Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

April 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Poached an Egg and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Then I heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and a high of 49 degrees out. After Breakfast headed out to Mernard’s. They had a few things on sale this week we needed around and for outside the house. Waiting for it to dry out around here, getting behind on some outside work that needs to be done. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

Last time I was at Meijer I purchased 2 Rockfish Fillets. Ocean Rockfish tastes similar to Snapper. The Fillets cost less than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets washed them off in cold water, cut the fillets in half, and stored them in a hefty plastic bag and had them in the freezer. I laid 1 of the bags out in the fridge to thaw overnight. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Seasoned on both sides with Grinders Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix. Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. As the Pan is heating I added the Extra Light Olive Oil. When the skillet was heated I placed the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lowered the heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.

 


The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really likes them.

 

 

 

 


To go with the Rockfish I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I love Mac and Cheese with Fish. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 

Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

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Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

March 28, 2018 at 5:08 PM | Posted in Kraft Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Seapak, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, Phantom Pains kept me up. They weren’t that painful but just annoying enough to keep waking me up. After I had my Tea I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Then later I drove Mom over to spend the afternoon with Dad. I didn’t stay long, too tired. I went back home and caught up on some sleep. Then later went back to pick her up. For Dinner tonight its Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese.

 

 


For the Shrimp I prepared a box of SeaPak Jumbo Shrimp. I preheated the oven on 425°f. I then got a small baking sheet, covered with aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on the baking sheet. Then baked at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. Hard to beat these always great tasting. I served them with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

 

 


While at Meijer the other day and picked up a 4 pack of the Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

 

SeaPak JUMBO BUTTERFLY SHRIMP

– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
– Caution – Product will be hot!
PREPARATION:
BAKE
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet so shrimp are not touching.
* for full package, bake 13 to 14 minutes.
* for best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.

FRY
* preheat oil to 350°f.
* place frozen shrimp in fry basket.
* for full package fry 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
* drain on absorbent paper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 4 shrimp
(3oz/84g)
Servings Per Container about 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g

https://www.seapak.com/products/jumbo-butterfly-shrimp

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

February 7, 2018 at 5:51 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, seafood, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 


To start my morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. It snowed overnight and into the morning here. We ended up with over 3 inches. So not much going on outside today. And not going on inside. I was caught up on everything so it a was layed back day today. For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

While at Kroger yesterday I picked up some of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. I love these, they are so meaty. They don’t have that Ocean taste like Ocean Shrimp but they’re not bad. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 

Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning.

 

 


To go with the Shrimp I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I baked a loaf of La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later some sliced Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Whole Grain Saltine Crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup
http://www.stouffers.com/products/detail.aspx?id=11406&c=0

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

November 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, fried up 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, Scrambled 1 Egg, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I still struggled a bit with the Phantom Pains but nothing like the night before. I’ll sure be glad when these stop! Had a lot of rain overnight but the bad weather went around us. Some places had tornado touchdowns. Cooler out today, high of 54 degrees and partly cloudy. After Breakfast me and Mom went to Jungle Jim’s International Market. I love going to this store, anything and more you want they have it! Back home not a lot going on. I’m still resting up from the Phantom Pains, it really took it out of me this time. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper. Thanks again to my friends that keep bringing me the Grouper. I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 


To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup, one of my favorites. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

October 8, 2017 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, shrimp, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese

 

To start this Sunday morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, an al fresco Chicken Sausage, and served it all on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started a couple of loads of laundry for Mom after Breakfast. Cloudy with rain moving in later in the afternoon, high of 72 degrees. Went to Kroger for a couple of items after Breakfast and then by McDonald’s to pickup Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Not feeling up to par today, had a sinus headache all day. So I didn’t a whole lot today but relax. Hopefully better tomorrow! For Dinner tonight it’s Fried Freshwater Shrimp w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

While at Kroger earlier I picked up some more of the huge Freshwater Colossal Shrimp, I cleaned them and put them in the fridge until needed for Dinner tonight. To prepare these I’m using McCormick Golden Dipt Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Poured about 1 inch of Extra Light Olive Oil into large skillet. Heated the oil to 350°F on medium heat. I then took a 1/2 cup of the Cracker Meal Mix in a Hefty Zip Lock Plastic Bag. Take the peeled shrimp, 3 at a time and place them in the bag and shake until Shrimp had a nice coating on them. Had all the Shrimp coated I then began to fry them. Frying them about 3 minutes the shrimp, a few pieces at a time, in the hot oil until light golden brown turning after 1 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined plate . Love using the McCormick Cracker Meal Mix, nice light crust and seasoning!

 

 

To go with the Shrimp, Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Cups. just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. I baked a loaf of La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

McCormick Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix

Cracker Meal Seafood Fry Mix adds extra crunchiness to fried and baked foods. All ingredients have been specially selected to provide a superior coating that seals in natural juices for fish, seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables.

Ingredients
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid), Whey (Milk), Dextrose, And Soybean Oil.

Serving size
1/4 cup Mix (32g)mccormick-cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

All You Need
1/2 cup Cracker Meal
1 lb. Fish or Seafood*
Water or Milk
Vegetable Oil
Directions
1. POUR Cracker Meal into shallow dish or large plastic bag. Moisten fish, cut into serving-size pieces, or seafood with water or milk. Shake off excess.
2. COAT fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Cracker Meal. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Cracker Meal. Fry as directed below. Serve with McCormick® Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce. Use the entire package to coat 4 lbs. fish or seafood.

*Best with tilapia, trout, catfish, shrimp, or scallops. Also try with shucked oysters and clams, or soft-shell crabs (pierce several times before coating).

Pan Fry: Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet; heat to 350°F on medium heat. Fry fish, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.

Oven Fry: Cover bottom of shallow baking pan with melted butter. Arrange fish or seafood in a single layer in pan; turn to coat with butter. Bake in preheated 425ºF oven 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown around edges and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Flavorful Tips:
• For a thicker coating, dip fish in a mixture of 3 tbsp. milk and 2 beaten eggs before coating with Cracker Meal.
• Coat boneless skinless chicken breast halves or chicken parts as directed. Bake in 400ºF oven 20 to 30 minutes for chicken breast halves or 45 to 50 minutes for chicken parts.
• Use Cracker Meal instead of bread crumbs when making meat loaf or meat balls.
http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/seafood/breading-and-batters/cracker-meal-seafood-fry-mix

Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

September 18, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day off. After Breakfast I went to Meijer and had to stop by Kroger for a couple of items. For the day outside its 84 degrees and humid with rain on and off. After Lunch went to spend the afternoon with Dad. He should be coming home within the next day or so. I’m not sure if it will work out or not but Mom wanted to see if he could make it here or not. Just hoping for the best! Back home for Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

While at Kroger earlier I picked up a 2 Fillet Package of Tilapia that had already been Seasoned with Garlic and Herbs. To prepare them I’m baking them. I preheated the oven 350 degrees. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with Foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. I sprayed both sides of the Tilapia with the Pam and layed them on the Baking Sheet. The Pam helps brown most meats when baking them. When the oven was ready I baked the Tilapia. I baked them for about 25 minutes, until they started to flaky.

 

 

I’m a Fish and Seafood lover and I love this Tilapia! Nicely Seasoned and Meaty. Tilapia can be prepared so many different ways and it cooks up so easily. And as I said it’s a very Meaty Fish.

 

 

 

 

 

For my Mac and Cheese I’m using Bob Evan’s Single Serving Cup Macaroni and Cheese. They come in a 2 pack microwavable bowl package. To prepare it; Cut a small slit in film to vent. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Continue cooking for an additional 30 to 40 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes and serve! My type of side. An excellent Pasta with plenty of Cheese, the bowl is plenty for 1 person. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

Tilapia
Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Tilapia, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3 g 3%
Saturated fat 0.8 g 4%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 50 mg 16%
Sodium 49 mg 2%
Potassium 331 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 23 g 46%

 

 

 

BOB EVANS MACARONI AND CHEESE SINGLE SERVE
Our creamy and delicious Macaroni & Cheese, made with real cheddar, is great for a snack or a meal.

Nutritional Info
230 Calories | 9 g Fat | 820 mg Sodium | 27 g Carbs | 8 g Protein
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/grocery-and-foods/pasta-and-rice/special-recipe-macaroni-and-cheese-single-serve

Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

September 8, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. And as always my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Out side another beautiful Fall like day. Started out at 49 degrees and had a high of 75 degrees, and mostly sunny! This was our coolest August that I can ever remember, we had 2 days where it hit 91 degrees. Right after Breakfast went to see Dad. The doctor told us his lungs and heart have about had it. We’ll just have to wait and see if we can ever get him home again. Back home got the cart out and did some yard work. For Dinner tonight Catfish Nuggets w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Meijer and had it in the freezer. Set the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty.

 

 

To go with my Catfish I made a single cup serving of Annie’s Real Aged Cheddar Microwavable Mac and Cheese Cup. I picked a cup of this for free last week at Kroger on their Free Friday Give Away. I believe it’s the first time I’ve tried this. I’ve had several of the Annie Products before but not this one until today. It comes in a microwavable, single serving cup. Just remove the lid and take out the Cheese Sauce Packet. Add cool water to the fill line in the cup and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove the cup from the microwave and stir in the Cheese Packet. It’s ready! It makes a good cup of Mac and Cheese. Pasta was good and plenty of Cheese. I’ll have to get more of these. For Dessert/Snack alter a bowl of Skinny – Pop Pop Corn and Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

Catfish
The most commonly eaten species in the United States are the channel catfish and the blue catfish, both of which are common in the wild and increasingly widely farmed. Farm-raised catfish became such a staple of the diet of the United States that on 25 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan established National Catfish Day to recognize “the value of farm-raised catfish.”

Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways. In Europe it is often cooked in similar ways to carp, but in the United States it is popularly crumbled with cornmeal and fried.… Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 

Annie’s Real Aged Cheddar Microwavable Mac and Cheese Cup
Now there’s a microwavable mac and cheese cup made with organic pasta, 100% real cheese, whole grains and no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. It’s easy to make! Just add water, microwave two minutes and enjoy. Also available in a twin pack.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Macaroni (Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour), Tapioca Starch, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Corn Starch, Nonfat Dry Milk, Organic Coconut Oil, Whey, Butter, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cultured Whole Milk, Sunflower Lecithin, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color, Silicon Dioxide For Anticaking.
CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT, AND COCONUT INGREDIENTS.

http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/real-aged-cheddar-microwavable-mac-cheese-cup

Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

August 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a couple of Eggo Waffle’s and topped them with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Went out to grab the morning papers this morning and its 55 degrees. Another beautiful day out again, 81 degrees and sunny! Today is the neighborhood’s annual community yard sale, as always it draws a lot of people. So I got the cart out and went around the neighborhood to look at all junk people were trying to unload! Later in the afternoon I went to see Dad. We hope he gets to come home soon! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Gulf Coast Grouper Fish Sandwich w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side. I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun.

 

To go with Fish Sandwich I prepared a Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cup. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Grouper – Firm texture, white meat with large flake and a mild flavor. Extra lean fish.

NUTRITION
Nutritional values for approximately 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw, edible portions
* Calories 110
* Calories From Fat 20
* Total Fat 2 g
* Saturated Fat 0 g
* Cholesterol 55 mg
* Sodium 65 mg
* Total Carbohydrates 0 g
* Protein 23 g

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
* Stouffer’s in a cup

Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese

August 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, no appetite this morning. Did my morning workout, took a quick shower, and off to Walmart. I needed some Bigelow Decaf Green Tea, Copy Paper, and a few other things. Back home after Lunch, I went to see Dad. Still having good days and bad days, hope he can come home soon. Another pretty nice day out again. After getting back home I got the cart out for a ride around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight it’s a Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

I love my Fish and Seafood, especially this Florida Gulf Coast Grouper my friends keep bringing me back up from Florida! It’s good to have friends that also own a house off the Florida Gulf side, thank you Jim and Linda! I had a fillet of it in the freezer, laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare the fillets I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the fillets in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added the Zatarain’s Seafood Breading Mix Seasoning. Shook until the fillets were well coated. Shook off the excess. Then got the Cast Iron Skillet out, sprayed it with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was ready I added the Grouper Fillets, frying about 3 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grouper is so meaty and flavorful. Love Fish and Love this Grouper!

 

 

To go with the Grouper I prepared some Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups. Just microwave and serve. A great tasting Mac and Cheese in a single serving cup! Tastes great, excellent Cheesy Mac.For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups

Freshly made pasta with 100% real cheddar cheese sauce

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups are just the right size of delicious Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese.

Stouffer’s Classic Mac and Cheese Mac Cups:
* 100% real cheddar cheese
* No preservatives
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Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

July 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Mac and Cheese, seafood, Seapak, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a al fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patty, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Same weather outside as yesterday except it’s a bit hotter and more humid. Our heat index is over 100. Not a good day to be doing a whole lot outside. After Lunch I headed up to the hospital and spent the afternoon with Dad. He’s doing good, they just have to clear the pneumonia up in his right lung. Stopped and got gas on the way home and that was about it for the day. For Dinner tonight its Baked Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp w/ Whole Grain Mac and Cheese.

 

It’s so hot out I wanted something sort of light and easy to prepare. So I baked 1 item and microwaved the other one, don’t get much easier! So I prepared a box of SeaPak Jumbo Shrimp. I preheated the oven on 425°f. I then got a small baking sheet, covered with aluminum foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I arranged the frozen shrimp in single layer on the baking sheet. Then baked at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes turning over once after 6 minutes. They came out Golden Brown and delicious. Hard to beat these always great tasting. I served them with a side of Heinz Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.

 

For a side I prepared some Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. I normally have the regular Mac and Cheese but I seen the 50% Whole Grain at Meijer and picked up a 4 pack of them. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

SeaPak JUMBO BUTTERFLY SHRIMP

– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F
– Caution – Product will be hot!
PREPARATION:
BAKE
* preheat oven to 425°f.
* arrange frozen shrimp in single layer on baking sheet so shrimp are not touching.
* for full package, bake 13 to 14 minutes.
* for best results, turn product over halfway through cooking.

FRY
* preheat oil to 350°f.
* place frozen shrimp in fry basket.
* for full package fry 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
* drain on absorbent paper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size about 4 shrimp
(3oz/84g)
Servings Per Container about 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g

https://www.seapak.com/products/jumbo-butterfly-shrimp

 

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Whole Grain, Original Flavor

Made with 50% whole grain. 19 g of whole grain per serving (nutritionists recommend eating at least three one-ounce equivalents of whole grain products per day [about 16 g whole grain per serving or at least 48 g per day]. One serving of this product contains 19 g whole grain, approximately 39% of the minimum daily amount). Ready in 3.5 minutes. Just add water.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size (in container): 1 package (1)
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg 2%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

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