Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 31, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in gumbo, leftovers, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerio’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Outside mostly cloudy but not a bad day out,81 degrees and a tad humid. After Lunch headed over to the afternoon with Dad. He’s been doing good, hope to have him home soon! And for my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

Far be it from me to waste leftovers, especially leftovers as god as the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo leftovers! So for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also reheated a couple of slices of French Bread that was leftover from last night. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

What’s not to like with one of my favorite meals; Gumbo, Shrimp, and Smoked Turkey Sausage! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’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

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

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

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Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

August 7, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in leftovers, pasta, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain E English Muffin, fried several slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, and a 1/2 slice of Boar’s Head Colby Longhorn Cheese. Build your Sandwich and Eat! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. When I went out to grab the morning paper we had a light rain and about 58 degrees. The light rain turned into some heavy showers and a high in the mid 70’s. After Breakfast I started doing the laundry for Mom. After Lunch I was going to go see Dad but the rains kept me in. Tough getting out when it rains hard, I get drenched by the time I get my wheelchair out of the trunk. So did some cleaning around the house. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and Italian Round Loaf Bread.

 

As usual when I make the Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese dish I have the leftovers the next day. So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers! Below is the original post of Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and La Brea Multi Grain Bread, which contains ingredients and directions.

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

I’ve prepared this many times now, sometimes I make it using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also reheated a couple of slices of La Brea Multi Grain Bread.

 

 

Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll Need
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_

Leftovers – Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

August 1, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

I had another sort of rough night dealing with Phantom Pains. These didn’t hurt too much but hurt enough to where I didn’t get a lot of sleep. For Breakfast it was just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. So I didn’t do a whole today but rest. After Lunch I did go see Dad for awhile. He’s really been doing good in therapy, getting stronger! Back home caught up on a little sleep. For Dinner tonight it’s leftover Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

I really enjoyed the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna so I wasn’t going to let the leftovers go to waste. It reheated perfectly! Just sprinkled a little of the Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese across the top and served. For Dessert tonight a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. I left yesterday’s original post below. Later!

First time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions calls for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna
Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

Leftovers: Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

May 24, 2017 at 4:52 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Lasagna, leftovers, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and a passing shower with a high of 68 degrees out today. Cleaned the house today, vacuum and dusted. Cleaned and straightened the Pantry after that. Not much going on after that. For Dinner tonight leftovers, I prepared a family favorite, Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna and Baked French Bread. I had the Lasagna in the fridge, I had prepared it a the day before. I kept one serving out for Dinner tonight and froze the rest.

 

 
As usual I’m using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, which I had in the freezer so I sat it in the fridge to thaw overnight. I use the recipe that’s on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box as a guide. Making changes to some of the ingredients to reduce calories and carbs. I used the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Pasta Sauce, Sliced Mushrooms (optional), 1 cup Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) or more Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (divided), 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 6 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and the Kroger Part Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese.

 

Ready for the oven!

Then to prepare it, Heat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, brown Turkey; season to taste and drain of excess fat, very little fat to drain. Add the Pasta Sauce and Water; simmer about 10 minutes. Pour about 1 cup Sauce on bottom of a 13×9 foil pan. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half Ricotta Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese over Sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, Sauce and Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining Sauce; sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

…and done!

The Lasagna comes out perfect, love this recipe! Everything tasted so fresh and as usual the Jennie -O Turkey was the star bringing everything together to make one delicious dish! Plenty of leftovers for another meal or to freeze for later use. I’ve frozen this several times and it always comes out great after reheating. I left the original recipe at the bottom of the post. With just a few changes I saved on calories, carbs, and fat grams. The original recipe is at the end of the post. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. I really don’t need Bread to go with Lasagna but Mom and Dad wanted some though. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Lasagna

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 pieces RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, uncooked

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 277.3
Total Fat: 9.7 g
Cholesterol: 75.8 mg
Sodium: 519.1 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 23.9 g

 

 
Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
Our leanest ground turkey, all natural, 99 percent fat-free with no gluten.
Product Features:
99% fat-free
Gluten Free
All Natural
The Biggest Loser® Product
20-oz (1.25 lbs) or 40-oz package (2.5 lbs)

Cooking Instructions:
STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 120 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 15 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 1.5 g Protein 26 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 55 mg Iron 4%
Sodium 70 mg Calcium 0%

http://www.jennieo.com/products/3-Extra-Lean-Ground-Turkey-Breast

Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

May 21, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in leftovers, Zatarain's | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

Had a a light Breakfast of a Toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Mom went to Church and then went to Lunch and back to Church for a special service. I stayed home and watched Dad for the day. I was going to prepare Dinner for us but he wanted something from Wendy’s. And for my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

 

As always when I prepare Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo I have the leftovers in a day or two. And this batch is no exception, for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

What’s not to like with one of my favorite meals; Gumbo, Shrimp, and Smoked Turkey Sausage! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Zatarain’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

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

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Leftovers – Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts

April 27, 2017 at 4:45 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, leftovers, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts

 

 

For Breakfast this morning for me and Mom I heated up some Ekrich Smoky Turkey Breakfast Sausages, fried some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Scrambled some Eggs, and I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea and Mom some Coffee. A bit cooler out today, 67 degrees and a passing thunderstorm. Did some house cleaning today, vacuum and dusted. Then did some laundry for Mom. I made some Bear Creek Potato Soup and took Dad a couple of bowls over to him at rehab. He’s gaining strength, hopefully he’ll be home before long. For Dinner tonight Leftovers – Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts.

 

 

The meal from last night, Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken Breasts, was too good to let those leftovers go to waste! So tonight it’s Leftovers. Everything heated up great and tasted just as good the 2nd time around. I’m really glad I read about the Bear Creek Products! All of them make some good meals. Below is the original post from last night which has the description and cooking instructions for the meal. Later!

 

 

 

Well I’m trying the Bear Creek Alfredo Pasta Mix tonight for Dinner. Love all the Bear Creek Products I’ve tried so far so I’m trying the Alfredo Pasta tonight. Comes packaged with the Pasta and Sauce Mix.

 

 

 

To prepare it; I added 4 cups of water to a 2 1/2 quart saucepan and brought to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought it back up to a rolling boil. then reduced the heat to a medium boil. Cooked for 15 minutes, stirring often. Removed it from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The sauce thickened up perfectly. I like my sauces on the thick side and this one turned out great.The Pasta was good size with good taste and as I said the Alfredo Sauce was spot on! Another great dish from Bear Creek to have in the Pantry.

 

 

For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts – Italian Style. I love using these, just keep them in the freezer until needed. To prepare them; Lightly coat a skillet with Pam Cooking Spray. Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add breasts and brown 1 minute per side. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature, turning frequently. Fried and done! These also bake up perfectly also.

 

 

 

 

 

To serve everything I took a bowl and made a bed of the Alfredo Pasta, sliced up 1 of the Chicken Breasts and added them to the top of the Pasta. And topped everything off with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. Excellent dish! Past and Chicken is a natural. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Bear Creek Alfredo Pasta Mix

The kitchens of Bear Creek® are always cooking up family pleasing dishes. Like our savory pasta sides. Just add water and in minutes you have a dish that’s hearty and creamy. With 7 delicious varieties to choose from, the only problem will be deciding which is your favorite.

Alfredo
A classic Italian dish given a bit of a ripple by Bear Creek®. Hearty mafalda pasta enveloped in a creamy, buttery Parmesan sauce.

Yields about 4 one-cup servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories340 Calories
Calories From Fat80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat9.0 g14.0
Saturated Fat4.5 G23
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol5 Mg2
Sodium610 Mg25
Total Carbohydrate55.0 g18.0
Dietary Fiber1 G4
Sugars4 G
Protein8.0 g
http://www.bearcreekcountrykitchens.com/pasta.php

 

Leftovers: Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

April 5, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in leftovers, pasta, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta w/ Cheesy Bread

 

 

 

 

To start my day off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, fried up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. After that it was house cleaning. About 1:00 I headed over to the rehab center to see Dad. Today was a good day for him. Clear headed and his breathing was a lot better. Back home, for Dinner tonight its Leftovers. I reheated the Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta.

 

 

Oh I love this Pizza Pasta! It may be a boxed Dinner, but its one of my favorites. So easy to prepare and a fantastic flavor. And for leftovers, it reheats perfectly. To reheat it i just put it into a small sauce pan and heated it on medium low until it was heated through. Fantastic Leftovers! I had a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I left last nights post below for recipe and directions. Later!

 

 

 

 


Anyway it’s got two of my favorites in it, pasta and pizza! The box contains 1 can of Pizza Sauce w/ Pepperoni and Sausage and 1 Pouch of Rotini Pasta. I also added a few slices of Turkey Pepperoni and sliced Portabello Mushrooms to the mix. For the preparation you can bake it or prepare it on the stove top, which is how I prepared it. Add 1 cup of water, stir and mix, and simmer and you have your dinner! This came out fantastic! Really had a good Pizza flavor to it. The Sauce with the Mushrooms, Sausage, and Pepperoni provides the great flavoring. Easily prepared and makes a hearty and delicious meal.

 

Along with the Pizza Pasta I also prepared some Baked Cheesy Bread. Another easy one, using Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Just Butter the Bread and add your Cheese on top. Then bake on 400 degrees until the Bread is toasted and Cheese is melted.

 

 

 

 
Banquet Homestyle Bakes Pizza Pasta

When only comfort food will do, Banquet Homestyle Bakes are the perfect choice. Each comes complete with everything you need to make a delicious and hearty straight-from-the-oven meal. So you’ll spend less time worrying about your meal—and more time enjoying it.

*Pepperoni and sausage included
*5 minute preparation oven or stove top

Stove Top:

1. Stir Together Can of Sauce and 1 Cup Hot Water In Medium Skillet.
2. Stir In Pasta Until Well Coated. Heat to Boiling.
3. Reduce Heat. Cover and Simmer About 15 Minutes, Or Until Pasta Is Tender, Stirring Occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup prepared (195g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 820mg 34%
Potassium 530mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
http://www.banquet.com/homestyle-bakes/pizza-pasta-bake

Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

March 22, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Lasagna, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

 

 

 
I had this for Breakfast yesterday and enjoyed it so much I’m having it again! I Scrambled 2 Eggs and toasted 2 Slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cooler outside today, high of 41 and windy. It was house cleaning day today, inside and outside. After cleaning inside I went outside and trimmed the vines along the driveway. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway off. Back inside I did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Had everything done and went to Walmart, needed some Bigelow Green Tea and few other things. For Dinner tonight its Leftovers. I reheated the Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

 

I’m reheating the leftover Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit. As it says, its a Complete Meal Kit. All I added was a 1/2 cup of Water, a little Sea Salt for taste, and some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. To prepare it is real easy and reheating it even easier. Below is yesterday’s post on how to prepare it. Enjoy!

 

 

To prepare it you can bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet on the stove top. I’m baking mine. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Stir in the pasta until well coated. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, until pasta is tender. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

Came out hot and delicious. Nothing fancy, just good and hearty Dinner. I also reheated the Pillsbury French Bread, perfect with Pasta Dishes. Another great item to have in the pantry! For Dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit

For over 50 years, Banquet has been bringing American families a variety of good hearty food. Banquet Homestyle Bakes Lasagna comes complete with everything you need, so you can spend less time thinking about dinner and more time enjoying it.
* Contains four (4) 1-cup servings BANQUET Homestyle Bakes Lasagna
* Lasagna Sauce with Meat & Curly Pasta
* Complete meal kit – just add water
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Perfect to serve for dinner tonight

Directions
Just add water. Inside this box: 2 Cans of lasagna meat sauce. 1 Pouch curly pasta. All you need to add: 1/2 cup water. For food safety and quality: Ovens, stove top burners and skillets may vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Read and follow these cooking directions. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion.

Oven preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. 3. Cover with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until pasta is tender. 4. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken.

Stove top preparation: 1. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 10-inch skillet. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. Heat to boiling. 3. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. 4. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Alternate preparation: Baking dish size – 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 2-quart casserole dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 13 x 9-inch baking dish (for 2 box prep). Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time -40-45 minutes. High altitude preparation (3500-6500ft). Cooking adjustments: Oven: reduced water by 1/4 cup for all baking dish sizes; no bake time adjustment. Stove Top: reduced water by 1/4 cup; simmer 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size240g
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories320 Calories
Calories From Fat90.0 Grams
% Daily Value
Total Fat10 g15.0
Saturated Fat4 G20
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol20 Mg7
Sodium640 Mg27
Potassium680 Mg19
Total Carbohydrate42 g14.0
Dietary Fiber4 G16
Sugars13 G
Protein13 g

Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

March 15, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Posted in gumbo, leftovers | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

 

Had a a light Breakfast of a Toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another cold morning out there again, 16 degrees with a cold breeze a blowing! Partly sunny and 34 for the day. Stayed in all day and gave the house a good cleaning. Also cleaned the fridge and the oven. Then had to do some repair work on a wheelchair I keep out in the car. For Dinner tonight an always delicious dish, Leftovers! Tonight its Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.

 

 

As always when I prepare Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo I have the leftovers in a day or two. And this batch is no exception, for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!

 

What’s not to like with one of my favorite meals; Gumbo, Shrimp, and Smoked Turkey Sausage! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp (that I precooked before adding to the Gumbo), and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

 

 

The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
Zatarain’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

https://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Products/Dinner-and-Side-Mixes/Pasta-Mixes/Jambalaya-Pasta-Dinner-Mix

Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

January 1, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in leftovers, Pasta Roni, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese

 

 

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For Breakfast on this first day of 2017 I’m having a toasted Eggo Waffle topped with a Poached Egg. And as every morning, a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Wow, 2017! Not a bad day out there to be January 1st, a high of 45 degrees and mostly sunny. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to keep an eye on Dad. So while Mom was gone I did some laundry then moved on to cleaning the house, vacuumed and dusted. Had everything done after Lunch and settled back for an afternoon of watching NFL Football. For Dinner tonight its Leftover – Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and French Bread.

 

 
As usual when I make the Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese dish I have the leftovers the next day. So for Dinner tonight its Leftovers! Below is the original post of Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese and French Bread, which contains ingredients and directions. Happy New Year Everyone!

 

Shrimp, Tomato Pesto Sauce, Whole Grain Rotini, and Baked French 003

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat I cooked the Shrimp. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 
I’ve prepared this several times now, sometimes I make using Chicken but Shrimp is my favorite. Rice – A – Roni, shrimp-w-pasta-roni-parmesan-cheese-003Pasta Roni is an Angel Hair Pasta in a Parmesan Sauce with other natural flavors. It comes with the Pasta Parm Sauce and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! Love these Semi-Homemade Meals! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later I had a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 
Pasta Roni – Parmesan Cheese
Inspired by the flavors of Italy, our Pasta Roni® Parmesan Cheese flavor blends angel hair pasta in a Parmesan cheese sauce with other natural flavors your whole family will enjoy. This flavorful dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian recipes.

What You’ll NeedPasta Roni Parm Cheese
1 1/3 cups of water
2/3 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of margarine*
What You’ll Do:
In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/Products/Pasta_Roni/classic_favorites/Angel_Hair_Pasta_w

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