50 mph and temperatures dropping through the day into the 40’s. Had some local flooding in areas, a whole lot of rain throughout the night and early morning. Had to take the car in for some repairs. I’ve got a rattle that’s getting louder, so I’ll wait and see how much this will cost. Tonight for Dinner another Breakfast, I prepared Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links.

 

 

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The Breakfast I had prepared for Dinner the other night was so good I thought I would whip up another Breakfast for Dinner. This time I made Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links. I used Pillsbury Grands JR. Biscuits. They’re about half the size of the Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, but fewer calories. To prepare them just bake them at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes and done. As the Biscuits were baking I got my other 2 items ready.

 

 

 

 

I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix. For this, just boil 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the mix to a 1/2 cup of cold water, and mix. When the water starts boiling add your Mix and stir until it thickens up and remove from heat and serve. I topped my Biscuits with the Gravy. Now I have some Biscuits and Gravy going on! Then for a side I heated up some Johnsonville Breakfast Turkey Sausage Links. I was out of the Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Links so it was Johnsonville to the rescue! Just heat these for 8 minutes on medium high heat and they’re ready. Excellent tasting Sausage Link, as are all Johnsonville Sausages. Biscuits and Gravy with Turkey Sausage Links, Dinner is served! Starting to like this Breakfast for Dinner Menu! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip free.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
Johnsonville Turkey Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage

Lighten your breakfast with Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage. Ready in 30 seconds and with 70% less fat, these breakfast sausages help you eat smarter without missing the Johnsonville flavor you love. These Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausages are a smart way to save time and lose inches!
COOKING DIRECTIONS

These products are fully cooked and ready to eat out of the package or be prepared to your liking!

1 – Place refrigerated sausage links in a nonstick skillet.
2 – Cover skillet.
3 – Heat for 8-10 minutes over medium heat or until heated through, turning occasionally.
STORAGE

For optimum freshness, keep refrigerated and prepare within 3 days of purchase, otherwise freeze for up to 30 days.
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 links (45g)
Servings per Container: 6
Calories: 70
Calories from Fat: 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 3.5 g 5%
Saturated Fat: 1 g 5%
Trans Fat: 0 g 0%
Total Cholesterol: 30 mg 11%
Sodium: 340 mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates: 2 g 1%
http://www.johnsonville.com/lines/fully-cooked-breakfast-sausage.html?gclid=CjwKEAiAqMajBRCdjejki6yjuDwSJACQeVukVY-2cTjg3FBjb7gkw7gKW6d7q28DHbtqe8yrQbPkBRoCIErw_wcB

 

 

 

 

 

Pillsbury Grands! Jr Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits:Pillsbury Grands JR Biscuits
* Grands! taste, junior size
* Makes 5 flaky biscuits
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 34 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 G 6
Saturated Fat 1.5 G 7
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 360 Mg 15
Total Carboydrate 14 G 5
Dietary Fiber <1 G 2
Sugars 2 G
Protein 2 G
http://www.pillsbury.com/products/biscuits/grands-jr-biscuits

Leftovers – Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

November 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, shrimp, Wild Idea Buffalo, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers-Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

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Started my day off with an Egg Beater’s Egg White Omelet with my 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, oh and a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Love the flavor Frank’s adds to dishes. Got some laundry done and went to Kroger for Mom. For dinner tonight it was leftovers, I reheated the Shrimp and Andouile Sausage Pasta Gumbo.

 

 

 

 

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No way I was going to let the Gumbo leftovers go to waste! The Roux, Pasta, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Spices combine to make some delicious leftovers. Just add the leftovers to a small sauce pan and reheated on medium low till heated through. It was every bit as good as it was the first time it was served. Love them leftovers! I’ve left the recipe and the original post for it below. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Bread that I had baked earlier today.

 

 
I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base. It uses Pasta instead of Rice. Very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. I just boiled the stock that was in the packet,sliced Johnsonville Andouille Sausage and a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for 10-15 minutes. Then I added Extra Large Shrimp and simmered another 5-10 minutes. Said and done the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turned out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish.

 

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Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain's New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

 

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Ingredients
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting Agents.
Usage Tips

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

YOU WILL NEED:
1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

DIRECTIONS:
1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

VARIATIONS
Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

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